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First record of three shark species, Odontaspis ferox, Mustelus albipinnis and Centrophorus squamosus, from the Galápagos Islands

  • David Acuña-Marrero (a1), Johanna S. Zimmerhackel (a2), Jens Mayorga (a3) and Alex Hearn (a4)
Abstract

Two shark species, Odontaspis ferox and Centrophorus squamosus, are recorded for the first time at the Galápagos Islands based on one sighting reported by tourist divers and one specimen captured by a local fisherman. The identification of a third shark species, Mustelus albipinnis, previously unidentified and recorded as Mustelus sp., is achieved based on several sightings at the same location.

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Correspondence should be addressed to: D. Acuña-Marrero, Estación Científica Charles Darwin (ECCD), Avenida Charles Darwin s/n, Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz, Islas Galápagos, Ecuador email: david.acuna@fcdarwin.org.ec
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