Which is the largest fish in the world?

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Largest Fish in the World

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The largest fish in the world is the whale shark or Rhincodon typus.

Important information about the largest fish in the world:

  • The whale shark is found in open waters of the tropical oceans.
  • They can grow to approximately 40 feet (12 meters) and weigh around 20 tons by some estimates.
  • They are slow moving sharks.
  • Whale sharks have very large mouths and are filter feeders and they eat mostly small organisms like plankton, small fish, and squid.
  • Despite its size, the whale shark does not pose any danger to humans.

Source: oceanservice.noaa.gov, Wikipedia. Photo:Abe Khao Lak