New records and morphometry of the Atlantic sixgill shark Hexanchus vitulus in the Caribbean coast of Guatemala
Avalos-Castillo, Cristopher G.
Becerril-García, Edgar E.
The present study constitutes the first records and morphometry of Hexanchus vitulus on the Caribbean coast of Guatemala. A total of 10 Atlantic six-gill sharks were captured by artisanal fishers during 2015-2019, showing a sex ratio of 2.3:1 (males:females) and a total length that ranges 61-165 cm. Morphometric measurements are provided for future comparisons in other coastal regions. Recorded sharks corresponded mostly to sexually mature individuals, which differs from that reported for different areas of the Caribbean.