Biological aspects of the sixgill shark, Hexanchus griseus.

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Ebert, D. A. (1986). Biological aspects of the sixgill shark, Hexanchus griseus. Copeia, 1986(1), 131-135.
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TitleBiological aspects of the sixgill shark, Hexanchus griseus.
AuthorsD. Ebert
AbstractLife history information on 28 sixgill sharks, collected off California, was obtained from May 1982 through Sept. 1984. Only one mature sixgill shark, a 421 cm TL female with term embryos, was examined. Size at maturity was estimated for females by comparing gonad development with length-weight measurements. Gut analysis revealed that the sixgill shark's diet consists mainly of bony and cartilaginous fishes. Since sixgill sharks do not appear to be abundant anywhere, their distribution and movement patterns along the deep coastal waters off California are, for the most part, unknown.
JournalCopeia
Date1986
Volume1986
Issue1
Start page131
End page135
ISSN0045-8511
NoteCited By (since 1996):19, Fish and Fisheries

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