Upper lobe of tail showing parasitic copepods.
Each individual has a unique countershading color pattern, having a dark coloration above then abruptly transitioning to white below the midline.
They are an incredibly successful species, examples of their fossil vertebrae have been dated to the Pliocene Age or about one-million years old.
Range: Found worldwide primarily in temperate and subtropical waters
Species: Carcharodon carcharias
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