Corpus ID: 85654945

A specimen of megamouth shark, Megachasma pelagios (Megachasmidae) from Western Australia.

@article{Berra1990ASO,
  title={A specimen of megamouth shark, Megachasma pelagios (Megachasmidae) from Western Australia.},
  author={T. Berra and J. B. Hutchinst},
  journal={Records of the western Australian Museum},
  year={1990},
  volume={14},
  pages={651-656}
}
Introduction On 18 August 1988 the Fisheries Inspector at Mandurah contacted the second authorto report that a large, strange-looking sharklike beast had washed ashore near the entrance to Mandurah estuary (32°31'S, 115043'E). Upon inspection two hours later, the identification as Megachasma pelagios Taylor, Compagno, and Struhsaker 1983 was confirmed (Figure I), this being the third known specimen of the species, and the first from the Indian Ocean. Surfboard riders reported sighting the shark… Expand
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