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Identification issues in Smooth-hound from the north-east Atlantic

Identification issues in Smooth-hound from the north-east Atlantic

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Smoothhound

In the following posts Dr Edward Farrell, chairman of the Irish Elasmobranch Group, Co-regional Vice Chair of the IUCN Shark Specialist Group and member of the European Elasmobranch Association Scientific Committee will discuss his work on the identification issues surrounding smooth-hound in the north-east Atlantic. As many anglers fish for and tag smooth-hound so we […]

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Starry Smooth-hound or Common Smooth-hound?

Starry Smooth-hound or Common Smooth-hound?

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Smoothhound

Dr Farrell discusses some identification issues surrounding smooth-hound species in north-east Atlantic waters and the work he has carried out in an attempt to resolve these issues. Species Identification and Biology The first and main question that always seems to arise when talking about smooth-hounds is “what species is it?” There are many species of […]

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