genus Rhincodon

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Noun1.genus 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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n The whale shark is the largest fish in the sea, reaching lengths of more than 12 metres and weights of more than 20 tonnesn This fish with distinctive markings is the only member of its genus Rhincodon and its family, Rhincodontidae, that can live up to 70 years.n Preferring warm waters, whale sharks populate all tropical seas.