Native Animals
 

Rhincodon typus

Whale Shark
EN
Endangered
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
ver 3.1, 2016
QR Code
SSN 28356
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Taxonomy

The taxanomic status is pending for approval

Habitats

No Description Suitability Seasonality
1
Marine Neritic → Pelagic
Suitable Resident
2
Marine Oceanic → Bathypelagic (1,000 - 4,000 m)
Suitable Resident
3
Marine Oceanic → Epipelagic (0 - 200 m)
Suitable Resident
4
Marine Oceanic → Mesopelagic (200 - 1,000 m)
Suitable Resident
References : http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/classification-schemes/habitats-classification-scheme-ver3

Assessment

Year Published Assessment Red List Category Version
2016 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Endangered (EN)
3.1
2005 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Vulnerable (VU)
3.1
2000 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Vulnerable (VU)
N/A
1996 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Data Deficient (DD)
N/A

References

Book
  1. A country and regional prioritisation for supporting implementation of CITES provisions for sharks, 2018. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) . pp. 199. — [ Adobe PDF (PDF) ]
  2. Malaysia National Plan of Action for the Conservation and Management of Shark (Plan 2), 2014. Department of Fisheries Malaysia, Malaysia. pp. 50. — [ Adobe PDF (PDF) ]
  3. Yusri, A., Hamdan, J. & Abdul Rahman, A.M. (2010). Ikan Laut Malaysia: Glosari Nama Sahih Spesis Ikan . Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. pp. 290.
  4. Kamarruddin, I., Mohamed, C.A.R., Kee Alfian, B.A.A., Fitra, A.Z., Lee, J.N. & Rozaimi, M.J. (2011). Malaysia's Marine Biodiversity: Inventory and Current Status. Department of Marine Park Malaysia and Marine Ecosystem Research Centre (EKOMAR), Malaysia. pp. 212.
  5. Gambang, A.C., Ahmad, A. & Lim, A.P.K. (2007). Field Guide to Sharks of Malaysia and Neighbouring Countries. Fisheries Research Institute, Sarawak Branch, Bintawa, Malaysia. pp. 56.
  6. Kimura, S., Satapoomin, U. & Matsuura, K. (2009). Fishes of Andaman Sea : West Coast of Southern Thailand. National Museum of Nature and Science, Japan. pp. 346.
Chapter in book
  1. Gambang, A.C., Daud, A., Lim, A.P.K. & Osman, M. (2004). Fish Community of Pulau Layang Layang. In Mohamed, P.A. (Ed.), Marine Biodiversity of Pulau Layang Layang, Malaysia. Marine Research Station Layang Layang (MARSAL), Fisheries Research Institute, Department of Fisheries Malaysia. pp. 43-58.

Acknowledgements :- Ms. Aida Salihah Binti Abu Bakar, Ms. Amirah Hasanah Binti Mazlan, Mr. Badrul Amin Bin Jaffar, Ms. Mira Farzana Binti Mohamad Mokhtar, Ms. Nurliyana Binti Abd Rahman, Ms. Nursyafiqa Madzlen, Mr. Tan Kok Kiat & Mr. Yasser Mohamed Arifin

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