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Rediscovery of bonnethead shark Sphyrna tiburo after more than two decades of non-record on central coast of Brazil

  • José Amorim Reis-Filho (a1) (a2), Cláudio L.S. Sampaio (a3), Luciana Leite (a4), Gabriel S.A. Oliveira (a2), Miguel Loiola (a1) (a2) (a5) and José de Anchieta C.C. Nunes (a1) (a2)...

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We report the sighting of bonnethead shark Sphyrna tiburo juveniles <60 cm total length (L T ) after more than two decades of apparent absence in Todos os Santos Bay (Brazilian eastern coast). A total of 8 specimens were collected on the Paraguaçu estuary during a Long Term Fish Monitoring Programme. The L T , total body mass and stomach contents are reported. Relevance for nursery areas to this threatened species is also discussed.

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Correspondence should be addressed to: J.A. Reis-Filho, ECUS, Institute of Education Science and Socio-Environmental Utility Rio Vermelho, 41940-250, Salvador, BA, Brazil email: amorim_agua@yahoo.com.br

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Rediscovery of bonnethead shark Sphyrna tiburo after more than two decades of non-record on central coast of Brazil

  • José Amorim Reis-Filho (a1) (a2), Cláudio L.S. Sampaio (a3), Luciana Leite (a4), Gabriel S.A. Oliveira (a2), Miguel Loiola (a1) (a2) (a5) and José de Anchieta C.C. Nunes (a1) (a2)...

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