Rhincodon typus

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Rhincodon typus

Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Orectolobiformes

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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Chordata Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Classis: Chondrichthyes
Subclassis: Elasmobranchii
Superordo: Selachimorpha
Ordo: Orectolobiformes

Familia: Rhincodontidae
Genus: Rhincodon
Species: Rhincodon typus

Name[edit]

Rhincodon typus Smith, 1828: 2

Holotype: MNHN 0000-9855 (stuffed, mounted).

Type locality: Table Bay, South Africa [southeastern Atlantic].

Synonyms[edit]

  • Rhinodon pentalineatus Kishinouye, 1901: 694, Figs. 1-2
  • Micristodus punctatus Gill, 1865: 177
  • Rhinodon typicus Müller & Henle, 1839: 77
  • Rhinodon typicus Smith, 1845: no pagination, Pl. 26

References[edit]

  • Smith, A. 1828: Descriptions of new, or imperfectly known objects of the animal kingdom, found in the south of Africa. South African Commercial Advertiser, 3(145): 2.
  • de la Parra Venegas, R. , R. Hueter, J. González Cano, J. Tyminski, J. Gregorio Remolina, M. Maslanka, A. Ormos, L. Weigt, B. Carlson & A. Dove. 2011: An unprecedented aggregation of whale sharks Rhincodon typus, in Mexican coastal waters of the Caribbean Sea. PLoS ONE, 6(4): 1-12.
  • IUCN: Rhincodon typus (Vulnerable)

Vernacular names[edit]

català: Tauró balena
Ελληνικά: Φαλαινοκαρχαρίας
English: Whale shark
español: Tiburón ballena
français: Requin-baleine
Kiswahili: Nyangumi
magyar: Cetcápa
Nederlands: Walvishaai
日本語: ジンベエザメ
português: Tubarão-baleia
ไทย: ปลาฉลามวาฬ
Türkçe: Balina köpek balığı
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