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 Whale shark (Rhincodon typus) * No detailed species description yet.

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Whale shark
© Doug Perrine / SeaPics
 Range Map

Earth Map


 Names

Scientific: Rhincodon typus
Synonyms: Rhiniodon typus
German: Walhai
English: Whale shark
French: Requin baleine
Spanish: Tiburón ballena


 Endangerment

Status in the IUCN Red List(1994):

Main criterion: > VU (Vulnerable)
Sub criterion: A1bd A2d
Trend: Declining




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