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Record of the goblin shark Mitsukurina owstoni (Chondrichthyes: Lamniformes: Mitsukurinidae) from the south-western Atlantic

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  08 May 2012

Getulio Rincon
Affiliation:
Conepe-Conselho Nacional de Pesca e Aquicultura, Setor Hoteleiro Sul, Quadra 6, Conj. A, Bloco E, Edifício Brasil 21, Salas 10-13, CEP 70322-915, Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil
Teodoro Vaske Júnior
Affiliation:
UNESP, Campus Experimental do Litoral Paulista, Praça Infante Dom Henrique s/n, CEP 11330-900, São Vicente, São Paulo, Brazil
Otto B.F. Gadig*
Affiliation:
UNESP, Campus Experimental do Litoral Paulista, Praça Infante Dom Henrique s/n, CEP 11330-900, São Vicente, São Paulo, Brazil
*
Correspondence should be addressed to: O.B.F. Gadig, UNESP, Campus Experimental do Litoral Paulista, Praça Infante Dom Henrique s/n, CEP 11330-900, São Vicente, São Paulo, Brazil email: gadig@clp.unesp.br
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Abstract

This paper reports the first well-documented specimen of the goblin shark, Mitsukurina owstoni in the south-western Atlantic, based on a mature male measuring 3152 mm total length, caught on 27 November 2008 off the Rio de Janeiro coast, south-east Brazil.

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Copyright © Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 2012

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