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Scyliorhinus ugoi, a new species of catshark from Brazil

Scyliorhinus ugoi, a new species of catshark from Brazil

Published on 25. March 2015 Scyliorhinus ugoi, a new species of catshark from Brazil (Chondrichthyes: Carcharhiniformes: Scyliorhinidae) KARLA D. A. SOARES, OTTO F. B. GADIG & ULISSES L. GOMES ABSTRACT: A new species of catshark (Carcharhiniformes, Scyliorhinidae), Scyliorhinus ugoi sp. nov., is described from off Northeastern and Southeastern Brazil. The new species is closest to

South African Shark Biodiversity Management Plan

South African Shark Biodiversity Management Plan

National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act: South African Shark Biodiversity Management Plan No. 38607 GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 25 MARCH 2015 PDF – DOWNLOAD    

Whale sharks target dense prey patches of sergestid shrimp off Tanzania

Whale sharks target dense prey patches of sergestid shrimp off Tanzania

Published online on 17. March 2015 Whale sharks target dense prey patches of sergestid shrimp off Tanzania Christoph A. Rohner, Amelia J. Armstrong, Simon J. Pierce, Clare E. M. Prebble, E. Fernando Cagua, Jesse E. M. Cochran, Michael L. Berumen, Anthony J. Richardson ABSTRACT: Large planktivores require high-density prey patches to make feeding energetically viable.

Composition of Glycosaminoglycans in Elasmobranchs including Several Deep-Sea Sharks

Composition of Glycosaminoglycans in Elasmobranchs including Several Deep-Sea Sharks

Published on 24. March 2015 Composition of Glycosaminoglycans in Elasmobranchs including Several Deep-Sea Sharks: Identification of Chondroitin/Dermatan Sulfate from the Dried Fins of Isurus oxyrinchus and Prionace glauca Kyohei Higashi, Yoshiki Takeuchi, Ann Mukuno, Hideyuki Tomitori, Masaki Miya, Robert J. Linhardt, Toshihiko Toida ABSTRACT: Shark fin, used as a food, is a rich source of

Shifting elasmobranch community assemblage at Cocos Island

Shifting elasmobranch community assemblage at Cocos Island

Published online on 23. March 2015 Shifting elasmobranch community assemblage at Cocos Island – an isolated marine protected area Easton R. White, Mark C. Myers, Joanna Mills Flemming, Julia K. Baum ABSTRACT: Fishing pressure has increased the extinction risk of many elasmobranch (shark and ray) species. Although many countries have established no-take marine reserves, a

Intraguild predation and partial consumption of blue sharks by Cape fur seals

Intraguild predation and partial consumption of blue sharks by Cape fur seals

Published online on 16. March 2015 Intraguild predation and partial consumption of blue sharks Prionace glauca by Cape fur seals Arctocephalus pusillus pusillus C. Fallows, H.P. Benoît, N. Hammerschlag ABSTRACT: The top-down effects of predators on ecosystem structure and dynamics have been studied increasingly. However, the nature and consequence of trophic interactions between upper-trophic-level predators

First record of the electric ray Narcine leoparda in Ecuadorian waters

First record of the electric ray Narcine leoparda in Ecuadorian waters

Published online on 17. March 2015 First record of the electric ray Narcine leoparda (Batoidea: Torpediniforms: Narcinidae) in Ecuadorian waters A.F. Romero-Caicedo, J. Pincay-Espinoza, J. Palma-Chávez, M. Carrera-Fernández ABSTRACT: Six electric rays, Narcine leoparda, were caught off the coast of Manta, Ecuador between August 2013 and January 2014. These specimens represent the first record in

Tetronarce cowleyi, a new species of electric ray from southern Africa

Tetronarce cowleyi, a new species of electric ray from southern Africa

Published on 19. March 2015 Tetronarce cowleyi, sp. nov., a new species of electric ray from southern Africa (Chondrichthyes: Torpediniformes: Torpedinidae) David A. Ebert, Diane L. Haas, Marcelo R. de Carvalho ABSTRACT: A new species of torpedo ray, Tetronarce cowleyi, sp. nov., is described from specimens collected from the southeastern Atlantic Ocean. The new species

Strongly directional and differential swimming behavior of an adult female white shark from Guadalupe Island

Strongly directional and differential swimming behavior of an adult female white shark from Guadalupe Island

Published in March 2015 Strongly directional and differential swimming behavior of an adult female white shark, Carcharodon carcharias (Chondrichthyes: Lamnidae) from Guadalupe Island, Mexico. Ramón Bonfil, Shannon O΄Brien ABSTRACT: We report on an adult female white shark tracked for 288 days and 7,100 km in the NE Pacific Ocean. The shark, tagged with a real-time

Partial albinism in an embryo of the blacktip shark from the eastern Pacific

Partial albinism in an embryo of the blacktip shark from the eastern Pacific

Published in March 2015 Partial albinism in an embryo of the blacktip shark, Carcharhinus limbatus (Carcharhinidae: Chondrichthyes) from the eastern Pacific Francisco Sancho-Vazquez, Luis Fernando Del Moral-Flores, Oscar Uriel Mendoza-Vargas ABSTRACT: A record of a male blacktip shark embryo, Carcharhinus limbatus, showing partial albinism is reported. The specimen was caught off the Mexican coastal waters

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