Although whale sharks are massive, they are generally docile and inoffensive to humans. Whale sharks are even sometimes nice enough to let human swimmers hitch a ride.
Learn more about the Whale Shark.
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Other Names and/or Listed subspecies:Group:
Plectropoma variegatum, Blue-lined Coral Trout, Blue-lined Coralgrouper, Vermicular Coralgrouper, Vermiculate Coral Trout
FishesStatus/Date Listed as Endangered:
Area(s) Where Listed As Endangered:
Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Federated States of Micronesia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste
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