Publications

Demographic history and the South Pacific dispersal barrier for school shark

Demographic history and the South Pacific dispersal barrier for school shark

Published online on 10. March 2015 Demographic history and the South Pacific dispersal barrier for school shark (Galeorhinus galeus) inferred by mitochondrial DNA and microsatellite DNA mark Sebastián Hernández, Ross Daley, Terry Walker, Matias Braccini, Andrea Varela, Malcolm P. Francis, Peter A. Ritchie ABSTRACT: We used mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) control region (CR) sequences and genotypes

First record of Mollisquama sp. from the Gulf of Mexico, with a morphological comparison to Mollisquama parini Dolganov

First record of Mollisquama sp. from the Gulf of Mexico, with a morphological comparison to Mollisquama parini Dolganov

Published on 22. April 2015 First record of Mollisquama sp. (Chondrichthyes: Squaliformes: Dalatiidae) from the Gulf of Mexico, with a morphological comparison to the holotype description of Mollisquama parini Dolganov Mark A. Grace, Michael H. Doosey, Henry L. Bart, Gavin J. P. Naylor ABSTRACT: The description of the pocket shark genus Mollisquama (M. parini Dolganov,

Molecular development of chondrichthyan claspers and the evolution of copulatory organs

Molecular development of chondrichthyan claspers and the evolution of copulatory organs

Published on 14. April 2015 Molecular development of chondrichthyan claspers and the evolution of copulatory organs Katherine L. O’Shaughnessy, Randall D. Dahn, Martin J. Cohn ABSTRACT: The earliest known vertebrate copulatory organs are claspers, paired penis-like structures that are associated with evolution of internal fertilization and viviparity in Devonian placoderms. Today, only male chondrichthyans possess

Molecular and Morphological Analyses Reveal Phylogenetic Relationships of Stingrays Focusing on Dasyatidae

Molecular and Morphological Analyses Reveal Phylogenetic Relationships of Stingrays Focusing on Dasyatidae

Published on 13. April 2015 Molecular and Morphological Analyses Reveal Phylogenetic Relationships of Stingrays Focusing on the Family Dasyatidae (Myliobatiformes) Kean Chong Lim, Phaik-Eem Lim, Ving Ching Chong, Kar-Hoe Loh ABSTRACT: Elucidating the phylogenetic relationships of the current but problematic Dasyatidae (Order Myliobatiformes) was the first priority of the current study. Here, we studied three

Assessing the viability of releasing captive-bred wobbegongs to restock depleted populations

Assessing the viability of releasing captive-bred wobbegongs to restock depleted populations

Published on 09. April 2015 Born to be free? Assessing the viability of releasing captive-bred wobbegongs to restock depleted populations Kathryn A. Lee, Charlie Huveneers, Victor Peddemors, Andrew Boomer, Robert G. Harcourt ABSTRACT: Large predatory fishes, such as sharks, play an important functional role within marine ecosystems. Restocking of depleted populations has been extensively studied

Reconstructing habitat use by juvenile salmon sharks links upwelling to strandings in the California Current

Reconstructing habitat use by juvenile salmon sharks links upwelling to strandings in the California Current

Published on 09. April 2015 Reconstructing habitat use by juvenile salmon sharks links upwelling to strandings in the California Current Aaron B. Carlisle, Steven Y. Litvin, Elliott L. Hazen, Daniel J. Madigan, Kenneth J. Goldman, Robert N. Lea, Barbara A. Block ABSTRACT: The use of nursery areas by elasmobranchs is an important life history strategy

Ecological Drivers of Shark Distributions along a Tropical Coastline

Ecological Drivers of Shark Distributions along a Tropical Coastline

Published on 08. April 2015 Ecological Drivers of Shark Distributions along a Tropical Coastline Peter M. Yates, Michelle R. Heupel, Andrew J. Tobin, Colin A. Simpfendorfer ABSTRACT: As coastal species experience increasing anthropogenic pressures there is a growing need to characterise the ecological drivers of their abundance and habitat use, and understand how they may

Development and microstructure of tooth histotypes in the blue shark and the great white shark

Development and microstructure of tooth histotypes in the blue shark and the great white shark

Published on 03. April 2015 Development and microstructure of tooth histotypes in the blue shark, Prionace glauca (Carcharhiniformes: Carcharhinidae) and the great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias (Lamniformes: Lamnidae) Joshua K. Moyer, Mark L. Riccio, William E. Bemis ABSTRACT: Elasmobranchs exhibit two distinct arrangements of mineralized tissues in the teeth that are known as orthodont and

Effect of the Deep Sea Shark-liver Oil Component Food on Secretion Type Immunoglobulin A Density of Saliva in the Normal Man and Woman Adult

Effect of the Deep Sea Shark-liver Oil Component Food on Secretion Type Immunoglobulin A Density of Saliva in the Normal Man and Woman Adult

Published on 10. April 2015 Effect of the Deep Sea Shark-liver Oil Component Food on Secretion Type Immunoglobulin A Density of Saliva in the Normal Man and Woman Adult Naobumi Hamadate, Yoshiyuki Matsumoto, Mami Shikura, Chiemi Mizukami, Kayoko Seto, Tetsuro Yamamoto, Hideyo Yamaguchi, Muneaki Iizuka, Etsushi Yamamoto, Sumio Kondo, Kazunaga Yazawa ABSTRACT: Secretory immunoglobulin A

Laser photogrammetry improves size and demographic estimates for whale sharks

Laser photogrammetry improves size and demographic estimates for whale sharks

Published on 07. April 2015 Laser photogrammetry improves size and demographic estimates for whale sharks Christoph A. Rohner, Anthony J. Richardson, Clare E.M. Prebble, Andrea D. Marshall, Michael B. Bennett, Scarla J.Weeks, Geremy Cliff, Sabine P.Wintner, Simon J. Pierce ABSTRACT: Whale sharks Rhincodon typus are globally threatened, but a lack of biological and demographic information

Acoustic telemetry reveals cryptic residency of whale sharks

Acoustic telemetry reveals cryptic residency of whale sharks

Published on 01. April 2015 Acoustic telemetry reveals cryptic residency of whale sharks E. Fernando Cagua, Jesse E. M. Cochran, Christoph A. Rohner, Clare E. M. Prebble, Tane H. Sinclair-Taylor, Simon J. Pierce, Michael L. Berumen ABSTRACT: Although whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) have been documented to move thousands of kilometres, they are most frequently observed

Levels of arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury in mobulid rays

Levels of arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury in mobulid rays

Published online on 16. March 2015 Levels of arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury in the branchial plate and muscle tissue of mobulid rays Michelle S.M. Ooi, Kathy A. Townsend, Michael B. Bennett, Anthony J. Richardson, Daniel Fernando, Cesar A. Villa, Caroline Gaus ABSTRACT: Mobulid rays are targeted in fisheries for their branchial plates, for use

Ginglymostoma unami, a new species of nurse shark from the Tropical Eastern Pacific

Ginglymostoma unami, a new species of nurse shark from the Tropical Eastern Pacific

Published in March 2015 Ginglymostoma unami sp. nov. (Chondrichthyes: Orectolobiformes: Ginglymostomatidae): a new species of nurse shark from the Tropical Eastern Pacific Luis Fernando Del Moral-Flores, Emmanuel Ramírez-Antonio, Arturo Angulo, Gerardo Pérez-Ponce de León ABSTRACT: A new species of shark belonging to the family Ginglymostomatidae is herein described; the new species show a wide distribution

Urobatis pardalis, a new species of round stingray from the tropical Eastern Pacific

Urobatis pardalis, a new species of round stingray from the tropical Eastern Pacific

Nueva especie del género Urobatis (Myliobatiformes: Urotrygonidae) del Pacífico oriental tropical Luis Fernando Del Moral-Flores, Arturo Angulo, Myrna I. López, William A. Bussing ABSTRACT: A new species of Urobatis (Myliobatiformes: Urotrygonidae) from the tropical Eastern Pacific. A new species of round stingray, Urobatis pardalis sp. nov., is described from material collected in the Pacific coast

Estimating apparent survival of white sharks in central California using mark-recapture methods

Estimating apparent survival of white sharks in central California using mark-recapture methods

Published on 01. April 2015 Estimating apparent survival of sub-adult and adult white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) in central California using mark-recapture methods Paul E. Kanive, Jay J. Rotella, Salvador J. Jorgensen, Taylor K. Chapple, Scot D. Anderson, A. Peter Klimley, Barbara A. Block ABSTRACT: Quantifying life history parameters of marine top predators is challenging, as