New distributional records of deep-sea sharks from Indian waters

Akhilesh, K V and Manjebrayakath, Hashim and Bineesh, K K and Rajool Shanis, C P and Ganga, U (2010) New distributional records of deep-sea sharks from Indian waters. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 52 (1). pp. 29-34.

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Abstract

This paper reports the first documented record of three deepwater sharks from Indian waters i.e., Hexanchus griseus (Hexanchidae), Deania profundorum (Centrophoridae), pygmy false catshark (undescribed) (Pseudotriakidae) and presents a taxonomic account of smooth lanternshark, Etmopterus pusillus (Etmopteridae) and leafscale gulper shark, Centrophorus squamosus (Centrophoridae), caught by hooks & line units operated in the Arabian Sea, west coast of India and landed at Cochin Fisheries Harbour (Kerala), southwest coast of India.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Deep-sea sharks; new reports; Arabian Sea; Indian EEZ
Subjects:Demersal Fisheries > Shark fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
ID Code:5816
Deposited By:Geetha P Mrs
Deposited On:28 Oct 2010 15:17
Last Modified:28 Dec 2013 10:38

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