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COMMON NAME: Whale Shark

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Rhincodon typus

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FAMILY:  Rhincodontidae

Whale Shark -


  • 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

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