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Whale shark (Rhincodon typus)

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Characteristic wide mouth of whale shark visible

Whale shark

Sail Rock, Gulf of Thailand
Whale shark

Whale shark

Sail Rock, Gulf of Thailand
View of a whale shark from below

Whale shark

Sail Rock, Gulf of Thailand
Side view of a whaleshark

Whale shark

Sail Rock, Gulf of Thailand

Whale shark is the largest shark species. It's also the largest fish. Whale sharks can reach up to 13 meters length.

Whale sharks are filter feeders, their diet consists of plankton and small nectonic life such as small vertabrae and fish.

This slow moving shark is not dangerous to humans.

 

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