Presence of young blacktip sharks Carcharhinus limbatus (Carcharhiniformes: Carcharhinidae) in the north area of the Tayrona ecoregion, Colombian Caribbean

Juan Gaitán-Espitia, Arístides López-Peña


DOI: https://doi.org/10.3856/vol36-issue1-fulltext-11

The presence of two young Carcharhinus limbatus (Valenciennes, 1839) is documented. The individuals were collected by artisanal fishers in the area around the Don Diego River mouth (11º18’N-73º43’W) at the north of the Tayrona National Natural Park influence zone in the Colombian Caribbean. This is the first record of this species in the area. The specimens examined are described herein.

Gaitán-Espitia J, López-Peña A. Presence of young blacktip sharks Carcharhinus limbatus (Carcharhiniformes: Carcharhinidae) in the north area of the Tayrona ecoregion, Colombian Caribbean. Lat. Am. J. Aquat. Res.. 2017;36(1): 115-119. Available from: http://lajar.ucv.cl/index.php/rlajar/article/view/vol36-issue1-fulltext-11 [Accessed 23 Aug. 2019].
Gaitán-Espitia, J., & López-Peña, A. (2017). Presence of young blacktip sharks Carcharhinus limbatus (Carcharhiniformes: Carcharhinidae) in the north area of the Tayrona ecoregion, Colombian Caribbean. Latin American Journal of Aquatic Research, 36(1), 115-119. Retrieved from: http://lajar.ucv.cl/index.php/rlajar/article/view/vol36-issue1-fulltext-11 23 Aug. 2019