New record of the Critically Endangered striped smooth-hound, <em>Mustelus fasciatus</em> (Garman, 1913) (Chondrichthyes, Triakidae), in the Southwest Atlantic
Check List 14(6): 1151-1153, doi: 10.15560/14.6.1151
New record of the Critically Endangered striped smooth-hound, Mustelus fasciatus (Garman, 1913) (Chondrichthyes, Triakidae), in the Southwest Atlantic
expand article infoJuan M. Cuevas, Sebastián E. Gómez§, Mirta L. Garcia§
‡ Wildlife Conservation Society Argentina, Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina§ Universidad Nacional de La Plata / CONICET, La Plata, Argentina
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Abstract

We report the southernmost known occurrence in the Atlantic Ocean of the striped smooth-hound, Mustelus fasciatus (Garman, 1913). The shark, a female measuring 106 cm TL, was fished in warm coastal waters, with a salinity of 33,189 PSU, of central Argentina (40°52ʹ13ʺ S, 062°18ʹ42ʺ W). This report increases by 205 km southward the known range of this endemic and Critically Endangered species.

Keywords
Sharks, distribution; endemic, elasmobranch, Argentina