COMMON NAME: Whale Shark

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Rhincodon typus

FAMILY:  Rhincodontidae

LENTGH: 12m

  • Back and sides marked with unique checkerboard
    pattern of white-to-yellow spots and bars of
    dark-gray to reddish- or greenish-gray

  • Broad head and flat with short snout

  • Sides with three prominent ridges