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Marine Biodiversity

, Volume 47, Issue 3, pp 789–790 | Cite as

Isopods present on deep-water sharks Squalus cubensis and Heptranchias perlo from The Bahamas

  • Oliver Shipley
  • Brendan Talwar
  • Dean Grubbs
  • Edward Brooks
Oceanarium
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Abstract

Isopods are micropredators of deep-water sharks; however, their associations are poorly described in the scientific literature. We present the association of three isopod genera Aega sp., Aegaphales sp., and Cirolana sp. with two species of deep-sea shark, the Cuban dogfish (Squalus cubensis) and the sharpnose sevengill (Heptranchias perlo). Although limited conclusions can be drawn from this observation, it provides a novel association of micropredatory isopods with two poorly studied species of deep-water shark.

Keywords

Scientific Literature Ventral Surface Cuban Specific Report Active Predator 
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Acknowledgments

Thanks to N. Bruce for ID, The Cape Eleuthera Institute, Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society, PADI Foundation, and Experiment.com donors for funding, and to C Ward and K Magnenat for lab assistance.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Oliver Shipley
    • 1
  • Brendan Talwar
    • 2
  • Dean Grubbs
    • 2
  • Edward Brooks
    • 1
  1. 1.Shark Research and Conservation ProgramThe Cape Eleuthera InstituteEleutheraBahamas
  2. 2.Florida State University Coastal & Marine LaboratorySt. TeresaUSA

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