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Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 2015, Vol 15, Num, 4     (Pages: 931-935)

Occurrence and Biological Observations on Angel shark Squatina squatina (Chondrichthyes: Squatinidae) from the Turkish Waters (Eastern Mediterranean)

Okan Akyol 1 ,Vahdet Ünal 1 ,Christian Capapé 2

1 Ege University, Faculty of Fisheries, Urla, Izmir, Turkey
2 Université Montpellier II, Laboratoire d'Ichtyologie, case 104, Sciences et Techniques du Languedoc, 34 095 Montpellier
DOI : 10.4194/1303-2712-v15_4_17 Viewed : 2383 - Downloaded : 2431 A new record of angel shark Squatina squatina (Linnaeus, 1758) in Turkish waters is reported in this note. A review of previous catch records of S. squatina from from Turkish waters show that the species is relatively rare in the area. There with al, the observed specimen was a pregnant female suggesting that Gökova Bay could be a spawning area for S. squatina in the Turkish coast. Keywords : Measurements, cloacal gestation, spawning, litter size, Gökova Bay, Aegean Sea