Rhincodon typus

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Synonyms for Rhincodon typus

large spotted shark of warm surface waters worldwide

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The specimen was identified as Rhincodon typus by its checkerboard pattern of light spots and stripes over a dark body, flattened head with a nearly terminal mouth, and the presence of three prominent ridges along its dorsal flanks (Compagno et al., 2005).
Feeding Anatomy, Filter-Feeding Rate, and Diet of Whale Sharks Rhincodon typus During Surface Ram Filter Feeding off the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico.
Whale sharks, Rhincodon typus Smith 1828, are the largest of all fishes and one of only three filter-feeding species of sharks; the others are the basking shark, Cetorhinus maximus, and the megamouth shark, Megachasma pelagios.
In addition, aerial surveys have revealed unique insights into marine creatures, for example, the specific birthing location of an endangered western North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) [16] and mass aggregations of whale sharks (Rhincodon typus), numbering up to 420 individuals, previously not witnessed [17].
The Whale Shark (Rhincodon typus) is the biggest fish in the world.
montanas submarinas, areas de congregacion del Rhincodon typus y de la ballena azul Balaenoptera musculus, y el domo termico).
Scientists studying whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) describe a technological breakthrough in understanding the plankton-eating giants.
to lead an international team to investigate the movements of whale sharks, Rhincodon typus, at Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia,.
Brad Norman has dedicated most of his adult life to the pursuit, identification, understanding and protection of the world's largest fish, Rhincodon typus, the aptly named whale shark.
41 Rhincodon typus, the world's largest living fish, is better known by what name?