New record of smalltooth sand tiger in the Mediterranean

Published on
03 November 2022

New record of smalltooth sand tiger Odontaspis ferox (Risso, 1810) in the Mediterranean

Alen Soldo, Rigers Bakiu, Nexhip Hysolakoj


One shark was landed at the Naval Base Pasha Liman, Bay of Vlore, Albania, the Adriatic Sea. Photographic records only enabled the specimen to be placed in family Odontaspididae or Carchariidae. Later examination of the preserved head, dry jaw and dentition identified the specimen as Odontaspis ferox. This is a rare record and the northernmost Mediterranean observation of this species, and the first Adriatic record for several decades.

Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom , First View , pp. 1 – 3, DOI: 10.1017/S0025315422000819


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