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Rhincodon typus

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Collector:
No Data
Preparation:
Acetate
Prep Count:
3
Place:
No Data
Specimen Count:
3
Record Last Modified:
24 Mar 2016
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Chondrichthyes Orectolobiformes Rhincodontidae
Published Name:
Rhincodon typus
USNM Number:
RAD109868
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Vertebrate Zoology
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NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Fishes Division
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Rhincodon typus

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Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
Atlantic
Preparation:
Dry Osteological Specimen
Illustration
Prep Count:
1
2
Place:
Beach 3 Miles up from Ormond Florida., Florida, United States, Atlantic
Collection Date:
25 Jan 1902
Specimen Count:
1
Notes:
Teeth & pieces of fin in alc.; skin in bone storage. ledger as usnm 27225). rest of spec. (dried skin), in bone storage.
In Osteo Collection: One set of jaws and one box containing misc. parts
Record Last Modified:
11 Jun 2015
Taxonomy:
Animalia Animalia Chordata Chordata Chondrichthyes Chondrichthyes Orectolobiformes Orectolobiformes Rhincodontidae Rhincodontidae
Published Name:
Rhincodon typus
Rhincodon typicus
Accession Number:
038960
Other Numbers:
Bone Ledger Number : 27225
USNM Number:
50227
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NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Fishes Division
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Whale shark (Rhincodon typus) Florida from Zoological Society bulletin.

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Language:
English
Latin
Type:
Photographic prints
Place:
Flordia
Publication Place:
New York
Date:
1913
Publication Date:
1913
Book Title:
Zoological Society bulletin.
Caption:
Whale shark (Rhincodon typus) Florida.
Educational Notes:
This forty-five foot whale shark looks ferocious, but it is harmless to humans. This particular shark was caught in Florida in 1912, then mounted to be shown in New York and later Atlantic City. A living whale shark also pose little threat. It feeds chiefly on small, marine life such as plankton that it filters in its mouth when suctioning water, like a vacuum cleaner suctions air. This fish is as big as a whale, but it is definitely a shark because its skeleton is made of cartilage, not bone. Unlike most sharks, it has a blunt head. Marine biologists studying them swim with them in the open seas. Staying with them can be tricky because they are capable of diving very deep – over a mile down. Hanging onto a dorsal fin could be dangerous!
Topic:
Zoology
Biology
Taxonomy
Oceanography
Fish
Whale Sharks
Taxonomy:
Rhincodon typus
Publisher:
New York Zoological Society
Image ID:
SIL-zoologicalsociet55601newy_0141_crop
Catalog ID:
338454
Rights:
Not in Copyright
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Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries

On the morphology of the whale shark, Rhincodon typus Smith

Author:
Uchida, S
Type:
Citations
Date:
1983
Notes:
Originally published in: Aquabiology 5-2:93-101. English abstract.
Topic:
Shark
Morphology--External morphology
External morphology--External morphometrics
External morphometrics
Data Source:
Marine Mammals Bibliography

An Unprecedented Aggregation of Whale Sharks, Rhincodon typus, in Mexican Coastal Waters of the Caribbean Sea

Author:
de la Parra Venegas, Rafael
Hueter, Robert
Gonzalez Cano, Jaime
Tyminski, John
Gregorio Remolina, Jose
Maslanka, Mike
Ormos, Andrea
Weigt, Lee A.
Carlson, Bruce
Dove, Alistair
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2011
Abstract:
Whale sharks, Rhincodon typus, are often perceived as solitary behemoths that live and feed in the open ocean. To the contrary, evidence is accumulating that they are gregarious and form seasonal aggregations in some coastal waters. One such aggregation occurs annually north of Cabo Catoche, off Isla Holbox on the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. Here we report a second, much denser aggregation of whale sharks (dubbed "the Afuera") that occurs east of the tip of the Yucatan Peninsula in the Caribbean Sea. The 2009 Afuera event comprised the largest aggregation of whale sharks ever reported, with up to 420 whale sharks observed in a single aerial survey, all gathered in an elliptical patch of ocean approximately 18 km(2). Plankton studies indicated that the sharks were feeding on dense homogenous patches of fish eggs, which DNA barcoding analysis identified as belonging to little tunny, Euthynnus alletteratus. This contrasts with the annual Cabo Catoche aggregation nearby, where prey consists mostly of copepods and sergestid shrimp. Increased sightings at the Afuera coincide with decreased sightings at Cabo Catoche, and both groups have the same sex ratio, implying that the same animals are likely involved in both aggregations; tagging data support this idea. With two whale shark aggregation areas, high coastal productivity and a previously-unknown scombrid spawning ground, the northeastern Yucatan marine region is a critical habitat that deserves more concerted conservation efforts.
Doi:
10.1371/journal.pone.0018994
Citation:
de la Parra Venegas, Rafael, Hueter, Robert, Gonzalez Cano, Jaime, Tyminski, John, Gregorio Remolina, Jose, Maslanka, Mike, Ormos, Andrea, Weigt, Lee A., Carlson, Bruce and Dove, Alistair. 2011. An Unprecedented Aggregation of Whale Sharks, Rhincodon typus, in Mexican Coastal Waters of the Caribbean Sea. PLoS One, 6(4): 1-8. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0018994
Topic:
Natural History
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries

Feeding anatomy, filter-feeding rate, and diet of whale sharks Rhincodon typus during surface ram filter feeding off the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

Author:
Motta, Philip J.
Maslanka, Michael
Hueter, Robert E.
Davis, Ray L.
Parra, Rafael de la
Mulvany, Samantha L.
Habegger, Maria Laura
Strother, James A.
Mara, Kyle R.
Gardiner, Jayne M.
Tyminski, John P.
Zeigler, Leslie D.
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2010
Citation:
Motta, Philip J., Maslanka, Michael, Hueter, Robert E., Davis, Ray L., Parra, Rafael de la, Mulvany, Samantha L., Habegger, Maria Laura, Strother, James A., Mara, Kyle R., Gardiner, Jayne M., Tyminski, John P. and Zeigler, Leslie D. 2010. Feeding anatomy, filter-feeding rate, and diet of whale sharks Rhincodon typus during surface ram filter feeding off the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. Zoology, 113: 199-212.
Topic:
Zoology
Animals
Veterinary medicine
Animal health
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries

Paronatrema mantae

Collector:
Dr. Ernest H. Williams Jr.
Preparation:
Slide
Prep Count:
1
Place:
Okinawa Coastal Waters, Japan, Asia
Collection Date:
10 Jul 1985
Specimen Count:
1
Notes:
{"hostGen":"Rhincodon","hostSpec":"typus","hostBodyLoc":"gills"}
Record Last Modified:
21 Mar 2016
Common name:
Trematodes
Taxonomy:
Animalia Platyhelminthes Trematoda Azygiida Syncoeliidae
Other Numbers:
USNPC Accession (Catalog) : 079988.00
USNM Number:
1375356
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Parasite Collection
Invertebrate Zoology
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NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.

Remora remora

Vessel:
Tahei Maru
Collector:
H. Kami
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
Pacific
Depth (m):
15 - 18
Preparation:
Unknown
Place:
Hawaiian Islands Maro Reef, Hawaii, United States, Pacific
Collection Date:
2 Jul 1961
Specimen Count:
1
Notes:
Rec. from: usfws-honolulu thru: donald w. strasburg; from rhincodon typus est. 50-60 ft. caught by pole and line using skipjack flesh as bait. chummed away from host with same mat'l. placed in tank.
Record Last Modified:
19 Aug 2014
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Echeneidae
Published Name:
Remora remora
Accession Number:
246668
USNM Number:
202068
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Data Source:
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