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Biology of the Megamouth shark

Biology of the Megamouth shark

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Published by Tokyo University Press in Tokyo, Japan .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Sharks.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited by Kazunari Yano ... [et al.].
    ContributionsYano, Kazunari.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQL638.9 .B6 1997
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxv, 203 p. :
    Number of Pages203
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19533069M
    ISBN 104486031113
    OCLC/WorldCa36972153

      The preserved head of a megamouth shark at Osaka Aquarium in Osaka, Japan.   There's another species that lives on the bottom that gets to the same size, one of the deepwater, bottom-dwelling sharks [the Greenland shark], but [the megamouth] is really the fourth-largest : Nikhil Swaminathan.

    The whale shark is one of three large filter-feeding sharks; the others are the megamouth shark (Megachasma pelagios) and the basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus). The whale shark forages for food at or near the surface of the ocean. Its large mouth is well adapted to filter feeding and contains more than rows of small, pointed teeth in each. Biology of the Megamouth Shark. Tokai University Press, Tokyo, (co–editor) (in English) The Encyclopedia of Animals in Japan. Volume 6: Bony Fishes. Heibonsha Limited, Publishers, Tokyo, (co-author) (in Japanese) A catalogue of Miocene fishes from Miyanoshita, Tottori Prefecture, Japan. Tottori Prefectural Museum, Tottori,

    Megamouth sharks were only discovered in and it was purely by accident. A US Navy vessel snagged a large male in its anchor line and the 14 foot specimen was hauled aboard and later preserved for study - although considerable damage had been done before preservation could occur. The deep water animal was not only found to be a new species, but it also represented an entirely new genus. The Megamouth Shark. The First Megamouth Shark, Megamouth #23 The Smallest found so far. Like so many people, as a teenager I became fascinated by the oceans after reading a book called "The Silent World" written by the late Jacques Cousteau. I knew that I had to explore the oceans and enjoy the peace and serenity it offers to those who.


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Biology of the Megamouth shark Download PDF EPUB FB2

Biology of the Megamouth Shark, published by Tokai University Press (), includes 21 papers by over four dozen contributors and is well illustrated.

As might be suggested by the title, the vast majority of the research is directed to soft body parts (organs, tissue, etc.) which may hold minimal interest to those interested in the fossil history.

Buy Biology of the Megamouth Shark (): NHBS - Edited By: Kazunari Yano, John F Morrissey, Yoshitaka Yabumoto and Kazuhiro Nakaya, Tokai University Press About Help Blog Jobs Established NHBS GmbH Covid Biology of the Megamouth Shark. Kazunari Yano. Tokyo University Press, - Megamouth shark - pages.

0 Reviews. From inside the book. What people are saying - Write a review. We haven't found any reviews in the usual places. Contents. Capture of the First Female Megamouth Shark Megachasma pelagios from Hakata Bay.

Presents 21 chapters by noted authorities in the field on all aspects of the megamouth shark. This study is based primarily on a female megamouth shark caught in Fukuoka, Japan in Novem ; the research for this volume took place at Marine World unimo-nakamichi in Japan.

We compiled historical reports of megamouth sharks Megachasma pelagios (mostly fishery by‐catch and strandings) from to (n = ) and found that they are distributed globally (highest latitude, 36°) with three hotspots: Japan, Taiwan and the Philippines.

Despite possible biases due to variability in fishing effort, more individuals were reported at higher latitudes in the summer, suggesting seasonal, Author: Yuuki Y. Watanabe, Yuuki Y. Watanabe, Yannis P. Papastamatiou.

The megamouth shark may copulate all year round, giving birth to young in warmer waters, and may be spatially segregated by sex. The discovery of the megamouth shark was one of the ichthyological highlights of the last century.

The first specimen of the megamouth shark was accidentally collected in Hawaii inand the species wasFile Size: 2MB. Megamouth Shark (Shark Zone) Library Binding – December 1, by Deborah Nuzzolo (Author) › Visit Amazon's Deborah Nuzzolo Page. Find all the books, read about the author, and more.

See search results for this author. Are you an author. Learn about Author Central 3/5(1). Note: A detailed study of this specimen can be found in the published book “Biology of the Megamouth Shark” edited by Kazunari Yano, John F.

Morrissey, Yoshitaka Yabumoto and Kazuhiro Nakaya, published by Tokai University Press (, Tomigaya, Shibuia-ku, Tokyo,Japan). The megamouth shark is a rare shark and a large species, reaching weights of pounds ( kg). However, it is the smallest of the three species of filter-feeding sharks, behind the whale shark and the basking megamouth shark gets its name from the remarkably large, circular mouth.

By Dr. John F. Morrissey The history of discovering the megamouth shark (Megachasma pelagios) is almost as interesting as its biology. Actually, one should have discovered this species, whose representatives usually reach a length of cm, many years ago. The first specimen was, however, not seen until Novem   The discovery of the megamouth.

The megamouth shark was first discovered in by a U.S navy research vessel operating around Oahu, Hawaii when the shark became tangled in some cables. The creature was dubbed the ‘megamouth’ shark due to its gaping mouth and huge jaw and the name has stuck ever since.

Distribution, body size and biology of the megamouth shark Megachasma pelagios. Watanabe YY(1)(2), Papastamatiou YP(3). Author information: (1)National Institute of Polar Research, Tokyo, Japan. (2)Department of Polar Science, SOKENDAI (The Graduate University for Author: Yuuki Y.

Watanabe, Yuuki Y. Watanabe, Yannis P. Papastamatiou. The Megamouth Shark is one you won’t readily see when you are in the water. As their name implies, a Megamouth has a large mouth with small teeth and a broad, rounded snout. The mouth is surrounded by luminous photophores, which may act as a lure for plankton or small fish.

Their mouths can reach up to meters (4 feet 3 inches) wide. The megamouth shark Megachasma pelagios is a rare, large filter-feeding shark. Little to nothing is known of its sensory biology, particularly in relation to its feeding behaviour. In fact, the shark’s scientific name, Megachasma pelagios, means giant cavern of the open sea.

But there is no reason to fear being swallowed whole by this monster of the deep. Megamouth sharks are filter feeders like basking sharks and whale sharks. Little is known about the reproductive biology of Megamouth.

Two male specimens captured off southern California in the late fall displayed evidence of recent or impending mating. The claspers of Megamouth #2 were oozing sperm and the clasper tips of Megamouth #6 were extensively abraded and bleeding, possibly indicating it had mated recently.

Here Taylor is admirable, if brief. 'Sharks of Hawaii' has three kinds of illustrations -- color photographs, outline drawings and 10 paintings by Michael Cole. Cole paints plausible versions of natural events never observed by anybody.

So, for example, this book takes a thorough look at the cookiecutter shark, one of the mysteries of the by: Megamouth Shark book. Read 3 reviews from the world's largest community for readers.

The megamouth shark has a huge mouth, but eats only tiny creatures. The Megamouth Shark, Megachasma pelagios, the sole member of this family, was only discovered off Hawaii in As ofonly 54 specimens have either been caught or sighted.

This large pelagic shark is a filter-feeder and grows to a length of more than 5 metres. The megamouth shark is a species of deepwater shark.

It is rarely seen by humans and is the smallest of the three extant filter-feeding sharks alongside the whale shark and basking shark. Since its discovery infew megamouth sharks have been seen, with fewer than specimens being observed or caught.

Like the other two planktivorous sharks, it swims with its enormous mouth wide open, filtering water Class: Chondrichthyes. The megamouth shark belongs to the order Lamniformes.

Like the whale shark, it has a family all to itself, Megachasmidae. However, it has been suggested that it may belong to the family Cetorhinidae, which currently has only one member - the basking shark. Since its discovery inonly 54 of these sharks are known to have been seen or caught and we know very little about them.Biology of the Blacktip Shark, Carcharhinus Limbatus, off the Southeastern United States Article (PDF Available) in Bulletin of Marine Science -Miami- 59(3) November with 1, Reads.There is one species in this family of sharks.

The megamouth shark was first discovered in It is found in deep ocean waters off the coasts of California, Hawaii, Japan, and Australia. It is around 16 feet long and has small hooked teeth, two dorsal fins, an anal fin, five pairs of gill slits, small eyes, a big head, a rounded snout, and a very big mouth!