The scientific name for the great white shark is Carcharodon carcharias. The great white has been given other names over the years, according to the Florida Museum of Natural History, including Carcharias lamnia, Carcharias verus, Carcharodon smithii, Carcharodon rondeletii, Carcharias atwoodi, Carcharias maso and Carcharodon albimorsContinue Reading
The great white is also known as the white shark, the white pointer and white death. This shark species is closely related to the mako shark. The great white and its cousins possibly originated during the Paleocene or early Eocene eras, states the Florida Museum of Natural History. By the late Cretaceous and Paleocene eras, this family of sharks enjoyed widespread distribution.
As an apex predator, the great white shark enjoys its pick of prey. Only bigger sharks and the killer whales can hunt down the great white.Learn more about Sharks
The Colombian shark, known also by its scientific name as Arius jordani, bears an elongated body that is silvery in color with a white or lighter-colored underside. In captivity, the catfish species reaches 10 to 20 inches in length, but may grow larger if given the proper care and environment.Full Answer >
The 400 living species of sharks defend themselves in a variety of ways that vary from species to species. Large species, such as great whites, basking sharks and whale sharks derive protection from their size; they are too big to represent potential prey for any species except humans. Other species, such as carpet sharks, rely on their flattened morphology and cryptic coloration to avoid the detection of predators.Full Answer >
A great white shark, or Carcharodon carcharias, is a large shark that inhabits the coastal waters of all oceans. It is the largest macro-predatory fish on Earth.Full Answer >
A stingray is not a shark, but the two are closely related. They belong to the same group of fishes called elasmobranchs, members of the group Elasmobranchii, a subclass of Chondrichthyes, which also includes skates.Full Answer >