How much does a Great White Shark weigh?

October 20, 2017
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The weight of the largest known great white shark ever recorded in history is at least 2,730 pounds. However, there may be a possibility of an even bigger great white that can weigh as much as 5,070 pounds but it is yet to be confirmed. In 1986, a female white shark was caught off Pt. Vincente in California. It had a weight of around 4,140 pounds.

The average weight of a male white shark ranges from 1,150 to 1,700 pounds while the female great whites are heavier and weigh around 1,500 to 2,450 pounds.


Martin, R. Aidan. “Brief Overview of the Great White Shark”. ReefQuest Centre for Shark Research

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