whale shark

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The large creature in this picture is the whale shark
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Noun[edit]

whale shark (plural whale sharks)

  1. A very large spotted shark, Rhincodon typus, of warm marine waters, similar to a whale, that feeds by filtering plankton from the water.
    • 1983, Richard Ellis, The Book of Sharks, Knopf, →ISBN, page 42:
      The largest fish in the world is a shark. It is a harmless plankton eater, and its name, whale shark has been confusing people for years.

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