Southernmost record of the white shark Carcharodon carcharias (Chondrichthyes: Lamnidae) in the Mexican Pacific
Southernmost record of C. carcharias in Mexico
Becerril-García, Edgar Eduardo
Hoyos-Padilla, Edgar Mauricio
This study reports the first record of a white shark Carcharodon carcharias off the tropical coast of Nayarit and the southernmost record in the Mexican Pacific. The specimen was a juvenile female accidentally caught by artisanal fisheries in the locality of Playa Novillero, Nayarit. Oceanographic conditions at the time of capture were also recorded, with the aim of improving the knowledge on the ecology of this vulnerable and protected species.This study constitutes the first record white shark Carcharodon carhcarias off the tropical coast of Nayarit and the southernmost record in the Mexican Pacific. The presented specimen is a juvenile female caught incidentally by artisanal fisheries in the locality of Playa Novillero. The data collected include the oceanographic conditions at the time of capture, with the aim of improving the knowledge on the distribution of this vulnerable and protected species.