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Megachasma plagios    !
Synonym for Megachasma pelagios Taylor, Compagno & Struhsaker, 1983

  Original name  
  Check ECoF  
  Current accepted name  
  Status details  
senior synonym, original combination, misspelling
  Status ref.  
  Etymology of generic noun  
  from ETYFish
megas (Gr.), large; chasma (Gr.), yawning hole or open mouth, referring to its unusually large oral cavity. (See ETYFish)
  Etymology of specific epithet  
  from ETYFish
Greek for “of the sea,” referring to its oceanic, epipelagic habitat. (See ETYFish)
  Link to references  
References using the name as accepted
  Link to other databases  
ITIS TSN : None | Catalogue of Life | ZooBank | WoRMS

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Scharpf, C. The ETYFish Project, Fish Name Etymology Database.
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