Hemipristis elongata (Klunzinger)

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 : 224-225

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https://doi.org/ 10.11646/zootaxa.4585.2.1

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Hemipristis elongata (Klunzinger)


Hemipristis elongata (Klunzinger)

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One specimen (SL-78) of Hemipristis elongata was collected from the deep-sea longline fishery in Mutur, Trincomalee Harbor in the Eastern Province. That specimen was morphologically consistent with H. elongata . It clustered most closely with our reference specimen (KA-22; JQ519069 View Materials ) of this species collected from Indonesian, Borneo in the tree resulting from the Neighbor-Joining analysis, and differed from the latter specimen by only a single bp. This specimen has been deposited in the BRT Ichthyology Collection (BRT-I 0018).

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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