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  • Ichthyology 171013 MCZ Ichthyology
  • Carcharodon carcharias
  • whole animal (70% ethanol); tissue (95% ethanol); tissue (95% ethanol); skin sample (70% ethanol); tissue (95% ethanol); tissue (95% ethanol); tissue (95% ethanol)
  • 4 miles S of Faria Beach Park, California
  • Pacific Ocean: Pacific, Eastern Central
  • 24 October 2012
  • BerkeleyMapper
Identifications
Carcharodon carcharias (Linnaeus, 1758)
Animalia Chordata Craniata Neoselachii Selachii Gnathostomata Chondrichthys Elasmobranchii Galeomorphi Lamniformes Lamnidae Carcharodon carcharias
Man eater; Man-eater; Maneater; Maneater shark; Mango-taniwha; Mango-ururoa; Shark; White pointer; White shark
Identified by Gavin Naylor
Nature of ID: expert ID
Locality and Collecting Event Details
Continent/Ocean: Pacific Ocean
Specific Locality: 4 miles S of Faria Beach Park, California
Verbatim Locality: 4 miles S of Faria Beach Park
Collecting Source: wild caught
Coordinates: 34.2574° -119.3993° (not recorded)
John O'Sullivan; 2012-10-24; Email
Collecting Date: 24 October 2012
Collectors
F/V Rincon
Ben Henke
Identifiers
group number: 21
Part Details
Part Name Condition Disposition # Remarks
skin sample (70% ethanol) Good in collection 1 from dorsolateral section below dorsal fin.
tissue (95% ethanol) good in collection 1 samples include muscle and liver tissues; transferred to MCZ-CRYO on 2016-07-01
tissue (95% ethanol) good in collection 1 samples include muscle and liver tissues; transferred to MCZ-CRYO on 2016-07-01
tissue (95% ethanol) good in collection 1 samples include muscle and liver tissues; transferred to MCZ-CRYO on 2016-07-01
tissue (95% ethanol) good in collection 1 samples include muscle and liver tissues; transferred to MCZ-CRYO on 2016-07-01
tissue (95% ethanol) good in collection 1 samples include muscle and liver tissues; transferred to MCZ-CRYO on 2016-07-01
whole animal (70% ethanol) Good in collection 1
Attributes
sex: female
Karsten E. Hartel, 2014-02-28
fork length: 150 cm
  Unknown, 2012-10-24
unspecified measurement: 157 cm
  Unknown, 2012-10-24
Remarks: Mass 42.8 kg (94.3 lbs). Specimen originally brought to Monterey Bay Aquarium, then sent to WHOI for Darlene Ketten to CT; then to U Mass New Bedford for fixing by Karsten Hartel, Gavin Naylor Greg Skomal, Diego Bernal and Andy Williston. Moved to MCZ on 27 February 2014. Donation arranged by Gavin Naylor.