Occurrence and Biological Observations on Angel shark Squatina squatina (Chondrichthyes: Squatinidae) from the Turkish Waters (Eastern Mediterranean)


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Akyol O. , Unal V. , CAPAPE C.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF FISHERIES AND AQUATIC SCIENCES, vol.15, no.4, pp.923-927, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.4194/1303-2712-v15_4_16
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF FISHERIES AND AQUATIC SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.923-927
  • Keywords: Measurement, cloacal gestation, spawning, litter size, Gokova Bay, Aegean Sea, LENGTH-WEIGHT RELATIONSHIPS, AEGEAN SEA, REPRODUCTION, BAY, TURKEY, COAST

Abstract

A new record of angel shark Squatina squatina (Linnaeus, 1758) in Turkish waters is reported in this note. A review of previous catch records of S. squatina from Turkish waters show that the species is relatively rare in the area. However, the observed specimen was a pregnant female suggesting that Gokova Bay could be a spawning area for S. squatina in the Turkish coast.