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First record of partial albinism in the critically endangered Angelshark ( Squatina squatina ) (Linnaeus, 1758)

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  • David Jimenez‐Alvarado
  • Eva Meyers
  • Airam Guerra‐Marrero
  • Ana Espino‐Ruano
  • Lorena Couce‐Montero
  • Joanna Barker
  • Michael Sealey
  • Héctor Toledo
  • Belén Caro
  • Charlotte Pike
  • David M.P. Jacoby
  • Lucy Mead
  • José J. Castro
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>31/08/2023
<mark>Journal</mark>Journal of Fish Biology
Issue number2
Number of pages4
Pages (from-to)439-442
Publication StatusPublished
Early online date18/05/23
<mark>Original language</mark>English


AbstractWe report the first case of partial albinism in the Critically Endangered angelshark, Squatina squatina. The encounter with this specimen took place while SCUBA diving on the beach of Tufia, located on the east coast of the island of Gran Canaria on 2 April 2021. This is also the first confirmed finding of an albino elasmobranch specimen in the Canary Island archipelago.