Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria 46(2): 131-135, doi: 10.3750/AIP2016.46.2.10
New biogeographic data and DNA barcodes for the Indian swellshark, Cephaloscyllium silasi (Talwar, 1974) (Elasmobranchii: Carcharhiniformes: Scyliorhinidae), from Andaman waters
expand article infoR.R. Kumar, S. Venu, K.K. Bineesh, V.S. Basheer
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Indian swellshark, Cephaloscyllium silasi (Talwar, 1974), is reported for the first time in Andaman waters, India which is a considerable extension of its known distribution range with more than 1000 km toward eastern Indian EEZ. This is the first confirmed geographic distributional record of poorly known deep-water Indian swellshark, C. silasi, in the Andaman waters and first outside its type locality. A detailed morphological description of C. silasi collected from Andaman waters and comparison with other known materials along with the molecular barcodes are provided.
new record, morphology, molecular systematics, Indian EEZ