Whale Shark (Rhincodon typus) Issues Paper

Department of the Environment and Heritage, May 2005
ISBN 0 6425 5082 4

Appendix 1

Whale Shark Range States

American Samoa Gambia Nigeria
Angola Ghana Niue
Anguilla Grenada Northern Mariana Islands
Antigua and Barbuda Guadeloupe Oman
Aruba Guam Pakistan
Australia Guatemala Panama
Bahamas Guinea Papua New Guinea
Bahrain Guinea-Bissau Peru
Bangladesh? Guyana Philippines
Barbados Haiti Portugal
Belize Honduras Puerto Rico
Benin Hong Kong Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Bermuda India Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Brazil Indonesia
British Indian Ocean Territory Iran (Islamic Republic of) Sao Tomé and Principe
Iraq Saudi Arabia
Brunei Darussalam Israel Senegal
Cambodia Jamaica Seychelles
Cameroon Japan Singapore
Cape Verde Jordan Somalia
Cayman Islands Kenya South Africa
Chile Kiribati Sri Lanka
China Korea, Republic of Sudan
Christmas Island Kuwait Taiwan, Province of China
Colombia Liberia Tanzania, United Republic of
Comoros Macao Thailand
Congo Madagascar Timor-Leste
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Malaysia Togo
Maldives Tokelau
Cook Islands Marshall Islands Tonga
Costa Rica (Cocos I.) Martinique Trinidad and Tobago
Cuba Mauritania Turks and Caicos Islands
Côte d'Ivoire Mauritius Tuvalu
Djibouti Mexico United Arab Emirates
Dominica Micronesia, Federated States of United States (Hawaiian Is.)
Dominican Republic United States Minor Outlying Islands (Johnston I.; Wake Is.)
Ecuador (Galápagos) Montserrat
Egypt Mozambique
El Salvador Myanmar Vanuatu
Equatorial Guinea Namibia Venezuela
Eritrea Nauru Viet Nam
Fiji Netherlands Antilles (Curaçao) Virgin Islands, British
French Guiana New Caledonia Virgin Islands, U.S.
French Polynesia (Marquesas; Tuamotu Is.) New Zealand Wallis and Futuna Islands
Gabon Nicaragua Yemen

Source: IUCN Redlist 2003 (http://www.redlist.org/search/details.php?species=19488)