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Whale Shark is a fish that usually lives in warm coastal waters and open ocean. It has a smooth skin and is able to speed up to 16km/h (10mph). Whale Shark (rhincodon typus) grows 10-12.2m (33-40ft) and has a weight 13,607-18,144kg (15-20tons). The animal lives 60-70 years in a solitary lifestyle. Favourite food: krill, plankton, crab, fish

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Facts about whale sharks
NameWhale Shark
Conservation StatusThreatened
Main PreyKrill, plankton, crab, fish
OrderOrectolobiformes
ColourBrown, blue, grey
LifestyleSolitary
GenusRhincodon
PredatorsHuman, sharks, killer whale
FamilyRhincodontidae
KingdomAnimalia
ClassChondrichthyes
Life Span60-70 years
Size10-12.2m (33-40ft)
Top Speed16km/h (10mph)
Skin TypeSmooth
HabitatWarm coastal waters and open ocean
PhylumChordata
Average Litter Size12
Scientific NameRhincodon typus
Weight13,607-18,144kg (15-20tons)
DietCarnivore
TypeFish
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