Whale Shark
I-Whale shark

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Igama Leentsapho Eziqhelekileyo

I-Whale shark

Abanye Kwintsapho

N/A

Igama Lezesayensi

Rhincodon typus

Ubukhulu

Ukufika ku-13m

Ukukhangeleka

Iindawo ezikhanyayo ezikhanyayo kunye nemigca ye-gray checkered iyingqayizivele ye
Whale shark. Iinqaba ezintathu eziphambili zibaleka emzimbeni.

Inkcukacha Jikelele

I-Rhincodontidae yintsapho iqukethe olunye uhlobo kunye nesinye ispecie. I-Whale shark yindawo ephilileyo.

Iintlanzi kwaye zinokulinganisa itani eziyi-13. Ngokuqhelekileyo kubonwe njengentlanzi ezingezodwa, kodwa ziqulunqe amaqela okufikelela.

100 yazo. Ukufudukela kwiindawo zeentyantyambo zeplankton. Umlomo ufikelela kuma-1,5m ububanzi kwaye unako.

Phakathi kwama-300-350 amanqwanqwa amancinci amazinyo, angasetyenziswanga ekusondiseni. Ubume bendalo.

Khu seleka. Ovoviviparous. Incinci izalwe ngokupheleleyo kwaye i-40-60cm ubude xa
Ezalwa. Ubomi obude bufikelela kwiminyaka eyi-100.

Ukutya

©Roger de la Harpe
Umxhasi wefayile. Uninzi lwama-macro-algae, i-krill, iplankton, i-crustacean neentshulube ezincinci.

Ukufumaneka

Ehlabathini lonke kwimimandla yasempuma.