First record of Alopias superciliosus Lowe,1841 (Elasmobranchii: Alopiidae) in Tunisian water

Authors

  • Ichrak BOUZIDI Carthage University, National Institute of Marine Science and Technology https://orcid.org/0009-0000-3699-5677
  • Samira ENAJJAR National Institute of Science and Technology of the Ses, Marine Biodiversity Laboratory
  • Bechir SAIDI
  • Mohamed Nejemeddine BRADAI

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Records, Alopias superciliosus, South Central Mediterranean, Kelibia, Tunisia

Abstract

On July 2021, one specimens of Alopias superciliosus Lowe,1841 was captured as bycatch in Kelibia (Tunisia) at the following coordinate 36°30’740” N; 11°48’451” E, by a trawler at 400 m depth. It was a mature male of 350 cm total length and 159 kg in eviscerated weight. This represents the first record of the bigeye thresher shark in the area.

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2023-11-21

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BOUZIDI I, ENAJJAR S, SAIDI B, BRADAI MN. First record of Alopias superciliosus Lowe,1841 (Elasmobranchii: Alopiidae) in Tunisian water. Bull. Inst. Natl. Sci. Technol. Mer [Internet]. 2023Nov.21 [cited 2024Jun.14];48:86-93. Available from: https://www.instm-bulletin.tn/index.php/bulletin/article/view/223

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