Megachasma pelagios Taylor, Compagno…

Species in GBIF Backbone Taxonomy

AnimaliaChordataElasmobranchiiLamniformesMegachasmidaeMegachasma

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    Occurrences
  • 0

    Infraspecies
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Overview

Full Name

Megachasma pelagios Taylor, Compagno & Struhsaker, 1983

Common names

  • big mouth shark eng
  • Megamouth Shark eng
  • Grootbekhaai nld
  • more

Taxonomic status

Accepted species

According to

The Catalogue of Life, 3rd January 2011

Habitat

Not terrestrial, Marine, Marine

Georeferenced data

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All 26 | In viewable area

Distributions

Text based distributions present in some sources.

Subordinate taxa

Classification

There are no subordinate taxa for this species.
You can explore the higher classification on the right.

kingdom
Animalia
phylum
Chordata
class
Elasmobranchii
order
Lamniformes
family
Megachasmidae
genus
Megachasma
species
Megachasma pelagios
 
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Bibliography

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). FAO Species Catalogue for Fishery Purposes. No. 1, Vol. 2. Rome, FAO. 269p.

FishBase, version december 2007

FishBase, version may 2009

FishBase, version october 2012

Source information

This backbone name usage exists because it was found in another checklist at the time the backbone was built. The primary source name usage has since been removed from the portal.