Whale Shark

Common Name:
Whale Shark
Chordata (Chordates)
Chondrichthyes: Cartilaginous fish
Rhincodon typus
Average Size:
4 metres - 12 metres

The largest fish in the sea, reaching sizes of more than 12 metres. Slow-swimming harmless shark that filter feeds near the surface is warm seas and oceans. Whale Sharks are harmless to humans, but need to be given space and respect by divers.

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