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A juvenile megamouth shark Megachasma pelagios (Lamniformes: Megachasmidae) from northern Sumatra, Indonesia

White, W.T., Fahni, A.M. and Sumadhiharga, K. (2004) A juvenile megamouth shark Megachasma pelagios (Lamniformes: Megachasmidae) from northern Sumatra, Indonesia. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 52 (2). pp. 603-607.

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Abstract

A juvenile male megamouth shark (Megachasma pelagios) was found stranded on Gapang Beach, Sabang in northern Sumatra. This is the smallest megamouth specimen (1767 mm TL) reported and represents the 21 st specimen of this extremely rare shark reported since its discovery in 1976 off Hawaii. The specimen was still relatively fresh when discovered and was frozen on the same day. This specimen will be stored at the Museum Zoologicum Bogoriense (MZB) in Bogor, Indonesia. Differences in the morphology of the dorsal and anal fins of this specimen compared to other previously examined specimens are discussed.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: Centre for Fish and Fisheries Research
Publisher: National University of Singapore
Copyright: © National University of Singapore.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/16389
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