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Aqua, International Journal of Ichyology

LASSO, C.A. & RIAL, B.A. & LASSO-ALCALA, O. 1997 Notes on the biology of the freshwater stingrays Paratrygon aiereba (Müller & Henle, 1841) and Potamotrygon orbignyi (Castelnau, 1855) (Chondrichthyes: Potamotrygonidae) in the Venezuelan Llanos. Aqua, International Journal of Ichyology, 2 (3): 39-50

CASTRO, J.I. 2011 Resurrection of the name Carcharhinus cerdale, a species different from Carcharhinus porosus. Aqua, International Journal of Ichyology, 17 (1): 1-10

HUMAN, B.A. 2011 Description of a unique catshark egg capsule (Chondrichthyes: Scyliorhinidae) from the North West Shelf, Western Australia. Aqua, International Journal of Ichyology, 17 (4): 199-209

 

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MASSON, A.G. & RUST, B.R. 1984 Freshwater shark teeth as paleoenvironmental indicators in the Upper Pennsylvanian Morien Group of the Sydney Basin, Nova Scotia Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 21 (10): 1151-1155

FIELITZ, C. 1996 A Late Cretaceous (Turonian) ichthyofauna from Lac des Bois, Northwest Territories, Canada, with paleobiogeographic comparisons with Turonian ichthyofaunas of the Western Interior Seaway.Canadian. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 33: 1375-1389

 

 

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IV Encuentro Colombiano sobre Condrictios:

place: Universidad EAFIT de Medellín, Colombia

date: 20. - 24. October 2014

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FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT

EEA 2014 European Elasmobranch Association – Annual Scientific Conference 18 years on – Prepared for the Future


The Dutch Elasmobranch Society is proud to host the 18th Annual Scientific Conference of the European Elasmobranch Association from 7th to 9th November 2014 at the Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands.

Elasmobranchs are increasingly included in high level policy agreements. The conference will provide a platform for those involved in international science and policy and aims to help coordinate the information necessary for the development and implementation of management measures for rays and sharks in European waters. EEA 2014 will be of interest to all those who are involved in the study, management and conservation of chondrichthyans (sharks, skates, rays and chimaeras).

The three-day conference will include theme sessions on policy making, restoration measures, integrated management, husbandry and captive management, tagging and other subjects. The collection, availability and sharing of data will be an underlying theme. There will be plenary talks, a poster session and opportunities for networking and socialising. In addition an excursion will be offered on the last day.

Leeuwarden is a vibrant town with a charming centre and a wide selection of hotels and restaurants. It is the capital city of the northern Province of Fryslân and will be the Cultural Capital of Europe in 2018. There is a twice hourly train service from Schiphol (one direct, one with one connection) and it is easy to reach by road.

See www.elasmobranch.nl/EEA2014 for preliminary details on the conference.

Contact: eea2014@elasmobranch.nl
 
 
 

New described species/Taxonomic News:


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Rajella paucispinosa, holotype, ZMH 26000, almost adult male 471 mm TL fresh, off South Mozambique © Simon Weigmann, Hamburg

 
WEIGMANN, S. & STEHMANN, M. & THIEL, R.  (2014): Rajella paucispinosa n. sp., a new deep-water skate (Elasmobranchii, Rajidae) from the western Indian Ocean off South Mozambique, and a revised generic diagnosis. Zootaxa, 3847 (3): 359-387
 
New species: Rajella paucispinosa
 
Abstract: A new species of the widely in temperate and tropical latitudes distributed skate genus Rajella is described based on an almost adult male specimen from the western Indian Ocean off South Mozambique. The holotype of R. paucispinosa n. sp. was caught during cruise 17 of RV ‘Vityaz’ along the deep western Indian Ocean in 1988/89. It is the northernmost record of a Rajella specimen in the western Indian Ocean. The new species is the 18th valid species of the genus and the fifth species in the western Indian Ocean. It differs from its congeners in the small maximal total length of about 50 cm and only few thorns on the dorsal surface. The new species has only two thorns on each orbit, one nuchal thorn, one right scapular thorn (left one not detectable, abraded), and one median row of tail thorns. Other species of Rajella typically have half rings of thorns on orbital rims, a triangle of thorns on nape-shoulder region, and at least three rows of tail thorns. Another conspicuous feature of the new species is the almost completely white dorsal and ventral coloration.
 


 

Parasites:


CAIRA, J.N. & JENSEN, K. & WAESCHENBACH, A. & LITTLEWOOD, D.T.J.  (2014): An enigmatic new tapeworm, Litobothrium aenigmaticum, sp nov (Platyhelminthes : Cestoda: Litobothriidea), from the pelagic thresher shark with comments on development of known Litobothrium species. Invertebrate Systematics, 28 (3): 231-243 
 
New species: Litobothrium aenigmaticum
 
Abstract: An enigmatic new tapeworm is described from pelagic thresher sharks in Mexico and Taiwan. While lsrRNA (D1-D3) data robustly place it in the Litobothriidea, it bears essentially no morphological resemblance to other members of the order. Instead it superficially resembles the freshwater fish-inhabiting Caryophyllidea. Its scolex consists of a simple dome-shaped scolex proper and an extensive cephalic peduncle housing four distinct tissue types. It is hyperapolytic, thus reproductive anatomy is unknown. Developmental data show typical litobothriideans bear basic elements of their adult scolex upon entering the definitive host, undermining the notion that the new cestode represents a distinct litobothriidean life cycle stage. Scanning electron microscopy revealed the new species shares bands of distinctive microtriches with its congeners. In combination these data justify establishment of Litobothrium aenigmaticum, sp. nov.; the generic, familial and ordinal diagnoses are emended accordingly. Unlike typical litobothriideans, each worm is associated with a mucosal expansion at its attachment site, like those seen in some caryophyllideans. This pathological change may represent a worm-induced host response serving to reinforce attachment of the simple scolex to the mucosa. If so, the convergence of this litobothriidean on a morphology like that seen in the distantly related Caryophyllidea is a result of similarity in mode of attachment.
 
IRIGOITIA, M.M. & CANTATORE, D.M.P. & DELPIANI, G.E. & INCORVAIA, I.S. & LANFRANCHI, A.L. & TIMI, J.T.  (2014): Merizocotyle euzeti sp n. (Monogenea: Monocotylidae) from the nasal tissue of three deep sea skates (Rajidae) in the southwestern Atlantic Ocean. Folia Parasitologica, 61 (3): 206-212 
 
New species: Merizocotyle euzeti
 
 
Abstract: A new species of Merizocotyle Cerfontaine, 1894 (Monogenea: Monocotylidae) is described from the nasal tissues of three deep sea rajid skates: the southern thorny skate, Amblyraja doellojuradoi (Pozzi), broadnose skate, Bathyraja brachyurops (Fowler), and yellownose skate, Zearaja chilensis (Guichenot), collected off Buenos Aires Province, Argentina, southwest Atlantic Ocean. Two additional species of sympatric rajid, the white-dotted skate, Bathyraja albomaculata (Norman), and the Patagonian skate, Bathyraja macloviana (Norman), were also examined but no merizocotylines were found. The taxonomy of the Merizocotylinae is not widely accepted and, as a result, the status of Thaumatocotyle and Mycteronastes, and their proposed synonymy with Merizocotyle are currently under discussion. The new species differs from its congeners by having a unique haptoral structure, 6 peripheral loculi that are asymmetrically arranged (one much smaller, indistinctly located in the left or right side of the haptor). The presence of the new species in three sympatric species of Rajidae belonging to distinct genera and subfamilies, as well as its absence in sympatric congenerics indicates the lack of phylogenetic host specificity. Host ecology and geographical distribution appear to be more important than host phylogeny in determining the distribution of this parasite across potential hosts in the region. This constitutes the first record of Merizocotyle in the southwestern Atlantic Ocean.
 
JENSEN, K. & RUSSELL, S.L.  (2014): Seussapex, a new genus of lecanicephalidean tapeworm (Platyhelminthes: Cestoda) from the stingray genus Himantura (Myliobatiformes: Dasyatidae) in the Indo-West Pacific with investigation of mode of attachment. Folia Parasitologica, 61 (3): 231-241 
 
New genus: Seussapex
 
Abstract: A new lecanicephalidean genus, Seussapex gen. n., is erected for specimens collected from stingrays from the Indo-West Pacific resembling the little known species Tenia [sic] narinari MacCallum, 1917 from the spotted eagle ray, Aetobatus narinari (Euphrasen). Members of this new genus are unique in their possession of a multi-tiered apical structure comprising a bipartite apical modification of the scolex proper, and an externally bipartite apical organ with anterior and posterior glandular compartments internally. The appearance of the scolex varies dramatically depending on state of protrusion and/or evagination of these different parts which appear to be able to function independently. Seussapex karybares sp. n. parasitizing Himantura uarnak 2 (sensu Naylor et al., 2012) in northern Australia is described as the type species and Tenia [sic] narinari is transferred to the new genus. The two species differ in scolex length and width of the posterior dome-shaped portion of the apical organ. Histological sections of scoleces stained using the periodic acid-Schiff (PAS) reaction showed the surface of the anterior part of the apical organ and the anterior glandular compartment to stain PAS positive, suggesting a chemical mode of attachment to the host's intestinal mucosal surface. Extensive collecting efforts of stingrays in the Indo-West Pacific shows Seussapex gen. n. to be restricted to species of Himantura Mullet et Henle and suggests additional diversity in this group of hosts. In addition, the host identity of Seussapex narinari (MacCallum, 1917) comb. n. is called into question.
 
MCKENNA ABBOTT, L. & CAIRA, J.N.  (2014): Morphology meets molecules: A new genus and two new species of diphyllidean cestodes from the Yellowspotted Skate, Leucoraja wallacei, from South Africa. Journal of Parasitology, 100 (3): 323-330
 
New genus: Andocadoncum
 
New species: Echinobothrium marquesi, Andocadoncum meganae
 
Abstract: Two morphologically disparate undescribed species of diphyllidean cestodes from the Yellowspotted skate, Leucoraja wallacei, from South Africa were included in a recent molecular phylogenetic study aimed at revising diphyllidean classification. From a molecular standpoint, these species were determined to be only distantly related to one another. One (originally referred to as Echinobothrium n. sp. 2) showed affinities with species of the batoid-parasitizing Echinobothrium sensu stricto and is described here as Echinobothrium marquesi n. sp. This species most closely resembles Echinobothrium joshuai, an affinity supported by the previous molecular study, but differs in the form of its "B'' hooks and degree of overlap between bothria and cephalic peduncle. The other species (originally referred to as New genus n. sp. 1), although exhibiting the full complement of scolex armature, grouped among primarily shark-hosted genera, most of which lack or exhibit reduced scolex armatures. That unexpected result suggested that erection of a novel genus might be warranted, but morphological grounds supporting the action were not apparent at that time. The present study aimed to explore the morphology of this taxon in more detail. Light and scanning electron microscopy revealed this taxon to be exceptional in that its lateral hooklets, which are arranged in 2 clusters like those of Echinobothrium and Coronocestus, are unique in being arranged in anterior and posterior rows, rather than in a single row. Andocadoncum n. gen. is erected, with Andocadoncum meganae n. sp. as its type, to accommodate this taxon. A minor adjustment to the existing hook formula by presenting counts for the anterior hooklets (a) separately from the posterior hooklets (b) readily accommodates this new form. Leucoraja wallacei is distinctive among skates in hosting 2 different genera of diphyllideans. In the context of the previous molecular phylogenetic analyses, it appears that the presence of Andocadoncum n. gen. in this skate species may be the result of a host-switching event involving a weakly or unarmed shark-hosted taxon moving to a batoid-a shift that was likely accompanied by a return to the fully armed condition seen, for example, in other batoid-parasitizing members of the order.



 
 

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AFONSO, A.S. & ANDRADE, H.A. & HAZIN, F.H.V.  (2014): Structure and Dynamics of the Shark Assemblage off Recife, Northeastern Brazil. PLoS ONE, 9 (7): e102369  http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0102369
AGUILAR, C. & GONZALEZ-SANSON, G. & HUETER, R. & ROJAS, E. & CABRERA, Y. & BRIONES, A. & BORROTO, R. & HERNANDEZ, A. & BAKER, P.  (2014): Captura de tiburones en la región noroccidental de Cuba. [Shark catches in the northwest region of Cuba.] Latin American Journal of Aquatic Research, 42 (3): 477-487 
AJEMIAN, M.J. & NEER, J.A.  (2014): Preface: Biology and ecology of the durophagous stingrays. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 97 (9): 965-966 http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10641-014-0295-y
AJEMIAN, M.J. & POWERS, S.P.  (2014): Towed-float satellite telemetry tracks large-scale movement and habitat connectivity of myliobatid stingrays.Environmental Biology of Fishes, 97 (9): 1067-1081 http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10641-014-0296-x
ALTAMIRANO-SIERRA, A. & VARGAS-NALVARTE, P.  (2014): The White Shark (Carcharodon carcharias) in the Ancient Peruvian Ceremonial Centre of Huaca Pucllana. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, in press http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/oa.2401
ANDREWS, A.H. & KERR, L.A.  (2014): Validated age estimates for large white sharks of the northeastern Pacific Ocean: altered perceptions of vertebral growth shed light on complicated bomb Δ14C results. Environmental Biology of Fishes, in press  http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10641-014-0326-8
ARAGÓN NORIEGA, E.A.  (2014): Pesquería artesanal de elasmobranquios en dos áreas marinas protegidas del Alto Golfo de California. In: Libro de resúmenes, VI Simposium Nacional de Tiburones y Rayas, 07 al 12 de abril de 2014, Mazatlán, Sin: 2-4 
ARI, C.  (2014): Manta rays change colour. Nature, 512: 9 http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/512009a
ASCHLIMAN, N.C.  (2014): Interrelationships of the durophagous stingrays (Batoidea: Myliobatidae). Environmental Biology of Fishes, 97 (9): 967-979 http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10641-014-0261-8
AUSTIN, C.M. & TAN, M.H. & LEE, Y.P. & CROFT, L.J. & MEEKAN, M.G. & GAN, H.M.  (2014): The complete mitogenome of the cow tail ray Pastinachus atrus (Macleay, 1883) (Elasmobranchii; Myliobatiformes; Dasyatidae). Mitochondrial DNA, in press  http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/19401736.2014.947586
AVENDAÑO-ALVAREZ, O. & PEREZ-ESPAÑA, H. & SALAS-MONREAL, D.  (2014): Stomach content of three Sphyrna lewini shark captured in a reef system at the western Gulf of Mexico. In: Libro de resúmenes, VI Simposium Nacional de Tiburones y Rayas, 07 al 12 de abril de 2014, Mazatlán, Sin: 36-39 
BADE, L.M. & BALAKRISHNAN, C.N. & PILGRIM, E.M. & MCRAE, S.B. & LUCZKOVICH, J.J.  (2014): A genetic technique to identify the diet of cownose rays, Rhinoptera bonasus: analysis of shellfish prey items from North Carolina and Virginia. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 97 (9): 999-1012 http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10641-014-0290-3
BARAJAS-CALDERON, A.V. & AGUILAR-PALOMINO, B. & GALVAN-PIÑA, V.H. & GALVAN-MAGAÑA, F. & HERMOSILLO-CORONA, J.D. & BRIONES-HERNANDEZ, S.A. & RODRIGUEZ-MATUS, A. & BECERRA-VEGA, E.A.  (2014):Ecología trófica del tiburón piloto Carcharhinus falciformis en la costa sur de Jalisco, México. In: Libro de resúmenes, VI Simposium Nacional de Tiburones y Rayas, 07 al 12 de abril de 2014, Mazatlán, Sin: 141-145 
BARREIROS, J.P. & GADIG, O.B.F. & HADDAD, V.  (2014): An unprovoked attack by a blue shark Prionace glauca (Chondrichthyes, Carcharhinidae) on a spear fisherman in Terceira Island, Azores, NE Atlantic. Wilderness and Environmental Medicine, in press  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wem.2014.03.014
BASSOS-HULL, K. & WILKINSON, K.A. & HULL, P.T. & DOUGHERTY, D.A. & OMORI, K.L. & AILLOUD, L.E. & MORRIS, J.J. & HUETER, R.E.  (2014): Life history and seasonal occurrence of the spotted eagle ray, Aetobatus narinari, in the eastern Gulf of Mexico. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 97 (9): 1039-1056 http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10641-014-0294-z
BECERRA-VEGA, E.A. & NENE-PRECIADO, A.J. & REMOLINA-SUAREZ, F.G. & GALVÁN-PIÑA, V.H. & AGUILAR-PALOMINO, B. & RODRÍGUEZ-MATUS, A. & HERMOSILLO-CORONA, J.D. & BARAJAS-CALDERÓN, A.V. & BRIONES-HERNÁNDEZ, S.A.  (2014): Distribución espacio-temporal del tiburón ballena (Rhincodon typus) en la Reserva de la Biosfera del Tiburón Ballena en Cancún, Quintana Roo. In: Libro de resúmenes, VI Simposium Nacional de Tiburones y Rayas, 07 al 12 de abril de 2014, Mazatlán, Sin: 82-85 
BECKMANN, C.L. & MITCHELL, J.G. & SEURONT, L. & STONE, D.A.J. & HUVENEERS, C.  (2014): From egg to hatchling: preferential retention of fatty acid biomarkers in young-of-the-year Port Jackson sharks Heterodontus portusjacksoni.Journal of Fish Biology, in press  http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jfb.12451
BENDALL, V.A. & BARBER, J.L. & PAPACHLIMITZOU, A. & BOLAM, T. & WARFORD, L. & HETHERINGTON, S.J. & SILVA, J.F. & MCCULLY, S.R. & LOSADA, S. & MAES, T. & ELLIS, J.R. & LAW, R.J.  (2014): Organohalogen contaminants and trace metals in North-East Atlantic porbeagle shark (Lamna nasus). Marine Pollution Bulletin, 85 (1): 280-286 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2014.05.054
BENITEZ, H. & GARCIA NARANJO, A. & LOPEZ, G. & RIVERA-TELLEZ, E.  (2014): Tiburones mexicanos en la CITES. In: Libro de resúmenes, VI Simposium Nacional de Tiburones y Rayas, 07 al 12 de abril de 2014, Mazatlán, Sin: 123-126 
BERUMEN, M.L. & BRAUN, C.D. & COCHRAN, J.E.M. & SKOMAL, G.B. & THORROLD, S.R.  (2014): Movement Patterns of Juvenile Whale Sharks Tagged at an Aggregation Site in the Red Sea. PLoS ONE, 9 (7): e103536 http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0103536
BEZJIAN, M. & WELLEHAN, J.F.X. & WALSH, M.T. & ANDERSON, E. & JACOBSON, E.  (2014): Management of wounds in a loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) caused by traumatic bycatch injury from the spines of a spotted eagle ray (Aetobatus narinari). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 45 (2): 428-432 http://dx.doi.org/10.1638/2013-0178R.1
BOLAÑO MARTÍNEZ, N. & DÍAZ JAIMES, P. & URIBE ALCOCER, M. & GALVÁN-MAGAÑA, F.  (2014): Filogeografía del tiburón martillo Sphyrna zygaena en el Océano Pacifico Oriental. In: Libro de resúmenes, VI Simposium Nacional de Tiburones y Rayas, 07 al 12 de abril de 2014, Mazatlán, Sin: 70-72 
BOTTARI, T. & BUSALACCHI, B. & PROFETA, A. & MANCUSO, M. & GIORDANO, D. & RINELLI, P.  (2014): Elasmobranch distribution and assemblages in the Southern Tyrrhenian Sea (Central Mediterranean). Journal of Aquaculture Research and Development, 5 (2): 1000216  http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2155-9546.1000216
BRATBY, P. & MONTGOMERY, J. & SNEYD, J.  (2014): A Biophysical Model of Adaptive Noise Filtering in the Shark Brain. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, 76 (2): 455-475  http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11538-013-9928-0
BRAVO-ZAVALA, F.G. & PÉREZ-JIMÉNEZ J.C. & CU-SALAZAR, N. & MÉNDEZ-LOEZA, I.  (2014): Estimación de la vulnerabilidad del cazón de ley, Rhizoprionodon terraenovae, en las pesquerías del Banco de Campeche, México. In: Libro de resúmenes, VI Simposium Nacional de Tiburones y Rayas, 07 al 12 de abril de 2014, Mazatlán, Sin: 10-13 
BRIONES-HERNÁNDEZ, S.A. & GALVÁN-PIÑA, V.H. & AGUILAR-PALOMINO, B. & GALVÁN-MAGAÑA, F. & RODRÍGUEZ-MATUS, A. & BARAJAS-CALDERÓN, A.V. & HERMOSILLO-CORONA, J.D. & BECERRA-VEGA, E.A.  (2014):Distribución espacial de rayas Urotrygonidae y Narcinidae con relación a variables ambientales en la costa sur de Jalisco y Colima: Implementación de SIG. In: Libro de resúmenes, VI Simposium Nacional de Tiburones y Rayas, 07 al 12 de abril de 2014, Mazatlán, Sin: 86-90 
CAGUA, E.F. & COLLINS, N. & HANCOCK, J. & REES, R.  (2014): Whale shark economics: a valuation of wildlife tourism in South Ari Atoll, Maldives. PeerJ, 2: e515 http://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.515
CAPIETTO, A. & ESCALLE, L. & CHAVANCE, P. & DUBROCA, L. & DELGADO DE MOLINA, A. & MURUA, H. & FLOCH, L. & DAMIANO, A. & ROWAT, D. & MERIGOT, B.  (2014): Mortality of marine megafauna induced by fisheries: Insights from the whale shark, the world's largest fish. Biological Conservation, 174: 147-151 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2014.03.024
CARLSON, A.E. & HOFFMAYER, E.R. & TRIBUZIO, C.A. & SULIKOWSKI, J.A.  (2014): The Use of Satellite Tags to Redefine Movement Patterns of Spiny Dogfish (Squalus acanthias) along the U.S. East Coast: Implications for Fisheries Management. PLoS ONE, 9 (7): e103384 http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0103384
CARLUCCI, R. & BATTISTA, D. & CAPEZZUTO, F. & SERENA, F. & SION, L.  (2014): Occurrence of the basking shark Cetorhinus maximus (Gunnerus, 1765) (Lamniformes: Cetorhinidae) in the central-eastern Mediterranean Sea. Italian Journal of Zoology, 81 (2): 280-286 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/11250003.2014.910275
CARRASCO-BAUTISTA, P.E. & TORRES-HUERTA, A.M. & SALGADO-UGARTE, I.H.  (2014): Distribución y biología reproductiva de la raya guitarra Rhinobatos leucorhynchus Güther, 1867 en el Golfo de Tehuantepec. In: Libro de resúmenes, VI Simposium Nacional de Tiburones y Rayas, 07 al 12 de abril de 2014, Mazatlán, Sin: 109-113 
CASTRO GARIBAY, H. & FUENTES MATA, P. & MÁRQUEZ GARCÍA, E.  (2014):Diseño de un sistema de información geográfica de elasmobranquios con valor comercial para Baja California Sur, México. In: Libro de resúmenes, VI Simposium Nacional de Tiburones y Rayas, 07 al 12 de abril de 2014, Mazatlán, Sin: 78-81 
CELAYA CASTILLO C. & ARIAS ARÉCHIGA, J.P. & LÓPEZ VILA, J.M.  (2014):Caracterización de la pesquería de tiburón en la Bahía de Paredón, Chiapas, México. In: Libro de resúmenes, VI Simposium Nacional de Tiburones y Rayas, 07 al 12 de abril de 2014, Mazatlán, Sin: 18-20 
CHANARAT, S. & BENJAKUL, S. & XIONG, Y.  (2014): Nonprotein Nitrogenous Compounds and Gelling Property of Whitecheek Shark (Carcharhinus dussumieri) Mince as Affected by Washing and Microbial Transglutaminase. Journal of Texture Studies, 45 (4): 307-316  http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jtxs.12075
CHANG, C.-H. & SHAO, K.-T. & LIN, Y.-S. & HO, H.-C. & LIAO, Y.-C.  (2014): The complete mitochondrial genome of the big-eye thresher shark, Alopias superciliosus (Chondrichthyes, Alopiidae). Mitochondrial DNA, 25 (4): 290-292 http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/19401736.2013.792072
CHEN, C. & WANG, Z. & SAITO, M. & TOHEI, T. & TAKANO, Y. & IKUHARA, Y.  (2014): Fluorine in Shark Teeth: Its Direct Atomic-Resolution Imaging and Strengthening Function. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 53 (6): 1543-1547  http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/anie.201307689
CHEN, X. & PENG, X. & HUANG, X. & XIANG, D.  (2014): Complete mitochondrial genome of the Zebra bullhead shark Heterodontus zebra (Heterodontiformes: Heterodontidae). Mitochondrial DNA, 25 (4): 280-281 http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/19401736.2013.796514
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CHIN, A.  (2014): Hunting porcupines: citizen scientists contribute new knowledge about rare coral reef species. Pacific Conservation Biology, 20 (1): 48-53 
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CLAES, J. & MALLEFET, J.  (2014): Ecological functions of shark luminescence. Abstract. Luminescence, 29 (Suppl. 1): 13-14  http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/bio.2699_2
CLAES, J.M. & PARTRIDGE, J.C. & HART, N.S. & GARZA-GISHOLT, E. & HO, H.-C. & MALLEFET, J. & COLLINAL, S.P.  (2014): Photon Hunting in the Twilight Zone: Visual Features of Mesopelagic Bioluminescent Sharks. PLoS ONE, 9 (8): e104213  http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0104213
CORGOS, A. & ROSENDE, A.  (2014): Evaluación preliminar de métodos de muestreo para investigar la ecología de neonatos y juveniles de Sphyrna lewini en zonas costeras. In: Libro de resúmenes, VI Simposium Nacional de Tiburones y Rayas, 07 al 12 de abril de 2014, Mazatlán, Sin: 32-35 
CORGOS, A. & ROSENDE, A.  (2014): Influencia de la fase lunar y el ciclo mareal en la capturabilidad de neonatos y juveniles de Sphyrna lewini en zonas costeras.In: Libro de resúmenes, VI Simposium Nacional de Tiburones y Rayas, 07 al 12 de abril de 2014, Mazatlán, Sin: 98-101 
CORRIGAN, S. & YANG, L. & COSMANN, P.J. & NAYLOR, G.J.P.  (2014): A description of the mitogenome of the Endangered Taiwanese angelshark, Squatina formosa. Mitochondrial DNA, 08/2014: 1736-1940 http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/19401736.2014.945568
CRUZ-RAMIREZ, A. & GOMEZ-ORTIZ, M.G. & LOPEZ-NAVARRETE, H. & BALDERAS-TELLES, J. & ACOSTA BARBOSA, G.  (2014): Composición especifica de rayas capturadas por la flota ribereña del Sur de Tamaulipas y Norte de Veracruz. In: Libro de resúmenes, VI Simposium Nacional de Tiburones y Rayas, 07 al 12 de abril de 2014, Mazatlán, Sin: 138-140 
CUEVAS, J.M. & GARCÍA, M. & DI GIACOMO, E.  (2014): Diving behaviour of the critically endangered tope shark Galeorhinus galeus in the Natural Reserve of Bahia San Blas, northern Patagonia. Animal Biotelemetry, 2: 11 http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/2050-3385-2-11
CUEVAS-GÓMEZ, G.A. & TORRES-HUERTA, A.M.  (2014): Distribución de Urotrygon chilensis (Günther, 1872) (Myliobatiformes: Urolophidae) en la plataforma continental del Golfo de Tehuantepec, México. In: Libro de resúmenes, VI Simposium Nacional de Tiburones y Rayas, 07 al 12 de abril de 2014, Mazatlán, Sin: 175-178 
DAVIDSON, B. & CLIFF, G.  (2014): Comparison of Pinniped and Cetacean Prey Tissue Lipids with Lipids of their Elasmobranch Predator. In Vivo, 28 (2): 223-228  
DE CARVALHO, G.G. & DEGASPARI, I.A. & BRANCO, V. & CANÁRIO, J. & DE AMORIM, A.F. & KENNEDY, V.H. & FERREIRA, J.R.  (2014): Erratum to: Assessment of Total and Organic Mercury Levels in Blue Sharks (Prionace glauca) from the South and Southeastern Brazilian Coast. Biological Trace Element Research, 160 (2): 303  http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12011-014-0055-z
DE CARVALHO, G.G. & DEGASPARI, I.A. & BRANCO, V. & CANÁRIO, J. & DE AMORIM, A.F. & KENNEDY, V.H. & FERREIRA, J.R.  (2014): Assessment of Total and Organic Mercury Levels in Blue Sharks (Prionace glauca) from the South and Southeastern Brazilian Coast. Biological Trace Element Research, 159 (1-3): 128-134  http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12011-014-9995-6
DELL'APA, A. & CUDNEY-BURCH, J. & KIMMEL, D.G. & RULIFSON, R.A.  (2014): Sexual Segregation of Spiny Dogfish in Fishery-Dependent Surveys in Cape Cod, Massachusetts: Potential Management Benefits. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, 143 (4): 833-844 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00028487.2013.869257
DELL'APA, A.C. & SMITH, M. & KANESHIRO-PINEIRO, M.Y.  (2014): The influence of culture on the international management of shark finning. Environmental Management, 54 (2): 151-161  http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00267-014-0291-1
DÍAZ-CARBALLIDO, P.L. & CHIAPPA-CARRARA, F.X. & TORRES-HUERTA, A.M.  (2014): Hábitos alimentarios y relación trófica de tres especies de rayas bentónicas (Batoidea: Urolophidae y Narcinidae) en el Golfo de Tehuantepec. In: Libro de resúmenes, VI Simposium Nacional de Tiburones y Rayas, 07 al 12 de abril de 2014, Mazatlán, Sin: 54-58 
DIJKSTRA, J.M.  (2014): T(H)2 and T-reg candidate genes in elephant shark.Nature, 511 (7508): E7-E10  http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature13446
DULVY, N.K. & PARDO, S.A. & SIMPFENDORFER, C.A. & CARLSON, J.K.  (2014): Diagnosing the dangerous demography of manta rays using life history theory. PeerJ, 2: e400  http://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.400
ENAX, J. & JANUS, A.M. & RAABE, D. & EPPLE, M. & FABRITIUS, H.-O.  (2014):Ultrastructural organization and micromechanical properties of shark tooth enameloid. Acta Biomaterialia, 10 (9): 3959-3968 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actbio.2014.04.028
ERGUDEN, D. & TURAN, C. & GURLEK, M. & UYAN, A. & REYHANIYE, A.N.  (2014): First record of marbled stingray, Dasyatis marmorata (Elasmobranchii: Myliobatiformes: Dasyatidae), on the coast of Turkey, North-Eastern Mediterranean.Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria, 44 (2): 159-161 http://dx.doi.org/10.3750/AIP2014.44.2.11
ESPINOZA-GARCÍA, S. & AMADOR-AMADOR, E. & CASTRO-GÓMEZ, E. & RANGEL-ACEVEDO, R.  (2014): Modificando Paradigmas Sociales: Los Jóvenes Embajadores del Tiburón Ballena, La Paz Baja California Sur, México. In: Libro de resúmenes, VI Simposium Nacional de Tiburones y Rayas, 07 al 12 de abril de 2014, Mazatlán, Sin: 160-162 
FISHER, R.A. & CALL, G.C. & MCDOWELL, J.R.  (2014): Reproductive variations in cownose rays (Rhinoptera bonasus) from Chesapeake Bay. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 97 (9): 1031-1038   http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10641-014-0297-9
FLORES-ORTEGA, E. & GODÍNEZ-DOMÍNGUEZ, G. & GONZÁLEZ-SANSÓN, C. & AGUILAR-BETANCOURT  (2014): Ecología trófica de ocho especies del Orden Rajiformes en la costa sur del estado de Jalisco, México. In: Libro de resúmenes, VI Simposium Nacional de Tiburones y Rayas, 07 al 12 de abril de 2014, Mazatlán, Sin: 61-64 
FOCK, H.O. & KLOPPMANN, M.H.F. & PROBST, W.N.  (2014): An early footprint of fisheries: Changes for a demersal fish assemblage in the German Bight from 1902-1932 to 1991-2009. Journal of Sea Research, 85: 325-335 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.seares.2013.06.004
FORTUNA, C.M. & KELL, L. & HOLCER, D. & CANESE, S. & FILIDEI, E. & MACKELWORTH, P. & DONOVAN, G.  (2014): Summer distribution and abundance of the giant devil ray (Mobula mobular) in the Adriatic Sea: Baseline data for an iterative management framework. Scientia Marina, 78 (2): 227-237 http://dx.doi.org/10.3989/scimar.03920.30D
FUSS, T. & BLECKMANN, H. & SCHLUESSEL, V.  (2014): The brain creates illusions not just for us: sharks (Chiloscyllium griseum) can "see the magic" as well.Frontiers in Neural Circuits, 8: AR 24  http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fncir.2014.00024
GALINDO ROSADO, M.A. & TORRES ROJAS, Y.E. & GALVAN MAGAÑA, F.  (2014): Composición isotópica (δ15N y δ13C) durante el desarrollo ontogénico del tiburón piloto Carcharhinus falciformis (Müller & Henle, 1839) en la zona oceánica del Pacífico Oriental Tropical. In: Libro de resúmenes, VI Simposium Nacional de Tiburones y Rayas, 07 al 12 de abril de 2014, Mazatlán, Sin: 102-105 
GALLAGHER, A.J. & HAMMERSCHLAG, N. & SHIFFMAN, D.S. & GIERY, S.T.  (2014): Evolved for Extinction: The Cost and Conservation Implications of Specialization in Hammerhead Sharks. BioScience, 64 (7): 619-624 http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/biosci/biu071
GALLAGHER, A.J. & ROMEIRO, J. & CANABAL, D. & CANABAL, V. & HAMMERSCHLAG, N.  (2014): Novel social behaviors in a threatened apex marine predator, the oceanic whitetip shark Carcharhinus longimanus. Ethology Ecology & Evolution, 26 (4): 413-417  http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03949370.2014.896831
GARCIA-CONSTANTE, J.J. & AMADOR-AMADOR, E. & ESPINOZA-GARCIA, S. & RAMIREZ- GONZALEZ, J. & RANGEL-ACEVEDO, R. & MARTINEZ-URREA, D.  (2014): Caracterización Preliminar de la Pesquería Artesanal de Elasmobranchios en Bahía Tortugas, Baja California Sur, México. In: Libro de resúmenes, VI Simposium Nacional de Tiburones y Rayas, 07 al 12 de abril de 2014, Mazatlán, Sin: 135-137 
GERAGHTY, P.T. & WILLIAMSON, J.E. & MACBETH, W.G. & WINTNER, S.P. & HARRY, A.V.OVENDEN, J.R. & GILLINGS, M.R.  (2014): Correction: Population Expansion and Genetic Structure in Carcharhinus brevipinna in the Southern Indo- Pacific. PLoS ONE, 9 (4): e94738  http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0094738
GHOTBEDDIN, N. & JAVADZADEH, N. & AZHIR, M.T.  (2014): Catch per unit area of Batoid fishes in the Northern Oman Sea. Iranian Journal of Fisheries Sciences, 13 (1): 47-57 
GIBBS, L. & WARREN, A.  (2014): Killing Sharks: cultures and politics of encounter and the sea. Australian Geographer, 45 (2): 101-107 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00049182.2014.899023
GRACAN, R. & MLADINEO, I. & LAZAR, B.  (2014): Insight into the diet composition and gastrointestinal parasite community of the common smooth-hound, Mustelus mustelus (Carcharhiniformes: Triakidae), in the northern Adriatic Sea.Natura Croatica, 23 (1): 35-44 
GROSS, M.  (2014): Learning to live with sharks. Current Biology, 24 (9): R341-R344  http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0060797.g004
GUFFEY, S.C. & GOSS, G.G.  (2014): Time course of the acute response of the North Pacific spiny dogfish shark (Squalus suckleyi) to low salinity. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - Part A, Molecular & Integrative Physiology, 171: 9-15 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cbpa.2014.02.004
HARAHUSH, B.K. & HART, N.S. & COLLIN, S.P.  (2014): Ontogenetic Changes in Retinal Ganglion Cell Distribution and Spatial Resolving Power in the Brown-Banded Bamboo Shark Chiloscyllium punctatum (Elasmobranchii). Brain, Behavior and Evolution, 83 (4): 286-300  http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000361036
HAZIN, F.H.V. & AFONSO, A.S.  (2014): A green strategy for shark attack mitigation off Recife, Brazil. Animal Conservation, 17 (4): 287-296 http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/acv.12096
HAZIN, F.H.V. & AFONSO, A.S.  (2014): Response: A conservation approach to prevention of shark attacks off Recife, Brazil. Animal Conservation, 17 (4): 301-302 http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/acv.12160
HEDRICK-HOPPER, T.L. & NEAHR, T. & MILLER, J.G. & MARK, A. & DIAMOND, S.L.  (2014): Geostatistical Modeling of Blacktip Shark Hotspots and Essential Habitat in the Gulf of Mexico. In: Libro de resúmenes, VI Simposium Nacional de Tiburones y Rayas, 07 al 12 de abril de 2014, Mazatlán, Sin: 73-77 
HEITHAUS, M. & KISZKA, J.  (2014): Chapter 4. The State of Knowledge on Sharks for Conservation and Management. In: Sharks: Conservation, Governance and Management by E.J. Techera, N. Klein (eds), Routledge: 69-88 
HEITHAUS, M.R. & ALCOVERRO, T. & ARTHUR, R. & BURKHOLDER, D.A. & COATES, K.A. & CHRISTIANEN, M.J.A. & KELKAR, N. & MANUEL, S. & WIRSING, A.J. & KENWORTHY, W.J. & FOURQUREAN, J.W.  (2014):Seagrasses in the age of sea turtle conservation and shark overfishing. Frontiers in Marine Science, 1: 28  http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2014.00028
HEPP, J. & WILSON, E.  (2014): Chapter 9. Shark Conservation Efforts – as Diverse as Sharks Themselves. In: Sharks: Conservation, Governance and Management by E.J. Techera, N. Klein (eds), Routledge: 176-194 
HERMOSILLO-CORONA, J.D. & GALVAN-PIÑA, V.H. & AGUILAR-PALOMINO, B. & GALVAN-MAGAÑA, F. & BRIONES-HERNANDEZ, S.A. & BARAJAS-CALDERON, A.V. & RODRIGUEZ-MATUS, A. & CERVANTES-GUTIERREZ, F.  (2014): Edad y crecimiento del tiburón piloto Carcharhinus falciformis en la costa sur de Jalisco, México. In: Libro de resúmenes, VI Simposium Nacional de Tiburones y Rayas, 07 al 12 de abril de 2014, Mazatlán, Sin: 146-149 
HERNÁNDEZ, S. & DUFFY, C. & FRANCIS, M.P. & RITCHIE, P.A.  (2014):Evidence for multiple paternity in the school shark Galeorhinus galeus found in New Zealand waters. Journal of Fish Biology, in press  http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jfb.12490
HOYT, E.  (2014): Chapter 13. The role of Marine Protected Areas and Sanctuaries.In: Sharks: Conservation, Governance and Management by E.J. Techera, N. Klein (eds), Routledge: 263-285 
HUVENEERS, C. & ROBBINS, W.  (2014): Chapter 12. Species at the Intersection.In: Sharks: Conservation, Governance and Management by E.J. Techera, N. Klein (eds), Routledge: 236-260 
IRSCHICK, D.J. & HAMMERSCHLAG, N.  (2014): A new metric for measuring condition in large predatory sharks. Journal of Fish Biology, in press http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jfb.12484
IVANOFF, R. & ARAÚJO, P. & DOS SANTOS, P. & DE PAULA, C. & ODDONE, M.C. & VELASCO, G.  (2014): Monitoreo de las capturas incidentales de elasmobranquios en las pesquerías artesanales de playa en el extremo sur de Brasil. In: Libro de resúmenes, VI Simposium Nacional de Tiburones y Rayas, 07 al 12 de abril de 2014, Mazatlán, Sin: 24-27 
JEEVITHAN, E. & BAO, B. & BU, Y. & ZHOU, Y. & ZHAO, Q. & WU, W.  (2014):Type II Collagen and Gelatin from Silvertip Shark (Carcharhinus albimarginatus) Cartilage: Isolation, Purification, Physicochemical and Antioxidant Properties. Marine Drugs, 12 (7): 3852-3873  http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/md12073852
JULIO, D.  (2014): Circling the Blood in the Water: The Difficulties in Endangered Species Protections for the Great White Shark. Natural Resources, 5: 666-680 http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/nr.2014.511058
KARTTUNEN, A.J. & KRAUS, F.  (2014): Comment on "Fluorine in Shark Teeth: Its Direct Atomic-Resolution Imaging and Strengthening Function". Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 53 (22): 5502-5503  http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/anie.201402426
KEMPSTER, R. & COLLIN, S.  (2014): Chapter 11. Iconic Species: Great White Sharks, Basking Sharks and Whale Sharks. In: Sharks: Conservation, Governance and Management by E.J. Techera, N. Klein (eds), Routledge: 213-235 
KING, B. & SHI, L.-F. & KAO, P. & CLUSIN, W.T.  (2014): Functional Implications of Alternative Splicing in the Calcium-Activated BK Channel in the Ampulla of Lorenzini of the Skate. Abstract. Biophysical Journal, 106 (2): 155A  
KLEIN, N.  (2014): Chapter 2. The Existing Global Legal Regimes. In: Sharks: Conservation, Governance and Management by E.J. Techera, N. Klein (eds), Routledge: 27-45 
KLEIN, N. & TECHERA, E.J.  (2014): Chapter 15. Synergies, Solutions and the Way Forward. In: Sharks: Conservation, Governance and Management by E.J. Techera, N. Klein (eds), Routledge: 309-323 
KOLMANN, M.A. & HUBER, D.R. & DEAN, M.N. & GRUBBS, R.D.  (2014):Myological Variability in a Decoupled Skeletal System: Batoid Cranial Anatomy.Journal of Morphology, 275 (8): 862-881  http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jmor.20263
KRISHNASWAMY GOPALAN, T. & GURURAJ, P. & GUPTA, R. & GOPAL, D.R. & RAJESH, P. & CHIDAMBARAM, B. & KALYANASUNDARAM, A. & ANGAMUTHU, R.  (2014): Transcriptome profiling reveals higher vertebrate orthologous of intra-cytoplasmic pattern recognition receptors in grey bamboo shark.PLoS ONE, 9 (6): e100018  http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0100018
LACK, M.  (2014): Chapter 3. Challenges for International Governance. In: Sharks: Conservation, Governance and Management by E.J. Techera, N. Klein (eds), Routledge: 46-66 
LASSOUED, I. & JRIDI, M. & NASRI, R. & DAMMAK, A. & HAJJI, M. & NASRI, M. & BARKIA, A.  (2014): Characteristics and functional properties of gelatin from thornback ray skin obtained by pepsin-aided process in comparison with commercial halal bovine gelatin. Food Hydrocolloids, 41: 309-318 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodhyd.2014.04.029
LAWRENCE, A.  (2014): Chapter 7. Collaborations for Conservation. In: Sharks: Conservation, Governance and Management by E.J. Techera, N. Klein (eds), Routledge: 135-156 
LITZ, M.N.C. & EMMETT, R.L. & BENTLEY, P.J. & CLAIBORNE, A.M. & BARCELO, C.  (2014): Biotic and abiotic factors influencing forage fish and pelagic nekton community in the Columbia River plume (USA) throughout the upwelling season 1999-2009. ICES Journal of Marine Science , 71 (1): 5-18 http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/icesjms/fst082
LIU, Q.-Q. & WANG, Y. & LI, J. & DU, Z.-J. & CHEN, G.-J.  (2014): Saccharicrinis carchari sp. nov., isolated from a shark, and emended descriptions of the genus Saccharicrinis and Saccharicrinis fermentans. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 64 (7): 2204-2209 http://dx.doi.org/10.1099/ijs.0.061986-0
LOPEZ-ALVAREZ, M. & BALBOA, E. & RODRIGUEZ-VALENCIA, C. & COLADAS, P. & SERRA, J. &  GONZALEZ, P.  (2014): Shark teeth derived micro and nano crystalline bioapatites. Abstract Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, 8 (Suppl. 1): 236-237 
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LUCANO-RAMÍREZ, G. & RUIZ-RAMÍREZ, S. & FLORES-ORTEGA, J.R. & GODÍNEZ-DOMÍNGUEZ, E. & GONZÁLEZ-SANSÓN, G.  (2014): Reproducción y alimentación de Urotrygon munda (raya redonda) en la costa sur de Jalisco, México.In: Libro de resúmenes, VI Simposium Nacional de Tiburones y Rayas, 07 al 12 de abril de 2014, Mazatlán, Sin: 171-174 
MANGENA, T. & JORDAAN, B.P. & DIPPENAAR, S.M.  (2014): Phylogenetic relationships and genetic diversity of Nemesis Risso, 1826 species found on different elasmobranch host species off the KwaZulu-Natal coast, South Africa. African Journal of Marine Science, 36 (2): 163-173 
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MARTÍNEZ, U. & ALEJANDRO, D.  (2014): Influencia factores ambientales sobre la distribución de la manta gigante (Manta birostris) en el Caribe Mexicano. In: Libro de resúmenes, VI Simposium Nacional de Tiburones y Rayas, 07 al 12 de abril de 2014, Mazatlán, Sin: 91-94 
MARTINEZ-SERRANO, I. & CANALES-ESPINOSA, D. & VARGAS-HERNANDEZ, J.M. & SANCHEZ-CASTRO, J.L. & HOYOS-PADILLA, M.  (2014): An adapted technique to detect sharks in moody waters. In: Libro de resúmenes, VI Simposium Nacional de Tiburones y Rayas, 07 al 12 de abril de 2014, Mazatlán, Sin: 106-108 
MASSTOR, N.H. & SAMAT, A. & NOR, S.M. & MD-ZAIN, B.M.  (2014): Molecular Phylogeny of the Bamboo Sharks (Chiloscyllium spp.). BioMed Research International, 2014: ID 213896  http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/213896
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MEEUWIG, J.J. & FERREIRA, L.C.  (2014): Moving beyond lethal programs for shark hazard mitigation. Animal Conservation, 17 (4): 297-298 http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/acv.12154
MELILLO-SWEETING, K. & TURNBULL, S.D. & GUTTRIDGE, T.L.  (2014):Evidence of shark attacks on Atlantic spotted dolphins (Stenella frontalis) off Bimini, The Bahamas. Marine Mammal Science, 30 (3): 1158-1164 http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/mms.12082
MENDOZA, A. & KELEZ, S. & VÉLEZ ZUAZO, X. & RAMÍREZ-MACÍAS, D. & MAGUIÑO, R.  (2014): Distribución geográfica y estacional del Tiburón ballena en la costa norte del Perú. Poster abstract. in: IV Congreso de Ciencias del Mar de Perú (CONCIMAR), Lima Perú 
MENDOZA-TREVIÑO, A. & PÉREZ-JIMÉNEZ, J.C. & MÉNDEZ-LOEZA, I. & SÁLAZAR-CU, N.H.  (2014): Evaluación de riesgo ecológico por efectos de la pesca del tiburón martillo Sphyrna lewini (Griffith & Smith, 1834) en el sur del Golfo de México. In: Libro de resúmenes, VI Simposium Nacional de Tiburones y Rayas, 07 al 12 de abril de 2014, Mazatlán, Sin: 5-9 
MENDOZA-VARGAS, O.U. & TERÁN-MARTÍNEZ, J. & KOBELKOWSKY-DÍAZ, A. & BALART-PÁEZ, E.F. & SALGADO-UGARTE, I.H.  (2014): Morfología del condrocráneo del tiburón picudo, Carcharhinus brevipina. In: Libro de resúmenes, VI Simposium Nacional de Tiburones y Rayas, 07 al 12 de abril de 2014, Mazatlán, Sin: 14-17 
MERLINO, A. & VERGARA, A. & VITAGLIANO, L.  (2014): Comments on Structural studies of haemoglobin from pisces species shortfin mako shark (Isurus oxyrinchus) at 1.9 angstrom resolution by P. Ramesh et al. (2013). J. Synchrotron Rad. 20, 843-847. Journal of Synchrotron Radiation, 21 (4): 832-833 http://dx.doi.org/10.1107/S1600577514010170
MOMIGLIANO, P. & HARCOURT, R.G.  (2014): Chapter 5. Shark Conservation, Governance and Management: The Science-Law Disconnect. In: Sharks: Conservation, Governance and Management by E.J. Techera, N. Klein (eds), Routledge: 89-106 
MOURA, T. & JONES, E. & CLARKE, M.W. & COTTON, C.F. & CROZIER, P. & DALEY, R.K. & DIEZ, G. & DOBBY, H. & DYB, J.E. & FOSSEN, I. & IRVINE, S.B. & JAKOBSDOTTIR, K. & LOPEZ-ABELLAN, L.J. & LORANCE, P. & PASCUAL-ALAYON, P. & SEVERINO, R.B. & FIGUEIREDO, I.  (2014): Large-scale distribution of three deep-water squaloid sharks: Integrating data on sex, maturity and environment. Fisheries Research, 157: 47-61 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fishres.2014.03.019
NEFF, C.  (2014): Chapter 6. Human Perceptions and Attitudes toward Sharks: Examining the Predator Policy Paradox. In: Sharks: Conservation, Governance and Management by E.J. Techera, N. Klein (eds), Routledge: 107-132 
NEWBY, J. & DARDEN, T. & BASSOS-HULL, K. & SHEDLOCK, A.M.  (2014): Kin structure and social organization in the spotted eagle ray, Aetobatus narinari, off coastal Sarasota, FL. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 97 (9): 1057-1065 http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10641-014-0289-9
OLIVEIRA, A.C.M. & BECHTEL, P.J. & MOREY, A. & BRENNER, K. & LAPIS, T.J.  (2014): Chemical composition of Spiny Dogfish (Squalus suckleyi) harvested in Alaska. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation, 38 (1): 600-606 http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jfpp.12008
OMELON, S. & GEORGIOU, J. & VARIOLA, F. & DEAN, M.N.  (2014): Colocation and role of polyphosphates and alkaline phosphatase in apatite biomineralization of elasmobranch tesserae. Acta Biomaterialia, 10 (9): 3899-3910 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actbio.2014.06.008
OÑATE-GONZALEZ, E.C. & SOSA-NISHIZAKI, O. & SANTANA-MORALES, O.  (2014): Análisis de las capturas incidentales de tiburón blanco (Carcharodon carcharias) como una herramienta complementaria en la determinación de áreas de crianza. In: Libro de resúmenes, VI Simposium Nacional de Tiburones y Rayas, 07 al 12 de abril de 2014, Mazatlán, Sin: 118-122 
OSUNA-PERALTA, Y.R. & VOLTOLINA, D. & MORAN-ANGULO, R.E. & MARQUEZ-FARIAS, J.F.  (2014): Stomach contents of the Pacific sharpnose shark, Rhizoprionodon longurio (Carcharhiniformes, Carcharhinidae) in the southeastern Gulf of California. Latin American Journal of Aquatic Research, 42 (3): 438-444 
PALMA-CHÁVEZ, J.J. & ROMERO-CAICEDO, A.F. & PINCAY-ESPINOZA, J.E. & CARRERA-FERNÁNDEZ, M.  (2014): Reproducción de las rayas Gymnura marmorata, Narcine entemedor y Urotrygon chilensis en el Pacífico Ecuatoriano. In: Libro de resúmenes, VI Simposium Nacional de Tiburones y Rayas, 07 al 12 de abril de 2014, Mazatlán, Sin: 166-170 
PELAYO DEL REAL, G. & LUJA, V. & MURILLO, R. & RAMÍREZ-MACÍAS, D.  (2014): Evaluación de la actividad turística de avistamiento con tiburón ballena (Rhincodon typus) en la costa central de Nayarit y Bahía de La Paz, Baja California Sur, México: Una propuesta de estudio. Poster Abstract. In: VI Simposio Nacional de Tiburones y Rayas (SOMEPEC) Mazatlán, México 
PELAYO DEL REAL, G.E. & LUJA, V.H. & RAMIREZ-MACIAS, D. & MURILLO, R.  (2014): Evaluación de la actividad turística de avistamiento con tiburón ballena (Rhincodon typus) en la costa central de Nayarit y Bahía de La Paz, Baja California Sur, México: Una propuesta de estudio. In: Libro de resúmenes, VI Simposium Nacional de Tiburones y Rayas, 07 al 12 de abril de 2014, Mazatlán, Sin: 154-159 
PÉREZ, M. & BRACCINI, M.B. & COUSSEAU, M.  (2014): Uso de marcas convencionales en un país con escasa experiencia en marcación de peces marinos. [Use of conventional tags in a country with little experience in marine fishes tagging.[Latin American Journal of Aquatic Research, 42 (1): 258-263 http://dx.doi.org/10.3856/vol42-issue1-fulltext-21
PETHYBRIDGE, H.R. & PARRISH, C.C. & BRUCE, B.D. & YOUNG, J.W. & NICHOLS, P.D.  (2014): Lipid, Fatty Acid and Energy Density Profiles of White Sharks: Insights into the Feeding Ecology and Ecophysiology of a Complex Top Predator. PLoS ONE, 9 (5): e97877  http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0097877
POLO-SILVA, C. & SIU, S. & ACEVEDO, G. & IXQUIAC, M. & CARVAJAL, J.M. & SUAREZ, A.M. & PUENTES, V.  (2014): Estimación de la longitud total de C. falciformis y S. lewini capturados en el Océano Pacífico Este Tropical a partir de la longitud del tronco e interdorsal como herramienta de manejo pesquero. In: Libro de resúmenes, VI Simposium Nacional de Tiburones y Rayas, 07 al 12 de abril de 2014, Mazatlán, Sin: 21-23 
PORCU, C. & MARONGIU, M.F. & FOLLESA, M.C. & BELLODI, A. & MULAS, A. & PESCI, P. & CAU, A.  (2014): Reproductive aspects of the velvet belly Etmopterus spinax (Chondrichthyes: Etmopteridae), from the central western Mediterranean Sea. Notes on gametogenesis and oviducal gland microstructure. Mediterranean Marine Science, 15 (2): 313-326  http://dx.doi.org/10.12681/mms.559
POSE-MENDEZ, S. & CANDAL, E. & ADRIO, F. & RODRIGUEZ-MOLDES, I.  (2014): Development of the Cerebellar Afferent System in the Shark Scyliorhinus canicula: Insights Into the Basal Organization of Precerebellar Nuclei in Gnathostomes. Journal of Comparative Neurology, 522 (1): 131-168 http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cne.23393
POULAKIS, G.R. & GRIER, H.J.  (2014): Ontogenetic testicular development and spermatogenesis in rays: the Cownose Ray, Rhinoptera bonasus, as a model.Environmental Biology of Fishes, 97 (9): 1013-1029 http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10641-014-0267-2
RAMESH, P. & SUNDARESAN, S.S. & MOORTHY, P.S. & BALASUBRAMANIAN, M. & PONNUSWAMY, M.N.  (2014): Response to Comments on Structural studies of haemoglobin from pisces species shortfin mako shark (Isurus oxyrinchus) at 1.9 angstrom resolution by P. Ramesh et al. (2013). J. Synchrotron Rad. 20, 843-847.Journal of Synchrotron Radiation, 21 (4): 834-834 http://dx.doi.org/10.1107/S1600577514010285
RENWART, M. & DELROISSE, J. & FLAMMANG, P. & CLAES, J.M. & MALLEFET, J.  (2014): Cytological changes during luminescence production in lanternshark (Etmopterus spinax Linnaeus, 1758) photophores. Zoomorphology, in press  http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00435-014-0235-6
RIVERA, M.J.  (2014): Relaciones tróficas del tiburón blanco Carcharodon carcharias en las inmediaciones de Isla Guadalupe, México, inferidas mediante el análisis de isótopos estables de carbono y nitrógeno. In: Libro de resúmenes, VI Simposium Nacional de Tiburones y Rayas, 07 al 12 de abril de 2014, Mazatlán, Sin: 59-60 
ROA, J.N. & MUNEVAR, C.L. & TRESGUERRES, M.  (2014): Feeding induces translocation of vacuolar proton ATPase and pendrin to the membrane of leopard shark (Triakis semifasciata) mitochondrionrich gill cells. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - Part A, Molecular & Integrative Physiology, 174: 29-37 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cbpa.2014.04.003
RODRÍGUEZ-MATUS, A. & GALVÁN-PIÑA, V.H. & AGUILAR-PALOMINO, B. &  BRIONES-HERNÁNDEZ, S.A. & HERMOSILLO-CORONA, J.D. & BARAJAS-CALDERÓN, A.V. & BECERRA-VEGA, E.A. & AMEZCUA-GÓMEZ, C.A.  (2014):Pesca incidental de tiburones en la costa sur de Jalisco, México. In: Libro de resúmenes, VI Simposium Nacional de Tiburones y Rayas, 07 al 12 de abril de 2014, Mazatlán, Sin: 163-165 
SÁNCHEZ-HERNÁNDEZ, X.E. & DÍAZ-JAIMES, P. & URIBE-ALCOCER, M. & HOYOS-PADILLA, E.M. & BLANCO, P.  (2014): Estructura genética poblacional del tiburón blanco (Carcharodon carcharias) en el Pacifico Nororiental frente a las costas de Isla Guadalupe. In: Libro de resúmenes, VI Simposium Nacional de Tiburones y Rayas, 07 al 12 de abril de 2014, Mazatlán, Sin: 65-67 
SANDOVAL-LAURRABAQUIO ALVARADO, N. & DÍAZ JAIMES, P. & DOUGLAS, A. & URIBE ALCOCER, M.  (2014): Estructura genética del tiburón toro (Carcharhinus leucas) en el Golfo y Caribe de México. In: Libro de resúmenes, VI Simposium Nacional de Tiburones y Rayas, 07 al 12 de abril de 2014, Mazatlán, Sin: 68-69 
SEPULVEDA, C.A. & HEBERER, C. & AALBERS, S.A. & SPEAR, N. & KINNEY, M. & BERNAL, D. & KOHIN, S.  (2014): Post-release survivorship studies on common thresher sharks (Alopias vulpinus) captured in the southern California recreational fishery. Fisheries Research, 161: 102-108 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fishres.2014.06.014
SHIFFMAN, D.  (2014): Keeping swimmers safe without killing sharks is a revolution in shark control. Animal Conservation, 17 (4): 299-300 http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/acv.12155
SILKINA, N.I. & MIKRYAKOV, D.V. & MIKRYAKOV, V.R.  (2014): The influence of anthropogenic pollution on several indicators of congenital immunity and oxidizing processes in the liver of Squalus acanthias Linnaeus, 1758 (Pisces: Squalidae) that inhabit coastal waters of the Black Sea. Russian Journal of Marine Biology, 40 (4): 313-317  http://dx.doi.org/10.1134/S1063074014040087
SMITH, K.R. & SCARPACI, C. & SCARR, M.J. & OTWAY, N.M.  (2014): Scuba diving tourism with critically endangered grey nurse sharks (Carcharias taurus) off eastern Australia: Tourist demographics, shark behaviour and diver compliance.Tourism Management, 45: 211-225  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tourman.2014.05.002
SOTO LOPEZ, K. & OCHOA BAEZ, R.I. & ODDONE, M.C. & GALVAN MAGAÑA, F.  (2014): Anatomía microscopica de la glándula oviducal de la raya Raja velezi (CHONDRICHTHYES: RAJIDAE) de la costa Occidental de Baja California Sur, México. In: Libro de resúmenes, VI Simposium Nacional de Tiburones y Rayas, 07 al 12 de abril de 2014, Mazatlán, Sin: 127-130 
SOTO LOPEZ, K. & OCHOA BAEZ, R.I. & ODDONE, M.C. & GALVAN MAGAÑA, F.  (2014): Biología reproductiva de la raya Raja velezi (Chirichigno 1973) en la Costa Occidental de Baja California Sur. In: Libro de resúmenes, VI Simposium Nacional de Tiburones y Rayas, 07 al 12 de abril de 2014, Mazatlán, Sin: 131-134 
SPRIVULIS, P.  (2014): Western Australia coastal shark bites: A risk assessment.Australasian Medical Journal, 7 (2): 137-42 http://dx.doi.org/10.4066/AMJ.2014.2008
STEEIL, J.C. & SCHUMACHER, J. & GEORGE, R.H. & BULMAN, F. & BAINE, K. & COX, S.  (2014): Pharmacokinetics of cefovecin (Convenia) in white bamboo sharks (Chiloscyllium plagiosum) and Atlantic horseshoe crabs (Limulus polyphemus). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 45 (2): 389-392 http://dx.doi.org/10.1638/2013-0061R2.1
STEHMANN, M.F.W. & POMPERT, J.H.W.  (2014): First mature male record of Bathyraja schroederi (Elasmobranchii, Arhynchobatidae) from the South Atlantic, with descriptions of its clasper and skeletal characters. Zootaxa, 3838 (4): 401-422 http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3838.4.1
STIDWORTHY, M.F. & GARNER, M.M. & BRADWAY, D.S. & WESTFALL, B.D. & JOSEPH, B. & REPETTO, S. & GUGLIELMI, E. & SCHMIDT-POSTHAUS, H. & THORNTON, S.M.  (2014): Systemic Scuticociliatosis (Philasterides dicentrarchi) in Sharks. Veterinary Pathology, 51 (3): 628-632 http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0300985813492800
SZCZEPANSKI, J.A. & BENGTSON, D.A.  (2014): Quantitative food habits of the bullnose ray, Myliobatis freminvillii, in Delaware Bay. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 97 (9): 981-997  http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10641-014-0282-3
TAN, H.H. & LIM, K.K.P.  (2014): Spot-tail sleeper-rays in the Singapore Straits.Singapore Biodiversity Records, 2014: 199-200 
TAN, R. & LIM, K.K.P.  (2014): White-spotted eagle ray at Tanah Merah. Singapore Biodiversity Records, 2014: 189 
TECHERA, E.J.  (2014): Chapter 1. Approaches to Conservation and Governance of Marine Species. In: Sharks: Conservation, Governance and Management by E.J. Techera, N. Klein (eds), Routledge: 9-26 
TENELEMA-DELGADO, C.M. & ARCENTALES-DELGADO, J.M. & VELEZ-TACURI, J.R & CARRERA-FERNANDEZ, M.  (2014): Especies de Batoideos presentes en la costa del Pacífico ecuatoriano. In: Libro de resúmenes, VI Simposium Nacional de Tiburones y Rayas, 07 al 12 de abril de 2014, Mazatlán, Sin: 150-153 
TORRES-PALACIOS, K. & MEJIA-FALLA, P.A. & RUBIO, E.A.  (2014):Diferenciación morfométrica de rayas espinosas del género Urotrygon en el Pacífico Colombiano. In: Libro de resúmenes, VI Simposium Nacional de Tiburones y Rayas, 07 al 12 de abril de 2014, Mazatlán, Sin: 114-117 
TORRES-ROJAS, Y.E. & ALATORRE-RAMIREZ, V.G. & GALVAN-MAGAÑA, F. & PAEZ-OSUNA, F.  (2014): Variación en la dieta del tiburón Rhizoprionodon longurio y su relación con la presencia de fenómenos climáticos en el Sureste del Golfo de California. In: Libro de resúmenes, VI Simposium Nacional de Tiburones y Rayas, 07 al 12 de abril de 2014, Mazatlán, Sin: 45-48 
TUCKER, A.S. & FRASER, G.J.  (2014): Evolution and developmental diversity of tooth regeneration. Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology, 25: 71-80 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.semcdb.2013.12.013
TULL, M.  (2014): The History of Shark Fishing in Indonesia. Historical Perspectives of Fisheries Exploitation in the Indo-Pacific, MARE Publication Series, 12: 63-81 http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-8727-7_4
TÜRKMEN, M. & TÜRKMEN, A. & TEPE, Y.  (2014): Comparison of Metal Levels in Different Tissues of Seven Ray Species from Antalya Bay, Mediterranean Sea.Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 93 (2): 159-164 http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00128-014-1285-7
UNGER, N.R. & RITTER, E. & BORREGO, R. & GOODMAN, J. & OSIYEMI, O.O.  (2014): Antibiotic Susceptibilities of Bacteria Isolated within the Oral Flora of Florida Blacktip Sharks: Guidance for Empiric Antibiotic Therapy. PLoS ONE, 9(8): e104577 http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0104577
VALDIVIA-MESINAS, M.A. & ESCOBAR-SANCHEZ, O. & GALVAN-MAGAÑA, F.  (2014): Nivel trófico de Squatina californica (Ayres, 1859) mediante el uso de isótopos estables de nitrógeno (δ15N) y carbono (δ13C) en Baja California Sur. In: Libro de resúmenes, VI Simposium Nacional de Tiburones y Rayas, 07 al 12 de abril de 2014, Mazatlán, Sin: 49-53 
VANDEPERRE, F. & AIRES-DA-SILVA, A. & FONTES, J. & SANTOS, M. & SERRÃO SANTOS, R. & AFONSO, P.  (2014): Movements of Blue Sharks (Prionace glauca) across Their Life History. PLoS ONE, 9 (8): e103538 http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0103538
VARGAS-CARO, C. & BUSTAMANTE, C. & BENNETT, M.B. & OVENDEN, J.R.  (2014): The complete validated mitochondrial genome of the yellownose skate Zearaja chilensis (Guichenot 1848) (Rajiformes, Rajidae). Mitochondrial DNA, 08/2014: 1736-1940  http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/19401736.2014.945530
VARGHESE, S.P. & SOMVANSHI, V.S. & DALVI, R.S.  (2014): Diet composition, feeding niche partitioning and trophic organisation of large pelagic predatory fishes in the eastern Arabian Sea. Hydrobiologia, 736 (1): 99-114 http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10750-014-1895-4
VELEZ-ZUAZO, X. & ALFARO-SHIGUETO, J. & MANGEL, J. & PAPA, R. & AGNARSSON, I.  (2014): What barcode sequencing reveals about the shark fishery in Peru. Fisheries Research, 161: 34-41 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fishres.2014.06.005
WAKIDA-KUSUNOKI, A.T. & DE ANDA-FUENTES, D. & MORENO-MIRANDA, C.  (2014): Distribución y abundancia de juveniles de tiburones en la costa sur de Campeche y Tabasco. In: Libro de resúmenes, VI Simposium Nacional de Tiburones y Rayas, 07 al 12 de abril de 2014, Mazatlán, Sin: 95-97 
WALKER, C.J. & GELSLEICHTER, J. & ADAMS, D.H. & MANIRE, C.A.  (2014):Evaluation of the use of metallothionein as a biomarker for detecting physiological responses to mercury exposure in the bonnethead, Sphyrna tiburo. Fish Physiology and Biochemistry, 40 (5): 1361-1371  http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10695-014-9930-y
WALTRICK, D. & JONES, S.M. & SIMPFENDORFER, C.A. & AWRUCH, C.A.  (2014): Endocrine Control of Embryonic Diapause in the Australian Sharpnose Shark Rhizoprionodon taylori. PLoS ONE, 9 (7): e101234 http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0101234
WARD-PAIGE, C.  (2014): Chapter 8. The Role of the Tourism Industry. In: Sharks: Conservation, Governance and Management by E.J. Techera, N. Klein (eds), Routledge: 157-175 
WATSON, J.T. & BIGELOW, K.A.  (2014): Trade-offs among Catch, Bycatch, and Landed Value in the American Samoa Longline Fishery. Conservation Biology, 28 (4): 1012-1022  http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cobi.12268
WEIGMANN, S. & STEHMANN, M. & THIEL, R.  (2014): Rajella paucispinosa n. sp., a new deep-water skate (Elasmobranchii, Rajidae) from the western Indian Ocean off South Mozambique, and a revised generic diagnosis. Zootaxa, 3847 (3): 359-387  http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3847.3.3
WESTGATE, A.J. & KOOPMAN, H.N. & SIDERS, Z.A. & WONG, S.N.P. & RONCONI, R.A.  (2014): Population density and abundance of basking sharks Cetorhinus maximus in the lower Bay of Fundy, Canada. Endangered Species Research, 23 (2): 177-185  http://dx.doi.org/10.3354/esr00567
WORM, B. & COSANDEY-GODIN, A. & DAVIS, B.  (2014): Chapter 14. Fisheries Management and Regulations. In: Sharks: Conservation, Governance and Management by E.J. Techera, N. Klein (eds), Routledge: 286-308 
YEMISKEN, E. & DALYAN, C. & ERYILMAZ, L.  (2014): Catch and discard fish species of trawl fisheries in the Iskenderun Bay (North-eastern Mediterranean) with emphasis on lessepsian and chondricthyan species. Mediterranean Marine Science, 15 (2): 380-389  http://dx.doi.org/10.12681/mms.538
YEMISKEN, E. & DALYAN, C. & ERYILMAZ, L.  (2014): Catch and discard fish species of trawl fisheries in the Iskenderun Bay (North-eastern Mediterranean) with emphasis on lessepsian and chondricthyan species. Mediterranean Marine Science, 15 (2): 380-389 
 
 

Parasitology:


CAIRA, J.N. & JENSEN, K. & WAESCHENBACH, A. & LITTLEWOOD, D.T.J.  (2014): An enigmatic new tapeworm, Litobothrium aenigmaticum, sp nov (Platyhelminthes : Cestoda: Litobothriidea), from the pelagic thresher shark with comments on development of known Litobothrium species. Invertebrate Systematics , 28 (3): 231-243  http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/IS13047
GRACAN, R. & MLADINEO, I. & LAZAR, B.  (2014): Insight into the diet composition and gastrointestinal parasite community of the common smooth-hound, Mustelus mustelus (Carcharhiniformes: Triakidae), in the northern Adriatic Sea.Natura Croatica, 23 (1): 35-44 
IRIGOITIA, M.M. & CANTATORE, D.M.P. & DELPIANI, G.E. & INCORVAIA, I.S. & LANFRANCHI, A.L. & TIMI, J.T.  (2014): Merizocotyle euzeti sp n. (Monogenea: Monocotylidae) from the nasal tissue of three deep sea skates (Rajidae) in the southwestern Atlantic Ocean. Folia Parasitologica, 61 (3): 206-212 http://dx.doi.org/10.14411/fp.2014.031
JENSEN, K. & RUSSELL, S.L.  (2014): Seussapex, a new genus of lecanicephalidean tapeworm (Platyhelminthes: Cestoda) from the stingray genus Himantura (Myliobatiformes: Dasyatidae) in the Indo-West Pacific with investigation of mode of attachment. Folia Parasitologica, 61 (3): 231-241 http://dx.doi.org/10.14411/fp.2014.027
LEUNG, T.L.F.  (2014): Evolution: How a Barnacle Came to Parasitise a Shark.Current Biology, 24 (12): R564-R566  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2014.05.008
MCKENNA ABBOTT, L. & CAIRA, J.N.  (2014): Morphology meets molecules: A new genus and two new species of diphyllidean cestodes from the Yellowspotted Skate, Leucoraja wallacei, from South Africa. Journal of Parasitology, 100 (3): 323-330  http://dx.doi.org/10.1645/13-414.1
ROCHA, S. & CASAL, G. & AL-QURAISHY, S. & AZEVEDO, C.  (2014):Morphological and ultrastructural redescription of Chloromyxum leydigi Mingazzini, 1890 (Myxozoa: Myxosporea), type species of the genus, infecting the gall bladder of the marine cartilaginous fish Torpedo marmorata Risso (Chondrichthyes: Torpedinidae), from the Portuguese Atlantic coast. Folia Parasitologica, 61 (1): 1-10 http://dx.doi.org/10.14411/fp.2014.006
SMALES, L.R.  (2014): Micracanthorhynchina and serrasentis (Acanthocephala: Rhadinorhynchidae) from Australian fishes, with the description of a new species.Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, 138: 92-97  
 


 

Fossil:


BOESSENECKER, R.W. & PERRY, F.A. & SCHMITT, J.G.  (2014): Comparative Taphonomy, Taphofacies, and Bonebeds of the Mio-Pliocene Purisima Formation, Central California: Strong Physical Control on Marine Vertebrate Preservation in Shallow Marine Settings. PLoS ONE, 9 (3): e91419 http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0091419
ENAULT, S.  (2014): Chondrichthyan enameloid: fossil diversity and developmental insights. Abstract. In: Conference: Geo Seminars, Geological Museum, Copenhagen University, At Copenhagen, Denmark  http://dx.doi.org/10.13140/2.1.3978.4321
ENAULT, S. & ADNET, S. & DEBIAIS-THIBAUD, M.  (2014): Chondrichthyan enameloid, a palaeontological and developmental approach. Abstract. In: Conference: Summer school in evolutionary developmental biology: conceptual and methodological foundations, 3rd Edition-From gene networks to organismal system, At Venice, Italy  http://dx.doi.org/10.13140/2.1.4240.5769       
ENAULT, S. & VENTÉO, S. & DEBIAIS-THIBAUD, M.  (2014): Tooth enameloid in neoselachians: development, homology, phylogeny. Abstract. In. Conference: Euro Evo Devo, At Vienna, Austria  http://dx.doi.org/10.13140/2.1.2405.5687
KNOLL, F. & CUNY, G. & MOJON, P.-O. & LOPEZ-ANTONANZAS, R.  (2014):New palaeontological data from the organic-rich layers of the Bathonian of the Grands Causses (France). Proceedings of the Geologists Association, 125 (3): 312-316  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pgeola.2014.04.003          
LOMAX, D.R. & ROBINSON, P. & CLEAL, C.J. & BOWDEN, A. & LARKIN, N.R.  (2014): Exceptional preservation of Upper Carboniferous (lower Westphalian) fossils from Edlington, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, UK. Geological Journal, in press http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/gj.2602         
MCLEAN, G.  (2014): A Comparative Study of the Australian Fossil Shark Egg-Case Palaeoxyris duni, with Comments on Affinities and Structure. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, 136:           
PRÁMPARO, M.B. & CIONE, A.L. & GONZALEZ RIGA, B.  (2014): Sharks (Neoselachii) and palynomorphs from Mendoza (Argentina): new evidence of the Late Cretaceous Atlantic marine transgression. Alcheringa, 38 (2): 177-189 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03115518.2014.849027          
RAMSAY, J.B. & WILGA, C.D. & TAPANILA, L. & PRUITT, J. & PRADEL, A. & SCHLADER, R. & DIDIER, D.A.  (2014): Eating with a saw for a jaw: Functional morphology of the jaws and tooth-whorl in Helicoprion davisii. Journal of Morphology, in press  http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jmor.20319         
SCHROETER, E.R. & EGERTON, V.M. & IBIRICU, L.M. & LACOVARA, K.J.  (2014): Lamniform Shark Teeth from the Late Cretaceous of Southernmost South America (Santa Cruz Province, Argentina). PLoS ONE, 9 (8): e104800 http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0104800         
TRINAJSTIC, K. & ROELOFS, B. & BURROW, C.J. & LONG, J.A. & TURNER, S.  (2014): Devonian vertebrates from the Canning and Carnarvon Basins with an overview of Paleozoic vertebrates of Western Australia. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia, 97: 133-151          
VILLAFAÑA, J.A. & RIVADENEIRA, M.M.  (2014): Rise and fall in diversity of Neogene marine vertebrates on the temperate Pacific coast of South America.Paleobiology, 40 (4): 659-674  http://dx.doi.org/10.1666/13069         
 
 

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source: http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2014/09/03/bizarre-prehistoric-ratfish-chomped-prey-with-buzzsaw-jaws/



A restoration of Helicoprion by artist Gary Staab, showing off the prominent tooth whorl. PHOTO BY BRIAN SWITEK.
 
by Brian Switek

Helicoprion had saws for jaws. That’s really all there was to the 270 million year old ratfish’s dental cutlery. No upper teeth or anything else to slice against – just an ever-growing whorl of spiky teeth anchored to the lower jaw.

This new, definitive image of Helicoprion debuted last year thanks to the efforts of artist Ray Troll and a team of researchers led by Idaho State University paleontologist Leif Tapanila. A very special fossil – IMNH 37899 – preserved both the upper and lower jaws in a closed position, finally solving the mystery of what the ratfish’s head actually looked like. But determining the exact placement of that vexing spiral was just an initial step.

Paleontologists and artists had often supposed that Helicoprion had upper teeth to pierce slippery cephalopods and squirming fish, but the fossils Tapanila and colleagues examined showed that Helicoprion only had a buzzsaw embedded in the lower jaw. How did this long-lived and prolific genus of Permian fish eat with a saw for a jaw?

Part of the original Helicoprion project involved creating a virtual model of the fish’s skull from CT scans of IMNH 37899. Now, in a Journal of Morphology paper, University of Rhode Island biologist Jason Ramsay and the rest of the team from last year’s Helicoprion study have gone back to those models to outline how the freaky ratfish fed.

Helicoprion was a biter. The ratfish’s jaws were too narrow to suction feed, Ramsay and colleagues point out, and so old buzzsaw jaw had to actively chomp prey. And chomp it could. The researchers calculated that when IMNH 37899 opened wide and bit down hard, the points of highest bite force along the ratfish’s tooth row ranged between 267 and 538 pounds. Not the greatest bite force of all time, but not too shabby for a 20-foot-long carnivorous fish.

[A model of how Helicoprion bit into prey, on display in the Whorl Tooth Sharks of Idaho traveling exhibit.]

Despite such a powerful bite, though, Helicoprion probably didn’t eat highly-armored prey. The ratfish’s jaws were so slender that trying to balance hard-shelled brachiopods or bivalves in its mouth would have been an exercise in futility, and broken Helicoprion teeth are so rare that it seems the predaceous fish preferred soft fare.

Prehistoric cephalopods – the kin of today’s squid and octopus – were probably the main Helicoprion menu items. Some would have looked squid-like, albeit supported by robust hard parts inside, and been easy enough to snaffle up. Others, however, jetted around in coiled shells and would have presented Helicoprion with the challenge of drawing out the squishier parts from their protective casing. The unique bite of Helicoprion was able to do just that.

The Helicoprion buzzsaw didn’t only slice. It also conveyed food back into the mouth during the bite. The overall effect, Ramsay and colleagues conclude, was like a biological miter saw.

The process went something like this. Teeth at the front snagged the prey and, as the jaws closed, moved the flesh backward. Here, the middle teeth speared the food, securing it in the mouth, before the back teeth bit in and sent the morsel down the hatch.

Not a happy cephalopod. From Ramsay et al., 2014.

Not a happy cephalopod. From Ramsay et al., 2014.

If Helicoprion bit one of the coil-shelled ammonoids or nautiloids just right, this same process would have automatically shelled the cephalopod. In the case of a head-on bite, Ramsay and coauthors write, the back teeth ofHelicoprion could have gripped the cephalopod’s body while the front teeth pushed the shell out of the mouth. The overall effect, Ramsay and colleagues propose, “may have formed a novel mollusk shucking system.” Helicoprion – it slices, it dices, and makes Julienne ammonoids.

Reference:

Ramsay, J. Wilga, C., Tapanila, L., Pruitt, J., Pradel, A., Schlader, R., Didier, D. 2014. Eating with a saw for a jaw: Functional morphology of the jaws and tooth-whorl in Helicoprion davisii. Journal of Morphology. doi: 10.1002/jmor.20319


 
 
source: http://gillsclub.wordpress.com/2014/08/17/science-saving-sharks/
 

Science Saving Sharks

Author: Dr. Michelle Heupel

How are scientists helping to save sharks?

There is a lot of information on the internet about sharks and how to save them. Some of it is good, some of it is bad, some of it has a purpose, some of it has none. I’m starting to sound like Dr.Suess with all of this, but this is how things are in our world of increasing internet and social media. So there seems to be a lot happening and a lot of people involved in the cause. This is great because getting people to understand the problem is one way to create solutions, as long as what we tell them is correct.

So what is my role in all of the workings of shark (and ray!) conservation? My job is to create information. This is one of the best parts of my job – getting to learn things that maybe no one else in the world knows. What then? Then I need to get the information written up and published so others can use it and learn from it. This isn’t just about telling other scientists what I learned, this is also about making sure people who make decisions about management get the new information if they need it.

There are so many questions about sharks and rays. So many things we don’t know. For some species we don’t know how long they live, how many pups they have, how far they swim, and even how many are there. We need all of this information. People who decide if it is ok to fish sharks and rays, or whether we need to make a marine protected area, need this information. If they don’t know these answers they can’t make good decisions because sometimes they’ll have to guess what to do. My job is to give them the answers so they don’t have to guess (as often, we still have to guess sometimes). This same information is also used by conservation groups. If a manager makes a decision that doesn’t match the scientific information then the conservationists can use the information I provide to try to change the decision.

So, it seems like I sit outside of all the action doesn’t it? I don’t make the decisions and I usually don’t challenge the people who make the decisions. Those are other people’s jobs. My job is to get the information or ammunition needed to argue or make decisions. So, does someone like me ever really make a difference? You bet. Work I did to define what a shark nursery is has been used to save habitat for Endangered smalltooth sawfish. My science is listed in the Federal Register in the protections for sawfish, a real world result of my science! My data from studying mortality rates of blacktip sharks has been used to adjust the number of blacktip sharks caught in US fisheries. This was an unexpected outcome of one of my projects, but one that proved very useful to managers. These two examples are not the things my research is most known for, but they are some of the bits I am most proud of – times when science made a difference.

Times are complicated and our oceans are damaged, but with hard work and good science I hope to continue to make a difference where I can. We need more answers to save sharks and rays, and that means we need more science.

Dr. Michelle Heupel releasing a young blacktip shark in Florida

Dr. Michelle Heupel releasing a young blacktip shark in Florida

 

An endangered smalltooth sawfish from southern Florida