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Atelomycterus erdmanni, a new species of catshark from Indonesia

Atelomycterus erdmanni, a new species of catshark from Indonesia

Published on 01. March 2015 Atelomycterus erdmanni, a new species of catshark (Scyliorhinidae: Carcharhiniformes) from Indonesia Fahmi and William T. White ABSTRACT: A new species of catshark of the genus Atelomycterus is described from eastern Indonesia based on two type specimens. Atelomycterus erdmanni is closely related to A. baliensis and A. marmoratus, being sympatric with

Conservation challenges of sharks with continental scale migrations

Conservation challenges of sharks with continental scale migrations

Published on 24. February 2015 Conservation challenges of sharks with continental scale migrations Michelle R. Heupel, Colin A. Simpfendorfer, Mario Espinoza, Amy F. Smoothey, Andrew Tobin, Victor Peddemors ABSTRACT: Understanding movement and connectivity of populations is increasingly important as human and climate change pressures become more pervasive, but can be problematic in difficult to observe

Analysis of fine-scale daily movement patterns of juvenile smalltooth sawfish within a nursery habitat

Analysis of fine-scale daily movement patterns of juvenile smalltooth sawfish within a nursery habitat

Published online on 20. February 2015 Analysis of fine-scale daily movement patterns of juvenile Pristis pectinata within a nursery habitat Lisa D. Hollensead, R. Dean Grubbs, John K. Carlson, Dana M. Bethea ABSTRACT: Habitat use studies can be used to investigate ecological and behavioural patterns of animals and serve as useful tools for conservation planners.

Gill morphometrics of the thresher sharks

Gill morphometrics of the thresher sharks

Published online on 20. February 2015 Gill morphometrics of the thresher sharks (Genus Alopias): Correlation of gill dimensions with aerobic demand and environmental oxygen Thomas P. Wootton, Chugey A. Sepulveda, Nicholas C. Wegner ABSTRACT: Gill morphometrics of the three thresher shark species (genus Alopias) were determined to examine how metabolism and habitat correlate with respiratory

Constructional morphology within the head of hammerhead sharks

Constructional morphology within the head of hammerhead sharks

Published online on 13. February 2015 Constructional morphology within the head of hammerhead sharks (sphyrnidae) Kyle R. Mara, Philip J. Motta, Andrew P. Martin, Robert E. Hueter ABSTRACT: The study of functional trade-offs is important if a structure, such as the cranium, serves multiple biological roles, and is, therefore, shaped by multiple selective pressures. The

NOAA Fishing restrictions on oceanic whitetip sharks, whale sharks, and silky sharks in the Pacific Ocean

NOAA Fishing restrictions on oceanic whitetip sharks, whale sharks, and silky sharks in the Pacific Ocean

Compliance Guide Fishing Restrictions related to the Oceanic Whitetip Shark, the Silky Shark and the Whale Shark NOAA Fisheries Pacific Islands Regional Office 2015 PDF – DOWNLOAD    

Forensic expertise of victims of sharks attacks and bites in Reunion Island

Forensic expertise of victims of sharks attacks and bites in Reunion Island

Published online on 10. August 2014 Expertise médicolégale des victimes d’attaques et de morsures de requins à la Réunion Forensic expertise of victims of sharks attacks and bites in Reunion Island A. Werbrouck, G. Van Grevelynghe, F. Landron, P. Charlier, C. Loire, C. Gauthier SUMMARY: Since 2011, the Reunion Island has seen a rise in

Shark Attacks and Shark Diving – Comment and Response

Shark Attacks and Shark Diving – Comment and Response

Published online on 21. February 2015 Shark Attacks and Shark Diving Juerg Brunnschweiler ABSTRACT: It is with great astonishment and concern that I read the letter to the editor by Barreiros et al1 in which the authors report an attack by a blue shark on a spear fisherman in the Azores. Whereas the first part

An Unprovoked Attack by a Blue Shark on a Spear Fisherman in Terceira Island, Azores

An Unprovoked Attack by a Blue Shark on a Spear Fisherman in Terceira Island, Azores

Published on 12. June 2014 An Unprovoked Attack by a Blue Shark Prionace glauca (Chondrichthyes: Carcharhinidae) on a Spear Fisherman in Terceira Island, Azores, Northeast Atlantic João Pedro Barreiros, Otto B.F. Gadig, Vidal Haddad Jr. ABSTRACT: The blue shark, Prionace glauca (Linnaeus, 1758) (Figure 1A), is a large predatory oceanic-epipelagic species with worldwide distribution that

Characterizing the bull shark habitat in Fiji by the chemical and isotopic compositions of their teeth

Characterizing the bull shark habitat in Fiji by the chemical and isotopic compositions of their teeth

Published on 07. February 2015 Characterizing the bull shark Carcharhinus leucas habitat in Fiji by the chemical and isotopic compositions of their teeth László Kocsis, Torsten W. Vennemann, Alex Ulianov, Juerg M. Brunnschweiler ABSTRACT: Bull sharks Carcharhinus leucas use estuarine and riverine systems as nursery habitat. The Shark Reef Marine Reserve (SRMR) on the southern

Post-release survival of juvenile silky sharks captured in a tropical tuna purse seine fishery

Post-release survival of juvenile silky sharks captured in a tropical tuna purse seine fishery

Published on 17. February 2015 Post-release survival of juvenile silky sharks captured in a tropical tuna purse seine fishery Melanie Rhiannon Hutchinson, David George Itano, Jeffrey Allen Muir, Kim Nicholas Holland ABSTRACT: Juvenile silky sharks Carcharhinus falciformis comprise the largest component of the incidental elasmobranch catch taken in tropical tuna purse seine fisheries. During a

High Connectivity of the Crocodile Shark between the Atlantic and Southwest Indian Oceans

High Connectivity of the Crocodile Shark between the Atlantic and Southwest Indian Oceans

Published on 17. February 2015 High Connectivity of the Crocodile Shark between the Atlantic and Southwest Indian Oceans: Highlights for Conservation Bruno Lopes da Silva Ferrette, Fernando Fernandes Mendonça, Rui Coelho, Paulo Guilherme Vasconcelos de Oliveira, Fábio Hissa Vieira Hazin, Evgeny V. Romanov, Claudio Oliveira, Miguel Neves Santos, Fausto Foresti ABSTRACT: Among the various shark

Draft sequencing and assembly of the genome of the whale shark

Draft sequencing and assembly of the genome of the whale shark

Published on 14. February 2015 Draft sequencing and assembly of the genome of the world’s largest fish, the whale shark: Rhincodon typus Smith 1828 Timothy D Read​, Robert A Petit III, Sandeep J Joseph, Md T Alam, Ryan Weil, Maida Ahmad, Ravila Bhimani, Jocelyn S Vuong, Chad P Haase, Harry Webb, Alistair D. M. Dove

Chinese market responses to overexploitation of sharks and sea cucumbers

Chinese market responses to overexploitation of sharks and sea cucumbers

Published online on 12. February 2015 Chinese market responses to overexploitation of sharks and sea cucumbers Hampus Eriksson, Shelley Clarke ABSTRACT: Global exploitation of sharks and sea cucumbers to meet consumer demand in China is motivating a rising conservation concern. In order to analyze trends in resource exploitation and market dynamics, this paper reviews global

First description of deep-water elasmobranch assemblages in the Exuma Sound

First description of deep-water elasmobranch assemblages in the Exuma Sound

Published online on 04. February 2015 First description of deep-water elasmobranch assemblages in the Exuma Sound, The Bahamas Edward J. Brooks, Annabelle M.L. Brooks, Sean Williams, Lance K.B. Jordan, Debra Abercrombie, Demian D. Chapman, Lucy A. Howey-Jordan, R. Dean Grubbs ABSTRACT: Deep-sea chondrichthyans, like many deep-water fishes, are very poorly understood at the most fundamental

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