The Japanese word for "Whale Shark" is jinbeezame ジンベエザメ.
- jinbee 甚兵衛, or jinbei, is a kind of traditional informal Japanese summer clothes. The Whale Shark is named after them because the pattern of its ridges is similar to the pattern found in jinbee.
Scientific name: Rhincodon typus.
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- Jinbei - en.wikipedia.org, accessed .