Title

The First In Situ Habitat Observations and Images of the Caribbean Roughshark, Oxynotus caribbaeus Cervigon, 1961 (Squaliformes: Oxynotidae)

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-2013

Publication Title

Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington

Keywords

Biogeography, Caribbean Sea, Oxynotidae, Oxynotus, Shark, Submersible observations

ISSN

0006-324X

Volume

126

Issue/No.

3

First Page

234

Last Page

239

Abstract

In situ observations and photographs of the Caribbean roughshark, Oxynotus caribbaeus Cervigón, 1961, are reported for the first time from four widely separated localities around the tropical western Atlantic, including multiple records over an 8-yr period from a single locality off Roatán, Honduras. These records document an extension of the known geographic, bathymetric, and temperature ranges of the species to include southern Florida and the western Caribbean Sea, over a depth range of 218 to 579 m, and in water as warm as 16.39°C.

Additional Comments

NSF grant #: EAR-9004232; NOAA grant #: NF-11-09-CIOERT

DOI

10.2988/0006-324X-126.3.234

Peer Reviewed

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