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Name:Whale shark

Item No:RC16092S

Product Size:30cm x 13,2cm x 8,5cm (l x h x w)

Scientific Data :

RC16092S

Name:Whale shark


Order:Orectolobiformes


Diet:Carnivore


Habitat:Open waters of the tropical oceans


Animal class:Fish


Figure size:30cm x 13,2cm x 8,5cm (l x h x w)


Real size:Up to 41,5 ft


Weight:Up to 21,5 tonnes


Conservation status:Endangered


Features:Whale sharks have five large pairs of gills. The head is wide and flat with two small eyes at the front. The whale shark has three prominent ridges along its sides. The shark has a pair of dorsal fins and pectoral fins.  And a large tailfin.

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RC16092S

Name:Whale shark


Order:Orectolobiformes


Diet:Carnivore


Habitat:Open waters of the tropical oceans


Animal class:Fish


Figure size:30cm x 13,2cm x 8,5cm (l x h x w)


Real size:Up to 41,5 ft


Weight:Up to 21,5 tonnes


Conservation status:Endangered


Features:Whale sharks have five large pairs of gills. The head is wide and flat with two small eyes at the front. The whale shark has three prominent ridges along its sides. The shark has a pair of dorsal fins and pectoral fins.  And a large tailfin.


Did you know?

Juveniles' tails have a larger upper fin than lower fin, while the adult tail becomes semilunate? Their skin is marked with pale yellow spots and stripes which are unique to each individual? The whale shark's spiracles are just behind its eyes.


QUESTION: Such a big shark, is it dangerous?


ANSWER: No its harmless, its a filter feeder. With a wide open mouth it feeds on plankton and krill.