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Annotated checklist of the living sharks, batoids and chimaeras (Chondrichthyes) of the world

Annotated checklist of the living sharks, batoids and chimaeras (Chondrichthyes) of the world

Published online on 10. February 2016 Annotated checklist of the living sharks, batoids and chimaeras (Chondrichthyes) of the world, with a focus on biogeographical diversity S. Weigmann ABSTRACT: An annotated checklist of the chondrichthyan fishes (sharks, batoids and chimaeras) of the world is presented. As of 7 November 2015, the number of species totals...

Mobula kuhlii cleaning station identified at an inshore reef in southern Mozambique

Mobula kuhlii cleaning station identified at an inshore reef in southern Mozambique

Published on 09. February 2016 Mobula kuhlii cleaning station identified at an inshore reef in southern Mozambique Calum JG Murie​, Andrea D Marshall ABSTRACT : Cleaning interactions between the short fin devil ray, Mobula kuhlii, and the blue streaked cleaner wrasse, Labroides dimidiatus, were observed at two sites on a single reef in southern...

Shark parasites as bio-indicators of metals in two South African embayments

Shark parasites as bio-indicators of metals in two South African embayments

Published online on 05. February 2016 Shark parasites as bio-indicators of metals in two South African embayments Thomas Morris, Annemariè Avenant-Oldewage, Stephen Lamberth, Cecile Reed ABSTRACT: Concentrations of metals in the tissues of the sharks Callorhinchus capensis, Rhinobatos annulatus and Rhinobatos blochii collected in False Bay and Saldanha Bay, South Africa, in 2013 were...

Implantation and Recovery of Long-Term Archival Transceivers in a Migratory Shark with High Site Fidelity

Implantation and Recovery of Long-Term Archival Transceivers in a Migratory Shark with High Site Fidelity

Published on 05. February 2016 Implantation and Recovery of Long-Term Archival Transceivers in a Migratory Shark with High Site Fidelity Danielle E. Haulsee, Dewayne A. Fox, Matthew W. Breece, Tonya M. Clauss, Matthew J. Oliver ABSTRACT: We developed a long-term tagging method that can be used to understand species assemblages and social groupings associated...

Assessment of a data-limited, multi-species shark fishery in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park

Assessment of a data-limited, multi-species shark fishery in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park

Published online on 02. February 2016 Assessment of a data-limited, multi-species shark fishery in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and south-east Queensland Alastair V. Harry, Richard J. Saunders, Jonathan J. Smart, Peter M. Yates, Colin A. Simpfendorfer, Andrew J. Tobin ABSTRACT: The status of five species of commercially exploited sharks within the Great...

Genetype and phylogenomic position of the frilled shark inferred from the mitochondrial genome

Genetype and phylogenomic position of the frilled shark inferred from the mitochondrial genome

Published online on 01. February 2016 Genetype and phylogenomic position of the frilled shark Chlamydoselachus anguineus inferred from the mitochondrial genome Carlos Bustamante, Michael B. Bennett, Jennifer R. Ovenden ABSTRACT: The genetype of Chlamydoselachus anguineus from Australian waters is described using the whole mitochondrial genome obtained from Illumina NGS technology. Total length of the...

Evidence of Partial Migration in a Large Coastal Predator (Bull shark)

Evidence of Partial Migration in a Large Coastal Predator (Bull shark)

Published on 03. February 2016 Evidence of Partial Migration in a Large Coastal Predator: Opportunistic Foraging and Reproduction as Key Drivers? Mario Espinoza, Michelle R. Heupel, Andrew J. Tobin, Colin A. Simpfendorfer ABSTRACT: Understanding animal movement decisions that involve migration is critical for evaluating population connectivity, and thus persistence. Recent work on sharks has...

Patterns of Occurrence of Sharks in Sydney Harbour, a Large Urbanised Estuary

Patterns of Occurrence of Sharks in Sydney Harbour, a Large Urbanised Estuary

Published on 29. January 2016 Patterns of Occurrence of Sharks in Sydney Harbour, a Large Urbanised Estuary Amy F. Smoothey, Charles A. Gray, Steve J. Kennelly, Oliver J. Masens, Victor M. Peddemors, Wayne A. Robinson ABSTRACT: Information about spatial and temporal variability in the distribution and abundance of shark-populations are required for their conservation,...

Tracking white sharks in a dynamic system at the southern tip of Africa

Tracking white sharks in a dynamic system at the southern tip of Africa

Published on 30. January 2016 Tracking white sharks in a dynamic system at the southern tip of Africa Oliver JD Jewell​, David Edwards ABSTRACT: Sharks and rays are among the most important of marine megafauna as they are ecologically vital predators. However, most species are threatened and over exploited. Identifying core-habitats and movement patterns...

Is the tiger shark Galeocerdo cuvier a coastal species?

Is the tiger shark Galeocerdo cuvier a coastal species?

Published online on 28. January 2016 Is the tiger shark Galeocerdo cuvier a coastal species? Expanding its distribution range in the Atlantic Ocean using at-sea observer data A. Domingo, R. Coelho, E. Cortes, B. Garcia-Cortes, F. Mas, J. Mejuto, P. Miller, A. Ramos-Cartelle, M. N. Santos, K. Yokawa ABSTRACT: The occurrence of tiger shark...

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