Whale Shark

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Whale shark

Tinwana Endyangwini

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Rhincodon typus

Nhlamuselo

Miri wa yona wuna swicoticoti swa mihlovohlovo yovonikela laha yitlhelaka yiva na milayeni ya mpunwa yo hlawuleka eka muxaka lowu wa Whale shark. Yitlhela yiva na swihlawulekisi swa milayeni yinharhu leyinga ehenhla ka miri wa yona.

Vuxokoxoko

Ndyangu wa Rhincodontidae wuna muxaka wunwe (1) na rixaka rin’we (1). Muxaka lowu wa Whale shark hiwona lowukulu swinene lowu hanyaka eka tihlampfi naswona wunga tika kuya fika eka 13 tons. Yitala kuvonaka yitifambela yoxe kambe yikota kuva eka mintlawa kuya fika eka 100. Yitala ku rhurha yiya laha kunga na swakudya swayona swotala. Nomo wa yona wufika eka 1,5m hiku anama naswona yina kwalomu ka 300 – 350 wa mintila ya meno lawa yanga tirhisiweku kudya swakudya. Nhlayiso wa yona wutiyisisa leswaku tilava kuhlayisiwa hi xiyimo xale henhla. Vana vakona vatswariwa vakurile kwalomu ka 40-60 cm hiku leha loko vatswariwa. Yikota kuva yi hanya kufikela 100 wa malembe.

Swakudya

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Yihlawula leswi yidyaka swona kambe hixitalo yidya nkuxu, krill, swihadyana leswintsongo leswi bolaka, crustacean larvae na swihadyana leswintsongo leswipfumalaka rhambu rale nhlaneni.

Kuhangalaka

Misava hinkwayo kambe eka tindhawu ta tropical.