First records of the sicklefin lemon shark, Negaprion acutidens, at Palmyra Atoll, central Pacific: a recent colonization event?

Yannis Papastamatiou, Chelsea Wood, Darcy Bradley, Douglas McCauley, Amanda L. Pollock, Jennifer Caselle

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Abstract

The range of the sicklefin lemon shark (Negaprion acutidens) is expanded to include Palmyra Atoll, in the Northern Line Islands, central Pacific. Despite the fact that researchers have been studying reef and lagoon flat habitats of the Atoll since
2003, lemon sharks were first observed in 2010, suggesting a recent colonization event. To date, only juveniles and sub-adult sharks have been observed.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere114
Number of pages3
JournalMarine Biodiversity Records
Volume7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Oct 2014

Keywords

  • Competition
  • Line Islands
  • Range expansion
  • Sharks

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