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Review of the occurrence and distribution of the basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus) in Chilean waters

  • Sebastián Hernández (a1), Rodolfo Vögler (a2), Carlos Bustamante (a3) and Julio Lamilla (a3)

Abstract

The occurrence of Cetorhinus maximus in Chilean waters is reviewed based upon biological, geographical and temporal data obtained from 30 specimens observed between 1905 and 2009. These records were established from 27°40′S (Punta de Cachos, Bahía Salado) to 55°45′S (Cabo de Hornos). Both males and females were incidentally caught in artisanal gill-net fisheries. The records suggest a segregation of C. maximus by groups of sex–size. Temporal data suggests that C. maximus primarily occur in Chilean coastal waters during spring and summer.

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Correspondence should be addressed to:S. Hernández, School of Biological Sciences, Victoria University of Wellington, PO Box 600, Wellington 6140, New Zealand email: sebastian.hernandez@vuw.ac.nz

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Review of the occurrence and distribution of the basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus) in Chilean waters

  • Sebastián Hernández (a1), Rodolfo Vögler (a2), Carlos Bustamante (a3) and Julio Lamilla (a3)

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