WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRhincodon typus Smith, 1828

105847  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:105847)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype  MNHN 9855, locality Table Bay  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype MNHN 9855, locality Table Bay [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Primarily pelagic, but may enter atoll lagoons...  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Primarily pelagic, but may enter atoll lagoons or swim above reef slopes, also found in coastal areas. Highly migratory. Forms schools and often associated with groups of pelagic fishes. Feeds on plankton, pelagic crustaceans, baitfish, squid, and tuna. Possibly to 2100 cm. (Ref. 5578). Temp. range: 21-25°C; salinity 34-34.5 ppt. Can bump boats but are more often assaulted by humans as they bask in the surface. World's largest fish. Edible and utilized dried-salted (Ref. 9987). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Circumglobal in tropical and warm temperate...  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Circumglobal in tropical and warm temperate seas. Western Atlantic: New York, USA through the Caribbean to central Brazil.  [details]
Bailly, N. (2008). Rhincodon typus Smith, 1828. In: Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2017). FishBase. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=105847 on 2017-12-16

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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
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basis of record van der Land, J.; Costello, M.J.; Zavodnik, D.; Santos, R.S.; Porteiro, F.M.; Bailly, N.; Eschmeyer, W.N.; Froese, R. (2001). Pisces, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 357-374 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Robins, C.R., G.C. Ray, J. Douglass and R. Freund. 1986. A field guide to Atlantic coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Co. Boston. 354 p. [details]   

additional source King, C.M.; Roberts, C.D.; Bell, B.D.; Fordyce, R.E.; Nicoll, R.S.; Worthy, T.H.; Paulin, C.D.; Hitchmough, R.A.; Keyes, I.W.; Baker, A.N.; Stewart, A.L.; Hiller, N.; McDowall, R.M.; Holdaway, R.N.; McPhee, R.P.; Schwarzhans, W.W.; Tennyson, A.J.D.; Rust, S.; Macadie, I. (2009). Phylum Chordata: lancelets, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. pp. 431-554. [details]   

additional source Compagno, L.J.V. (2001). Sharks of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of shark species known to date. Volume 2. Bullhead, mackerel and carpet sharks (Heterodontiformes, Lamniformes and Orectolobiformes). FAO Species Catalogue for Fishery Purposes. No. 1, Vol. 2. Rome, FAO. 269p. [details]   

additional source McEachran, J. D. (2009). Fishes (Vertebrata: Pisces) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 1223–1316 in: Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas. [details]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. China Science Press. 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2017). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorRhiniodon typus (Smith, 1828)) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2017). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicristodus punctatus Gill, 1865) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2017). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorRhinodon pentalineatus Kishinouye, 1901) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2017). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorRhinodon typicus Müller & Henle, 1839) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2017). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorRhinodon typicus Smith, 1845) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2017). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorRhineodon typus Smith, 1828) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2017). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorRhicodon typus Smith, 1828) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2017). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

context source (HKRMS) Hong Kong marine fish database. AFCD. , available online at http://www.hk-fish.net/eng/database/index.htm [details]   

context source (RAS) Australian Antarctic Data Centre. , available online at https://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/biodiversity/ [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype MNHN 9855, locality Table Bay [details]
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Primarily pelagic, but may enter atoll lagoons or swim above reef slopes, also found in coastal areas. Highly migratory. Forms schools and often associated with groups of pelagic fishes. Feeds on plankton, pelagic crustaceans, baitfish, squid, and tuna. Possibly to 2100 cm. (Ref. 5578). Temp. range: 21-25°C; salinity 34-34.5 ppt. Can bump boats but are more often assaulted by humans as they bask in the surface. World's largest fish. Edible and utilized dried-salted (Ref. 9987). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Circumglobal in tropical and warm temperate seas. Western Atlantic: New York, USA through the Caribbean to central Brazil.  [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat nektonic [details]
 

Host of
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchthrogaleus pectinatus Kirtisinghe, 1964 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLepeophtheirus acutus Heegaard, 1943 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPandarus rhincodonicus Norman, Newbound & Knott, 2000 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPandarus smithii Rathbun, 1886 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorParonatrema boholanum Eduardo, 2010 (parasitic: endoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorProsaetes rhinodontis (Wright E.P., 1876) [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
LanguageName 
Chinese Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortofu sa  [details]
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorwhale sharkUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEast Indian basking sharkUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbasking shark  [details]
French Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorrequin baleineUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorchagrin  [details]
German Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWalhai  [details]
Italian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorsqualo balena  [details]
Japanese Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorジンベエザメUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoryasurizameUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorjimbeizame  [details]
Lithuanian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbangininis ryklys  [details]
Modern Greek (1453-) Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorΦαλαινοκαρχαρίας  [details]
Norwegian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorhvalhai  [details]
Polish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorrekin wielorybi  [details]
Portuguese Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortubarâo baleiaUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorpintado  [details]
Russian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorкитовая акула  [details]
Scottish Gaelic Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormhor  [details]
Slovenian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormorski pes kitovec  [details]
Spanish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortiburón damaUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortiburón ballenaUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editordominó  [details]
Tagalog Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortukuUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortuki tukiUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortukUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorisdang tuku  [details]
Thai Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorchlarm plawarn  [details]
Turkish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbalina köpekbalığıUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbalina kopekbaligi  [details]
Ukrainian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorКитова акулаUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorАкула китова  [details]