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First record of the basking shark Cetorhinus maximus (Lamniformes: Cetorhinidae) in Indonesia


Fahmi, F and White, WT, First record of the basking shark Cetorhinus maximus (Lamniformes: Cetorhinidae) in Indonesia, Marine Biodiversity Records, 8 Article e18. ISSN 1755-2672 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2015 Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom

DOI: doi:10.1017/S1755267214001365


A recent stranding of a basking shark Cetorhinus maximus in north-western Bali represents the first confirmed record of this large, filter-feeding shark species in Indonesian waters. Based on measurements of the fins and claspers, the adult male specimen was estimated to be between 5.6 and 8.1 m LT, with an average estimate of 6.7 m LT. It is possible that the Indonesian Throughflow is an important route for this species during transequatorial migrations.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:basking shark, Indonesia, record
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Other environmental management
Objective Field:Other environmental management not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:White, WT (Dr William White)
ID Code:118823
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Zoology
Deposited On:2017-07-20
Last Modified:2017-10-13

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