Short Communication

Noteworthy elasmobranch records from Oman

  • AC Henderson
  • AJ Reeve

Abstract

Records of 11 elasmobranch species previously unreported from, or uncommon in, Omani waters are presented. Records new to Oman include Carcharhinus altimus, C. leiodon, Centrophorus isodon, Ctenacis fehlmanni, Himantura fai, Mobula eregoodootenke and Sphyrna zygaena, whereas noteworthy records of uncommon species include Himantura imbricata, Paragaleus randalii, Rhinobatos salalah and Taeniura meyeni — some of which are confirmed from the Gulf of Oman for the first time. These records bring to 57, the number of elasmobranch species confirmed in Omani waters.

Keywords: Arabian Sea, guitarfish, Indian Ocean, ray, shark

African Journal of Marine Science 2011, 33(1): 171–175

Author Biographies

AC Henderson
Department of Marine Science and Fisheries, Sultan Qaboos University, PO Box 34, Al-Khod 123, Sultanate of Oman
AJ Reeve
Department of Marine Science and Fisheries, Sultan Qaboos University, PO Box 34, Al-Khod 123, Sultanate of Oman
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eISSN: 1814-2338
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