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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2017, Vol. 5, Issue 2, Part E

New record of the bigeye thresher shark, Alopias superciliosus Lowe, 1841 (Family: Alopiidae) from the eastern Mediterranean Sea, Egypt


Author(s): Mahmoud MS Farrag

Abstract: This work has presented the first record of a visitor shark species Alopias superciliosus (Lowe, 1841) bigeye thresher in the Egyptian coast of Mediterranean Sea. This species was captured by pelagic longline in a single specimen that transferred into the lab for photograph, measurements and identification purposes. The present result has introduced new comer to shark list in Egypt, particularly in Mediterranean coast and it is the first time to be recorded here encouraging the monitoring of biodiversity and migratory species.

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How to cite this article:
Mahmoud MS Farrag. New record of the bigeye thresher shark, Alopias superciliosus Lowe, 1841 (Family: Alopiidae) from the eastern Mediterranean Sea, Egypt. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2017;5(2):316-318.
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