Noteworthy elasmobranch records from Oman

A. C. Henderson, A. J. Reeve

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Abstract

Records of 11 elasmobranch species previously unreported from, or uncommon in, Omani waters are presented. Records new to Oman include Carcharhinus altimus, C. leiodon, Centrophorus isodon, Ctenacis fehlmanni, Himantura fai, Mobula eregoodootenke and Sphyrna zygaena, whereas noteworthy records of uncommon species include Himantura imbricata, Paragaleus randalii, Rhinobatos salalah and Taeniura meyeni - some of which are confirmed from the Gulf of Oman for the first time. These records bring to 57, the number of elasmobranch species confirmed in Omani waters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171-175
Number of pages5
JournalAfrican Journal of Marine Science
Volume33
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Arabian Sea
  • Guitarfish
  • Indian Ocean
  • Ray
  • Shark

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Aquatic Science

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