Mitsukurinidae

Biscoito, Manuel, Ribeiro, Cláudia & Freitas, Mafalda, 2018, Annotated checklist of the fishes of the archipelago of Madeira (NE Atlantic): I-Chondrichthyes, Zootaxa 4429 (3), pp. 459-494: 464

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4429.3.2

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:17EAB027-D9FB-4B8A-9847-3AA76EC96FCB

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/039887A0-FFE7-FFE7-FF22-FD16FDA0057D

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Mitsukurinidae
status

 

Family Mitsukurinidae 

* Mitsukurina owstoni  Jordan, 1898—No common name in Madeira; Goblin shark ( Fig. 2 View Figure ) 

Cadenat & Blache 1981: 138–141 | Quéro 1984b: 82 | Sanches 1986: 54 | Lloris et al. 1991: 232 | Compagno 1984a: 223–224; 2001: 69–70 | Carneiro et al. 2014: 10.

Distribution in Macaronesia. recorded only from Madeira.

Remarks. in MMFAbout MMF there are two formalin preserved specimens, the first dated from 1956 ( MMFAbout MMF 8196) and the other one dated from 2004 ( MMFAbout MMF 36064). To our knowledge, the latter was the last specimen of this species to be caught in Madeiran waters. It was caught in a bottom long line at Funchal Bay at 2500 m of depth, in the framework of project PESCPROF-1.

MMF

Museu Municipal do Funchal