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On an old record of Carcharodon carcharias (Chondrichthyes: Lamnidae) from the Bosphoric waters

  • Hakan Kabasakal (a1)

A female great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias, was caught by a tuna hand-liner in the Bosphorus Strait, in late March 1968. Its total length was estimated to be 551 cm and precaudal length 433 cm. Carcharodon carcharias now seems to be extinct from the Sea of Marmara due to the decline of tuna populations in the Marmaric waters.

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Correspondence should be addressed to: H. Kabasakal, Ichthyological Research Society, Tantavi Mahallesi, Menteşoğlu Caddesi, İdil Apt., no. 30, D: 4, Ümraniye TR-34764, İstanbul, Turkey email:
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