Publications

Redescription of the Broadfin Shark from the northeastern Arabian Sea

Redescription of the Broadfin Shark from the northeastern Arabian Sea

Published on 13. October 2016 Redescription of the rare and endangered Broadfin Shark Lamiopsis temminckii (Müller & Henle, 1839) (Carcharhiniformes:Carcharhinidae) from the northeastern Arabian Sea K.V. AKHILESH, W.T. WHITE, K.K. BINEESH, G.B. PURUSHOTTAMA, V.V. SINGH, V.V. SINGH, P.U. ZACHARIA ABSTRACT: The genus Lamiopsis (Carcharhinidae) was previously considered to be monotypic, containing only the Broadfin Shark

Parotid duct injury secondary to shark bite injury

Parotid duct injury secondary to shark bite injury

Published online on 11. October 2016 Parotid duct injury secondary to shark bite injury: Repair with a Crawford stent Mallory Highstein, Tristan Tham, Prabhjyot Singh, Peter Costantino ABSTRACT: Introduction Here we present a unique case of repair of a parotid injury caused by a shark attack. The repair technique is of interest due to the

First North Pacific records of the pointy nosed blue chimaera

First North Pacific records of the pointy nosed blue chimaera

Published on 11. October 2016 First North Pacific records of the pointy nosed blue chimaera, Hydrolagus cf. trolli (Chondrichthyes: Chimaeriformes: Chimaeridae) Amber N. Reichert, Lonny Lundsten, David A. Ebert ABSTRACT: The occurrence of Hydrolagus cf. trolli is reported for the first time from the central and eastern North Pacific Ocean. This is a geographic range

Record of a two-headed embryo of Galeus atlanticus and review of the literature

Record of a two-headed embryo of Galeus atlanticus and review of the literature

Published online on 09. October 2016 Dicephalous v. diprosopus sharks: record of a two-headed embryo of Galeus atlanticus and review of the literature V. Sans-Coma, C. Rodríguez, M. A. López-Unzu, M. Lorenzale, B. Fernández, L. Vida, A. C. Durán ABSTRACT: As far as is known, this paper gives the first description of a two-headed shark

New record of the bull shark in an equatorial river system

New record of the bull shark in an equatorial river system

Published online on 06. October 2016 New record of Carcharhinus leucas (Valenciennes, 1839) in an equatorial river system Leonardo Manir Feitosa, Ana Paula Barbosa Martins, Jorge Luiz Silva Nunes ABSTRACT: Bull sharks are a cosmopolitan shark species frequently found in shallow shelf ocean waters and, occasionally, in several tropical river systems around the world. Due

Taxonomic observations on stingrays of the genus Dasyatis in the Gulf of Gabès

Taxonomic observations on stingrays of the genus Dasyatis in the Gulf of Gabès

Published on 04. October 2016 Taxonomic observations on stingrays of the genus Dasyatis (Chondrichthyes: Dasyatidae) in the Gulf of Gabès (Southeastern Mediterranean Sea) ABDESSELEM SAADAOUI, BECHIR SAIDI, AZIZA ELGLID, BERNARD SÉRET, MOHAMED N. BRADAI ABSTRACT: Four species of stingrays of the genus Dasyatis occur in the Gulf of Gabès, but the taxonomic status of one

A new elusive otodontid shark from the lower Miocene

A new elusive otodontid shark from the lower Miocene

Published online on 03 October 2016 A new elusive otodontid shark (Lamniformes: Otodontidae) from the lower Miocene, and comments on the taxonomy of otodontid genera, including the ‘megatoothed’ clade Kenshu Shimada, Richard E. Chandler, Otto Lok Tao Lam, Takeshi Tanaka & David J. Ward ABSTRACT: We describe a new large otodontid lamniform shark, Megalolamna paradoxodon

Complete mitochondrial genome of the porbeagle shark

Complete mitochondrial genome of the porbeagle shark

Published online on 03 October 2016 Complete mitochondrial genome of the porbeagle shark, Lamna nasus (Chondrichthyes, Lamnidae) Píndaro Díaz-Jaimes, Manuel Uribe-Alcocer, Douglas H. Adams, Jose Miguel Rangel-Morales & Natalia J. Bayona-Vásquez ABSTRACT: We report for the first time, the complete mitochondrial genome sequence of the porbeagle shark, Lamna nasus, from a specimen collected from offshore

Social Network Analysis Reveals Potential Fission-Fusion Behavior in a Shark

Social Network Analysis Reveals Potential Fission-Fusion Behavior in a Shark

Published online on 30 September 2016 Social Network Analysis Reveals Potential Fission-Fusion Behavior in a Shark Danielle E. Haulsee, Dewayne A. Fox, Matthew W. Breece, Lori M. Brown, Jeff Kneebone, Gregory B. Skomal, Matthew J. Oliver ABSTRACT: Complex social networks and behaviors are difficult to observe for free-living marine species, especially those that move great

Sharks caught in the KwaZulu-Natal bather protection programme: The tiger shark

Sharks caught in the KwaZulu-Natal bather protection programme: The tiger shark

Published online on 16. September 2016 Sharks caught in the KwaZulu-Natal bather protection programme, South Africa. 13. The tiger shark Galeocerdo cuvier ML Dicken, G Cliff, H Winker ABSTRACT: The current study provides long-term catch rate and biological data for tiger sharks Galeocerdo cuvier caught in the KwaZulu-Natal bather protection programme. Between 1978 and 2014,

Etmopterus alphus n. sp.: a new lanternshark from the south-western Indian Ocean.

Etmopterus alphus n. sp.: a new lanternshark from the south-western Indian Ocean.

Published on 16. September 2016 Etmopterus alphus n. sp.: a new lanternshark (Squaliformes: Etmopteridae) from the south-western Indian Ocean. Ebert, D.A., Straube, N., Leslie, R.W. & Weigmann, S. ABSTRACT: A new species of lanternshark, Etmopterus alphus (Squaliformes: Etmopteridae), is described from the south-western Indian Ocean. The new species resembles other members of the ‘Etmopterus lucifer’

South-western Australian White Shark Population Research Report

South-western Australian White Shark Population Research Report

WA Fisheries Department, September 2016: A new study has been released on the south-western population of white sharks, which extends across Western Australia and South Australia. The report examines the potential variations in the population that may have resulted from major changes in fishing effort that have occured since the late 1930s and the full

Comparative age and growth of the Aleutian skate, Bathyraja aleutica, from the eastern Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska

Comparative age and growth of the Aleutian skate, Bathyraja aleutica, from the eastern Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska

Published on 09. September 2016 Comparative age and growth of the Aleutian skate, Bathyraja aleutica, from the eastern Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska Diane L. Haas, David A. Ebert, Gregor M. Cailliet ABSTRACT: The Aleutian skate (Bathyraja aleutica) is a large deep-water species that commonly occurs in bycatch of Alaskan trawl and longline fisheries.

Spatial ecology of blue shark and shortfin mako in southern Peru

Spatial ecology of blue shark and shortfin mako in southern Peru

Published on 05. September 2016 Spatial ecology of blue shark and shortfin mako in southern Peru: local abundance, habitat preferences and implications for conservation Grant D. Adams, Daniel Flores, Oscar Galindo Flores, Kim Aarestrup, Jon C. Svendsen ABSTRACT: While global declines of pelagic shark populations have been recognized for several years, conservation efforts remain hampered

The spatial segregation patterns of sharks from Western Australia

The spatial segregation patterns of sharks from Western Australia

Published on 17. August 2016 The spatial segregation patterns of sharks from Western Australia Matias Braccini, Stephen Taylor ABSTRACT: The extent to which sharks segregate by size and sex determines the population structure and the scale at which populations should be managed. We summarized 20 years of fisheries-dependent and independent sampling to define the spatial