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Pollerspöck, J. & Straube, N. 2015, Bibliography database of living/fossil sharks, rays and chimaeras (Chondrichthyes: Elasmobranchii, Holocephali), www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 2015
 

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News/own research from shark-reference


6th Anniversary! Shark-References.com celebrates its 6th anniversary this summer!
Many many thanks to all friends, supporters and colleagues who contributed to shark-references over the years by sending pdfs of their research, images, CT scans, short videos or even scanned older articles to make them available!
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New images at shark-references:


Many thanks to the following persons for the permission to use their images:
 
  • David Ebert and Paul ClerkinPacific Shark Research Center
    Moss Landing Marine Laboratories 
    for the permision to use the images of the new described species Bythaelurus naylori


 
  • Hector S. Espinosa Pérez, Colección Nacional de Peces Instituto de Biología, Unam Ciudad Universitaria, México, for two images of Squatina mexicanaCASTRO-AGUIRRE, ESPINOSA PÉREZ & HUIDOBRO CAMPOS, 2007 and  Squatina heteroptera CASTRO-AGUIRRE, ESPINOSA PÉREZ & HUIDOBRO CAMPOS, 2007:


 
 

Missing papers:

Many thanks to all friends of shark-references, who sent us some missing papers last month!

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Please support www.shark-references.com and send missing papers (not listed papers or papers without the info-symbol) to juergen.pollerspoeck@shark-references.com or nicolas.straube@shark-references.com




At the moment we are looking for the following papers:
 

Acta Zoologica (Stockholm) (new added)

ALLIS, E.P. 1923 The cranial anatomy of Chlamydoselachus anguineus. Acta Zoologica (Stockholm), 4 (2-3): 123-221

CORRINGTON, J.D. 1930 Morphology of the anterior arteries of sharks. Acta Zoologica (Stockholm), 11 (2-3): 185-261

HOLMGREN, N. 1940 Studies on the head in fishes. Embryological, morphological, and phylogenetical researches. Part I. Development of the skull in sharks and rays. Acta Zoologica (Stockholm), 21 (1-3): 51-267

HOLMGREN, N. 1941 Studies on the head in fishes. Embryological, morphological, and phylogenetical researches. Part II. Comparative anatomy of the adult selachian skull, with remarks on the dorsal fins in sharks. Acta Zoologica (Stockholm), 22 (1-3): 1-100, figs 1-74

DISLER, N. 1961 On the structure of the laterosensory System in Sharks and Rays. Acta Zoologica (Stockholm), 42 (1-2): 163-175

FÄNGE, R. & SUNDELL, G. 1969 Lymphomyeloid Tissues, Blood Cells and Plasma Proteins in Chimaera monstrosa (Pisces, Holocephali). Acta Zoologica (Stockholm), 50 (1-2): 155-168

MEURLING, P. 1972 Pars intermedia and Background Adaptation in the Skate, Raja radiata.Acta Zoologica (Stockholm), 53 (2): 195-204

MEURLING, P. & FREMBERG, M. 1974 Effects of Partial Denervations of the Neuro-intermediate Lobe in the Skate, Raja radiata. Acta Zoologica (Stockholm), 55 (1): 7-15

FÄNGE, R. 1977 Size Relations of Lymphomyeloid Organs in Some Cartilaginous Fish.Acta Zoologica (Stockholm), 58 (3): 125-128

MORROW, W.J.W. & HARRIS, J.E. & PULSFORD, A. 1982 Immunological responses of the dogfish (Scyliorhinus canicula L.) to cellular antigens. Acta Zoologica (Stockholm), 63 (3): 153-159

RODRIGUEZ-MOLDES, M.I. & ANADÓN, R. 1988 Ultrastructural Study of the Evolution of Globules in Coronet Cells of the Saccus Vasculosus of an Elasmobranch (Scyliorhinus canicula L.), with some Observations on Cerebrospinal Fluid-Contacting Neurons. Acta Zoologica (Stockholm), 69 (4): 217-224

PULSFORD, A. & ZAPATA, A. 1989 Macrophages and Reticulum Cells in the Spleen of the Dogfish, Scyliorhinus canicula. Acta Zoologica (Stockholm), 70 (4): 221-227

MATTISSON, A. & FÄNGE, R. & ZAPATA, A. 1990 Histology and Ultrastructure of the Cranial Lymphohaemopoietic Tissue in Chimaera monstrosa (Pisces, Holocephali). Acta Zoologica (Stockholm), 71 (2): 97-106

MUÑOZ-CHÁPULI, R. & DE ANDRÉS, A.V. & DINGERKUS, G. 1994 Coronary Artery Anatomy and Elasmobranch Phylogeny. Acta Zoologica (Stockholm), 75 (3): 249-254

 

Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle (new added)

SIGNEUX, J. 1949 Notes paleoichthyologiques. I. Observations sur le genre Scapanorhynchus et ses relations. Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, (Série 2), 21 (5): 633-638, figs 1-3

SIGNEUX, J. 1949 Notes paléoichthyologiques. II: Sur les genres Isurus, Chiloscyllium et Triakis trouvés à l'état fossile dans le gisement sénonien de Sahel-Alma. Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, 21 (5): 635-638, 3 fig.

SIGNEUX, J. 1950 Notes Paléoichthyologiques. III: Squalidae fossiles du Sénonien de Sahel-Alma. Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, 22 (2): 315-319, fig.

SIGNEUX, J. 1951 Notes Paléoichthyologiques. IV: Les Rhinobatidae du Liban. Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, 23 (6): 693-695,1 pl.

SIGNEUX, J. 1954 Notes Paléoichthyologiques. VI (suite). Cas d'ovoviviparité chez un Rhinobate fossile. Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, 26 (5): 644-645

BRANISA, L. & HOFSTAETTER, R. & SIGNEUX, J. 1964 Addditions a la faune ichthyologique du Cretace supérieur de Bolivie. Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, (Serie 2), 36: 279-297, 3 Fig.

BRANISA, L. & HOFSTETTER, R. 1966 Nouvelle contribution a I etude de la paléontologie et de I Age du groupe Puca (Cretace-Paleogene, Bolivie). Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, (Série 2), 38: 301-310, 1 Fig.; Paris.

BLOT, J. 1980 La faune ichtyologique des gisements du Monte Bolca (Province de Ve´rone, Italie). Catalogue syste´matique pre´sentant l'etat actuel des recherches concernant cette faune. Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, (Série 4), sect. C, 2 (4): 339-396.

 

Bulletin of the Mizunami Fossil Museum (new added)

ITOIGAWA, J. & NISHIMOTO, N. & HIROYUKI, A. 1977 Cretaceous fossil elasmobranchs from japan (first report). Bulletin of the Mizunami Fossil Museum, 4: 119-138

NISHIMOTO, H. & MOROZUMI, Y. 1979 Late Cretaceous elasmobranches from the Izumi Mountain Range. Bulletin of the Mizunami Fossil Museum, 6: 133-140

NOMURA, M. & HATANAKA, O. & NISHIMOTO, H. & KARASAWA, H. & NANAO NOJIRIKO GROUP 1991 Megasqualus serriculus Jordan and Hannibal (Squalidae: Squaliformes: Elasmobranchii) from the Middle Miocene Nanao Calcareous Sandstone, Nanao City, Noto Peninsula, Central Japan. Bulletin of the Mizunami Fossil Museum, 18: 33-45

OKAMURA, Y. & FUDOUJI, Y. & KARASAWA, H. 2000 A first record of the genus Pseudaetobatus (Myliobatiformes, Myliobatidae) from the middle Eocene Okinoshima Group, Kyushu, Japan. Bulletin of the Mizunami Fossil Museum, 27: 199-200

 

Revista de la Societat Paleontologica d'Elx (new added)

MENDIOLA, C. 1995 Familia Zygzabatidae n. (Batomorphii, Myliobatoidea). Zygzabatis maroccana n. gen., n. sp. Revista de la Societat Paleontologica d'Elx, 1: 1-4, 2 tabl., 1 pl.

MENDIOLA, C. 1996 Rhincodon ferriolensis n. sp. (Neoselachii, Orectolobiformes, Rhincodontidae) del Burdigaliense superior de Elche (Sureste de España). Revista de la Societat Paleontologica d'Elx, 2: 1-6, 2 fig., 1 pl.

MENDIOLA, C. 1999 Myliobatoideos nuevos (Neoselachii, Batomorphii) del Thanesiense ? de oued Zem (Cuenca de los Ouled Abdoun, Marruecos). Revista de la Societat Paleontologica d'Elx, 6: 1-42, 10 fig., pl. 1-12

MENDIOLA, C. 2001 Hallazgo de Carcharodon carcharias (Linnaeus 1758) en el Plioceno superior de Conil de la Frontera (Cádiz, España). Revista de la Societat Paleontológica d'Elx, 7: 1-9

MENDIOLA, C. 2002 Notorynchus lawleyi Cigala Fulgosi 1983 (Chondrichthyes, Hexanchiformes) en el Plioceno inferior de Guardamar y Plioceno medio de Rojales (Sureste de España, Cuenca del Bajo Segura, Cordillera Bética Oriental). Revista de la Societat Paleontológica d'Elx, 8: 1-15

MENDIOLA, C. & MARTINEZ, J. 2003 La ictiofauna fósil (Chondrichthyes, Euselachii) del Mesozoico y Cenozoico de España. Revista de la Societat Paleontológica d'Elx, 9: 1-103

MENDIOLA, C. 2004 Primera cita española del género Ptychodus AGASSIZ 1839 (Chondrichthyes, Euselachii). Revista de la Societat Paleontológica d'Elx, 13: 1-14

MENDIOLA, C. & LÓPEZ, A. 2005 La ictiofauna fósil (Chondrichthyes, Euselachii) del Serravalliense de Alicante (Sureste de España). Revista de la Societat Paleontológica d'Elx, 14: 1-51

 

Transactions of the Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies (new added)

BREARD, S. & STRINGER, G.L. 1995 Paleoenvironment of a diverse marine vertebrate fauna from the Yazoo Clay (Late Eocene) at Copenhagen, Caldwell Parish, Louisiana.Transactions of the Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, 45: 77-85

STRINGER, G.L. & BREARD, S. 1997 Comparison of otolith-based paleoecology to other fossil groups: an example from the Cane River Formation (Eocene) of Louisiana.Transactions of the Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, 47: 563-570

BREARD, S. & STRINGER, G.L. 1999 Integrated paleoecology and marine vertebrate fauna of the Stone City Formation (Middle Eocene), Brazos River section, Texas.Transactions of the Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, 49: 132-142

STRINGER, G.L. & BREARD, S.Q. & KONTROVITZ, M. 2001 Biostratigraphy and paleoecology of diagnostic invertebrates and vertebrates from the type locality of the Oligocene Rosefield Marl Beds, Louisiana. Transactions of the Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, 51: 321-328

STRINGER, G.L. & MILLER, M. 2001 Paleoenvironmental interpretations based on vertebrate fossil assemblages: an example of their utilization in the Gulf Coast. Transactions of the Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, 51: 329-338

 

Journal of Ichthyology:

PINCHUK, V.I. & PERMITIN, Y.Y. 1970 New data on dogfish sharks of the Family Squalidae in the southeastern Atlantic. Journal of Ichthyology, 10 (3): 273-276

DOMANEVSKIY, L.N. 1975 The Frill Shark, Chlamydoselachus anguineus, from the Cape Blanc Area (Central Eastern Atlantic). Journal of Ichthyology, 15 (6): 1000-1002

GUBANOV, Y.P. 1978 The reproduction of some species of pelagic sharks from the equatorial zone of the Indian Ocean. Journal of Ichthyology, 18: 781-792

MYAGKOV, N.A. & KONDYURIN, V.V. 1978 Reproduction of the catshark Apristurus saldanha. Journal of Ichthyology, 4: 627-628

PIOTROVSKIY, A.S. & PRUT'KO, V.G. 1980 The occurrence of the goblin shark, Scapanorhynchus owstoni (Chondrichthyes, Scapanorhynchidae) in the Indian Ocean.Journal of Ichthyology, 20 (1): 124-125

LITVINOV, F.F. & AGAPOV, S.N. & KATALIMOV, V.G. & MIRONOV, S.G. 1983 Rate of tooth Replacement in Blue Shark, Prionace glauca (Carcharhinidae), in relation to Feeding.Journal of Ichthyology, 23 (1): 143-145

GUBANOV, E.P. 1985 Presence of the sharp tooth sand shark, Odontaspis ferox (Odontaspididae), in the open waters of the Indian Ocean. Journal of Ichthyology, 25 (2): 156-158

PARIN, N.V. & KOTLYAR, A.N. 1985 Electric rays of the genus Torpedo in open waters of the eastern south Pacific Ocean. Journal of Ichthyology, 26 (1): 1-12

MYAGKOV, N.A. & KONDYURIN, V.V. 1986 Dogfishes Squalus (Squalidae), of the Atlantic Ocean and comparative notes on the species of this genus from other regions. Journal of Ichthyology, 27 (1): 1-18

SHCHERBACHEV, Y.N. 1987 Preliminary list of thalassobathyal fishes of the tropical and subtropical waters of the Indian Ocean. Journal of Ichthyology, 27 (2): 37-46

GUSHCHIN, A.V. & SUKHOVERSHIN, V.V. & KONOVALENKO, I.I. & SUKHORUKOVA, V.S. 1987 On the capture of the polar shark genus Somniosus (Squalidae) in the Southern Hemisphere. Journal of Ichthyology, 27 (1): 115-117

MYAGKOV, N.A. 1987 External structure of the cephalic brain of the pelagic shark, Squaliolus laticaudus. Journal of Ichthyology, 27 (6): 125-127

GUBANOV, E.P. 1988 Morphological characteristics of the requiem shark, Carcharinus obscurus , of the Indian Ocean. Journal of Ichthyology, 28 (6): 68-73

KASHKIN, N.I. 1989 Mesopelagic ichthyofauna of the southwestern Pacific. Journal of Ichthyology, 29 (3): 116-127, tabs 1-4

MANILO, L.G. 1993 New reports of fish on the shelf and upper slope of the Western Indian Ocean. Journal of Ichthyology, 33 (1): 128-136

SAVELEV, S.V. & CHERNIKOV, V.P. 1994 The oceanic whitetip shark, Carcharhinus longimanus, and its use of aerial olfaction in search for food. Journal of Ichthyology, 34 (6): 38-47

PSHENICHNOV, L.K. 1997 A new record for subantarctic fish fauna species of shark Squalus acanthias (Squalidae). Journal of Ichthyology, 37 (8): 678-679

NOVIKOV, N.P. 2002 Ecology of the ratfish Hydrolagus africanus (Gilchrist) from the Madagascar and Mozambique submarine ridges. Journal of Ichthyology, 42 (3): 271-274

 

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

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

 

Upcoming Meetings:

  • EEA Meeting:
    Annual Scentific Meeting of the European Elasmobranch Association : 9, 10 and 11 October 2015. Deadline for early registration | June 30, 2015
    Deadline for conference registration | October 5, 2015
  • I Costa Rican Congress and IV Latin American Symposium of Ichthyology, San José, Costa Rica. Universidad de Costa Rica (UCR), Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica (UNA), Asociación Costarricence de Acuarismo para la Conservación de los Ecosistemas Dulceacuícolas (ACACED), and the Board of Directors from the Sociedad Ictiológica Mexicana (SIMAC)

    Details and registration: http://www.ichthyo-costarica2015.org/

 
  • Understanding, sustaining and restoring fish populations. Sydney, Australia. Aerial Function Centre, University of Technology, Sydney, Level 7, 235 Jones St (Building 10), New South Wales, Australia, 2007.
    Details and registration: http://www.asfb.org.au/events/2015/registration.html



     
  • FSBI 2015, Plymouth, United Kingdom: Biology, Ecology And Conservation Of Elasmobranchs. University of Plymouth: Sherwell Centre and Portland Square Building. 27-31 July 2015

    Details & registration: http://www.fsbi.org.uk/conference-2015/symposium-theme-3/

 
  • 14th DSBS, Aveiro, Portugal: 14th Deep Sea Biology SymposiumUniversity of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal31 August - 4 September 2015

    Details & registration: http://14dsbs.web.ua.pt/14dsbs/Home.html

 


Want a meeting to be announced here? Please send your information material and meeting logo to juergen.pollerspoeck@shark-references.com ornicolas.straube@shark-references.com.
 
 
 
 

New described species/Taxonomic News:

 

Fossil:



LONG, J.A. & BURROW, C.J. & GINTER, M. & MAISEY, J.G. & TRINAJSTIC, K.M. & COATES, M.I. & YOUNG, G.C. & SENDEN, T.J. (2015): First Shark from the Late Devonian (Frasnian) Gogo Formation, Western Australia Sheds New Light on the Development of Tessellated Calcified Cartilage. PLoS ONE, 10 (5): e0126066
New genus: Gogoselachus
New species: Gogoselachus lynnbeazleyae
AbstractBackground
Living gnathostomes (jawed vertebrates) comprise two divisions, Chondrichthyes (cartilaginous fishes, including euchondrichthyans with prismatic calcified cartilage, and extinct stem chondrichthyans) and Osteichthyes (bony fishes including tetrapods). Most of the early chondrichthyan (‘shark’) record is based upon isolated teeth, spines, and scales, with the oldest articulated sharks that exhibit major diagnostic characters of the group—prismatic calcified cartilage and pelvic claspers in males—being from the latest Devonian, c. 360 Mya. This paucity of information about early chondrichthyan anatomy is mainly due to their lack of endoskeletal bone and consequent low preservation potential.
Methodology/Principal Findings
Here we present new data from the first well-preserved chondrichthyan fossil from the early Late Devonian (ca. 380–384 Mya) Gogo Formation Lägerstatte of Western Australia. The specimen is the first Devonian shark body fossil to be acid-prepared, revealing the endoskeletal elements as three-dimensional undistorted units: Meckel’s cartilages, nasal, ceratohyal, basibranchial and possible epibranchial cartilages, plus left and right scapulocoracoids, as well as teeth and scales. This unique specimen is assigned to Gogoselachus lynnbeazleyae n. gen. n. sp.
Conclusions/Significance
The Meckel’s cartilages show a jaw articulation surface dominated by an expansive cotylus, and a small mandibular knob, an unusual condition for chondrichthyans. The scapulocoracoid of the new specimen shows evidence of two pectoral fin basal articulation facets, differing from the standard condition for early gnathostomes which have either one or three articulations. The tooth structure is intermediate between the ‘primitive’ ctenacanthiform and symmoriiform condition, and more derived forms with a euselachian-type base. Of special interest is the highly distinctive type of calcified cartilage forming the endoskeleton, comprising multiple layers of nonprismatic subpolygonal tesserae separated by a cellular matrix, interpreted as a transitional step toward the tessellated prismatic calcified cartilage that is recognized as the main diagnostic character of the chondrichthyans.



REINECKE, T. (2015): Batoids (Rajiformes, Torpediniformes, Myliobatiformes) from the Sülstorf Beds (Chattian, Late Oligocene) of Mecklenburg, northeastern Germany: a revision and description of three new species. Palaeovertebrata, 39: e2
New genus: Oligoraja
New species: Raja thiedei, Oligoraja pristina, Torpedo chattica
Abstract: Bulk-sampling of fossil-rich tempestites from the Chattian Sülstorf Beds of Mecklenburg, north-eastern Germany, yielded a rich selachian fauna in which batoids predominate by the abundance of teeth but are subordinate by the number of taxa. Thirteen taxa are identified, among which rajiform batoids are the most diverse (six species). One genus and three species are newly described: Raja thiedei sp. nov.,Oligoraja pristina gen. et sp. nov., and Torpedo chattica sp. nov. Two species are reallocated: Atlantoraja cecilae (Steurbaut & Herman, 1978) new comb., and Dipturus casieri (Steurbaut & Herman, 1978) new comb. Ontogenetic heterodonty is documented for the first time in the dental pattern of Myliobatis sp. Stratigraphical ranges of batoid taxa in the period from Rupelian to Langhian are presented and partly discussed in context with the palaeoclimatic evolution and palaeogeographic situation of the North Sea Basin. 

 

Extant:



EBERT, D.A. & CLERKIN, P.J. (2015): A new species of deep-sea catshark (Scyliorhinidae: Bythaelurus) from the southwestern Indian Ocean. Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation, 15: 53-63
New species: Bythaelurus naylori
AbstractBythaelurus naylori sp. n. is described based on 41 specimens collected from seamounts in the southwestern Indian Ocean. The new species can be separated from all other Bythaelurus species by a combination of distinctly enlarged dermal denticles on the upper caudal-fin margin, lack of papillae on the roof of the mouth and tongue, an anal-fin base length equal to or less than 1.5 times second dorsal-fin base length, and a uniformly plain medium to dark brown body coloration, with light fin edges and a distinct dark dusky-colored snout. No other Bythaelurus species has the combination of a caudal crest of prominent, distinctly enlarged, comb-like dermal denticles along the upper caudal margin and lacks oral papillae. Bythaelurus naylori sp. n. can be distinguished from its two closest congeners, B. giddingsi and B. lutarius, by a combination of prominent comb-like dermal denticles along the upper caudal-fin margin, absence of oral papillae, uniform body coloration, and noticeable dark dusky snout; Bythaelurus giddingsi has oral papillae present and a variegated color pattern, while B. lutarius lacks a caudal crest of enlarged denticles and matures at a much smaller size than the new species.




 
 

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Latest Research Articles

 

Extant Chondrichthyes:

ADAMS, D.H. & BORUCINSKA, J.D. & MAILLETT, K. & WHITBURN, K. & SANDER, T.E. (2015) Mortality due to a retained circle hook in a longfin mako shark Isurus paucus (Guitart-Manday). Journal of Fish Diseases, 38 (7): 621–628http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jfd.12277
BERNARD, A.M. & FELDHEIM, K.A. & SHIVJI, M.S. (2015) Isolation and characterization of polymorphic microsatellite markers from a globally distributed marine apex predator, the tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier). Conservation Genetics Resources, 7 (2): 509-511 http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12686-014-0408-0
CAPAPÉ, C. & ALI, M. & SAAD, A. & REYNAUD, C. (2015) Tail abnormalities in thornback ray Raja clavata (Chondrichthyes: Rajidae) from the coast of Syria (eastern Mediterranean). Cahiers De Biologie Marine, 56 (2): 155-161
CLAES, J.M. & MALLEFET, J. (2015) Comparative control of luminescence in sharks: New insights from the slendertail lanternshark (Etmopterus molleri). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 467: 87-94http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jembe.2015.03.008
CREC’HRIOU, R. & ZINTZEN, V. & MOORE, L. & ROBERTS, C.D. (2015) Length-weight relationships of 33 fish species from New Zealand. Journal of Applied Ichthyology, 31 (3): 558-561 http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jai.12709
DA SILVA, J.P.C.B. & DE CARVALHO, M.R. (2015) Morphology and phylogenetic significance of the pectoral articular region in elasmobranchs (Chondrichthyes).Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, in press http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/zoj.12287
DE SOUZA FERREIRA, D.V. & DE ANDRADE, H.A. & TEIXEIRA LESSA, R.P. (2015) Analysis of edge type for validation in studies of age of sharks: applying circular models. Boletim Do Instituto De Pesca, 41 (1): 145-156
DEHART, H.M. & YANG, L. & NAYLOR, G.J.P. (2015) Mitogenomic sequence and phylogenetic placement of the Hortle’s whipray Himantura hortlei (Elasmobranchii: Dasyatidae). Mitochondrial DNA, in presshttp://dx.doi.org/10.3109/19401736.2015.1030632
DÍEZ, G. & SOTO, M. & BLANCO, J.M. (2015) Biological characterization of the skin of shortfin mako shark Isurus oxyrinchus and preliminary study of the hydrodynamic behaviour through computational fluid dynamics. Journal of Fish Biology, in presshttp://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jfb.12705
DONG, H. & LIU, G. & REN, Y. & LI, C. & BART-SMITH, H. & FISH, F. (2015)Understanding the Role of Fin Flexion in Rays’ Forward Swimming. Abstract.Integrative and Comparative Biology, 55: E48
DUNCAN, W.P. & DA SILVA, M.I. & FERNANDES, M.N. (2015) Gill dimensions in near-term embryos of Amazonian freshwater stingrays (Elasmobranchii: Potamotrygonidae) and their relationship to the lifestyle and habitat of neonatal pups.Neotropical Ichthyology, 13 (1): 123-135 http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1982-0224-20140132
DYLDIN, Y.V. (2015) Annotated checklist of the sharks, batoids and chimaeras (Chondrichthyes: Elasmobranchii, Holocephali) from waters of Russia and adjacent areas. Publications of the Seto Marine Biological Laboratory, 43: 40-91
EBERT, D.A. & CLERKIN, P.J. (2015) A new species of deep-sea catshark (Scyliorhinidae: Bythaelurus) from the southwestern Indian Ocean. Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation, 15: 53-63
ENAJJAR, S. & SAIDI, B. & BRADAI, M.N. (2015) The Gulf of Gabes (Central Mediterranean Sea): a nursery area for sharks and batoids (Chondrichthyes: Elasmobranchii). Cahiers De Biologie Marine, 56 (2): 143-150
ESCATEL-LUNA, E. & ADAMS, D.H. & URIBE-ALCOCER, M. & ISLAS-VILLANUEVA, V. & DÍAZ-JAIMES, P. (2015) Population Genetic Structure of the Bonnethead Shark, Sphyrna tiburo, from the Western North Atlantic Ocean Based on mtDNA Sequences. Journal of Heredity, 106 (4): 355-365http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jhered/esv030
ESPINOZA, M. & HEUPEL, M.R. & TOBIN, A.J. & SIMPFENDORFER, C.A. (2015)Movement patterns of silvertip sharks (Carcharhinus albimarginatus ) on coral reefs.Coral Reefs, in press http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00338-015-1312-0
ESPINOZA, M. & LÉDÉE, E.J.I. & SIMPFENDORFER, C.A. & TOBIN, A.J. & HEUPEL, M.R. (2015) Contrasting movements and connectivity of reef-associated sharks using acoustic telemetry: implications for management. Ecological Applications, in press http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/14-2293.1
EVANS, A.N. & LAMBERT, F.N. (2015) Na+/K+-ATPase α1 mRNA expression in the gill and rectal gland of the Atlantic stingray, Dasyatis sabina, following acclimation to increased salinity. BMC Res Notes, 8 (1): 219 http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/Fs13104-015-1216-7
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FERNANDEZ-CARVALHO, J. & COELHO, R. & MEJUTO, J. & CORTÉS, E. & DOMINGO, A. & YOKAWA, K. & LIU, K.-M. & GARCÍA-CORTÉS, B. & FORSELLEDO, R. & OHSHIMO, S. & RAMOS-CARTELLE, A. & TSAI, W.-P. & SANTOS, M.N. (2015) Pan-Atlantic distribution patterns and reproductive biology of the bigeye thresher, Alopias superciliosus. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries, in press http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11160-015-9389-7
FIELDS, A.T. & FELDHEIM, K.A. & POULAKIS, G.R. & CHAPMAN, D.D. (2015)Facultative parthenogenesis in a critically endangered wild vertebrate. Current Biology, 25 (11): R446–R447 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2015.04.018
FISH, F.E. & HOFFMAN, J.L. (2015) Stability design and response to waves by batoids. Abstract. Integrative and Comparative Biology, 55: E57
FURLONG-ESTRADA, E. & TOVAR-AVILA, J. & CARLOS PEREZ-JIMENEZ, J. & RIOS-JARA, E. (2015) Resilience of Sphyrna lewini, Rhizoprionodon longurio, and Carcharhinus falciformis at the entrance to the Gulf of California after three decades of exploitation. Ciencias Marinas, 41 (1): 49-63 http://dx.doi.org/10.7773/cm.v41i1.2442
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GARNER, S.B. & PATTERSON, W.F. (2015) Direct observation of fishing effort, catch, and discard rates of charter boats targeting reef fishes in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Fishery Bulletin, 113 (2): 157-166 http://dx.doi.org/10.7755/fb.113.2.4
GRUNOW, B. & KIRCHHOFF, T. & LANGE, T. & MORITZ, T. & & HARZSCH, S. (2015) Histochemistry on vibratome sections of fish tissue: a comparison of fixation and embedding methods. Aquatic Biology, 23 (3): 251-263http://dx.doi.org/10.3354/ab00624
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HAULSEE, D.E. & BREECE, M.W. & MILLER, D.C. & WETHERBEE, B.M. & FOX, D.A. & OLIVER, M.J. (2015) Habitat selection of a coastal shark species estimated from an autonomous underwater vehicle. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 528: 277-288 http://dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps11259
HOFFMANN, S.L. & SANDERS, R. & PORTER, M.E. (2015) Swimming kinematics of juvenile Sphyrna lewini. Abstract. Integrative and Comparative Biology, 55: E274
HOFFMAYER, E.R. & HENDON, J.M. & PARSONS, G.R. & DRIGGERS, W.B. & CAMPBELL, M.D. (2015) A comparison of single and multiple stressor protocols to assess acute stress in a coastal shark species, Rhizoprionodon terraenovae. Fish Physiology and Biochemistry, in press http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10695-015-0083-4
HU, FA-YUAN, CHI, CHANG-FENG, WANG, BIN & DENG, SHANG-GUI (2015)Two Novel Antioxidant Nonapeptides from Protein Hydrolysate of Skate (Raja porosa) Muscle. Marine Drugs, 13 (4): 1993-2009 http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/md13041993
JABADO, R.W. & AL GHAIS, S.M. & HAMZA, W. & HENDERSON, A.C. & AL MESAFRI, A.A. (2015) Diet of two commercially important shark species in the United Arab Emirates: milk shark, Rhizoprionodon acutus (Rüppell, 1837), and slit-eye shark, Loxodon macrorhinus (Müller & Henle, 1839). Journal of Applied Ichthyology, in presshttp://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jai.12805
JAFAREY, Y.S. & BERLINSKI, R.A. & HANLEY, C.S. & GARNER, M.M. & KIUPEL, M. (2015) Presumptive dysgerminoma in an orange-spot freshwater stingray (Potamotrygon motoro). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 46 (2): 382-385http://dx.doi.org/10.1638/2014-0148R.1
JEFFREE, R.A. & OBERHANSLI, F. & TEYSSIE, J.L. & FOWLER, S.W. (2015)Maternal transfer of anthropogenic radionuclides to eggs in a small shark. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 147: 43-50 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvrad.2015.05.009
JOUNG, S.-J. & CHEN, J.-H. & CHIN, C.-P. & LIU, K.-M. (2015) Age and Growth of the Dusky Shark, Carcharhinus obscurus, in the Western North Pacific Ocean.Terrestrial Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, 26 (2): 153-160http://dx.doi.org/10.3319/TAO.2014.10.15.01(Oc)
KADRI, H. & MAROUANI, S. & BRADAI, M.N. & BOUAIN, A. & MORIZE, E. (2015)Age, growth, longevity, mortality and reproductive biology of Dipturus oxyrinchus, (Chondrichthyes: Rajidae) off the Gulf of Gabes (Southern Tunisia, central Mediterranean). Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 95 (3): 569-577 http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/s0025315414000551
KISZKA, J. & VAN DER ELST, R. (2015) Elasmobranchs (sharks and rays): a review of status, distribution and interaction with fisheries in the Southwest Indian Ocean. In: Van der Elst RP and Everett BI. 2015. (eds). Offshore fisheries of the Southwest Indian Ocean: their status and the impact on vulnerable species. Oceanographic Research Institute, Special Publication, 10. 448pp.: 367-386
KIZHAKUDAN, S.J. & ZACHARIA, P.U. & THOMAS, S. & AND VIVEKANANDAN, E. & MUKTHA, M. (2015) Guidance on National Plan of Action for Sharks in India.CMFRI Marine Fisheries Policy Series (2):  1-102
KOLLITZ, E.M. & ZHANG, G. & HAWKINS, M.B. & WHITFIELD, G.K. & REIF, D.M. & KULLMAN, S.W. (2015) Molecular Cloning, Functional Characterization, and Evolutionary Analysis of Vitamin D Receptors Isolated from Basal Vertebrates. PLoS ONE, 10 (4): e0122853 http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0122853
KOLMANN, M.A. & LOMAX, J.I. & CROFTS, S.B. & SUMMERS, A.P. (2015) The effect of jaw curvature on crushing performance in durophagous stingrays. Abstract.Integrative and Comparative Biology, 55: E286
KYNE, P.M. (2015) Occurrence of a Sharksucker (Echeneis naucrates) on a Northern River Shark (Glyphis garricki) in a tidal riverine habitat. Northern Territory Naturalist, 26: 21–26
LARSON, S. & FARRER, D. & LOWRY, D. & EBERT, D.A. (2015) Preliminary Observations of Population Genetics and Relatedness of the Broadnose Sevengill Shark, Notorynchus cepedianus, in Two Northeast Pacific Estuaries. PLoS ONE, 10 (6): e0129278 http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0129278
LEA, J.S.E. & WETHERBEE, B.M. & QUEIROZ, N. & BURNIE, N. & AMING, C. & SOUSA, L.L. & MUCIENTES, G.R. & HUMPHRIES, N.E. & HARVEY, G.M. & SIMS, D.W. & SHIVJI, M.S. (2015) Repeated, long-distance migrations by a philopatric predator targeting highly contrasting ecosystems. Scientific Reports, 5: 11202http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep11202
LONGO, G.O. & MORAIS, R.A. & MARTINS, C.D.L. & MENDES, T.C. & AUED, A.W. & CÂNDIDO, D.V. & DE OLIVEIRA, J.C. & NUNES, L.T. & FONTOURA, L. & SISSINI, M.N. & TESCHIMA, M.M. & SILVA, M.B. & RAMLOV, F. & GOUVEA, L.P. & C. E. L. FERREIRA, B. SEGAL, P. A. HORTA, S. R. FLOETER (2015) Between-Habitat Variation of Benthic Cover, Reef Fish Assemblage and Feeding Pressure on the Benthos at the Only Atoll in South Atlantic: Rocas Atoll, NE Brazil. PLoS ONE, 10 (6): e0127176 http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0127176
MACLELLAN, R.J. & TUNNAH, L. & BARNETT, D. & WRIGHT, P.A. & MACCORMACK, T. & CURRIE, S. (2015) Chaperone roles for TMAO and HSP70 during hyposmotic stress in the spiny dogfish shark (Squalus acanthias). Journal of Comparative Physiology B: Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology, in press http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00360-015-0916-6
MCKENZIE, J.F. & SCHIEBLE, C. & SMITH, P.W. & O’CONNELL, M.T. (2015)Occurrence of Lemon Sharks (Negaprion brevirostris) at the Chandeleur Islands, Louisiana, before and after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Disaster. In: Impacts of Oil Spill Disasters on Marine Habitats and Fisheries in North America. Edited by J. Brian Alford, Mark S. Peterson, and Christopher C. Green; CRC Press 2014: 295–312http://dx.doi.org/10.1201/b17633-19
MOORE, A.B.M. & BOLAM, T. & LYONS, B.P. & ELLIS, J.R. (2015) Concentrations of trace elements in a rare and threatened coastal shark from the Arabian Gulf (smoothtooth blacktip Carcharhinus leiodon). Marine Pollution Bulletin, in presshttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2015.06.005
MOURIER, J. & PLANES, S. (2015) Les requins et raies des îles Australes, espèces emblématiques de la conservation. In : Salvat B., Bambridge T., Tanret D. et Petit J., 2015. Environnement marin des îles Australes, Polynésie française. Institut Récifs Coralliens Pacifique, CRIOBE et The Pew Charitable Trusts Polynésie française. ISBN 978-2-905630-08-7, EAN 9782905630087. Polynésie française, Tahiti: 112-119
NAKAMURA, I. & MEYER, C.G. & SATO, K. (2015) Unexpected Positive Buoyancy in Deep Sea Sharks, Hexanchus griseus, and a Echinorhinus cookei. PLoS ONE, 10 (6): e0127667 http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0127667
NEWTON, K.C. (2015) Magnetic Field Perception, Learning and Memory in the Yellow Stingray, Urobatis jamaicensis. Abstract. Integrative and Comparative Biology, 55: E307
NIETO, A. & RALPH, G.M. & COMEROS-RAYNAL, M.T. & KEMP, J. & GARCÍA CRIADO, M. & ALLEN, D.J. & DULVY, N.K. & WALLS, R.H.L. & RUSSELL, B. & POLLARD, D. & GARCÍA, S. & CRAIG, M. & COLLETTE, B.B. & POLLOM, R. & BISCOITO, M. & LABBISH CHAO, N. & ABELLA, A. & AFONSO, P. & ÁLVAREZ, H. & CARPENTER, K.E. & CLÒ, S. & COOK, R. & COSTA, M.J. & DELGADO, J. & DUREUIL, M. & ELLIS, J.R. & FARRELL, E.D. & FERNANDES, P. & FLORIN, A-B. & FORDHAM, S. & FOWLER, S. & GIL DE SOLA, L. & GIL HERRERA, J. & GOODPASTER, A. & HARVEY, M. & HEESSEN, H. & HERLER, J. & JUNG, A. & KARMOVSKAYA, E. & KESKIN, C. & KNUDSEN, S.W. & KOBYLIANSKY, S. & KOVAČIĆ, M. & LAWSON, J.M. & LORANCE, P. & MCCULLY PHILLIPS, S. & MUNROE, T. & NEDREAAS, K. & NIELSEN, J. & PAPACONSTANTINOU, C. & POLIDORO, B. & POLLOCK, C.M. & RIJNSDORP, A.D. & SAYER, C. & SCOTT, J. & SERENA, F. & SMITH-VANIZ, W.F. & SOLDO, A. & STUMP, E. & WILLIAMS, J.T. (2015) European Red List of Marine Fishes. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union. http://dx.doi.org/10.2779/082723
OÑATE-GONZÁLEZ, E.C. & ROCHA-OLIVARES, A. & SAAVEDRA-SOTELO, N.C. & SOSA-NISHIZAKI, O. (2015) Mitochondrial Genetic Structure and Matrilineal Origin of White Sharks, Carcharodon carcharias, in the Northeastern Pacific: Implications for Their Conservation. Journal of Heredity, 106 (4): 347-354http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jhered/esv034
PAPASTAMATIOU, Y.P. & WATANABE, Y.Y. & BRADLEY, D. & DEE, L.E. & WENIG, K. & LOWE, C.G. & CASELLE, J.E. (2015) Drivers of Daily Routines in an Ectothermic Marine Predator: Hunt Warm, Rest Warmer? PLoS ONE, 10 (6): e0127807 http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0127807
PITMAN, R.L. & TOTTERDELL, J.A. & FEARNBACH, H. & BALLANCE, L.T. & DURBAN, J.W. & KEMPS, H. (2015) Whale killers: Prevalence and ecological implications of killer whale predation on humpback whale calves off Western Australia.Marine Mammal Science, 31 (2): 629-657 http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/mms.12182
PUJOL, J.A. (2015) Un antiguo caso de predación de foca monje mediterránea adulta, Monachus monachus (Hermann, 1779) por tiburón blanco, Carcharodon carcharias (Linnaeus, 1758) en las Islas Baleares, España. [On an old case of adult Mediterranean monk seal Monachus monachus (Hermann, 1779) predation by white shark, Carcharodon carcharias (Linnaeus, 1758) in Balearic Islands, Spain]. Boletín de la Real Sociedad Española de Historia Natural, Sección Biológica, 109: 71-74
RITTER, E. & AMIN, R. (2015) A Study of Shark Stealth Behavior in the Proximity of Divers Open Journal of Animal Sciences, 5: 224-228http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/ojas.2015.52025
ROGERS, P.J. & HUVENEERS, C. & PAGE, B. & GOLDSWORTHY, S.D. & COYNE, M. & LOWTHER, A.D. & MITCHELL, J.G. & SEURONT, L. (2015) Living on the continental shelf edge: habitat use of juvenile shortfin makos Isurus oxyrinchus in the Great Australian Bight, southern Australia. Fisheries Oceanography, 24 (3): 205–218 http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/fog.12103
ROMERO-CAICEDO, A.F. & LOOR-ANDRADE, P. & CRUZ-MARTÍNEZ, A. & CARRERA-FERNÁNDEZ, M. (2015) Weight–length relationships of six batoids in the Ecuadorian Pacific. Journal of Applied Ichthyology, in presshttp://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jai.12829
SAGARESE, S.R. & FRISK, M.G. & CERRATO, R.M. & SOSEBEE, K.A. & MUSICK, J.A. & RAGO, P.J. (2015) Spatiotemporal overlap of spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) and commercial fisheries in the northeast U.S. shelf large marine ecosystem. Fishery Bulletin, 113 (2): 101-120 http://dx.doi.org/10.7755/FB.113.2.1
SEAMONE, S. (2015) Pectoral fin mechanics during escape responses in benthic stingrays. Abstract. Integrative and Comparative Biology, 55: E328
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SUCUNZA, F. & DORIA, E. & ALVES, L.C.P.DE S. & DO PRADO, J.H.F. & FERREIRA, E. & ANDRIOLO, A. & DANILEWICZ, D. (2015) Observations of antipredator tactics among pantropical spotted dolphins (Stenella attenuata) attacked by smooth hammerhead sharks (Sphyrna zygaena). Marine Mammal Science, 31 (2): 748-755 http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/mms.12169
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Extinct Chondrichthyes:

 
ANDRIANAVALONA, T.H. & RAMIHANGIHAJASON, T.N. & RASOAMIARAMANANA, A. & WARD, D.J. & ALI, J.R. & SAMONDS, K.E. (2015)Miocene Shark and Batoid Fauna from Nosy Makamby (Mahajanga Basin, Northwestern Madagascar). PLoS ONE, 10 (6): e0129444 Neogene (Neogen), Miocene (Miozän) http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0129444
BUCHHOLZ, A. & BECKERT, W & GRIMMBERGER, G. (2015) Trias-Geschiebe aus Vorpommern (Nordostdeutschland) [Triassic Geschiebes (Glacial Erratics) from Western Pomerania (Northeast Germany)] Archiv für Geschiebekunde, 7 (4): 209-226  
DELGADILLO-ESCOBAR, A.A. & RODRUIGUEZ-DE LA ROSA, R.A. & SAENZ-QUINONES, I.A. & GUTIERREZ-MARTINEZ, A.J. (2015) The first record of Onchosaurus (dagger Sclerorhynchidae) from the Late Cretaceous of northern Mexico.Boletin De La Sociedad Geologica Mexicana, 67 (1): 113-117 Cretaceous (Kreide), Late Cretaceous (Oberkreide)
FERRÓN, H.G. & MANZANARES, E. & CRESPO-ROURES, V.D. & RUIZ-SÁNCHEZ, F.J. & MARQUINA, R. (2015) Dentículos dérmicos fósiles de raya (Rajiformes, Batoidei) del Cuaternario de las islas Columbretes (Castellón, España). [Fossil dermal denticles of skates (Rajiformes, Batoidei) from the Quaternary of the Columbretes Islands (Castellón, Spain)]. Abstract. In: Current Trends in Paleontology and Evolution, Conference Proceedings: 123-124 Quaternary (Quartär),  
FREDERICKSON, J.A. & SCHAEFER, S.N. & DOUCETTE-FREDERICKSON, J.A. (2015) A Gigantic Shark from the Lower Cretaceous Duck Creek Formation of TexasPLoS ONE, 10 (6): e0127162 Cretaceous (Kreide), Late Cretaceous (Oberkreide)http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0127162
LONG, J.A. & BURROW, C.J. & GINTER, M. & MAISEY, J.G. & TRINAJSTIC, K.M. & COATES, M.I. & YOUNG, G.C. & SENDEN, T.J. (2015) First Shark from the Late Devonian (Frasnian) Gogo Formation, Western Australia Sheds New Light on the Development of Tessellated Calcified Cartilage. PLoS ONE, 10 (5): e0126066Devonian (Devon), Late Devonian (Oberdevon)http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0126066
MAY, W.J. (2015) Chondrichthyans of the Excello Shale (Middle Pennsylvanian) of Rogers County, Oklahoma. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science, 118 (1-2): 68-74 Carboniferous (Karbon), Late Carboniferous (Oberkarbon)http://dx.doi.org/10.1660/062.118.0108
OTERO, R.A. & SOTO-ACUÑA, S. (2015) New chondrichthyans from Bartonian-Priabonian levels of Río de Las Minas and Sierra Dorotea, Magallanes Basin, Chilean Patagonia. Andean Geology, 42 (2): 268-283 Paleogene (Paläogen), Eocene (Eozän)http://dx.doi.org/10.5027/andgeoV42n2-a06
PIMIENTO, C. & BALK, M.A. (2015) Body-size trends of the extinct giant shark Carcharocles megalodon: a deep-time perspective on marine apex predatorsPaleobiology, 41 (3): 479-490 Neogene (Neogen), Miocene (Miozän), Pliocene (Pliozän) http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/pab.2015.16
REINECKE, T. (2015) Batoids (Rajiformes, Torpediniformes, Myliobatiformes) from the Sülstorf Beds (Chattian, Late Oligocene) of Mecklenburg, northeastern Germany: a revision and description of three new species. Palaeovertebrata, 39: e2 Paleogene (Paläogen), Oligocene (Oligozän).

 
 

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Sharks & Rays of the Arabian/Persian Gulf

Field / Identification GuideIdentification KeyNew
By: Dareen K Almojil(Author), Alec BM Moore(Author), William Toby White(Author),
Faiza Yousef Al-Yamani(Foreword By)
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The Gulf has a unique diversity of sharks and rays, but for many years their correct identification has been
problematic. This fully illustrated book – the first of its kind to focus on the Gulf – brings together the latest
research and years of work by the authors to provide a clear and comprehensive guidebook. For each species
known to occur in the Gulf, colour images, identification features, and notes on distribution, abundance,
ecology and conservation status are provided. Images and information are also provided on those species
from nearby sea areas that might turn up in Gulf fish markets. Sharks & Rays of the Arabian/Persian Gulf 
will be of interest to all those with an interest in the Gulf's marine environment or in marine wildlife such as
divers, anglers, natural history enthusiasts, conservationists, research biologists and government fisheries staff.

 

'Missing link' in shark evolution found in
380m-year-old Australian fossil

Artist rendition of a Devonian Shark. For journal article on shark fossil found in the Kimberley in Western Australia.
www.theguardian.com/science/2015/may/29/missing-link-in-shark-evolution-found-in-380m-year-old-australian-fossil
 

Longest ever tiger shark tracking reveals
remarkable, bird-like migrations


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