Occurrence of a juvenile white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) in the southeastern Gulf of California, Mexico

J. Fernando Márquez-Farías, Raul E. Lara-Mendoza

Submited: 2016-10-24 02:21:23 | Published: 2018-03-15 16:42:13

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3856/vol45-issue5-fulltext-21

Abstract


Records of white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) sightings or captures from the southern Gulf of California have been poorly documented and anecdotal evidence is limited. Even rarer is the event of a juvenile in subtropical waters. In the present paper, we report the capture of a juvenile female white shark taken in the lower Gulf of California, which represents an important contribution among the connectivity between individuals from California, United States and the Gulf of California, Mexico.

Márquez-Farías J, Lara-Mendoza R. Occurrence of a juvenile white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) in the southeastern Gulf of California, Mexico. Lat. Am. J. Aquat. Res.. 2018;45(5): 1059-1063. Available from: doi:10.3856/vol45-issue5-fulltext-21 [Accessed 9 Dec. 2019].
Márquez-Farías, J., & Lara-Mendoza, R. (2018). Occurrence of a juvenile white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) in the southeastern Gulf of California, Mexico. Latin American Journal of Aquatic Research, 45(5), 1059-1063. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.3856/vol45-issue5-fulltext-21