First record of mako shark Isurus oxyrinchus (Lamniformes: Lamnidae) off the coast of La Media Guajira, Colombian Caribbean

Paola Palacios-Barreto, Andrea Ramírez-Hernández, Oscar Uriel Mendoza-Vargas, Andrés F. Navia


DOI: https://doi.org/10.3856/vol42-issue5-fulltext-25

The occurrence of the shortfin mako Isurus oxyrinchus, caught by artisanal fishermen using a longline shark fishing, was recorded off the coast of Media Guajira. This is the first record of I. oxyrinchus in this area, which extends its geographic distribution into the Colombian Caribbean Sea.

Palacios-Barreto P, Ramírez-Hernández A, Mendoza-Vargas O, Navia A. First record of mako shark Isurus oxyrinchus (Lamniformes: Lamnidae) off the coast of La Media Guajira, Colombian Caribbean. Lat. Am. J. Aquat. Res.. 2017;42(5): 1205-1209. Available from: doi:10.3856/vol42-issue5-fulltext-25 [Accessed 23 Aug. 2019].
Palacios-Barreto, P., Ramírez-Hernández, A., Mendoza-Vargas, O., & Navia, A. (2017). First record of mako shark Isurus oxyrinchus (Lamniformes: Lamnidae) off the coast of La Media Guajira, Colombian Caribbean. Latin American Journal of Aquatic Research, 42(5), 1205-1209. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.3856/vol42-issue5-fulltext-25