Extinct shark species listed on product label

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The jaws of C.megalodon. Picture copyright: Eligius4917 - Flickr
The jaws of C.megalodon. Picture copyright: Eligius4917 - Flickr
Frozen shark fillets from China have been destroyed at the Italian Border as the labelling mentioned a species that has been extinct for millions of years.

The fish product, detained and destroyed on 27 November to ensure no distribution, listed carchrocles megalodon​ on the label.

The European Commission published the notification classified as a border rejection but did not reveal the trade names and the identity of individual companies. 

Carchrocles megalodon​ or carcharodon megalodon​ is an extinct species of shark that lived 28 to 1.5 million years ago and is believed to have reached a maximum length of 15.9-20.3 metres.

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Extinct shark

Posted by Peter Keenan,

Probably tastes a bit gritty by now.

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