Deadly interaction between a swordfish Xiphias gladius and a bigeye thresher shark Alopias superciliosus

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Acknowledgments

We are deeply indebted to Abdalhakim Ahmed Al sebaihe, Faraj Habrisha and Marwan Saleh Elmzoghi for reporting the stranding, documenting the injury, and for providing photos and videos. This study was carried out as part of the citizen science initiative “The MECO (Mediterranean Elasmobranch Citizen Observations) Project”. We also want to thank the three anonymous reviewers for their constructive feedback on an earlier version of this manuscript and Tamaki Shimose for editorial comments. This study was supported by a grant of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF): P 33820 to Jürgen Kriwet.

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Jambura, P.L., Türtscher, J., Kriwet, J. et al. Deadly interaction between a swordfish Xiphias gladius and a bigeye thresher shark Alopias superciliosus. Ichthyol Res 68, 317–321 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10228-020-00787-x

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