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Great white shark

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Great white shark
Great white shark sprites.png


Urist likes great white sharks for their ability to make one afraid to go into the water.


· Aquatic

Cannot be tamed 
Birth: 50,000 cm3
Mid: 500,000 cm3
Max: 2,000,000 cm3

Adult at: 1
Max age: 20-30
Butchering returns

Food items

Meat 26-122
Fat 8-21
Brain 4-5
Heart 2
Intestines 14-17
Liver 4-5
Kidneys 4
Tripe 4-5
Sweetbread 2
Eyes 2
Spleen 2

Raw materials

Skull 1
Teeth 1
Skin Raw hide

Wikipedia article

This article is about the current version of DF.
Note that some content may still need to be updated.

A giant oceanic fish with rows and rows of razor-sharp pointed teeth.

Great white sharks are massive cartilaginous fish that can be found in temperate and tropical oceans. At two tons, adult great whites are huge creatures, and as such will provide a great amount of returns if butchered. As fully-sized creatures, they can't be fished by fisherdwarves, but can be caught with a drowning chamber. An infant great white shark is called a great white shark pup.

Being cartilaginous, great white sharks won't give bones if butchered (though they'll still provide a skull).

Some dwarves like great white sharks for their ability to make one afraid to go into the water.

"Great white shark" in other Languages Books-aj.svg aj ashton 01.svg
Dwarven: saràm volal taran
Elvish: apaca alire cequova
Goblin: snuz uslun slångo
Human: umon mela gorhax
Admired for its ability to make one afraid to go into the water.
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One of the proper uses of a pit is for dumping captured enemies into a shark-infested pool. Unfortunately, functionality to allow one of your dwarves to sit on a throne and pet a cat while doing so has not yet been implemented. (Actually, that might be possible to arrange, since the ability to pet animals was added in 0.47.01.)