A shoal of bluntnose sixgill shark Hexanchus griseus (Chondrichthyes: Hexanchidae) from the Tunisian coast (Central Mediterranean)


This paper presents the unusual capture of a shoal of Hexanchus griseus in the Strait of Sicily, close to northern Tunisia. In all, 21 specimens were collected. Their Total Length ranged between 180 and 220 cm, and Total Body Weight between 90 and 120 kg. The distribution of the species off the Tunisian coast and the conditions of the capture are discussed.

DOI Code: 10.1285/i15910725v41p85

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