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, cilt.15, ss.923-927, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 15 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4194/1303-2712-v15_4_16
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF FISHERIES AND AQUATIC SCIENCES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.923-927

Özet

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.