Skip to main content

Free Content Sharks of the Central Gulf Coast of Florida

Download Article:
(PDF 3,458.4 kb)


From January 1955 to April 1964, 762 sharks and 842 embryos of 16 species of sharks from the central west coast of Florida were examined. Included in order of abundance in our catches are: Carcharhinus leucas (135 specimens), C. milberti (109), Negaprion brevirostris (76), Carcharhinus limbatus (64), Sphyrna tiburo (63), Carcharhinus acronotus (61), Galeocerdo cuvieri (60), Ginglymostoma cirratum (58), Carcharhinus obscurus (49), Scoliodon terraellovae (22), Sphyrna mokarran (21), Carcharhinus maculipinnis (20), Mustelus norrisi (17), Sphyrna lewini (5), Aprionodon isodon (1), and Carcharias taurus (1). Measurements, seasonal distribution, embryonic development, maturity, and reproductive habits are discussed.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: March 1, 1965

More about this publication?
  • The Bulletin of Marine Science is dedicated to the dissemination of high quality research from the world's oceans. All aspects of marine science are treated by the Bulletin of Marine Science, including papers in marine biology, biological oceanography, fisheries, marine affairs, applied marine physics, marine geology and geophysics, marine and atmospheric chemistry, and meteorology and physical oceanography.
  • Editorial Board
  • Information for Authors
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • Terms & Conditions
  • Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Partial Open Access Content
Partial Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more