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A fishery-independent survey of juvenile shortfin mako and blue sharks in the Southern California Bight

A fishery-independent survey of juvenile shortfin mako and blue sharks in the Southern California Bight

Published on 23. June 2016 A fishery-independent survey of juvenile shortfin mako (Isurus oxyrinchus) and blue (Prionace glauca) sharks in the Southern California Bight, 1994–2013 Rosa Runcie, David Holts, James Wraith, Yi Xu, Darlene Ramon, Rand Rasmussen, Suzanne Kohin ABSTRACT : A fishery-independent abundance survey was initiated by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and

Evidence of positive selection associated with placental loss in tiger sharks

Evidence of positive selection associated with placental loss in tiger sharks

Published online on 14. June 2016 Evidence of positive selection associated with placental loss in tiger sharks Dominic G. Swift, Luke T. Dunning, Javier Igea, Edward J. Brooks, Catherine S. Jones, Leslie R. Noble, Adam Ciezarek, Emily Humble, Vincent Savolainen ABSTRACT: Background All vertebrates initially feed their offspring using yolk reserves. In some live-bearing species

A new species of guitarfish, Rhinobatos borneensis sp. nov.

A new species of guitarfish, Rhinobatos borneensis sp. nov.

Published on 02. June 2016 A new species of guitarfish, Rhinobatos borneensis sp. nov. with a redefinition of the family-level classification in the order Rhinopristiformes (Chondrichthyes: Batoidea) Peter R. Last, Bernard Séret, Gavin J.P. Naylor ABSTRACT: A new guitarfish, Rhinobatos borneensis sp. nov., is described from material collected at fish markets in Malaysian Borneo (South

Feeding Behavior of Subadult Sixgill Sharks at a Bait Station

Feeding Behavior of Subadult Sixgill Sharks at a Bait Station

Published on 31. May 2016 Feeding Behavior of Subadult Sixgill Sharks (Hexanchus griseus) at a Bait Station Bryan McNeil, Dayv Lowry, Shawn Larson, Denise Griffing ABSTRACT: This is the first in-situ study of feeding behaviors exhibited by bluntnose sixgill sharks. Bait was placed beneath the Seattle Aquarium pier situated on the waterfront in Elliott Bay,

Assessing multiple paternity in three commercially exploited shark species

Assessing multiple paternity in three commercially exploited shark species

Published online on 29. May 2016 Assessing multiple paternity in three commercially exploited shark species: Mustelus mustelus, Carcharhinus obscurus and Sphyrna lewini C. Rossouw, S. P. Wintner, A. E. Bester-Van Der Merwe ABSTRACT: In this study, multiple paternity (MP) was investigated in three commercially important shark species, common smoothhound Mustelus mustelus, dusky shark Carcharhinus obscurus

Deepwater Chondrichthyan Bycatch of the Eastern King Prawn Fishery in the Southern Great Barrier Reef

Deepwater Chondrichthyan Bycatch of the Eastern King Prawn Fishery in the Southern Great Barrier Reef

Published online on 24. May 2016 Deepwater Chondrichthyan Bycatch of the Eastern King Prawn Fishery in the Southern Great Barrier Reef, Australia Cassandra L. Rigby, William T. White, Colin A. Simpfendorfer ABSTRACT: The deepwater chondrichthyan fauna of the Great Barrier Reef is poorly known and life history information is required to enable their effective management

Individual personality differences in Port Jackson sharks

Individual personality differences in Port Jackson sharks

Published online on 26. May 2016 Individual personality differences in Port Jackson sharks Heterodontus portusjacksoni E. E. Byrnes, C. Brown ABSTRACT: This study examined interindividual personality differences between Port Jackson sharks Heterodontus portusjacksoni utilizing a standard boldness assay. Additionally, the correlation between differences in individual boldness and stress reactivity was examined, exploring indications of individual

Feeding ecology of three coastal shark species in the northwest Gulf of Mexico

Feeding ecology of three coastal shark species in the northwest Gulf of Mexico

Published online on 25. May 2016 Feeding ecology of three coastal shark species in the northwest Gulf of Mexico Jeffrey D. Plumlee, R. J. David Wells ABSTRACT: The feeding ecology of 3 coastal shark species—Atlantic sharpnose Rhizoprionodon terraenovae, bonnethead Sphyrna tiburo, and blacktip Carcharhinus limbatus shark—was examined in the northwest Gulf of Mexico (GOM). A

Occurrence of juvenile bull sharks in the Navua River in Fiji

Occurrence of juvenile bull sharks in the Navua River in Fiji

Published online on 24. May 2016 Occurrence of juvenile bull sharks (Carcharhinus leucas) in the Navua River in Fiji Diego Cardeñosa , Kerstin B. J. Glaus, Juerg M. Brunnschweiler ABSTRACT : Effective species conservation requires the protection of all stages of its life-cycle. The Shark Reef Marine Reserve (SRMR) in Fiji is a marine protected

Structure and Genetic Variability of the Oceanic Whitetip Shark Determined Using Mitochondrial DNA

Structure and Genetic Variability of the Oceanic Whitetip Shark Determined Using Mitochondrial DNA

Published on 17. May 2016 Structure and Genetic Variability of the Oceanic Whitetip Shark, Carcharhinus longimanus, Determined Using Mitochondrial DNA Sâmia M. Camargo, Rui Coelho, Demian Chapman, Lucy Howey-Jordan, Edward J. Brooks, Daniel Fernando, Natalia J. Mendes, Fabio H. V. Hazin, Claudio Oliveira, Miguel N. Santos, Fausto Foresti, Fernando F. Mendonça ABSTRACT: Information regarding population

Isolation and characterization of eight microsatellite loci from Galeocerdo cuvier (tiger shark)

Isolation and characterization of eight microsatellite loci from Galeocerdo cuvier (tiger shark)

Published on 17. May 2016 Isolation and characterization of eight microsatellite loci from Galeocerdo cuvier (tiger shark) and cross-amplification in Carcharhinus leucas, Carcharhinus brevipinna, Carcharhinus plumbeus and Sphyrna lewini Agathe Pirog, Sébastien Jaquemet, Antonin Blaison, Marc Soria, Hélène Magalon ABSTRACT: The tiger shark Galeocerdo cuvier (Carcharhinidae) is a large elasmobranch suspected to have, as other

Post-capture survival of whale sharks encircled in tuna purse-seine nets

Post-capture survival of whale sharks encircled in tuna purse-seine nets

Published online on 10. May 2016 Post-capture survival of whale sharks encircled in tuna purse-seine nets: tagging and safe release methods Lauriane Escalle, Hilario Murua, Justin Monin Amande, Igor Arregui, Pierre Chavance, Alicia Delgado de Molina, Daniel Gaertner, Igaratza Fraile, John David Filmalter, Josu Santiago, Fabien Forget, Haritz Arrizabalaga, Laurent Dagorn, Bastien Merigot ABSTRACT: 1.

Devil rays of the Arabian Seas, with a redescription of Mobula kuhlii

Devil rays of the Arabian Seas, with a redescription of Mobula kuhlii

Published online on 02. May 2016 Devil rays (Chondrichthyes: Mobula) of the Arabian Seas, with a redescription of Mobula kuhlii (Valenciennes in Müller and Henle, 1841) Giuseppe Notarbartolo di Sciara, Daniel Fernando, Sylvain Adnet, Henri Cappetta, Rima W. Jabado ABSTRACT: Devil rays (genus Mobula) are pelagic elasmobranchs widely distributed throughout tropical, subtropical and warm-temperate waters.

Elasmobranch captures in the Fijian pelagic longline fishery

Elasmobranch captures in the Fijian pelagic longline fishery

Published online on 02. May 2016 Elasmobranch captures in the Fijian pelagic longline fishery Susanna Piovano and Eric Gilman ABSTRACT: Pelagic longline fisheries for relatively fecund tuna and tuna-like species can have large adverse effects on incidentally caught species with low-fecundity, including elasmobranchs. Analyses of observer programme data from the Fiji longline fishery from 2011

A new species of Neotropical freshwater stingray from the Rio Negro, Amazonas, Brazil

A new species of Neotropical freshwater stingray from the Rio Negro, Amazonas, Brazil

Published on 04. May 2016 A new species of Neotropical freshwater stingray (Chondrichthyes: Potamotrygonidae) from the Rio Negro, Amazonas, Brazil: the smallest species of Potamotrygon Marcelo R. de Carvalho, Ricardo S. Rosa, Maria Lúcia G. de Araújo ABSTRACT: A new species of Potamotrygon is described from the Rio Negro drainage, Amazonas, Brazil. In spite of

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