Whale shark

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Whale shark
Scientific classification
Kingdom Information
Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Animalia
Subkingdom Biliteria
Branch Deuterostomia
Phylum Information
Phylum Chordata
Sub-phylum Vertebrata
Infraphylum Gnathostomata
Class Information
Class Chondrichthyes
Sub-class Elasmobranchii
Order Information
Superorder Selachimorpha
Order Orectolobiformes
Family Information
Family Rhiniodontidae
Genus Information
Genus Rhincodon
Species Information
Species R. typus
Population statistics

The whale shark (Rhincodon typus) is the largest species of fish in the world. It can grow up to forty feet long, and is usually found in tropical waters. It feeds on plankton, krill, and other microscopic species.