Karol Bagh | IAS GS Foundation Course | 29 May, 6 PM Call Us
This just in:

State PCS

Daily Updates

Important Facts For Prelims

Whale Shark

  • 03 Mar 2020
  • 1 min read
  • Scientific Name: Rhincodon typus
  • Features: Whale sharks are the largest shark and they feed on plankton and travel large distances to find enough food to sustain their huge size, and to reproduce.
  • Habitat: Whale sharks are found in all the tropical oceans of the world.
  • Threats: Oil & gas drilling, shipping lanes etc.
  • Protection Status:
    • IUCN Red List: Endangered
    • CITES: Appendix II
    • Indian Wildlife Protection Act, 1972: Schedule I

Source: TH

SMS Alerts
Share Page