Great White Shark Jaw Replica

$393.00

The Great White Shark is the largest predatory fish in the world feeding on marine mammals such as seals, sea lions and dolphins as well as other fish. It can reach a length of up to 20 feet and weigh as much as 4,000 pounds.

Description

Great White Shark Jaw Replica measures 15 Open x 17 Wide. Great White Shark Jaw Replica is museum quality polyurethane resin. Species Carcharodon carcharias. Our precise Great White Shark Jaw can be used as a teaching tool, museum shark jaw exhibit, home décor jaw, or office décor jaw.

The Great White Shark has a robust, large, conical snout. The upper and lower lobes on the tail fin are approximately the same size which is similar to some mackerel sharks.

A Great White displays countershading, by having a white underside and a grey dorsal area (sometimes in a brown or blue shade) that gives an overall mottled appearance. The coloration makes it difficult for prey to spot the shark because it breaks up the shark’s outline when seen from the side.

From above, the darker shade blends with the sea and from below it exposes a minimal silhouette against the sunlight.

Great white sharks, like many other sharks, have rows of serrated teeth behind the main ones, ready to replace any that break off. When the shark bites, it shakes its head side-to-side, helping the teeth saw off large chunks of flesh.

Great white sharks, like other mackerel sharks, have larger eyes than other shark species in proportion to their body size. The iris of the eye is a deep blue instead of black.

Great white sharks are carnivorous and prey upon fish, tuna, rays, other sharks, dolphins, porpoises, whales, seals, fur seals, sea lions, sea turtles, sea otters and seabirds. Great whites have also been known to eat objects that they are unable to digest.

Great white sharks, like all other sharks, have an extra sense given by the ampullae of Lorenzini which enables them to detect the electromagnetic field emitted by the movement of living animals.

Great whites are so sensitive they can detect variations of half a billionth of a volt. At close range, this allows the shark to locate even immobile animals by detecting their heartbeat.

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Additional information

Weight 6 lbs
Dimensions 17 × 15 in
Great White Shark Facts

Conservation status: Vulnerable (IUCN 3.1) (Global)
Critically Endangered: (IUCN 3.1) (Europe)
Scientific classification:
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Subdivision: Selachimorpha
Order: Lamniformes
Family: Lamnidae
Genus: Carcharodon
A. Smith, 1838
Species: C. carcharias
Binomial name: Carcharodon carcharias