Megamouth Shark Bibliography

Amorim, Alberto F., Carlos A. Arfelli, and José I. Castro. 2000. Description of a Juvenile Megamouth Shark, Megachasma pelagios, Caught off Brazil. Envir. Biol. Fishes, 59: 117-123.

Anonymous. 1991. Megamouth Reveals a Phantom Shark’s Realm. Nat. Geo., 179(3) [March 1991]: 136

Berra, Tim M. 1997. Some 20th Century Fish Discoveries. Envir. Biol. Fishes, 50: 1-12.

Berra, Tim M., and Barry Hutchins. 1990. A Specimen of Megamouth Shark, Megachasma pelagios (Megachasmidae) from Western Australia. Rec. West. Aus. Mus., 14: 651-656.

Berra, Tim M., and Barry Hutchins. 1991. Natural History Notes on the Megamouth Shark, Megachasma pelagios, from Western Australia. W. Aus. Nat., 18(8): 224-233.

Clark, Eugenie, and José Castro. 1995. ‘Megamamma’ is a Virgin: Dissection of the First Female Specimen of Megachasma pelagios. Envir. Biol. Fishes, 43: 329-332.

Compagno, L.J.V. 1990. Relationships of the Megamouth Shark, Megachasma pelagios (Lamniformes: Megachasmidae), with Comments on its Feeding Habits. NOAA Tech. Rep. NMFS 90: 357-379.

Diamond, Jared M. 1985. Filter-Feeding on a Grand Scale. Nature, 316 [23 August 1985): 679-680.

Herring, Peter J. 1985. Tenuous Evidence for the Luminous Mouthed Shark. Nature, 318 [21 November 1985]: 238.

Hutchins, Barry. 1992. Megamouth: Gentle Giant of the Deep. Aus. Nat. Hist., 23(12): 910-917.

Ito, Hironobu, Masami Yoshimoto, and Hiroaki Somiya. 1999. External Brain Form and Cranial Nerves of the Megamouth Shark, Megachasma pelagios. Copeia, 1999(1): 210-213.

Lavenberg, Robert J. 1991. Megamania: the Continuing Saga of Megamouth Sharks. Terra, 30(1) [Fall 1991]: 30-39. [Includes spectacular underwater photos of a living Megamouth by Mark Dell’ Aquila.]

Lavenberg, Robert J., and Jeffrey A. Seigel. 1985. The Pacific’s Megamystery — Megamouth. Terra, 23(4) [March-April 1985]: 29-31.

Maisey, John G. 1985. Relationships of the Megamouth Shark, Megachasma. Copeia, 1985(1): 228-231.

Nakaya, Kazuhiro. 1989. Discovery of a Megamouth Shark from Japan. Jap. J. Ichthyol., 36(1): 144-146.

Nelson, Donald R., James N. McKibben, Westley R. Strong, Jr., Christopher G. Lowe, Joseph A. Sisneros. 1997. An Acoustic Tracking of a Megamouth Shark, Megachasma pelagios: a Crepucular Vertical Migrator. Envir. Biol. Fishes, 49: 389-399.

Rasner, Bruce Elliott. 1991. Megamouth. Disc. Diving, 9(1) [January/February 1991]: 55-57. [Includes the author’s spectacular underwater photos of a living Megamouth.]

Séret, Bernard. 1995. Premiére Capture d’un Requin Grande Gueule (Chondrichthyes, Megachasmidae) dan l’Atlantique, au Large du Sénégal. Cybium, 19(4): 425-427.

Taylor, Leighton R. 1977. Megamouth: a New Family of Sharks. Oceans, 10(6) [November-December 1977]: 46-47.

Taylor, Leighton R., L.J.V. Compagno, and Paul J. Struhsaker. 1983. Megamouth — a New Species, Genus, and family of lamnoid Shark (Megachasma pelagios, Family Megachasmidae) from the Hawaiian Islands. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci., 43(8): 87-110.

Wood, Larry. 1986. Megamouth: New Species of Shark. Sea Front., 32(3) [May-June 1986]: 192-198.

Yano, Kazunari, John F. Morrissey, Yoshitaka Yabumoto, and Kazuhiro Nakaya (eds.) 1997. Biology of the Megamouth Shark. Tokai Uni. Press, Tokyo. 203 pp.


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