This newsletter, created by the Species Survival Network Shark Working Group, gives a global look at the relationship between shark conservation and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).
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Size: The spined pygmy shark, a deep-sea shark, is one of the smallest at only about 7-8 inches, while the whale shark is the largest shark, and fish, at about 50 feet in length.
Lifespan: Although lifespan varies by shark species, most sharks are long-lived and generally tend to live for 20-30 years. Species like the spiny dogfish and the whale shark are believed to live for over 100 years!