The great white shark is listed as vulnerable on the IUCN’s red list. However, their population is not believed to be fragmented and their current population trend is unknown. They face multiple threats, including a loss and degradation of their habitat, declining prey numbers, and becoming ensnared in the nets used by commercial fisheries. Similarly, because of their large size and misnomer as a “man eater,” great whites are often hunted as a trophy animal.
- Recommended Age: 3
- Size in cm: 22 L x 11 W x 8.5 H
- Size in inches: 8.66 L x 4.33 W x 3.35 H
- UPC: 095866021702
NAME: Great White Shark (Carcharodon carcharias) CLASS: Chondrichthyes ORDER: Lamniformes FAMILY: Lamnidae LENGTH: 17 feet (5.2 meters) WEIGHT: 1.5 tons (1361 kg) HABITAT: Coastal waters of temperate seas SCALE: 1:20 If it swims, it??s food for the Great White Shark. The white shark??s diet includes squids, fishes, seals, sea lions, dolphins and whales. It rarely attacks people, but movies like Jaws have given them a reputation of being "monsters of the deep". When a white shark does attack a person, it may be a case of mistaken identity ?? swimmers and surfers look something like sea lions when seen in murky water.