MCZ Kronosaurus Logo

MCZBASE:The Database of the Zoological Collections

Museum of Comparative Zoology - Harvard University

  • Ichthyology 54413 MCZ Ichthyology
  • Cetorhinus maximus
  • partial skeleton (70% ethanol); whole animal (alcohol)
  • Nahant Bay, half-way between Little Nahant and Swampscott.
  • Atlantic Ocean: Atlantic, Northwest
  • 20/8/1979-20/8/1979 (1979-08-20)
  • BerkeleyMapper
Identifications
Cetorhinus maximus (Gunnerus, 1765)
Animalia Chordata Craniata Neoselachii Selachii Gnathostomata Chondrichthys Elasmobranchii Galeomorphi Lamniformes Cetorhinidae Cetorhinus maximus
Basking tresher; Elephant shark; Hoe-mother; Shark; Sun-fish; Sunfish; basking shark
Identified by Karsten E. Hartel, William L. Fink, Bruce B. Collette
Nature of ID: migration
Remarks: [MUSE DETERMINER: Hartel_KE, Fink_WL, Collette_Bruce B/1979]
Citations
Shimada et al. 2009, Page 814, Voucher of Cetorhinus maximus
CT scan
Locality and Collecting Event Details
Continent/Ocean: Atlantic Ocean
Specific Locality: Nahant Bay, half-way between Little Nahant and Swampscott.
General Habitat: [SALINITY: M]
Collecting Method: Gill net
Collecting Source: wild caught
Coordinates: 42° 26´ 30´´ N 70° 54´ 0´´ W (unknown) , Error: 0 m
[no agent data]; 2010-03-19; unknown
Collecting Date: 20/8/1979-20/8/1979 (1979-08-20)
Ich. Field Number: KEH1979:0820
Collectors
G. Nichols
B. Nichols
Identifiers
field number: KEH1979:0820
group number: 21
previous number: OS 001-03
Part Details
Part Name Condition Disposition # Remarks
partial skeleton (70% ethanol) Good on loan 1 Vertebrae section
whole animal (alcohol) unchecked in collection 1
Attributes
fork length: 385 cm ,
  [no agent data], 2010-03-19, muse migration
age class: adult
  [no agent data]
Remarks: See head & tail in coffin 1. Formalin fixed. Female with out developed ovaries;Donor: Fink_WL
Media
 
Media Preview Image

image (image/jpeg)
Media Details
Media Preview Image

Media Preview Image

image (image/jpeg)
Media Details
Media Preview Image

Media Preview Image

image (image/jpeg)
Media Details
Media Preview Image