Fish ID: Whale Shark

Whale shark whale shark rhincondon typus ci v
Family Whale Shark (RHINCODONTIDAE)
species Rhincodon typus
size To 12m
locality Open water, occassionally near steep drop-offs
behaviour Solitary and slow moving
range Circumtropical

Largest extant fish. Hugh. Dark green grey body with small longitudinal ridges. Covered in regular bands of white spots, which are smaller and closer together on the head. Low, wide mouth.