First Record of the Ragged-tooth Shark, Odontaspis ferox, off the U.S. Atlantic Coast

Sheehan, Timothy F. (1998) First Record of the Ragged-tooth Shark, Odontaspis ferox, off the U.S. Atlantic Coast. Marine Fisheries Review, 60(1), pp. 33-34.

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Abstract

On 11 September 1994, a large shark was captured and later identified as the ragged-tooth shark, Odontaspis ferox (Risso). The shark was captured during routine bottom trawl survey operations onboard the NOAA R/V Albatross IV, approximately 25 n.mi. south-southeast of Cape Hatteras, N.C. (lat. 34° 51' N, long. 75° 26' W) with a “36 Yankee” bottom trawl towed at 3.5 knots. Average water depth at the time of capture was 173 m, bottom temperature was 17.8°C, and salinity was 36.41‰. Total length (cm), fork length (cm), weight (kg), and sex were recorded, the specimen was tagged, photographed, and returned live to t

Item Type: Article
Title: First Record of the Ragged-tooth Shark, Odontaspis ferox, off the U.S. Atlantic Coast
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Sheehan, Timothy F.
Refereed: Yes
Journal or Publication Title: Marine Fisheries Review
Volume: 60
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 33-34
Date: 1998
ISSN: 0090-1830
Issuing Agency: United States National Marine Fisheries Service
Subjects: Biology
Ecology
Fisheries
Item ID: 9807
Depositing User: Patti M. Marraro
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2012 20:05
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2012 20:05
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/9807

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