Species Details

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Whale Shark Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Rhincodon typus
Family : Rachycentridae
Order : Orectolobiformes
Class : Elasmobranchii
Phylum : Chrodata
Habitat : Offshore,inshore
Description : The Whale Shark is a dark-grey or grey-brown coloured shark.Light yellow or whitish markings present on its thick skin.This shark possesses two dorsal and two pectoral fins.Mouth broad and large.Snout square shaped.
description written by: Razia Sultana Setu, Department of Zoology,Universityof Dhaka; Information sources: Encyclopedia of flora and fauna of Bangladesh(volume 24). photo credit and copyright:Khan, Mohammad Moazzam ([email protected] ), more information please contact with us.www.fishbase.se