Specimen Information

Rhizoprionodon longurio
Rhizoprionodon longurio
(Pacific Sharpnose Shark)
Marine Fishes
Native Transplant

Specimen ID273709
GroupMarine Fishes
Common NamePacific Sharpnose Shark
LocalityWest Main Canal in Yuma
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameYuma Desert
HUC8 Number15030108
HUC10 NameYuma Valley
HUC10 Number1503010803
HUC12 NameYuma Valley
HUC12 Number150301080301
Collection Day23
Collection Month11
Collection Year2010
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayunknown
Reference 1
Ref. Number:19583
Author:Gilbert, J.
Title:Dead shark, illegal fish found in Yuma canals.
Publisher:Yuma Sun
CommentsSpecies identification is not certain. Body dimensions resemble Carcharhinus cerdale, but fin placement is typical of Rhizoprionodon longurio. Both species are common to upper Gulf of California. http://www.yumasun.com/articles/fish-65664-yuma-canal.html
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recordnation
VerifierJose Castro, Mote Marine Lab
Number Collected1
Number of Females1


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2023]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [3/21/2023].

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