Genetic and historical evidence of common sawsharks Pristiophorus cirratus in the waters of southern Queensland

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Abstract

In 2011, a male pristiophorid was caught by a prawn trawler north east of Cape Moreton, Queensland, Australia. Molecular analyses confirmed the specimen to be the common sawshark Pristiophorus cirratus. Historical catch data indicate the occurrence of the species in the region but this is the first verified record of P. cirratus occurring in the waters of southern Queensland. Together, these records extend the recognised northern limit of P. cirratus by c. 500 km, which suggests that further investigation of its distribution is warranted.

LanguageEnglish
Pages1342-1345
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Fish Biology
Volume95
Issue number5
Early online date31 Aug 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2019

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Keywords

  • Australia
  • benthic elasmobranch
  • new record
  • Pristiophoridae
  • range extension
  • species distribution

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