New record of the bignose shark, Carcharhinus altimus (Springer, 1950) (Carcharhiniformes: Carcharhinidae), in Turkish waters

New record of the bignose shark, Carcharhinus altimus (Springer, 1950) (Carcharhiniformes: Carcharhinidae), in Turkish waters

Cemal Turan, Mahmut İğde, Aysegul Ergenler, Deniz Ayas

Faculty of Marine Sciences and Technology, Iskenderun Technical University, Iskenderun, Hatay, TURKEY
Faculty of Fisheries, Mersin University, Yenişehir Campus, Mersin, TURKEY

ORCID IDs: C.T. 0000-0001-9584-0261; M.İ. 0000-0003-4288-8995; A.E. 0000-0001-9186-3909, D.A. 0000-0001-6762-6284


A young male bignose shark, Carcharhinus altimus, was caught with a trammel net at a depth of 20 m from the northeastern Mediterranean Sea (Iskenderun Bay- Samandağ coast). The total length of the individual was 68.0 cm and the weight was 3100 g. This is a new record of C. altimus in Turkish coasts.

Keywords: Carcharhinus altimus, bignose shark, record, Iskenderun Bay, northeastern Mediterranean

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