Fact Sheet- Whale Shark


The Whale shark (Rhincodon typus) is the world’s largest living fish, found globally in tropical and warm temperate waters. Coastal feeding aggregations are known from these filter feeders, where they exploit seasonal productivity of pelagic invertebrates, fish spawning events, and small schooling fishes.

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Published DateNovember 2019
PublisherUNEP/CMS Secretariat
TypeFact Sheet
CMS InstrumentCMS, Sharks