Morphometric description and biological notes on the kifetin shark

Published on
28. January 2021

Morphometric description and biological notes on the rare kifetin shark Dalatias licha (Chondrichthyes: Dalatidae) from the Hellenic waters

Vasiliki Kousteni


Deep‐sea sharks are among the less studied and most endangered elasmobranchs existing in the Mediterranean Sea, and thus scientific research should be prioritized towards this vulnerable group of species. The aim of the present study is to provide a morphometric description of the vulnerable kifetin shark by recording 55 standard morphometric measurements and to present its main biological features based on the examination of six historical specimens that were captured as bycatch by commercial bottom trawlers in the Hellenic waters.

Journal of Fish Biology, DOI: 10.1111/jfb.14690


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