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Mitochondrial genome of an Atlantic white shark

Mitochondrial genome of an Atlantic white shark

Published on 22. November 2016 Mitochondrial genome of an Atlantic white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) Nicholas J. Marra, Minghui Wang, Qi Sun, Paulina D. Pavinski Bitar, Michael J. Stanhope & Mahmood S. Shivji ABSTRACT: Here we report the first full mitochondrial genome sequence for a white shark caught in the Atlantic Ocean. The mitochondrial genome...

Bythaelurus bachi n. sp., a new deep-water catshark from the southwestern Indian Ocean

Bythaelurus bachi n. sp., a new deep-water catshark from the southwestern Indian Ocean

Published on 20. December 2016 Bythaelurus bachi n. sp., a new deep-water catshark (Carcharhiniformes, Scyliorhinidae) from the southwestern Indian Ocean, with a review of Bythaelurus species and a key to their identification Weigmann, S., Ebert, D.A., Clerkin, P.J., Stehmann, M.F.W. & Naylor, G.J.P. ABSTRACT: A new deep-water catshark, Bythaelurus bachi, is described based on...

Sharks in the jungle: real and imagined sea monsters of the Maya

Sharks in the jungle: real and imagined sea monsters of the Maya

Published online on 21. November 2016 Sharks in the jungle: real and imagined sea monsters of the Maya Sarah E. Newman ABSTRACT: Representations and remains of sharks are found in Mesoamerican art and archaeology from the first millennium BC onwards. They appear at coastal sites, but also remarkably far inland, hundreds of kilometres from...

Characterization and Trends of a Land-Based Recreational Shark Fishery

Characterization and Trends of a Land-Based Recreational Shark Fishery

Published online on 10. November 2016 Was Everything Bigger in Texas? Characterization and Trends of a Land-Based Recreational Shark Fishery Matthew J. Ajemian, Philip D. Jose, John T. Froeschke, Mark L. Wildhaber, Gregory W. Stunz ABSTRACT: Although current assessments of shark population trends involve both fishery-independent and fishery-dependent data, the latter are generally limited...

Virtual reconstruction of the skeletal labyrinth of two lamnid sharks

Virtual reconstruction of the skeletal labyrinth of two lamnid sharks

Published on 22. November 2016 Virtual reconstruction of the skeletal labyrinth of two lamnid sharks (Elasmobranchii, Lamniformes) L. Schnetz, J. Kriwet, C. Pfaff ABSTRACT: The first virtual reconstruction of the skeletal labyrinth of the porbeagle shark Lamna nasus and the shortfin mako shark Isurus oxyrinchus is presented here using high-resolution micro-computed tomography. The results,...

Population characteristics of a large whale shark aggregation inferred from seawater environmental DNA

Population characteristics of a large whale shark aggregation inferred from seawater environmental DNA

Published online on 21. November 2016 Population characteristics of a large whale shark aggregation inferred from seawater environmental DNA Eva Egelyng Sigsgaard, Ida Broman Nielsen, Steffen Sanvig Bach, Eline D. Lorenzen, David Philip Robinson, Steen Wilhelm Knudsen, Mikkel Winther Pedersen, Mohammed Al Jaidah, Ludovic Orlando, Eske Willerslev, Peter Rask Møller, Philip Francis Thomsen ABSTRACT:...

The ecological connectivity of whale shark aggregations in the Indian Ocean

The ecological connectivity of whale shark aggregations in the Indian Ocean

Published on 16. November 2016 The ecological connectivity of whale shark aggregations in the Indian Ocean: a photo-identification approach Samantha Andrzejaczek, Jessica Meeuwig, David Rowat, Simon Pierce, Tim Davies, Rebecca Fisher, Mark Meekan ABSTRACT: Genetic and modelling studies suggest that seasonal aggregations of whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) at coastal sites in the tropics may...

Shark finning in eastern Indonesia

Shark finning in eastern Indonesia

Published online on 11. November 2016 Shark finning in eastern Indonesia: assessing the sustainability of a data-poor fishery Vanessa F. Jaiteh, Adrian R. Hordyk, Matías Braccini, Carol Warren, Neil R. Loneragan ABSTRACT: For over two decades, Indonesia has reported higher average shark landings than any other nation, but very little local information exists on...

A new deepwater legskate from the southeastern Indian Ocean on Broken Ridge

A new deepwater legskate from the southeastern Indian Ocean on Broken Ridge

Published on 10. November 2016 A new deepwater legskate, Sinobatis kotlyari n. sp. (Rajiformes, Anacanthobatidae) from the southeastern Indian Ocean on Broken Ridge Matthias F.W. Stehmann, Simon Weigmann ABSTRACT: Sinobatis kotlyari n. sp. is described, based on the nearly adult 331 mm TL holotype male from 1400 m depth in the southeastern Indian Ocean...

Review of the bamboo shark genus Hemiscyllium

Review of the bamboo shark genus Hemiscyllium

Published on 02. November 2016 Review of the bamboo shark genus Hemiscyllium (Orectolobiformes: Hemiscyllidae) Allen, Gerald R.; Erdmann, Mark V.; White, William T.; Fahmi; Dudgeon, Christine L. ABSTRACT: The bamboo sharks, genus Hemiscyllium, comprises a group of nine species mainly restricted to New Guinea and northern Australia, including islands, reefs, and shoals separated from...

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