Galeocerdo cuvier (Péron & Lesueur)

Fernando, Daniel, Bown, Rosalind M. K., Tanna, Akshay, Gobiraj, Ramajeyam, Ralicki, Hannah, Jockusch, Elizabeth L., Ebert, David A., Jensen, Kirsten & Caira, Janine N., 2019, New insights into the identities of the elasmobranch fauna of Sri Lanka, Zootaxa 4585 (2), pp. 201-238 : 223-224

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Galeocerdo cuvier (Péron & Lesueur)


Galeocerdo cuvier (Péron & Lesueur)

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A tissue sample was taken from each of two frozen immature specimens of Galeocerdo cuvier (SL-113 and SL- 118) collected in 2017 from the Valaichchenai fisheries harbor in the Eastern Province. These specimens have now been deposited in the BRT Ichthyology Collection (SL-113, BRT-I 0004; SL-118, BRT-I 0005). These specimens were identical in NADH2 sequence and grouped most closely with our reference specimen of this species (BJ-382; JQ519164 View Materials ) from the Gulf of California in the tree resulting from the Neighbor-Joining analysis; they differed from the latter specimen by 2 bp.

This is the name currently applied to this species in Sri Lanka (e.g., De Silva 1984 –1985, 2006, 2015; De Bruin et al. 1995; Morón et al. 1998; Joseph 1999).

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