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Megamouth

Megamouth Shark #31

May 04, 2005


Release from: John Y. Wang and Shih-Chu Yang


Megamouth #31 was captured by an ocean sunfish drift-netter off the central east coast of Taiwan and landed at Hualien Port. The female megamouth shark weighed 689 kg and measured 709 cm in length as determined by Shih-Chu Yang. She also collected at least one ectoparasite from the specimen. Based upon the shape of the belly, it was guessed that the shark may have been pregnant. The carcass is currently undergoing dissection at the Taipei Zoo/Academia Sinica.

Megamouth #31
© Shih-Chu Yang
megamouth


Megamouth #31
© Shih-Chu Yang
megamouth


Megamouth #31
© Shih-Chu Yang
megamouth


Megamouth #31
© Shih-Chu Yang
megamouth


Megamouth #31
© Shih-Chu Yang
megamouth


Megamouth #31
© Shih-Chu Yang
megamouth


Megamouth #31
© Shih-Chu Yang
megamouth