New inland records of the bull shark Carcharhinus leucas from Sumatra, Indonesia

Authors

  • Peter Gausmann Working Group Biogeography and Landscape Ecology, Department of Geography, Faculty of Geosciences, Ruhr University Bochum, Universitätsstraße 150, 44801 - Bochum, Germany
  • Veryl Hasan Fisheries and Marine Faculty, Aquaculture Department, Airlangga University, 60115 - Surabaya, Indonesia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47193/mafis.3532022010905

Keywords:

Biogeography, Carcharhinidae, elasmobranchs, freshwaters, conservation, data-poor area

Abstract

Six new records of the bull shark Carcharhinus leucas from five different river basins of Sumatra, Indonesia, were reported as a result of captures by artisanal and recreational fishers, including records from rivers of northern and western Sumatra for the first time. These findings may highlight the importance of Sumatran river basins for the reproduction of this threatened species in Indonesian waters. Inland records of C. leucas in Southeast Asia and in particular Indonesia are scarce but important for nature conservation purposes and sustainable future fishery management.

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Author Biographies

Peter Gausmann, Working Group Biogeography and Landscape Ecology, Department of Geography, Faculty of Geosciences, Ruhr University Bochum, Universitätsstraße 150, 44801 - Bochum, Germany

Veryl Hasan, Fisheries and Marine Faculty, Aquaculture Department, Airlangga University, 60115 - Surabaya, Indonesia

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Published

2022-07-13

How to Cite

Gausmann, P. and Hasan, V. (2022) “New inland records of the bull shark Carcharhinus leucas from Sumatra, Indonesia”, Marine and Fishery Sciences (MAFIS), 35(3), pp. 437–444. doi: 10.47193/mafis.3532022010905.