Investigating the status of Ecuador’s lost shark, the Sharpfin Houndshark Triakis acutipinna

Investigando el estado del tiburón perdido de Ecuador, el tollo del Ecuador Triakis acutipinna

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https://doi.org/10.22370/rbmo.2022.57.Especial.3419

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Conservation, historical ecology, threatened species, Triakidae

Resumen

The Sharpfin Houndshark, Triakis acutipinna, was described in 1968 from a specimen captured from Isla de la Plata, Ecuador. Since then, there have been no confirmed records of the species. To investigate the contemporary occurrence of this ‘lost shark’, a multi-pronged approach was undertaken. This included a literature review, development of an educational poster, and conducting a small number of informal fisher interviews in five coastal communities of Manabí province, Ecuador. Half of the fishers interviewed recognized T. acutipinna and reported its capture as recently as 2010-2015. Despite the preliminary nature of the present study, it suggests that the lost shark of Ecuador persists.

Biografía del autor/a

Adriana Cevallos-Garcias, Universidad Laica Eloy Alfaro de Manabí

Corresponding author: adricevallos@gmail.com

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2022-10-04

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Cevallos-Garcias, A. ., Hernández, S. ., Raredon, S. J. ., Ebert, D. A. ., & Kyne, P. M. (2022). Investigating the status of Ecuador’s lost shark, the Sharpfin Houndshark Triakis acutipinna: Investigando el estado del tiburón perdido de Ecuador, el tollo del Ecuador Triakis acutipinna. Revista De Biología Marina Y Oceanografía, 57(Especial), 289–294. https://doi.org/10.22370/rbmo.2022.57.Especial.3419

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