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《Acta Zootaxonomica Sinica》 2007-02
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WANG Huo-Gen, FAN Zhong-Yong, FANG Yi-FengZhejiang Museum of Natural History, Hangzhou 310012, China  
A new record species named as megamouth shark (Megachasma pelagios Taylor, Compagno et Struhsaker, 1983) is described in this paper. The new record species was collected from southern area of East China Sea. Body especially soft with much water. Body elongate, as columniform. Trunk thick. Tail exiguous gradually. Head is longer. Ora huge. Kiss very short, broad and round. Tooth small, awl-shaped and numerous. Each side exceed 50 rows. With papillary gill rakers. Gill openings 5, smallish; final 2 locate above base of pectoral fins. Dorsal fin 2, first dorsal fin moderately, second dorsal fin and anal fin smaller. Pectoral fins is bigger and narrow long. Shape of tail fin as broom. Caudal peduncle compressed slightly, no caudal keel, with a concavity at the back side and abdomen side of the base of caudal separately. This species generally live in the blue water of out sea.
【CateGory Index】: Q959
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