- Great White Shark
A powerful active shark with a very high first dorsal fin, a crescent-shaped tail, large triangular serrate teeth, and minute anal and second dorsal fins. Blue-grey to greyish-brown above, abruptly changing to a white underside. To 6 m.
This extremely dangerous and voracious predator feeds on seals, penguins, fishes and seabirds. White sharks are responsible for many fatal attacks on humans. They are protected throughout Australia.
Often seen inshore, although also found in the open ocean, to depths below 1000 m.
Worldwide. Southern and eastern Australia.
Dangerous to humans with fatal attacks known.
Recorded in Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Vulnerable
- EPBC Act 1999 : Vulnerable
- IUCN Red List : Vulnerable