The average length of a whale shark is 18 to 32 feet long. They weigh around 20.6 tons. This incredible size makes whale sharks the largest fish in the sea. More »

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Whale sharks are fish, not mammals. According to an article by Jennifer Kennedy on About.com, the whale sharks are the largest fish in the world. They grow as long as 65 feet and weigh up to 75,000 pounds. Female whale s... More »

Whale sharks breed by internal insemination of a female by a male. The young are born alive and take about 30 years to reach sexual maturity. Whale sharks are believed to live 70 to 100 years. More »

Newborn shark sizes vary by shark species; for example, a newborn great white is typically about 4 feet long, while blacktip reef shark newborns are considerably smaller, usually more than 20 inches in length. Whale shar... More »

Reaching a maximum length of about 6 feet, the frilled shark is an eel-like species that is poorly known to science. The sharks derive their name from gills that feature “frilly” extensions. A primitive species, frilled ... More »

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The largest species of shark is the whale shark, which averages about 40,000 pounds in weight and between 18 and 32 feet in length. The largest such shark ever recorded weighed approximately 47,000 pounds and measured al... More »

The zebra bullhead shark grows up to 4 feet in length, has black or brown stripes on its body and lives in the subtropical waters of the western Pacific. It gets its name from its stripes and from the heavy bones over th... More »

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