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How many rows of teeth do sharks have?

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Sharks typically have two or three rows of mature teeth, with each row containing approximately 20 to 30 teeth, although the amount of teeth a shark has depends on its species. A shark continually grows and replaces its teeth throughout its lifespan.

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Sharks maintain several rows of growing teeth to replace any damaged and missing teeth in the two or three rows of mature teeth. The amount of teeth a shark has varies from one species to the next. For example, a whale shark has about 300 teeth in each row, whereas the great white shark has approximately 50 teeth total.

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