Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Great white shark Carcharodon carcharias

Great white sharkThe great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias, also known as great white, white pointer, white shark, or white death, is a lamniform shark, the largest are known to have approached or exceeded 20 ft in length and 5,000 lb in weight.
It is found in coastal waters of all major oceans. It reaches maturity at around 15 years of age and can have a life span of over 30 years.

Description: Carcharodon carcharias.jpg Great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias), Isla Guadalupe, Mexico.

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