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

  • Dipani Sutaria (a1), Aashi Parikh (a2), Alissa Barnes (a3) and Rima W. Jabado (a4)

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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Correspondence should be addressed to: R.W. Jabado, Gulf Elasmo Project, P.O. Box 29588, Dubai, UAE email:
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