Megamouth Shark

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Extremely Rare Megamouth Shark Caught off the Japanese Coast

8 May 2014 | 10:00 pm Thu, 08 May 2014 15:00:02 PDT

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Alien and amazingly rare Megamouth Shark found off the coast of Japan

8 May 2014 | 9:30 pm The Megamouth Shark is so rare that when the first one was found in 1976 researchers had to create a whole new species categorization for it

Megamouth Shark Captured Off The Coast Of Japan Is One Of Only …

8 May 2014 | 8:04 pm There was something large and extremely rare lurking in the waters off the coast of Japan — until the deep sea creature was pulled from a fishing trap last month. The megamouth shark was put on display at the Marine …

Deep-sea 'alien' identified as a rare Megamouth shark | – Site of …

8 May 2014 | 6:04 pm By Daniel Mills. If this isn't the world's most intimidating looking sea creature, then we are yet to see what is. Hauled from a depth of close to 800m below sea, this Megamouth shark was given a very public reception recently …

Mark Turner's Mysterious World: Megamouth shark captured!

8 May 2014 | 3:30 am It's the 58th known sighting of the ultra-rare Megamouth Shark. This one was caught at a depth of 2,600 feet. This 13 foot female was captured off of Shizuoka, Japan. Grind TV Related stories . . . Dragon Photo, a tick of Light …

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12 Responses to Megamouth Shark

    • Curator says:

      -extremely rare species
      -lives in deep water
      -discovered in 1976
      -only 54 known specimens have been caught (circa.2012)
      -it is a filter feeder
      -it eats plankton and jellyfish
      -has rubbery lips
      -has large head
      -it is the only shark classified as a Megachasmidae
      -is a brownish-black colour on top, and white underneath
      -has an asymmetrical tail with a long upper lobe
      -gill slits are lined with gill rakers
      -relatively poor swimmer
      -has a soft, flabby body and lacks keels
      -able to grow to 5.5 metres (18 ft)
      -reportedly weights of up to 1,215 kg (2,680 lb)
      -have small teeth
      -mouth is surrounded by luminous photophores (to attract plankton)
      -mouths can reach up to 1.3 metres wide
      -they are ovoviviparous (young sharks develop in eggs that remain within the mother’s body until they hatch)
      -first megamouth was captured on November 15, 1976 about 25 miles off the coast from Kāneʻohe, Hawaiʻi

  • Na na says:

    Why Is It When Ever A New Species Is Discovered? There usually in low numbers. Ex: the newly discovered viper in Africa is estimated to have only 250 left, yet they were just discovered 2 years ago. The megamouth shark was discovered in the 1970’s since then they only seen 30-50 of them. Bq: how can these species be in low numbers when they were just documented by humans

    • Curator says:

      Sometimes a species is described as rare because they are very difficult to find for those people who did not know their habits. For example, the sharp-tailed snake was thought to be rare until field work by Richard Hoyer which shows that they are in fact very common. Because it was thought to be rare, it was classified as endangered. Even though data shows that it is anything but rare, it was continued to be protected until quite recently.

      Therefore we should keep in mind that some species that are secretive may only appear to be rare even though they are not. If a species is only recently discovered, that means it may well be rare or it is very secretive or both. There are many parts of the world that have not be visited frequently by scientists, so new species that are common may only be recently discovered. Such places are becoming rare with increasing travel by all kinds of people who are interested in nature, but they still exist. If a new species is found in places that are visited regularly a large number of people, then it is probably exceedingly rare or exceedingly secretive or both.

  • How Many Shark Names Are There? Hallo, i might want to know about all the shark games created in this world? 😮
    i love sharks, they so cute. so gimme games 😀
    i played jaws unleashed. so ;o yea, more games. even if its to kill a shark I JUST WANT SHARK!

    • Curator says:

      Angel Shark
      Bahamas Sawshark
      Basking Shark
      Blacknose Shark
      Blacktail Reef Shark
      Blacktip Shark
      Blind Shark
      Bonnethead Shark
      Blue Shark
      Bluntnose Sixgill Shark
      Broadnose Sevengill Shark
      Brownbanded Bamboo Shark
      Bull Shark
      California Hornshark
      Caribbean Sharpnose shark
      Caribbean Reef Shark
      Colcloughs Shark
      Cookie Cutter Shark
      Common Sawshark
      Coral Catshark
      Draughtsboard Shark
      Crested Bullhead Shark
      Dusky Shark
      Freycinets Epaulette Shark
      Epaulette Shark
      Frilled Shark
      Galapagos Shark
      Galapagos Bullhead Shark
      Ganges Shark
      Goblin Shark
      Golden Hammerhead Shark
      Graceful Shark
      Gray Reef Shark
      Great White Shark
      Greenland Shark
      Gummy Shark
      Gulf Catshark
      Hammerhead Shark
      Horn Shark
      Leopard Shark
      Lemon Shark
      Longnose Velvet Dogfish
      Ornate Wobbegong
      Oceanic Whitetip Shark
      Mako Shark
      Milk Shark
      Mexican Bullhead
      Necklace Carpet Shark
      Nurse Shark
      Pigeye Shark
      Porbeagle Shark
      Piked Dogfish
      Portuguese Dogfish
      Prickly Dogfish
      Port Jackson Shark
      Rusty Carpet Shark
      Salmon Shark
      Sailfin Roughshark
      Sand Tiger Shark
      Sandbar Shark
      Scalloped Hammerhead Shark
      Sharpnose Sevengill Shark
      Seal Shark
      Shortnose Spurdog Shark
      Sicklefin Lemon Shark
      Shortspine Spurdog Shark
      Silky Shark
      Smooth Hammerhead Shark
      Silvertip Shark
      Smalltooth Sand tiger Shark
      Southern Lantern Shark
      Soupfin Shark
      Speckled Epaulette
      Spiny Dogfish Shark
      Spinner Shark
      Spotted Wobbegong
      Striped Cat Shark
      Starry Smooth Hound Shark
      Swell Shark
      Tasmanian Numbfish
      Tawny Nurse Shark
      Tasseled Wobbegong
      Thresher Shark
      Tiger Shark
      Wards Wobbegong Shark
      Whale Shark
      Whitespotted Bamboo Shark
      Whitetip Reef Shark
      Winghead Shark
      Zebra Shark

      It’s amazing how many types of sharks there are, isn’t it?

  • Sir Fearnot says:

    Can Anyone Give Me Any Fascinating Facts About Fish Please? I’m giving a talk on fish at a school and I need some fascinating facts to start off with to wake the students up. The more bizarre the better! Many thanks

    • Curator says:

      They have been on our earth for more than 450 million years, even before the dinosaurs started to roam around.

      There are about 40 known species of the flying fish, which is a fish with thin wings. These wings allow it to jump and glide in a way that it seems like it is flying, but in fact it is not.

      Some fish can swim backwards.

      A group of jelly fish is often referred to as smack.

      The cavefish are blind but can detec vibrations and odor very well.

      The Oscar fish change colors when they begin mating.

      The Oscar fish would lay around a thousand eggs at a time.

      The jellyfish are made up of over 95% water.

      Body of a jelly fish lack a skeletal structure or the outer shell.

      A jellyfish has no brain.

      A jellyfish neither posess blood nor a nervous system.

      he Megamouth shark which is the rarest of the shark species, was discovered in 1976.

      Experts believe that whale sharks may have a life span of up to 150 years.

      Sharks are able to see almost as well behind as they can see in front.

  • Kay says:

    Do Any Animals/birds/insects/arachnids/etc Glow At The Mouth? This includes any mythological creatures, it doesn’t have to be all the time

    • Curator says:

      Most animas that glow live in the deep sea. Some fish have “headlights” that are located on the head just above the jaws.

      The following web page contain photos of a puffer that seems to have a glowing mouth. Other animals on the same page seem to have bioluminent mouths. The megamouth shark has a silvery strip around the mouth that may function to trap light.

    • Curator says:

      More than 440 species of sharks split across eight orders, listed below in roughly their evolutionary relationship from ancient to modern:[101]

      Hexanchiformes: Examples from this group include the cow sharks, frilled shark and even a shark that resembles a marine snake.
      Squaliformes: This group includes the bramble sharks, dogfish and rough sharks, and prickly shark.
      Pristiophoriformes: These are the sawsharks, with an elongated, toothed snout that they use for slashing their prey.
      Squatiniformes: Also known as angel sharks, they are flattened sharks with a strong resemblance to stingrays and skates.
      Heterodontiformes: They are generally referred to as the bullhead or horn sharks.
      Orectolobiformes: They are commonly referred to as the carpet sharks, including zebra sharks, nurse sharks, wobbegongs and the whale shark.
      Carcharhiniformes: Commonly known as groundsharks, the species include the blue, tiger, bull, grey reef, blacktip reef, Caribbean reef, blacktail reef, whitetip reef and oceanic whitetip sharks (collectively called the requiem sharks) along with the houndsharks, catsharks and hammerhead sharks. They are distinguished by an elongated snout and a nictitating membrane which protects the eyes during an attack.
      Lamniformes: They are commonly known as the mackerel sharks. They include the goblin shark, basking shark, megamouth shark, the thresher sharks, shortfin and longfin mako sharks, and great white shark. They are distinguished by their large jaws and ovoviviparous reproduction. The Lamniformes include the extinct megalodon, Carcharodon megalodon.

      (just a few more sharks)

      Cow shark, Frilled shark
      Squaliformes Bramble shark, Dogfish and Roughshark, Rrickly shark
      Pristiophoriformes Sawshark
      Squatiniformes Angel Shark
      Heterodontiformes Bullhead Shark or Horn Shark
      Orectolobiformes Carpet shark, Zebra shark, Nurse shark, Wobbegong, Whale shark
      Carcharhiniformes Blue Shark, Tiger Shark, Bull Shark, Grey Reef Shark, Blacktip Reef Shark, Caribbean Reef Shark, Blacktail Reef Shark, Whitetip Reef Sahrk, Oceanic Whitetip Shark, Hound Shark, Hammerhead Shark
      Lamniformes Mackerel shark, Goblin shark, Basking shark, Megamouth shark,, Shortfin and Longfin

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