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Whale Shark
Rhincodon typus Smith, 1828

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Chondrichthyes - cartilaginous fishes »  order Orectolobiformes »  family Rhincodontidae - whale sharks

Scientific synonyms

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

Other names

= Basking Shark
= Tofu Sa
= Tofu Shark

IUCN category:Vulnerable

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Links and literature

CZ AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [species/23275]

Plíštil J. (Ed.) (2009): AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [http://aquatab.net] [as Rhincodon typus Smith, 1828]
Data retrieved on: 17 January 2010
EN ABRS (2009): Australian Faunal Directory [http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversi...], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Rhincodon typus (Smith, 1828)]
CH DE EN FR IT NL PR SP FishBase [2081]

Froese R., Pauly D. (eds.): FishBase [http://www.fishbase.org]
CZ Hanel L., Novák J. (2001): České názvy živočichů V. Ryby a rybovití obratlovci (Pisces), 1. Sliznatky (Myxini), mihule (Cephalaspidomorphi), paryby (Chondrichthyes), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 53 pp. [as Rhincodon typus Smith, 1828]
Data retrieved on: 2 June 2013

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