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Species record and mistaken identifications: the case of bull sharks at Chumphon Pinnacle, Thailand

  • Juerg M. Brunnschweiler (a1)

Sharks of the genus Carcharhinus encountered at Chumphon Pinnacle, Gulf of Thailand, have been misidentified by divers as grey reef sharks (Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos). Based on a set of characteristic diagnostic features, the sharks are identified as bull sharks (Carcharhinus leucas).

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Correspondence should be addressed to: J.M. Brunnschweiler, ETH, Zurich, Raemistrasse 101, CH-8092, Zurich, Switzerland email:
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