Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 52 Issue 1
New distributional records of deep-sea sharks from Indian waters
K. V. Akhilesh, M. Hashim, K. K. Bineesh, C. P. R. Shanis and U. Ganga
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.
Deep-sea sharks, new reports, Arabian Sea, Indian EEZ
Date : 20-09-2010