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Megamouth



Megamouth Shark # 50 Caught Off Of Southeastern China (Taiwan Straits)

April 25, 2010
Sources of Information:
Victor Lin

On April 25 this year a friend who lives near the beach informed me that there was a megamouth shark caught and it was brought to a fishery product factory. I asked him to go there and take some pictures. When he arrived, the shark was already skinned. The fresh was cut into chunks and distributed to retail sellers. Only the skin and the broken jaw were presented at the factory. After a long phone-negotiation, the owner of the factory agreed to save the skin and jaw for me.

The specimen is a male and length currently unknown however it probably can be estimated after the specimen is thawed. At this time, the estimate is at least 4 meters in length. The weight was estimated at over 1,000 kg with the skin alone weighing 100-200 kg. The mounted shark will be donated to a museum or other educational facility.

Megamouth #49
megamouth


Megamouth #49
megamouth


Megamouth #49
megamouth


Megamouth #49
megamouth


Megamouth #49
megamouth