(also megamouth shark)
A shark with a very large wide mouth and tiny teeth, first captured in 1976 off the Hawaiian Islands.
- Megachasma pelagios, the only member of the family Megachasmidae.
- The megamouth shark is characterized by a distinctive white band on the anterior surface of the snout.
- The megamouth shark is one of the most mysterious and least understood of all the sharks.
- The outermost surface of the megamouth's body is blackish brown, while its belly is noticeably white.
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