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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRhincodon typus Smith, 1828 
AphiaID: 105847

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChordata (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVertebrata (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGnathostomata (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPisces (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorElasmobranchii (Class) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNeoselachii (Subclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSelachii (Infraclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGaleomorphi (Superorder) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorOrectolobiformes (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRhincodontidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRhincodon (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Typetaxon of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRhincodon Smith, 1829
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRhincodon Smith, 1829
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicristodus punctatus Gill, 1865
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRhicodon typus Smith, 1828 (misspelling)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRhineodon typus Smith, 1828 (misspelling)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRhiniodon typus (Smith, 1828)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRhinodon pentalineatus Kishinouye, 1901
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRhinodon typicus Müller & Henle, 1839
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRhinodon typicus Smith, 1845
Sources  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]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
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 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]
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution  Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortype locality Table Bay [details]
From other sources
Comores
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorComores [details]
Djibouti
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDjibouti [details]
Eritrea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEritrea [details]
Federal Republic of Somalia
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSomalia [details]
Gulf of Mexico
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Mexico [details]
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAldabra [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorChagos [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorReunion [details]
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [details]
Madagascar
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMadagascar [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAzores Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEuropean waters (ERMS scope) [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth West Atlantic [details]
Red Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRed Sea [details]
Republic of Mauritius
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMauritius [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRodriguez [details]
Seychelles
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles [details]
South Africa
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Africa (country) [details]
Tanzania
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTanzania [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorFAO fishing area 34 [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorFAO fishing area 47 [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorFAO fishing area 51 [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorFAO fishing area 57 [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorFAO fishing area 61 [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorFAO fishing area 71 [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorFAO fishing area 77 [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorFAO fishing area 81 [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorFAO fishing area 87 [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNew Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Specimen  Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype MNHN 9855, locality Table Bay [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPandarus smithii Rathbun, 1886 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchthrogaleus pectinatus Kirtisinghe, 1964 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorProsaetes rhinodontis (Wright E.P., 1876) [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPandarus rhincodonicus Norman, Newbound & Knott, 2000 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (21 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (1 publication) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo FAO Species fact sheets 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo FishBase 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (103 nucleotides; 22 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo IUCN Red List 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo PESI 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
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]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:105847
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  van der Land, Jacob
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z  changed  Bailly, Nicolas
  
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  Citation: Bailly, N. (2014). Rhincodon typus. In: Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2014) FishBase. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=105847 on 2014-07-24
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