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:
Bodianus cyclostomus, Bodianus cyclostomus, Bodianus melanoleucos, Labrus laevis, Paracanthistius melanoleucus, Paracantistius maculatus, P. maculatum, P. leopardus, P. maculatum ssp. melanoleucum, P. maculatus
FishesStatus/Date Listed as Endangered:
Area(s) Where Listed As Endangered:
Africa, American Samoa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, North America (United States Territory), Oceanic
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