Whale Shark

Series of elevation illustrations of the Whale Shark

The Whale Shark (Rhincodon Typus) is the largest shark in the sea and have a gray-brown skin covered with white spots. They typically live in the tropical oceans and are rarely seen in water with a temperature below 70°F (21°C). Whale sharks are slow-moving and docile.

Whale Sharks are filter feeders, typically eat plankton as well as other small fish, and have about 3,000 small teeth. The average size of their litter is of 12 pups. Whale Sharks are considered in danger of extinction as their current population trend is decreasing.

Set of plan and side elevation drawings of the Whale Shark in assorted postures

Whale Sharks have a total length between 30’-62’ (9.1-18.9 m) and an overall weight in the range of 41000-50000 (20.6-25 tons) (18600-22675 kg). The typical lifespan of the Whale Shark is 70-130 years.


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30’-62’ | 9.1-18.9 m
41000-50000 (20.6-25 tons) | 18600-22675 kg
Scientific Name:
Rhincodon typus
70-130 years


Drawings include:

Whale Shark side elevation, side (perspective), front, top

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Sharks are one of the oldest species on earth having outlived the dinosaurs with fossil records dating them back 400 million years. In their ecosystems, the carnivorous shark is usually the top of their food chain, but are being threatened by human activities and hunting.