Environmental Biology of Fishes

, Volume 75, Issue 4, pp 465–469 | Cite as

Pregnancy in Squaliolus laticaudus (Elasmobranch: Dalatiidae) from Brazil

  • Carlo Magenta CunhaEmail author
  • Manoel Bueno Gonzalez
Brief Communication


A pregnant female of the Dwarf deep-sea shark, Squaliolus laticaudus with four embryos was caught by the nocturnal longline vessel “Progressão” from southern Brazil, on September 1999. It was donated by the fishermen. Embryos ranged in size 105 – 100 mm of total length. The aim of this article is to contribute to the knowledge of the Dwarf deep-sea shark reproduction and distribution on the Brazilian coast. It is been considered the first record to know about pregnant Dwarf deep-sea shark in the world.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, da departamento de AnatomiaUniversidade de São PauloSão PauloBrazil
  2. 2.Núcleo de Pesquisa e Estudo em Chondrichthyes – NUPECSão PauloBrazil

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