Largest fish (Marine)

Last updated: January 4, 2020 at 22:14 pm

Whale shark (Rhincodon typus) — Up to 12.65 m (41.5 ft) in length. A specimen captured in Thailand in 1919 was reported to measure 18 m (59 ft). Warm water shark found in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans. Despite its impressive size, the whale shark feeds only on plankton and is not a threat to people.

Compagno, Leonard J. V. (1984). Sharks of the world : an annotated and illustrated catalogue of shark species known to date Vol 2. Rome: United Nations Development Programme. ISBN 9251013845.

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