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Megamouth

Bibliography of the Megamouth
(Megachasma pelagios)
Compiled By:

George H. Burgess and Monica A. Clerio
Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611
This bibliography is not considered inclusive, but we would like to make it so. If you are aware of an omitted reference, please forward a copy of the publication to George H. Burgess so that it may be added to the list.
Amorim, A. F.; Arfeli, C. A. and Castro, J. I. 2000. Description of a juvenile megamouth shark, Megachasma pelagios, caught off Brazil. Environm. Biol. Fishes. 59 (2): 117-123.

Amorim, A. F., Fagundes, L., Arfelli, C. A., and Costa, F. E. S. 1995. Occurrence of megamouth shark, Megachasma pelagios Taylor, Compagno & Struhsaker, 1983, in the Atlantic. VII Reunião do Grupo de Trabalho sobre pesca e pesquisa de tubarões e raias no Brasil. Rio Grande do Sul.

Amorim, A. F.; Arfelli, C. A. and Fagundes L. 1998. Pelagic elasmobranchs caught by longliners off southern Brazil during 1974-97: an overview. Mar. Freshwater Res 49, 621-32.

Anon. 1988. International interest in megamouth. Western Australian Museum, Your Museum, (Sept.):1-4.

Berra, T.M. 1997. Some 20th century fish discoveries. Env. Biol. Fishes 50, 1-12.

Berra, T. M. and Hutchins, J. B. 1990. A specimen of megamouth shark, Megachasma pelagios (Megachasmidae) from Western Australia. Rec. West. Aust. Mus., 14(4):651-656.

Berra, T. M. and Hutchins, B. 1991. Natural history notes on the megamouth shark, Megachasma pelagios, from Western Australia. West. Aust. Nat., 18(8):224-233.

Caira, J. N., Jensen, K., Yamane, Y., Isobe, A., and Nagasawa, K. 1997. On the tapeworms of Megachasma pelagios: description of a new genus and species of lecanicephalidean and additional information on the trypanorhynch Mixodigma leptaleum. In: Yano, K., Morrissey, J. F., Yabumoto, Y., and Nakaya, K., (eds.). Biology of the Megamouth Shark. Japan: Tokai University Press, pp. 181-191.

Cardone, Bonnie J. 1996. Sharks You Should Know: The Megamouth. Skin Diver, 45(5):42.

Castillo-Géniz, J. L., Ocampo-Torres, A. I., Shimada, K., Rigsby, C. K., and Nicholas, A. C. 2012. Juvenile megamouth shark, Megachasma pelagios, caught off the Pacific coast of Mexico, and its significance to chondrichthyan diversity in Mexico. Ciencias Marinas, 38(2): 467–474.

Castro, J. I. 1983. The Sharks of North American Waters. College Station, TX, Texas A&M University Press, 180 p.

Castro, J. I., Clark, E., Yano, K., and Nakaya, K. 1997. The gross anatomy of the female reproductive tract and associated organs of the Fukuoka megamouth shark (Megachasma pelagios). In: Yano, K., Morrissey, J. F., Yabumoto, Y., and Nakaya, K., (eds.). Biology of the Megamouth Shark. Japan: Tokai University Press, pp. 115-119.

Clark, E. & Castro, J. I. 1995. "Megamamma" is a virgin: dissection of the first female specimen of Megachasma pelagios. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 43:329-332.

Compagno, L.J.V. 2001. Sharks of the world: an annotated and illustrated catalogue of shark species known to date. Volume 2: Bullhead, mackerel and carpet sharks (Heterodontiformes, Lamniformes and Orectolobiformes). Food Agric. Org., United Nations, FAO Species Catalogue for Fishery Purposes 1[2], 1-269.

Compagno, L. J. V. 1990. Relationships of the megamouth shark, Megachasma pelagios (Lamniformes, Megachasmidae) with comments on its feeding habits. In: Pratt, H. L., Gruber, S. H., and Taniuchi, T., (eds.). Elasmobranchs as living resources: Advances in the biology, ecology, systematics, and the status of the fisheries: U.S. Natl. Mar. Fish. Serv., pp. 357-380.

Compagno, L. J. V. 1984. Sharks of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of shark species known to date. Part 1 - Hexanchiformes to Lamniformes. FAO species catalogue. Vol. 4. Food Agric. Org. United Nations; FAO Fisheries Synopsis 125, Vol. 4, Pt. 1. pp. 1-249.

Cressey, R. and Boyle, H. 1978. A New Genus and Species of Parasitic Copepod (Pandaridae) from a Unique New Shark. Pacific Science, 32(1): 25 - 30.

Dailey, M. D. and Vogelbein, W. 1982. Mixodigmatidae, a new family of Cestode (Trypanorhyncha) from a deep sea, planktivorous shark. The Journal of Parasitology, Vol. 68(1): 145-149.

DeSchutter, P. 2009. The presence of Megachasma (Chondrichthyes: Lamniformes) in the Neogene of Belgium, First Occurrence in Europe. Geologica Belgica, 12/3-4: 179-203.

Diamond, J. M. 1985. Filter-feeding on a grand scale. Nature 316:679-680.

Elizaga, E. T. and Morrissey, J. F. Capture of megamouth #11 in the Philippines. Philippine J. Sci. (1999?)

Ellis, R. & McCosker, J. E. 1991. Great White Shark. HarperCollins Publ., New York, 270 p.

Goto, M. 1999. Histological structure of the teeth, dermal and mucous denticles and gill rakers of a female megamouth shark, Megachasma pelagious, from Hakata Bay, Japan. Archives of Comparative Biology of Tooth Enamel 6:9-18.

Hanan, D. A., Holts, D. B., and Coan, A. L. 1993. The California drift net fishery for sharks and swordfish, 1981-82 through 1990-91: Calif. Fish Game, Fish Bull. 175, 95 p.

Herring, P.J. 1985. Tenuous evidence for the luminous mouthed shark. Nature 318[6043], 238.

Human, B. A., Morrison, S. M., and MacLeod, I. D. 2012. Is the Megamouth Shark susceptible to mega-distortion? Investigating the effects of twenty-two years of fixation and preservation on a large specimen of Megachasma pelagios (Chondrichthyes: Megachasmidae). Records of the Western Australian Museum, 27: 007-020.

Hutchins, J. B. 1992. Megamouth: gentle giant of the deep. Aust. Nat. Hist., 23:910-917.

Ishida, H., Miyamoto, and Tsuji, K. 1996. Study on the Bile Salts from a Megamouth Shark. I. The Structures of a New Bile Alcohol, 7-Deoxyscymnol, and Its New Sodium Sulphates. Chemical and Pharmaceutical Bulletin 44(7):1289.

Ishida, H., Miyamoto, H., Kajino, T., Nakayasu, H., Nukaya, H., and Tsuji, K. 1997. Study on the bile salts from a megamouth shark. In: Yano, K., Morrissey, J. F., Yabumoto, Y., and Nakaya, K., (eds.). Biology of the Megamouth Shark. Japan: Tokai University Press, pp. 161-170.

Itasbashi, Y., Yamaguchi, A., and Nakaya, K. 1997. Liver oil composition of the megamouth shark, Megachasma pelagios. In: Yano, K., Morrissey, J. F., Yabumoto, Y., and Nakaya, K., (eds.). Biology of the Megamouth Shark. Japan: Tokai University Press, pp. 151-159.

Ito, H., Yoshimoto, M. and Somiya, H. 1999. External brain form and cranial nerves of the megamouth shark, Megachasma pelagios. Copeia (1):210-213.

Johnson, C. S. 1978. Sea creatures and the problem of equipment damage. U.S. Naval Inst. Proc., (Aug.):106-107.

Kempster, R.M., and Collin, S.P. 2011. Electrosensory pore distribution and feeding in the megamouth shark Megachasma pelagios (Lamniformes: Megachasmidae). Aquatic Biology. Vol.11: 225-228.

Last, P. R. and Stevens, J. D. 1994. Sharks and Rays of Australia. East Melbourne, Australia: CSIRO Australia.

Lavenberg, R. J. 1991. Megamania- the continuing saga of megamouth sharks. Terra, 30:30-39.

Lavenberg, R. J. and Seigel, J. A. 1985. The Pacific's megamystery- Megamouth. Terra, 23:30-31.

Long, D. J. and Waggoner, B. M. 1996. Evolutionary relationships of the white shark: a phylogeny of lamniform sharks based on dental morphology. In: Klimley, A. P. and Ainley, D. G., (eds.). Great White Sharks: The Biology of Carcharodon carcharias San Diego: Academic Press, pp. 37-47.

MacLeod, I. D. 2008. Washing formaldehyde from fixed spirit specimens: a mechanism for the preservation of Megamouth III. Western Australian Museum. AICCM Bulletin, Vol. 31:36-43.

MacLeod, I. D., and Van Dam, A. J. 2011. A Migration Mechanism for Transfer of Sharks from Ethanol to Aqueous Glycerol Solutions. Natural History Collections, pp. 1-8.

Maisey, J. G. 1985. Relationships of the megamouth shark, Megachasma. Copeia (1):228-231.

Martin, A. P. and Naylor, G. J. P. 1997. Independent origins of filter feeding in megamouth and basking sharks (Order Lamniformes) inferred from phylogenetic analysis of cytochrome b gene sequences. In: Yano, K.; Morrissey, J. F.; Yabumoto, Y., and Nakaya, K., (eds.). Biology of the Megamouth Shark. Japan: Tokai University Press, pp. 39-50.

Martin, A. P., Pardini, A. T., Noble, L. R., and Jones, C. S. 2002. Conservation of a dinucleotide simple sequence repeat locus in sharks. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 23: 205-213.

Megamouth Alive! 1991. Sea Frontiers, 37(1):21.

Miya, M., Hirosawa, M., and Mochizuki, K. 1992. Occurrence of a megachasmid shark in Suruga Bay: photographic evidence. J. Nat. Hist. Must. Inst., Chiba, 2:41-44.

Morrissey, J. F., Dunn, K. A., and Mulé, F. 1997. The phylogenetic position of Megachasma pelagios inferred from mtDNA sequence data. In: Yano, K., Morrissey, J. F., Yabumoto, Y., and Nakaya, K., (eds.). Biology of the Megamouth Shark. Japan: Tokai University Press, pp. 33-37.

Nagasawa, K. and Nakaya, K. 1997. The parasitic copepod Dinemoleus indeprensus (Siphonostomatoida: Pandaridae) from the megamouth shark, Megachasma pelagios, from Japan. In: Yano, K., Morrissey, J. F., Yabumoto, Y., and Nakaya, K., (eds.). Biology of the Megamouth Shark. Japan: Tokai University Press, pp. 177-179.

Nakaya, K. 1989. Discovery of a megamouth shark from Japan. Japanese Journal of Ichthyology, 36(1):144-146.

Nakaya, K. 1989. Discovery of a megamouth shark from Japan. Rep. Japan. Soc. Elasmobranch Stud., 26:36-39.

Nakaya, K. 1997. Introduction. In: Yano, K., Morrissey, J. F., Yabumoto, Y., and Nakaya, K., (eds.). Biology of the megamouth shark. Japan: Tokai University Press.

Nakaya, K., Yano, K., Takada, K., and Hiruda, H. 1997. Morphology of the first female megamouth shark, Megachasma pelagios (Elasmobranchii: Megachasmidae), landed at Fukuoka, Japan. In: Yano, K., Morrissey, J. F., Yabumoto, Y., and Nakaya, K., (eds.). Biology of the Megamouth Shark. Japan: Tokai University Press, pp. 51-62.

Nakaya, K. 2001. White band on upper jaw of Megamouth Shark, Megachasma pelagios and its presumed function (Lamniformes: Megachasmidae). Bulletin of Fisheries Sciences, Hokkaido University [Bull. Fish Sci. Hokkaido Univ.] Vol. 52, No. 3:125-129.

Nakaya, K., Matsumoto, R., and Suda, K. 2008. Feeding strategy of the megamouth shark Megachasma pelagios (Lamniformes: Megachasmidae). Journal of Fish Biology, 73: 17-34.

Nakaya, K. 2010. Biology of the Megamouth Shark, Megachasma pelagios (Lamniformes: Megachasmidae). Proceedings of an International Symposium, Into the Unknown, Researching Mysterious Deep-sea Animals, pp. 69-82.

Nelson, S.R.; McKibben, J.N.; Strong, W.R.; Lowe, C.G.; Sisneros, J.A.; Schroeder, D.M.; and Lavenberg, R.J., 1997. An acoustic tracking of a megamouth shark, Megachasma pelagios; a crepuscular vertical migrator. Environ. Biol. Fish. Vol. 49 (4):389-399.

Oikawa, S. and Kanda, T. 1997. Some features of the gills of a megamouth shark and a shortfin mako, with reference to metabolic activity. In: Yano, K., Morrissey, J. F., Yabumoto, Y., and Nakaya, K., (eds.). Biology of the Megamouth Shark. Japan: Tokai University Press, pp. 93-104.

Séret, B. 1995. First record of a megamouth shark (Chondrichthyes Megachasmidae) in the Atlantic Ocean, off Senegal. Cybium. 19:425-427.

Shimada, K. 2002. Dental homologies in lamniform sharks (Chondrichthyes: Elasmobranchii). Journal of Morphology 251, 38-72.

Shimada, K. 2002. Teeth of embryos in lamniform sharks (Chondrichthyes: Elasmobranchii). Environmental Biology of Fishes. 63: 309-319.

Shimada, K. 2007. Mesozoic Origin for Megamouth Shark (Lamniformes: Megachasmidae). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Vol. 27 (2):512-516.

Smale, M.J.; Compagno, L.J.V.; and Human, B.A. 2002. First megamouth shark from the western Indian Ocean and South Africa. South African Journal of Science, Vol. 98 (7-8):349-350.

Stehmann, M., (ed.). 1993. Contributions to the study of the comprehensive morphology of teeth and other relevant ichthyodorulites in living supraspecific taxa of Chondrichthyan fishes, Part A: Selachii No. 1b: Order: Hexanchiformes - Family: Chlamydoselachidae; No. 5: Order: Heterodontiformes - Family: Heterodontidae; No. 6: Oreder: Lamniformes - Families: Cetorhinidae, Megachasmidae; Addendum 1 to No. 3: Order Squaliformes; Addendum 1 to No. 4: Order: Orectolobiformes; General glossary; Summary Part A. Herman, J.; Hovestadt-Euler, M., and Hovestadt, D. C. Biologie., 63:185-256.

Takada, K. 1994. Stranding of a megamouth shark in Hakata-Bay. Rep. Japan. Soc. Elasmobranch Stud. 31:13-16.

Takada, K. 1995. Stranding of a megamouth shark (#7) in Hakata-Bay. Rep. Japan. Soc. Elasmobranch Stud. 32:25.

Takada, K., Hiruda, H., Wakisaka, S., Kudo, S., and Yano, K. 1997. A summary of the freezing, thawing, preservation, and display methodology used on a large megamouth shark, Megachasma pelagios. In: Yano, K., Morrissey, J. F., Yabumoto, Y., and Nakaya, K., (eds.). Biology of the Megamouth Shark. Japan: Tokai University Press, pp. 11-19.

Takada, K., Hiruda, H., Wakisaka, S., Mori, T., and Nakaya, K. 1997. Capture of the first female megamouth shark, Megachasma pelagios, from Hakata Bay, Fukuoka, Japan. In: Yano, K., Morrissey, J. F., Yabumoto, Y., and Nakaya, K., (eds.). Biology of the Megamouth Shark. Japan: Tokai University Press, pp. 3-9.

Tanaka, S. and Yano, K. 1997. Histological observations on the reproductive organs of a female megamouth shark, Megachasma pelagios, from Hakata Bay, Japan. In: Yano, K., Morrissey, J. F., Yabumoto, Y., and Nakaya, K., (eds.). Biology of the Megamouth Shark. Japan: Tokai University Press, pp. 121-129.

Tanaka, Y. and Hirahara, Y. 1997. The structure of a megamouth shark (Megachasma pelagios) spleen. In: Yano, K., Morrissey, J. F., Yabumoto, Y., and Nakaya, K., (eds.). Biology of the Megamouth Shark. Japan: Tokai University Press, pp. 131-135.

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Taylor, L. 1993. Sharks of Hawai'i. Their Biology and Cultural Significance. University Of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, 126 p.

Taylor, L. R.; Compagno, L. J. V., and Struhsaker, P. J. 1983. Megamouth - a new species, genus, and family of lamnoid shark (Megachasma pelagios, family Megachasmidae) from the Hawaiian Islands. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 43(8):87-110.

Tsujii, T. 1997. Morphology of the kidney of the megamouth shark, Megachasma pelagios. In: Yano, K., Morrissey, J. F., Yabumoto, Y., and Nakaya, K., (eds.). Biology of the Megamouth Shark. Japan: Tokai University Press, pp. 143-150.

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Yabumoto, Y., Goto, M., Yano, K., and Uyeno, T. 1997. Dentition of a female megamouth, Megachasma pelagios, collected from Hakata Bay, Japan. In: Yano, K., Morrissey, J. F., Yabumoto, Y., and Nakaya, K., (eds.). Biology of the Megamouth Shark. Japan: Tokai University Press, pp. 63-75.

Yamaguchi, R. and Nakaya, K. 1997. Fukuoka megamouth, a probable victim of the cookie-cutter shark. In: Yano, K., Morrissey, J. F., Yabumoto, Y., and Nakaya, K., (eds.). Biology of the Megamouth Shark. Japan: Tokai University Press, pp. 171-175.

Yamane, S., Watanabe, D., Kudo, S., and Takada, K. 1997. Histological study on the spleen of the megamouth shark. In: Yano, K., Morrissey, J. F., Yabumoto, Y., and Nakaya, K., (eds.). Biology of the Megamouth Shark. Japan: Tokai University Press; pp. 137-141.

Yano, K., Goto, M., and Yabumoto, Y. 1997. Dermal and mucous denticles of a female megamouth shark, Megachasma pelagios, from Hakata Bay, Japan. In: Yano, K., Morrissey, J. F., Yabumoto, Y., and Nakaya, K., (eds.). Biology of the Megamouth Shark. Japan: Tokai University Press, pp. 77-91.

Yano, K., Morrissey, J. F., Yabumoto, Y., and Nakaya, K., (eds.). 1997. Biology of the Megamouth Shark. Japan: Tokai University Press, 195 p.

Yano, K., Toda, M., Uchida, S., and Yasuzumi, F. 1997. Gross anatomy of the viscera and stomach contents of a megamouth shark, Megachasma pelagios, from Hakata Bay, Japan, with a comparison of the intestinal structure of other planktivorous elasmobranchs. In: Yano, K., Morrissey, J. F., Yabumoto, Y., and Nakaya, K., (eds.). Biology of the Megamouth Shark. Japan: Tokai University Press, pp. 105-113.

Yano, K., Tsukada, O. and M. Furuta. 1998. Capture of megamouth shark number 12 from Atawa, Mie, Japan. Ichthyological Research 45 (4) : 424-426.

Yano, K., Yabumoto, Y., Ogawa, H., Hasegawa, T., Naganobu, K., Matumura, S., Misuna, Y., and Matumura, K. 1997. X-ray observations on vertebrae and dentition of a megamouth shark, Megachasma pelagios, from Hakata Bay, Japan. In: Yano, K., Morrissey, J. F., Yabumoto, Y., and Nakaya, K., (eds.). Biology of the Megamouth Shark. Japan: Tokai University Press, pp. 21-29.

Yano, K.; Yabumoto, Y.; Tanaka, S.; Tsukada, O., and Furuta, M. 1997. Capture of a mature female megamouth shark, Megachasma pelagios, from Mie, Japan, pp. 335-349. In: Séret, B. and J.-Y. Sire (eds.). Proceedings of the 5th Indo-Pacific Fish Conference, Nouméa 1999. Soc. Fr. Ictyol.; Paris.

Yokoyama, H. 1997. A myxosporean parasite of the genus Chloromyxum (Protozoa: Myxozoa) from the gall bladder of a megamouth shark. In: Yano, K., Morrissey, J. F., Yabumoto, Y., and Nakaya, K., (eds.). Biology of the Megamouth Shark. Japan: Tokai University Press, pp. 193-195.