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Rhincodon typus


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lexID:
3423 
Scientific:
Rhincodon typus 
German:
Walhai 
English:
wale shark 
Category:
Requins 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Elasmobranchii (Class) > Orectolobiformes (Order) > Rhincodontidae (Family) > Rhincodon (Genus) > typus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Smith, 1828 
Occurrence:
Ghana, Congo, Wallis and Futuna, Hong Kong, Irak, the Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), Costa Rica, Uruguay, Kuwait, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Caroline Island, Clipperton Island, Jamaica, El Salvador, Niue, Cameroon, French Guiana, Kiribati, Venezuela, Guatemala, Madeira, Iran, Mozambique, Tokelau, Djibouti, the Netherlands Antilles, Jordan, Eritrea, Quatar, Gambia, Equatorial Guinea, Wake Atoll, Guadeloupe, Benin, Morocco, Suriname, Timor, Yemen, the Ivory Coast, Northern Mariana Islands, Tuvalu, Vereinigte Arabische Emirate, Haiti, Barbados, Brunei Darussalam, Mayotte, Namibia, Israel, Cambodia, Pakistan, Afrique du Sud, Angola, Arabie-saudite, Argentine, Atlantique Central, Atlantique Ouest, atoll de Johnston, Australie, Azores, Bahamas, Bahreïn, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermudes, Brésil, Canaries, Chile, Chine, Colombie, Comores, Corée, Egypte, Equador, Fidji, Galapagos, Golf du Guinée, golfe du Mexique, groupe Pitcairn, Hawaii, Honduras, île de Guam, île Maurice, îles Caïmans, îles Christmas, îles de Cook, Îles de l’Amirauté, îles de Pâques, îles Marschall, îles Salomon, Inde, indo pacifique, Indonésie, Kenya, Kuba, L'île Cocos, La Réunion, Le Cap-Vert, Madagascar, Malaisie, Maldives, Mélanésie, Mer d'Adaman, Mexique (Nord-est du Pacifique), Micronésie, Nauru, Nicaragua , Nigeria, Nouvelle Calédonie, Océan Indien, Océanie, Oman, Pacifique Central, Pacifique Ouest, Palau, Panama, Papouasie Nouvelle Guinée, Peru, Philippines, Polynésie Française, Republique dominicaine, Revillagigedo, Sainte Hélène, Samoa, Samoa américaines, Sénégal, Seychelles, Singapour, Somalie, Sri Lanka, Tahiti, Taiwan, Tansanie, Thaïlande, Togo, Tonga, Trinité-et-Tobago, USA, Vanuatu, Vietnam 
Sea depth:
0 - 1928 Meter 
Size:
12000 cm - 18000 cm 
Weight:
34000 kg 
Temperature:
21°C - 25°C 
Food:
Tuna, Aquatic plant, Kelp, Seaweed, Sardines, Copepods, Coral spawn, Fish eggs, Filter feeder, alevin, algues, crustacés, Invertébrés, krill, le zooplancton, maquereaux, méduse, mysis, poissons (petits poissons), seiche 
Tank:
~ 7500000 Liter 
Difficulty:
Que pour les grands aquariums 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Red List:
Endangered (EN) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-01-21 20:05:15 

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Smith, 1828

The whale shark (Rhincodon typus) is the largest shark and the biggest fish at present. The whale shark is the only species of the whale sharks, the only genus within the family Rhincodontidae.

Further information can be found at:

http://www.environment.gov.au/coasts/species/sharks/whaleshark/index.html

Synonyms:
Micristodus punctatus Gill, 1865
Rhicodon typus Smith, 1828
Rhineodon typus Smith, 1828
Rhiniodon typus (Smith, 1828)
Rhinodon pentalineatus Kishinouye, 1901
Rhinodon typicus Müller & Henle, 1839
Rhinodon typicus Smith, 1845

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Elasmobranchii (Class) > Neoselachii (Subclass) > Selachii (Infraclass) > Galeomorphi (Superorder) > Orectolobiformes (Order) > Rhincodontidae (Family) > Rhincodon (Genus) > Rhincodon typus (Species)

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