Rhincodon


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Related to Rhincodon: Whale sharks
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Noun1.Rhincodon - whale sharks
fish genus - any of various genus of fish
family Rhincodontidae, Rhincodontidae - small-toothed sharks comprising only one species
Rhincodon typus, whale shark - large spotted shark of warm surface waters worldwide; resembles a whale and feeds chiefly on plankton
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Locally known as 'butanding,' the whale shark (Rhincodon typus) has been listed as an endangered species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
2005), and whale shark Rhincodon typus (15,000 km) (Guzman et al.
The whale shark Rhincodon typus (Smith, 1828) represents the monotypic family Rhincodontidae (Compagno et al., 2005).
Whale sharks, or Rhincodon typus, is also known in the Philippines as "Butanding".
KORANADAL CITY - Fourteen (14) more whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) were recently found in Sarangani Bay as the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has taken note that the Philippines has emerged as the country with the second largest habitat of the endangered marines species, locally called "butanding".
Abstract--A male whale shark (Rhincodon typus) has been kept in captivity at the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, Japan, for 23 years, providing a rare opportunity to observe sexual maturation of a male.
A whale shark (Rhincodon typus) swims in the Caribbean Sea in Isla Mujeres July 14, 2011.
One of the main types of sharks living in Kuwaiti waters is the Whale shark ( Rhincodon typus(
Population size and structure of whale sharks Rhincodon typus at Ningaloo Reef, western Australia.
PIERCE & B.NORMAN, RHINCODON TYPES, THE IUCN RED
Whale sharks (Rhincodon typus)--gentle, polka-dotted plankton-eaters that can attain the size of a bus--are the darlings of ecotourism dive operations in multiple nations but face many threats: unintentional bycatch by fishing vessels, targeted fishing in some places, pollution, ship strikes and habitat loss.
Sea spirits could also appear in the form of marine creatures, notably dugong, giant squid, octopus, whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) and whales.