First record of the smooth hammerhead shark (Sphyrna zygaena) in Saint Peter and Saint Paul Archipelago: range extension for the equatorial region

Natalia Bezerra, Bruno C.L. Macena, Sibele A. Mendonça, Ramón Bonfil, Fábio H.V. Hazin

Submited: 2016-09-29 10:05:41 | Published: 2017-05-22 18:13:44

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3856/vol45-issue2-fulltext-22

Abstract


A smooth hammerhead shark (Sphyrna zygaena) was found in Saint Peter and Saint Paul Archipelago in May 2015. This is the first confirmed occurrence of a smooth hammerhead shark in an equatorial oceanic island and suggests a geographic range extension for the species.


Bezerra N, Macena B, Mendonça S, Bonfil R, Hazin F. First record of the smooth hammerhead shark (Sphyrna zygaena) in Saint Peter and Saint Paul Archipelago: range extension for the equatorial region. Lat. Am. J. Aquat. Res.. 2017;45(2): 481-484. Available from: doi:10.3856/vol45-issue2-fulltext-22 [Accessed 16 Dec. 2019].
Bezerra, N., Macena, B., Mendonça, S., Bonfil, R., & Hazin, F. (2017). First record of the smooth hammerhead shark (Sphyrna zygaena) in Saint Peter and Saint Paul Archipelago: range extension for the equatorial region. Latin American Journal of Aquatic Research, 45(2), 481-484. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.3856/vol45-issue2-fulltext-22