Despite its vast size, this particular species of shark was only discovered in 1976. Less than ten have been studied or even sighted, and as a result, knowledge is limited.
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: data deficient
This article is unpublished.
Appears under "Conservation Status"
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Melissa Kim, University of Michigan
Kim, M. 1999. "Megachasma pelagios" (On-line), Animal Diversity Web. Accessed April 04, 2012 at http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/information/Megachasma_pelagios.html
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