Record of the goblin shark from Brazil

Published online on 08. May 2012

Record of the goblin shark Mitsukurina owstoni (Chondrichthyes: Lamniformes: Mitsukurinidae) from the south-western Atlantic

Getulio Rincon, Teodoro Vaske Júnior and Otto B.F. Gadig


This paper reports the first well-documented specimen of the goblin shark, Mitsukurina owstoni in the south-western Atlantic, based on a mature male measuring 3152 mm total length, caught on 27 November 2008 off the Rio de Janeiro coast, south-east Brazil.

Marine Biodiversity Records, 5 , e44 doi:10.1017/S1755267211000923




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