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Status in World Register of Marine Species

Synonym of Rhincodon typus Smith, 1828

Scientific synonyms and common names

Rhiniodon typus Smith, 1828

Rhiniodon typus Smith, 1828, S.African Comm.Advertiser, 3(145):2.

Rhinodon typicus Müller and Henle, 1839
Micristodus punctatus Gill, 1865
Rhinodon pentalineatus Kishinouye, 1891

Other Scientific Names Recently in Use:
Rhincodon typus Smith, 1829
Rhineodon typus Smith, 1829

FAO Names:
Whale shark [English]
Requin baleine [French]
Tiburón ballena [Spanish]
RHIN Rhin 1 [FAO Code]

Whale shark (Rhiniodon typus)