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Whale shark

Rhincodon typus

Description:

Slow-moving, filter-feeding shark and the same time largest known fish species. The largest confirmed individual had a length of 12.65 mand a weight of about 21.5 ton.

Habitat:

The whale shark is found in open waters of the tropical oceans. They feed almost exclusively on plankton and small fishes, and pose no threat to humans.

Notes:

The species is considered endangered by the IUCN due to the impacts of fisheries, bycatch losses, and vessel strikes, combined with its long lifespan and late maturation.

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จังหวัดระนอง, Thailand

Lat: 9.41, Long: 98.15

Spotted on Mar 15, 2019
Submitted on Mar 15, 2019

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