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First record for the Caribbean Sea of the shark Echinorhinus brucus captured in Venezuelan waters

  • Fariña Ángel (a1), Javier Quinteiro (a2) and Manuel Rey-Méndez (a2)

The capture of a female of the bramble shark, Echinorhinus brucus, is presented. It was obtained by sport fishing in Venezuela at a depth of 200 m. Morphological identification is confirmed by comparative analysis of the mitochondrial COX1 gene sequence. This is the first record for this species in the Caribbean Sea.

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Correspondence should be addressed to: A. Fariña, Departamento de Biología, Escuela de Ciencias, Núcleo de Sucre, Universidad de Oriente, Cumaná 6101, Estado Sucre, Venezuela email:
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