Morphometric Graphs for White Shark Carcharodon carcharias based on combination of data bases by LJVC and HFM
(n = 214 comprising 98 males (filled squares), 112 females (open circles), 5 sex unknown, and 1 female with two sets of fin morphometrics)

Most morphometrics are graphed against total length because it was available for all specimens. It would be better to use fork length or precaudal length because total length is an ambigous measurement i.e. it can be measured with the caudal fin in the natural position (TL) or with the caudal fin in a depressed/stretched position (TOT) and it is often not stated what was used.
More body morphometrics
IDS.gif IDS%TL.gif DCS.gif DCS%TL.gif
Interdorsal space IDS Interdorsal space IDS (%TL) Dorsal caudal space DCS Dorsal caudal space DCS (%TL)
PPS.gif PPS%TL.gif PAS.gif PAS%TL.gif
Pectoral pelvic space PPS Pectoral pelvic space PPS (%TL) Pelvic anal space PAC Pelvic anal space PAC (%TL)
ACS.gif ACS%TL.gif    
Anal caudal space ACS Anal caudal space ACS (%TL)    



































Created September 2002; updated September 2002. Back to previous page

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