The whale shark, Rhincodon typus, is a slow-moving filter feeding shark and the largest extant fish species.The whale shark inhabits all tropical and warm-temperate seas.In 2011 the largest aggregation of whale sharks ever recorded was reported from the Yucatan coast of Mexico, in which more than 400 animals gathered in one place to feed on spawn from the little tunny, Euthynnus alletteratus.

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