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Species profile—Rhincodon typus (whale shark)

Classification

Animalia (animals) → Chondrichthyes (cartilaginous fishes) → RhincodontidaeRhincodon typus (whale shark)

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Species details

Kingdom
Animalia (animals)
Class
Chondrichthyes (cartilaginous fishes)
Family
Rhincodontidae
Scientific name
Rhincodon typus (Smith, 1828)
Common name
whale shark
WildNet taxon ID
22530
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC) status
Vulnerable
Back on Track (BoT) status
Low
Conservation significant
Yes
Wetland status
Wetland Dependant Species
Endemicity
Native
Pest status
Nil
Species environment
Marine

Other resources

Species Profile and Threats Database (SPRAT)
Online Zoological Collections of Australian Museums (OZCAM)
Atlas of Living Australia

Data source

This profile data is sourced from the QLD Wildlife Data API using the Get species by ID function used under CC-By 4.0
https://apps.des.qld.gov.au/species/?op=getspeciesbyid&taxonid=22530

This information is sourced from the WildNet database managed by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science.

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Licence
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
Last updated
7 September 2021
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