First record of the pelagic thresher shark from the Lakshadweep Sea IndiaPublished online on 27. March 2012
First record of the pelagic thresher shark Alopias pelagicus (Pisces: Alopiiformes: Alopiidae) from the Lakshadweep Sea, India
K.V. Aneesh Kumar, S. Paresh Khanolkar, P. Pravin, B. Meenakumari and E.V. Radhakrishnan
The pelagic thresher shark Alopias pelagicus is a large, wide-ranging Indo-Pacific Ocean pelagic shark. In this paper, the first record of the pelagic thresher shark, caught from the Lakshadweep Sea is reported. The shark 275 cm in total length was caught by drift longline operation at depth of 60 m in the Lakshadweep Sea (10°52N latitude 72°13E longitude).
Marine Biodiversity Records, 5 , e16 doi:10.1017/S1755267211001114