I've heard conflicting reports regarding the size differences in the sexes of the Great White Shark. Are females usually larger than males?

This article - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24932483 (or http://journals.plos.org/plosone/articl … e.0098078) - states that at sexual maturity female great whites (at 4.5-5.0m) are larger than males (at approx. 3.6m), citing the following refs -

Boustany AM et al., Expanded niche for white sharks. Nature 415: 35-36, 2002; Francis MP, Reproductive strategy of white sharks Carcharodon carcharias. IUCN Shark Specialist Group, Shark News 9: 8-9, 1997.

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