Whale Sharks (Rhincondon typus) are the largest of all living fishes.

These harmless filter-feeding giants grow between 13 and 20 m long and weigh up to 36 tonnes.
They are also known to be very long-lived, becoming an adult at around twenty years of age and living for more than 100 years.

In the few places where Whale Sharks are caught for food, their numbers have plummeted. Unless protected, they may be threatened with extinction.

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