First record of a specimen of the shortbill spearfish Tetrapturus angustirostris Tanaka, 1915 in the Pacific coast of Mexico

José De La Cruz-Agüero, Rogelio González-Armas, Francisco Javier García-Rodríguez, Víctor Manuel Cota-Gómez

Submited: 2018-03-12 04:09:36 | Published: 2019-09-01 19:17:11

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3856/vol47-issue4-fulltext-9

Abstract


The shortbill spearfish Tetrapturus angustirostris Tanaka, 1915 is a widespread tropical and temperate species but is relatively rare, with very few published or cataloged records in museums and fish collections. We reported for the first time a specimen of T. angustirostris from the Pacific coast of Mexico, including meristic, morphometric and molecular data, which was caught in the vicinity of Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico, in November 2015.

De La Cruz-Agüero J, González-Armas R, García-Rodríguez F, Cota-Gómez V. First record of a specimen of the shortbill spearfish Tetrapturus angustirostris Tanaka, 1915 in the Pacific coast of Mexico. Lat. Am. J. Aquat. Res.. 2019;47(4): 677-683. Available from: doi:10.3856/vol47-issue4-fulltext-9 [Accessed 16 Sep. 2019].
De La Cruz-Agüero, J., González-Armas, R., García-Rodríguez, F., & Cota-Gómez, V. (2019). First record of a specimen of the shortbill spearfish Tetrapturus angustirostris Tanaka, 1915 in the Pacific coast of Mexico. Latin American Journal of Aquatic Research, 47(4), 677-683. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.3856/vol47-issue4-fulltext-9