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ACEVEDO-CERVANTES, Alejandro; LOPEZ-MARTINEZ, Juana; HERRERA-VALDIVIA, Eloisa and RODRIGUEZ-ROMERO, Jesús. New record of Largenose Catshark, Apristurus nasutus de Buen, 1959, (Carcharhiniformes: Scyliorhinidae) in the Gulf of California, Mexico. Hidrobiológica [online]. 2009, vol.19, n.3, pp. 269-272. ISSN 0188-8897.
A total of 143 organism of Apristurus nasutus (de Buen, 1959), were caught in a research survey at June 2007. The samples were obtained by means of a trawl net at 250 - 460 m depth, in the middle and north part of Gulf of California. This finding represents the first record of Apristurus nasutus in Mexican waters and therefore gives it a wider range the enlargement of his distribution. The specimens caught showed a schooling behavior, most of them in a reproductive stage.
Keywords : Gulf of California; Apristurus; Scyliorhinidae; distribution; latitudinal range.