How Big are Great White Sharks?

Imagine an adult person – now triple that size. That’s the size of the great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias). The biggest great white sharks can reach up to 20 feet long, but most are smaller. The average female is 15-16 feet long, while males reach 11-13 feet. More about the great white shark can be found in our great white shark overview.

Take the size of an adult and multiply it ten times, and you get the Giant Megatooth (Carcharodon megalodon) about the size and weight of a railroad car.

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

Not so bad.

Submitted by Mitchell (not verified) on

1) Its not megatooth, its Megalodon - Hence its scientific name
2) I think what you mean when you times it by ten is the shark's teeth. The general rule of thumb for the size of the tooth, times by 10. For example, a Great white with teeth 2 inches long would be roughly 20 feet
3) Great white sharks to exceed 20 feet, thats not their maximum length. A large female caught off of Malta in 1987 was recorded at 23'4" in length, and weighing in excess of 4000 Lbs

Submitted by Marcos (not verified) on

They are amazing creatures and they are also in the endangered species list.

Submitted by xxr9z rttd (not verified) on

great white sharks are 100-140 tons heavy amazing right

Submitted by exfish (not verified) on

What is the height of a great white shark? Just curious how many feet of water it could swim into?

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

this does not feature anything about great white sharks size today just about the giant megatooth

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Submitted by brayden (not verified) on

thats huge

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

They are very interesting creatures I love them