Southernmost record of the white shark Carcharodon carcharias (Chondrichthyes: Lamnidae) in the Mexican Pacific

Edgar Eduardo Becerril-García, Edgar Mauricio Hoyos-Padilla, David Petatán-Ramírez, Felipe Galván-Magaña

Submited: 2017-12-22 00:29:52 | Published: 2019-03-14 09:18:35

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3856/vol47-issue1-fulltext-21

Abstract


This study reports the first record of a white shark Carcharodon carcharias off the tropical coast of Nayarit and the southernmost record in the Mexican Pacific. The specimen was a juvenile female accidentally caught by artisanal fisheries in the locality of Playa Novillero, Nayarit. Oceanographic conditions at the time of capture were also recorded, with the aim of improving the knowledge on the ecology of this vulnerable and protected species.

Becerril-García E, Hoyos-Padilla E, Petatán-Ramírez D, Galván-Magaña F. Southernmost record of the white shark Carcharodon carcharias (Chondrichthyes: Lamnidae) in the Mexican Pacific. Lat. Am. J. Aquat. Res.. 2019;47(1): 190-193. Available from: doi:10.3856/vol47-issue1-fulltext-21 [Accessed 21 Sep. 2019].
Becerril-García, E., Hoyos-Padilla, E., Petatán-Ramírez, D., & Galván-Magaña, F. (2019). Southernmost record of the white shark Carcharodon carcharias (Chondrichthyes: Lamnidae) in the Mexican Pacific. Latin American Journal of Aquatic Research, 47(1), 190-193. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.3856/vol47-issue1-fulltext-21