Heaviest cartilaginous fish
Who
whale shark Rhincodon typus
What
21.5 tonne(s)/metric ton(s)
Where
Pakistan ()
When

The heaviest cartilaginous fish, and also the largest fish of all, is the whale shark (Rhincodon typus), the largest scientifically recorded example of which measured 12.65 m (41 ft 6 in) long, 7 m (23 ft) round the thickest part of the body and weighed an estimated 21.5 tonnes (47,000 lb). It was captured off Baba Island, near Karachi, Pakistan on 11 November 1949.