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First record of Carcharhinus leucas from Tonga, South Pacific

  • Juerg M. Brunnschweiler (a1) and Leonard J.V. Compagno (a2)

Based on direct observation of a free-ranging specimen and access to a jaw from a caught animal, the bull shark, Carcharhinus leucas, is reported from Tonga, South Pacific, for the first time. This finding extends the known geographical distribution of this species in the South Pacific.

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Correspondence should be adressed to: Juerg M. Brunnschweiler, Institute of Zoology, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, CH–8057 Zurich, Switzerland email:
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