Rare Gigantic Mouth Shark Caught In Japan

Rare Megamouth Shark Captured In Japan.

Rare Gigantic Mouth Shark Caught In Japan
The shark, which is named because of its bulbous head and the enormous capacity of its mouth, was hauled from a lightless depth of 2,600 feet. It was not immediately clear, based on sparse news reports, how the shark was captured.

According to WPTV, it was only the 58th megamouth to have been captured or sighted by man.

The Florida Museum of Natural History states that the first known capture of a megamouth shark was in 1976. It was such a mysterious animal that a new shark family, genus and species had to be created.