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Free Content Sharks of the Central Gulf Coast of Florida

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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.

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Publication date: March 1, 1965

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