Is the tiger shark Galeocerdo cuvier a coastal species?
Published online on 28. January 2016
Is the tiger shark Galeocerdo cuvier a coastal species? Expanding its distribution range in the Atlantic Ocean using at-sea observer data
A. Domingo, R. Coelho, E. Cortes, B. Garcia-Cortes, F. Mas, J. Mejuto, P. Miller,
A. Ramos-Cartelle, M. N. Santos, K. Yokawa
The occurrence of tiger shark Galeocerdo cuvier in the Atlantic Ocean was assessed using at-sea observer data from multiple pelagic longline fisheries. Geographic positions of 2764 G. cuvier recorded between 1992 and 2013 and covering a wide area of the Atlantic Ocean were compared with the currently accepted distribution ranges of the species. Most records fell outside those ranges in both the Southern and Northern Hemispheres, which strongly suggests that the distribution range of G. cuvier in the open ocean is considerably larger than previously described
Journal of Fish Biology. Early View Version, doi: 10.1111/jfb.12887