Megachasma pelagios Taylor, Compagno…

Species in GBIF Backbone Taxonomy

AnimaliaChordataElasmobranchiiLamniformesMegachasmidaeMegachasma

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Overview

Full Name

Megachasma pelagios Taylor, Compagno & Struhsaker, 1983

Common names

  • big mouth shark eng
  • Megamouth shark eng
  • Grootbekhaai nld
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Taxonomic status

Accepted species

According to

The Catalogue of Life, 3rd January 2011

Habitat

Not terrestrial, Marine, Marine

Georeferenced data

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Distributions

Text based distributions present in some sources.

Distribution range

  • Present Native in Senegal Source: ChecklistBank 110278040
  • Present Native in United States Source: ChecklistBank 110278040
  • Present in global Source: ChecklistBank 110278040
  • Present in fao:61 pacific, nothwest Source: 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.
  • Present in fao:34 atlantic, eastern central Source: 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.

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Subordinate taxa

Classification

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

Bor, P.H.F. (2002) Nederlandse naamlijst van de recente haaien en roggen (Chondrichthyes: Elasmobranchii) van de wereld.: World Wide Web electronic publication www.rajidae.tmfweb.nl, version (05/2002).

Carl, H. (2003) Danish fish names.: Zoological Museum of Copenhagen. Unpublished.

Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences (2003) Chinese aquatic germplasm resources database.: http://zzzy.fishinfo.cn

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.

Compagno, L.J.V. (1999) Checklist of living elasmobranchs.: p. 471-498. In W.C. Hamlett (ed.) Sharks, skates, and rays: the biology of elasmobranch fishes. John Hopkins University Press, Maryland.

Coppola, S.R., W. Fischer, L. Garibaldi, N. Scialabba and K.E. Carpenter (1994) SPECIESDAB: Global species database for fishery purposes. User's manual.: FAO Computerized Information Series (Fisheries). No. 9. Rome, FAO. 103 p.

FAO-FIES (2014) Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Information System (ASFIS) species list.: Retrieved from http://www.fao.org/fishery/collection/asfis/en, April 2014.

FishBase, version december 2007

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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.

Record history

This record was last modified in GBIF on Nov 3, 2014. It was last updated according to the publisher on Feb 8, 2013.

A record will be modified by GBIF when either the source record has been changed by the publisher, or improvements in the GBIF processing warrant an update.