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( Megachasma pelagios )

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The Megamouth shark was discovered in 1976 therefore it is only little known about its life. But undoubtedly it is one of the most fascinating creatures of the sea world. It was spotted only few times in the Hawaiian region and in the waters of California.
Megachasma pelagios is a huge shark with a thick body. Its colour is dark grey with lighter colour underside and on the sides. It has got a huge rounded head and a snout. Its hooked teeth are small and there are plenty of them in its large, mega mouth. Its length is approximately 4.5 metres (15 ft). It feeds on small fish, plankton, crustaceans, shrimps etc. It gets the food from pumping and consequently filtering the water with the food. It lives in the mid-waters where it finds its food as well. There is no information about its reproduction.

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