Whale Shark Rhincodon typus Smith, 1828

From Beckley et al. (2000): "Andrew Smith, a physician, was appoined as the first superintendent of the South African Muesum in Cape Town and he subsequently described about 40 species of South African fishes (Summers 1975; Naudé and Brown 1977, Compagno 1999) including the type specimen of the whale shark (Smith 1828)."

Whale Shark Bibliography; More recent publications; AES 2000 La Paz Whale shark symposium abstracts (no proceedings were published, John O'Sullivan personal communication);
Whale Sharks in Monterey Bay, CA USA WhaleShark03.jpg

Whale Sharks in Captivity

Whale Shark Litters

LargeWhale Sharks
On population trends at Ningaloo Reef, WA

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