The great white shark, also known in Latin as Carcharodon carcharias, is a large shark inhabiting many coastal waters. Male great whites typically reach between 11-13 feet long, and females between 14-16 feet long. Certain specimens of this mighty hunter have been measured at a whopping 21 feet long. Great whites, like most sharks, are carnivorous. They mainly feed on marine mammals such as seals and sea lions, but also many types of fish. Great white sharks and their habitats are being threatened; their status in terms of conservation ranks "vulnerable" according to the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature).