A new record of the sharpnose seven-gill shark Heptranchias perlo, from the north-east Atlantic

A. C. Henderson, R. S. Williams

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Abstract

The third record of the sharpnose seven-gill shark Heptranchias perlo (Selachii: Hexanchidae) north of the Bay of Biscay is reported. The 101 cm total length specimen, which was taken incidentally on a commercial bottom-set longline at a depth of 166 m, was an immature female. Beaks belonging to the short-finned squid Illex coindetii (Cephalopoda: Ommastrephidae) were recovered from the stomach, and an unidentified species of nematode was found parasitizing the stomach mucosa.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)707-708
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
Volume81
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aquatic Science

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