A first record of the Smallfin Gulper Shark Centrophorus moluccensis Bleeker, 1860 (Chondrichthyes: Squaliformes: Centrophoridae) from the Andaman & Nicobar waters, Indian EEZ

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H. D. Pradeep
Swapnil S. Shirke
M. Nashad
Monalisha Devi Sukham


The Smallfin Gulper Shark Centrophorus moluccensis is reported for the first time from the Andaman & Nicobar waters of the Indian EEZ.  A male specimen of 785mm total length and weighing 2.34kg was landed by a motorized longliner at Burmanallah, South Andaman District.  The specimen was caught off Chidiyatapu, South Andaman at a depth of 250m.  A detailed morphological description of the specimen and comparison with previous literature is provided.

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H. D. Pradeep, Fishery Survey of India, Mormugao Zonal Base, Opp. Microwave Station, Bogda Road, Mormugao, Goa 403803, India

Fisheries Scientist Fishery Survey of India, Port Blair Zonal Base

Swapnil S. Shirke, Fishery Survey of India, Port Blair Zonal Base, Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands 744101, India

Port Blair Zonal Base of Fishery Survey of India, Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands

M. Nashad, Fishery Survey of India, Port Blair Zonal Base, Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands 744101, India

Port Blair Zonal Base of Fishery Survey of India, Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Monalisha Devi Sukham, Fisheries Resource Management Division, Central Island Agriculture Research Institute, ICAR, Port Blair-744105, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India.

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Fisheries Resource Management Division



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