A new record of whale shark in Brazilian waters

Published online on 16. October 2012

A new record of whale shark Rhincodon typus in Brazilian waters: a report of association with Caranx crysos

R. Andrades, H. T. Pinheiro, R. G. Santos, A. S. Martins, P. A. S. Costa


In May 2011, a Rhincodon typus was sighted on the continental shelf of the central Brazilian coast, in the vicinity of a gas platform. During the video record, an interspecific following association was observed between a Caranx crysos school and the R. typus.

Journal of Fish Biology. Early View Version. doi: 10.1111/j.1095-8649.2012.03460.x



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