Whale shark - Rhincodon typus

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Scientific Name Rhincodon typus
Author Smith, 1828
Taxonomic Rank Species
Taxonomic # 159857
Common Names English: whale shark
Spanish: dámero
French: requin baleine
Spanish: tiburón ballena
Current Standing valid
Taxonomic Parents Kingdom: Animalia
  Phylum: Chordata
    Subphylum: Vertebrata
      Class: Chondrichthyes
        Subclass: Elasmobranchii
          Superorder: Euselachii
            Order: Orectolobiformes
              Family: Rhincodontidae
                Genus: Rhincodon
Taxonomic Children
Synonyms (since 1950)

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Physical Description / Field Identification

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ITIS TSN159857
Status - ESA, U.S. FWS
    -
Status - Red List, IUCN
    EN (Global or one of the sub regions)
#records (spatial)20,346
#records (non-spatial)0
#datasets39
Year1828 - 2019
Latitude-37.44 - 49.33
Longitude-179.72 - 178.95
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