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First record of the sandbar shark, Carcharhinus plumbeus, (Chondrichthyes: Carcharhiniformes: Carcharhinidae) from Indian waters

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  17 August 2015

Dipani Sutaria
James Cook University, Townsville, 4810, Queensland, Australia
Aashi Parikh
St Xaviers College, Ahmedabad, 382421, Gujarat, India
Alissa Barnes
A.V.C. College, Tamil Nadu, 609305, India
Rima W. Jabado*
Gulf Elasmo Project, P.O. Box 29588, Dubai, UAE
Correspondence should be addressed to: R.W. Jabado, Gulf Elasmo Project, P.O. Box 29588, Dubai, UAE email:
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The sandbar shark, Carcharhinus plumbeus, is a common coastal shark in the regions of the world where it occurs. Here, the first documented record of the sandbar shark is reported from north-western Indian waters, off the coast of Gujarat. Two specimens, one male and one female, were recorded and landed by a trawl vessel in Porbandar on 23 October 2014, measuring 610 and 760 mm in total length, respectively. This occurrence represents the first confirmed record of C. plumbeus in both western and eastern Indian waters.

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Copyright © Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 2015 

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