New records of elasmobranchs from the southwestern Gulf of Mexico

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November 2022

New records of elasmobranchs (Vertebrata: Elasmobranchii) from the southwestern Gulf of Mexico

Luis Fernando Del Moral-Flores, María Belén González-Pérez, Armando T. Wakida-Kusunoki, Adriana Martínez-Guevara, Guadalupe del Rosario Vleeshower-Hernández, Nissi Mariane Rodríguez-Rentería


We present information about new records of 11 species of chondrichthyans in the southern Gulf of Mexico, adding information about new specimens and occurrence of the species in Mexican waters. The second record of the Bathytoshia centroura, Mustelus sinusmexicanus, Mobula hypostoma and Squalus clarkae species for Mexico is presented, as well as new records in marine areas and the Lagoon Alvarado system corresponding to Hexanchus vitulus, Heptranchrias perlo, Scyliorhinus retifer and Squalus cubensis. In this paper increase the number of records for species of elasmobranchs to the southwestern region of the Gulf of Mexico, increase the distribution range and knowledge about the chondrichthyofauna of Mexico.

Lat. Am. J. Aquat. Res. vol.50 no.5 Valparaíso nov. 2022. DOI: 10.3856/vol50-issue5-fulltext-2917 


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