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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCarcharodon carcharias (Linnaeus, 1758) 
AphiaID: 105838

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChordata (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVertebrata (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGnathostomata (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPisces (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorElasmobranchii (Class) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNeoselachii (Subclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSelachii (Infraclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGaleomorphi (Superorder) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorLamniformes (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLamnidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCarcharodon (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCarcharodon carcharias (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Typetaxon of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCarcharodon Smith, 1838
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCarcharodon Smith, 1838
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCarcharias atwoodi Storer, 1848
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCarcharias lamia Rafinesque, 1810
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCarcharias maso Morris, 1898
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCarcharias rondeletti Bory de Saint-Vincent, 1829
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCarcharias verus Cloquet, 1817
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCarcharias vorax Owen, 1853
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCarcharias vulgaris (Richardson, 1836)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCarcharodon albimors Whitley, 1939
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCarcharodon capensis Smith, 1839
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCarcharodon rondeletii Müller & Henle, 1839
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCarcharodon smithi Bonaparte, 1838
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCarcharodon smithii Agassiz, 1838
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSqualus carcharias Linnaeus, 1758
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSqualus lamia Blainville, 1816
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSqualus lamia Blainville, 1825
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSqualus vulgaris Richardson, 1836
Sources  basis of record van der Land, J.; Costello, M.J.; Zavodnik, D.; Santos, R.S.; Porteiro, F.M.; Bailly, N.; Eschmeyer, W.N.; Froese, R. (2001). Pisces, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 357-374 (look up in IMIS[details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
Afrikaans Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorwithaaiUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorwitdoodshaaiUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorspringhaaiUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorsarda  [details]
Albanian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorpeshkaqen njeringrënës  [details]
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorwhite sharkUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorwhite pointerUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorwhite death sharkUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorwhite deathUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoruptailUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortuna sharkUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTommyUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormudsharkUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorman-eater sharkUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorjumping sharkUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorgreat white sharkUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorgreat white deathUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editordemon sharkUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editordeath sharkUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorcowsharkUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorblue pointerUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoranchovy-eater  [details]
French Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorrequin blancUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorgrand requin blanc  [details]
German Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWeisshaiUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorweißer HaiUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMerviel FrasUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMenschenhaiUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMenschen Fresser  [details]
Hawaiian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorniuhi  [details]
Hebrew Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorקרחה לבנה  [details]
Italian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortunnu palamitu di funnuUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorsqualo biancoUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorpisci mastinuUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorpisci caniUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorpici bistinuUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorpesciu canUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorpescecaneUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorpesce caneUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorpesce can grandeUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorpesca canUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormastinu feruUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormangia aliceUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorlamiaUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorimbestinuUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editordamianoUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorcarcarodonte lamiaUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorcarcarodonte di rondeletUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorcarcarodonteUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorcaniscuUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorcan grossuUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorcagniaUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorcagnesca grande  [details]
Japanese Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoroshirozameUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorhohojirozameUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorhitokiuzame  [details]
Lithuanian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbaltasis ryklys  [details]
Maltese Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorkelb-il-bahar abjadUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorkelb il-baharUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorhuta tax-xmaraUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorgab doll  [details]
Maori Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortaniwhaUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormango-tuatiniUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorhare hongi  [details]
Modern Greek (1453-) Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorΛευκός καρχαρίαςUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorkarcharias  [details]
Norwegian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorhvithaiUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorhaa skieding  [details]
Polish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorżarłacz biały  [details]
Portuguese Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortubarâo brancoUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortabarao  [details]
Russian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorмегалодонUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorкархародон мегалодон  [details]
Samoan Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortanifa  [details]
Slovenian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorveliki beli morski pes  [details]
Spanish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortiburón blancoUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortiburoUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortauró blancUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortaburoUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorsardaUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorsalroigUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorsalproixUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorsalproigUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormarracoUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorjaquetón de leyUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorjaquetón blancoUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorca mari  [details]
Turkish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbüyük beyaz köpekbalığıUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbuyuk beyaz kopekbaligi  [details]
Ukrainian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorВелика біла акулаUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorБіла акулаUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorАкула велика біла  [details]
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution  Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortype locality Massachusetts [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortype locality Sicily [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortype locality Europe [details]
From regional or thematic species database
Gulf of Saint Lawrence
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorGulf of St. Lawrence [details]
From other sources
Canada
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBritish Columbia [details]
Coastal Waters of Southeast Alaska and British Columbia
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCoastal Waters of Southeast Alaska and British Columbia [details]
Eritrea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEritrea [details]
Gulf of Mexico
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Mexico [details]
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorReunion [details]
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [details]
Madagascar
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMadagascar [details]
Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGreek Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorIsraeli part of the Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAzores Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEuropean waters (ERMS scope) [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Maine [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth West Atlantic [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPortuguese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
North Pacific Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth Pacific [details]
Red Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRed Sea [details]
Republic of Mauritius
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMauritius [details]
Seychelles
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles [details]
South Africa
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Africa (country) [details]
Tanzania
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTanzania [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCanadian Exclusive Economic Zone [Pacific part] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorFAO fishing area 47 [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorFAO fishing area 51 [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorFAO fishing area 57 [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorFAO fishing area 67 [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorFAO fishing area 71 [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorFAO fishing area 77 [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorFAO fishing area 81 [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorFAO fishing area 87 [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNew Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth East Pacific [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSpanish Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnthosoma crassum (Abildgaard, 1794) (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNemesis lamna Risso, 1826 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNemesis robusta (Van Beneden, 1851) (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAlebion carchariae Krøyer, 1863 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDinemoura latifolia (Steenstrup & Lütken, 1861) (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDinemoura producta (O.F. Muller, 1785) (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchthrogaleus coleoptratus (Guérin-Méneville, 1837) (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPandarus bicolor Leach, 1816 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPandarus cranchii Leach, 1819 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPerissopus dentatus Steenstrup & Lütken, 1861 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPandarus floridanus Cressey, 1967 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPandarus sinuatus Say, 1818 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPandarus smithii Rathbun, 1886 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNesippus orientalis Heller, 1865 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPerissopus oblongus (Wilson C.B., 1908) (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchthrogaleus denticulatus Smith S.I., 1873 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPandarus satyrus Dana, 1849 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAchtheinus oblongus Wilson C.B., 1908 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDinematura latifolia Steenstrup & Lütken, 1861 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (40 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (184 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo FAO Species fact sheets 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo FishBase 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (143 nucleotides; 34 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo IUCN Red List 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Marine Species Identification Portal 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Marine Species Identification Portal 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo PESI 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Possibly to 8 m, world's largest predator. Generally in the open ocean, but does swim into shallower waters. Most attacks occurred in estuaries. Usually swims alone or in pairs but can be found in feeding aggregations. A versatile predator with a broad prey spectrum. Feeds on sturgeon and tunas, as well as sea lions and other large animals and fish (Ref. 9987). Presumably ovoviviparous. Reported by some experts to attack humans which they mistake for their normal prey of seals. Reported to cause poisoning (Ref. 4690). Meat is utilized fresh and smoked for human consumption, the skin for leather and the liver for oil (Ref. 9987). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDiet Bony fishes such as salmon, hake, halibut, mackerel and tunas. As well, other sharks, sea turtles, seabirds and marine mammals are eaten. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Newfoundland to Argentina [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Found in coastal and offshore waters, may enter small bays and harbours and approach shore. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat nektonic [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorImportance Social & Scientific- Fatal attacks on humans and small boats, flesh and fins used for human food, liver is rich in oil, skin is used for leather, carcass is used for fish meal. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPredators Man and possibly other white sharks [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorReproduction Presumed to be ovoviviparous [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:105838
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  van der Land, Jacob
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z  changed  Bailly, Nicolas
  
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  Citation: Bailly, N. (2014). Carcharodon carcharias (Linnaeus, 1758). In: Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2014) FishBase. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=105838 on 2014-11-26
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