Gallery description : basking shark

Basking Shark which scientific name is cetorhinus maximus usually has a size 6m - 12m (20ft - 39ft). Basking Shark usually inhabits temperate waters along continental shelves. It has a smooth skin type. The preferred food type is carnivore. The life span is 20 - 100 years.

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Facts about basking sharks
NameBasking Shark
OrderLamniformes
OriginAtlantic and pacific oceans
Water TypeSalt
DietCarnivore
PhylumChordata
Average Clutch Size6
Life Span20 - 100 years
PredatorsSharks, humans, killer whales
Distinctive FeaturesEnormous mouth and large body size
Optimum pH Level5 - 7
Main PreyFish, plankton, invertebrates
Scientific NameCetorhinus maximus
Conservation StatusThreatened
ColourGrey, black, brown
HabitatTemperate waters along continental shelves
Common NameBasking shark
FamilyCetorhinidae
KingdomAnimalia
ClassChondrichthyes
Size (L)6m - 12m (20ft - 39ft)
GenusCetorhinus
Skin TypeSmooth
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