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Sharks captured off Pescara (Italy, Western Adriatic Sea)
Cugini, G.; De Maddalena, A. (2003). Sharks captured off Pescara (Italy, Western Adriatic Sea). Ann., Ser. Hist. Nat. 13(2): 201-208
In: Annales. Series Historia Naturalis. Znanstveno raziskovalno središce Republike Slovenije: Koper. ISSN 1408-533X, more
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  • Cugini, G.
  • De Maddalena, A., more

    We present the results of a study of sharks captured in the waters off Pescara, Italy (Adriatic Sea), from May 2000 to March 2003. We recorded 144 sharks, representing at least 11 species: houndsharks (Mustelus sp. and maybe Leptocharias smithii, 29.86% of total captures), catsharks (Scyliorhinus canicula, S. stellaris and S. sp., 28.47%), Squalus acanthias (24.30%), Hexanchus griseus (5.55%), Prionace glauca (4.86%), Lamna nasus (2.77%), Cetorhinus maximus (2.08%), Alopias vulpinus (0.69%), Oxynotus centrina (0.69%) and Centrophorus sp. (0.69%). We also had the opportunity to gather information concerning some captures of P. glauca, A. vulpinus, Carcharodon carcharias and unidentified lamnid sharks that had occurred in previous years. In these waters, H. griseus appears to be relatively abundant and L. nasus is more common than previously believed; the paucity of captures of P. glauca may present cause for concern.

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