Invemar
Bulletin of Marine and Coastal Research

TWO CASES OF TWO-HEAD SHARK EMBRYOS, SMALLEYE SMOOTH-HOUND MUSTELUS HIGMANI AND THE BLUE SHARK PRIONACE GLAUCA

Nicolás Ehemann, Javier Marín Sanz, Michelle Barany González

Abstract


This study reports the first dicephalic shark’s embryo of smalleye smooth-hound Mustelus higmani and the eighth case in blue shark Prionace glauca. Each embryo was removed from the womb of a pregnant female, caught in coastal waters of the Caribbean Sea, near to Nueva Esparta state. The dicephalic embryos are exhibited in the Marine Museum of Margarita.

Keywords


Elasmobranchii; Caribbean Sea; Venezuela; Abnormality; Bicephaly

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DOI: 10.25268/bimc.invemar.2016.45.1.636

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