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Carcharodon carcharias Linnaeus 1758 (great white shark)

Chondrichthyes - Lamniformes - Lamnidae

Alternative combination: Squalus carcharias

Synonyms: Carcharodon caifassi Lawley 1876, Carcharodon etruscus Lawley 1881

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Tomus I. Laurentii Salvii, Holmiae (Stockholm) 1-823

Belongs to Carcharodon according to S. Adnet et al. 2009

Sister taxa: Carcharodon (Procarcharodon), Carcharodon angustidens, Carcharodon auriculatus, Carcharodon disauris, Carcharodon escheri, Carcharodon hastalis, Carcharodon heterodon, Carcharodon hubbelli, Carcharodon humilis, Carcharodon lanceolatus, Carcharodon lanciformis, Carcharodon leptodon, Carcharodon megalotis, Carcharodon morricei, Carcharodon orientalis, Carcharodon plicatilis, Carcharodon polygyrus, Carcharodon productus, Carcharodon rectidens, Carcharodon rondeleti, Carcharodon semiserratus, Carcharodon subserratus, Carcharodon sulcidens, Carcharodon tembloris, Carcharodon toliapicus, Carcharodon turgidus

Type specimens:

  • Carcharodon carcharias: 1
  • Carcharodon caifassi:
  • Carcharodon etruscus:

Ecology: nektonic carnivore