First report of four deep-sea chondrichthyans (Elasmobranchii and Holocephali) from Andaman waters, India with an updated checklist from the region

Ravi Kumar, Venu S., Akhilesh K. V., Bineesh K. K., Rajan P. T.
2018 Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria  
Rajan P.T. 2018. First report of four deep-sea chondrichthyans (Elasmobranchii and Holocephali) from Andaman waters, India with an updated checklist from the region. Acta Ichthyol. Piscat. 48 (3): 289-301. Abstract. This paper confirms the new distributional records of four rare deep-water chondrichthyans viz. sharpnose sevengill shark, Heptranchias perlo (Bonnaterre, 1788); bluntnose sixgill shark, Hexanchus griseus (Bonnaterre, 1788); bramble shark, Echinorhinus brucus (Bonnaterre, 1788); and
more » ... naterre, 1788); and sicklefin chimaera, Neoharriotta pinnata (Schnakenbeck, 1931) from the Andaman waters in the Indian EEZ. The above-mentioned four fish species have not been reported earlier from this region. More exploratory surveys in the region are essential to understand the diversity and distribution pattern which is essential for critical management actions. An updated checklist of chondrichthyans known from Andaman and Nicobar waters of India is also presented.
doi:10.3750/aiep/02336 fatcat:frfv3dbzqzdyrfmjsq4ds73vjm