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whale shark

a tropical shark, Rhincodon typus, ranging in size from 30 to 60 feet (9 to 18 meters), having small teeth and a sievelike structure over its gills for catching plankton.
Origin of whale shark
1880-85 Unabridged
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  • Get lucky, and you may get to snorkel with a whale shark, a harmless fish that eats plankton.
  • For example, the giant whale shark feasts on these puny animals.
  • The biggest fish on the planet is a shark, the whale shark, but it has no teeth.
British Dictionary definitions for whale shark

whale shark

a large spotted whalelike shark, Rhincodon typus, of warm seas, that feeds on plankton and small animals: family Rhincodontidae
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