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Megamouth

Megamouth Shark #9 Caught off Brazil
and now displayed in the Instituto de Pesca, São Paulo, Brazil

September 18, 1995


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Ventral view of head, photo by José I. Castro ©
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Lateral view of head, photo by José I. Castro ©
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Lateral view of head showing color pattern and markings, photo by José I. Castro ©
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Megachasma pelagios, photo by Otto B. F. Gadig ©
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Megachasma pelagios in preservation tank, photo by Otto B. F. Gadig ©


Ed. Note: A full description of this specimen can be found in the recent (2000) publication "Description of a juvenile megamouth shark, Megachasma pelagios, caught off Brazil" by Alberto F. Amorim, Carlos A. Arfelli and José I. Castro, in Enviromental Biology of Fishes, volume 59: 117-123.