Journal of Ichthyology

, Volume 57, Issue 2, pp 329–332 | Cite as

First record of the goblin shark, Mitsukurina owstoni, (Mitsukurinidae) with notes on its distribution

  • A. M. OrlovEmail author
  • P. K. Afanasiev
  • D. V. Pelenev
Brief Communications


The first record of the rare deep-sea goblin shark, Mitsukurina owstoni, was reported from the waters of Morocco (Northwest Africa). Occurrences of this species have been recorded earlier from the waters of Madeira (over 1000 km to the north) and Senegal (over 800 km to the south of the place of our record).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. M. Orlov
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    Email author
  • P. K. Afanasiev
    • 1
  • D. V. Pelenev
    • 1
  1. 1.Russian Federal Research Institute of Fisheries and OceanographyMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Severtsov Institute of Ecology and EvolutionMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Dagestan State UniversityMakhachkalaRussia
  4. 4.National Research Tomsk State UniversityTomskRussia

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