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Scientific Names

Preferred Names

Rhincodontidae
Reference taxon from Catalogue of Life in Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life
Rhincodontidae
Recognized by iNaturalist, Timor Sea Species List, NMNH Fishes, Egypt Species List, AnAge articles, Animal Diversity Web, IABIN, IUCN, Angola Species List, Australia Species List, Brazil Species List, Canada Species List, Chile Species List, China Species List, Christmas Island Species List, Colombia Species List, Costa Rica Species List, Djibouti Species List, Dominica Species List, Ecuador Species List, Federated States of Micronesia Species List, French Polynesia Species List, India Species List, Italy Species List, Kenya Species List, Kuwait Species List, Malaysia Species List, Maldives Species List, Mauritius Species List, Mozambique Species List, Myanmar Species List, New Zealand Species List, Pakistan Species List, Palau Species List, Panama Species List, Papua New Guinea Species List, Peru Species List, Philippines Species List, Portugal Species List, Saint Helena Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, Seychelles Species List, South Africa Species List, Taiwan Species List, Tanzania Species List, Thailand Species List, The Bahamas Species List, Sri Lanka Species List, United Arab Emirates Species List, Venezuela Species List, Vietnam Species List, Japan Species List, English Vernaculars for Landmark Taxa, OBIS environmental data records, Indonesia Species List, Mexico Species List, United States Species List, Andaman Sea Species List, Arabian Sea Species List, Bali Sea Species List, Banda Sea Species List, Bay of Bengal Species List, Bismarck Sea Species List, Caribbean Sea Species List, Celebes Sea Species List, Coral Sea Species List, Eastern China Sea Species List, Gulf of Aden Species List, Gulf of Aqaba Species List, Gulf of California Species List, Gulf of Guinea Species List, Gulf of Mexico Species List, Gulf of Thailand Species List, Indian Ocean Species List, Laccadive Sea Species List, Makassar Strait Species List, Malacca Strait Species List, Mozambique Channel Species List, North Atlantic Species List, North Pacific Species List, North Sea Species List, Persian Gulf Species List, Red Sea Species List, Philippine Sea Species List, South China Sea Species List, Yellow Sea Species List, Sulu Sea Species List, Timor Sea Species List, Tasman Sea Species List, South Atlantic Species List, South Pacific Species List, Gulf of Oman Species List, and Furui 2020
Rhincodontidae Müller & Henle 1841
Family recognized by World Register of Marine Species

Alternative Names

Eorhincodon Li 1997
Doubtful according to GBIF classification
Palaeorhincodon Herman 1975
Doubtful according to GBIF classification
Rhiniodontidae Müller & Henle 1839
Invalid according to Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) Taxonomic Hierarchy (unavailable, suppressed by ruling)

Common Names

English

whale sharks preferred
Whale Shark
Recognized by CITES

Finnish

Valashait preferred
Recognized by christinaflann and admin

French

Requin-baleine preferred
Recognized by CITES
requins baleine preferred

Japanese

ジンベエザメ科 preferred
Recognized by Furui 2020, piaf, and admin
ching sha k'o
jimbeizame-ka
ジンベエザメ

Russian

kitovye akuly preferred

Spanish; Castilian

Tiburón Ballena preferred
Recognized by CITES
tiburones ballena
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Curated hierarchies for Rhincodontidae