Rhincodon typus

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Related to Rhincodon typus: Megalodon, Carcharodon megalodon
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Noun1.Rhincodon typus - large spotted shark of warm surface waters worldwideRhincodon typus - large spotted shark of warm surface waters worldwide; resembles a whale and feeds chiefly on plankton
shark - any of numerous elongate mostly marine carnivorous fishes with heterocercal caudal fins and tough skin covered with small toothlike scales
genus Rhincodon, Rhincodon - whale sharks
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Filter feeding entails the forward motion of an open-mouthed fish, such as a whale shark Rhincodon typus, through the water column from which planktonic prey are captured on highly modified gill structures and subsequently transported to the digestive system (Motta et al.
Whale sharks, Rhincodon typus, display a number of behaviors that suggest these animals can locate food from afar, as well as identify and discriminate between food items.
El tiburon ballena, conocido cientificamente como Rhincodon typus constituye una especie de elasmobranquio orectolobiforme, unico miembro de la familia Rhincodontidae y del genero Rhincodon.
montanas submarinas, areas de congregacion del Rhincodon typus y de la ballena azul Balaenoptera musculus, y el domo termico).
to lead an international team to investigate the movements of whale sharks, Rhincodon typus, at Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia,.
Brad Norman has dedicated most of his adult life to the pursuit, identification, understanding and protection of the world's largest fish, Rhincodon typus, the aptly named whale shark.
41 Rhincodon typus, the world's largest living fish, is better known by what name?
Family Scientific name Common name Source STEGOSTOMATIDAE Segostoma fasciatum Zebra Shark 1,4 RHINCODONIDAE Rhincodon typus Whale Shark 2,4,5,6 HEMYSCYLLIDAE Chiloscyllium Bamboo Shark 2,4,7 arabicum Chiloscyllium Grey bambooshark 7 griseum LAMNIDAE Carcharodon White Shark 5 carcharias Isurus oxyrinchus Shortfin Mako 3?
The oviparity of the whale shark, Rhincodon typus, with records of this and other fishes in Texas waters.
Tour-boat operators in the waters around Ningaloo Reef log the length of every whale shark, or Rhincodon typus (RYN-cuh-don TY-pus), they encounter.
IN 1919, a whale shark, or rhincodon typus, measuring 59ft was captured in the Gulf of Thailand.