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Geographical, seasonal occurrence and incidental fishing captures of basking shark Cetorhinus maximus (Chondricthyes: Cetorhinidae)

  • Julio Valeiras (a1) (a2), Alfredo López (a3) (a2) and Manuel García (a4) (a2)

This is the first report on the presence of basking sharks Cetorhinus maximus in Galician waters (north-west Iberian Peninsula) from sightings, strandings and incidental catches by fishing gear. Morphometric, biological, geographic and temporal data on 19 basking sharks recorded from 1988 to 1998 are presented. Average total length is 401·4 cm. Male:female ratio is 0·6. Seventy per cent of records are from incidental fishing catches in bottom gill nets. Approximately 74% of sharks were recorded during February, March and April, which may suggest that the species occurs seasonally in this area.

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Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
  • ISSN: 0025-3154
  • EISSN: 1469-7769
  • URL: /core/journals/journal-of-the-marine-biological-association-of-the-united-kingdom
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