Moore, Alec B. M., Ward, Robert D. & Peirce, Richard, 2012, Sharks of the Persian (Arabian) Gulf: a first annotated checklist (Chondrichthyes: Elasmobranchii), Zootaxa 3167, pp. 1-16 : 12

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No confirmed Gulf records. A Kuwait record ( Khalaf 1987) of the great white shark Carcharodon carcharias ( Linnaeus, 1758) was a misidentification of Carcharias taurus ( Moore et al. 2007) . Tourenq et al. (2008) note an unsubstantiated Carcharodon carcharias record from the United Arab Emirates and Musandam area, and a skin specimen registered as C. carcharias from nearby Oman (BMNH 1891.2.9.41) has apparently been lost (Patrick Campbell, BMNH, pers. comm.). Randall (1986) noted the shortfin mako Isurus oxyrinchus Rafinesque, 1810 as not yet reported from the Gulf and our data support this.

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