Rhincodon typus Smith, 1828

Love, Milton S., Bizzarro, Joseph J., Cornthwaite, Maria, Frable, Benjamin W. & Maslenikov, Katherine P., 2021, Checklist of marine and estuarine fishes from the Alaska-Yukon Border, Beaufort Sea, to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Zootaxa 5053 (1), pp. 1-285 : 13

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https://doi.org/ 10.11646/zootaxa.5053.1.1

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Rhincodon typus Smith, 1828


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Whale Shark. Reliable to at least 17.0 m (55.8 ft) (Weigman 2016), probable to 20.0 m (65.6 ft) TL ( Chen et al. 1997). Circumglobal; western Pacific Ocean at least as far northward as just north of Hokkaido Island, Japan ( Tomita et al. 2014); Patrick’s Point (41°10’N, 124°15’W), northern California to northern Chile and Islas Galápagos ( Ebert 2003). Pelagic; depth: descends to in excess of 1,928 m (6,324 ft) ( Tyminski et al. 2015).

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