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FAO Names
En - Megamouth shark, Fr - Requin grande guele, Sp - Tiburón bocudo.
3Alpha Code: LMP     Taxonomic Code: 1060500101
Scientific Name with Original Description
Megachasma pelagios  Taylor, Compagno and Struhsaker, 1983, Proc. California Acad. Sci., ser. 4, 43(8): 87, 96, figs. 1-15. Holotype: Bernice P. Bishop Museum, BPBM-22730, 4 460 mm adult male, off Oahu, Hawaiian Islands, 21° 51' N, 157° 46' W, about 42 km northeast of Kahuku Point, at 165 m depth in water about 4 600 m deep.

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Local Names
Widespread : Megamouth sharks ,  Big mouth sharks .
 
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