Vol. 16,No. 3, July 2017
First report of thresher sharks (Alopiidae) in the Gulf of Antalya
Description:Akdeniz University, Fisheries Faculty Antalya/Turkey *Corresponding author's Email: gokoglu@akdeniz.edu.tr
Generally, Alopiidae family members are active, strong-swimming, pelagic, coastal and deep-water sharks. They are characterized by a very long upper caudal lobe. They have two dorsal fins; the second dorsal and anal fins are very small. They can be found in all warm oceans and mainly feed on small to moderately large schooling fishes and squids (Compagno, 2002).
Author:Göko─člu M.*; Teker S.; Julian D.
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