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CAAB: 37009001

Species Megachasma pelagios Taylor, Compagno & Struhsaker, 1983

Megamouth Shark




Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Off Mandurah, WA; tropical, circumglobal.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Southwest Transition (7)

Ecological Descriptors

Continental shelf, continental slope, marine, pelagic.

Extra Ecological Information

Known from 5-166 m, but probably normally from 150-1000 m.


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
16-Apr-2012 16-Apr-2012 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)