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Pollerspöck, J. & Straube, N. 2017, Bibliography database of living/fossil sharks, rays and chimaeras (Chondrichthyes: Elasmobranchii, Holocephali), www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 2017
NEWS/ OWN RESEARCH

Just published and open access! A new paper from Team Shark-References!
 

The sample revealed 14 shark and four ray species. We present the first record of fossils assigned to taxa Nanocetorhinus tuberculatusDeania and Apristurus from Germany. In addition, we describe a hitherto unknown genus and species of shark, Pseudoapristurus nonstriatus gen. et sp. nov., based on fossil teeth.

POLLERSPÖCK, J. & STRAUBE, N. 2017 A new deep-sea elasmobranch fauna form the Central Paratethys (Neuhofener Beds, Mitterdorf, near Passau, Germany, Early Miocene, Middle Burdigalian). Zitteliana, 90: 27–53

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Pseudoapristurus nonstriatus sp. nov.

Etmopterus sp., Squalus sp. and Nanocetorhinus tuberculatus Underwood & Schlögl, 2013

Deania sp.,


Nico (nicolas.straube@shark-references.com) and Jürgen (juergen.pollerspoeck@shark-references.com)



 
 

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EEA 2017 CALL FOR PAPERS!

The Dutch Elasmobranch Society is pleased to invite you to the 21st European Elasmobranch Association Scientific Conference from 12th-14th October in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The conference will include a diverse programme of lectures and breakout sessions on key topics in the study of cartilaginous fishes.

This year’s theme will be “The science you need, for the policy you want” to address one of the main objectives of the EEA which is to bridge the gap between scientists and policy makers and thus ensuring management of elasmobranchs is based on the best available science.

more information: http://www.elasmobranch.nl/eea2017/
 

 
 

New images at shark-references:


Many thanks to the following persons for the permission to use their images:

Edgar Becerril for the images about the first record of albinism in the swell shark Cephaloscyllium ventriosum (GARMAN, 1880)


Sergio Ramirez for the image of Dipturus nidarosiensis (STORM, 1881)


Jeremy Hübner for images of Dalatias licha (BONNATERRE, 1788)
 
 

Missing papers:

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

Shark-References would kindly like to ask you for your contribution to this project.

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



 

 

Upcoming Meetings:




The Dutch Elasmobranch Society is pleased to host the 21st EEA Annual Scientific Conference from 12-14 October in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. 
 

14. Tagung der Gesellschaft für Ichthyologie (GfI)
(German fish society)

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24. -26. November 2017

 

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Zoologischen Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig in Bonn

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More at: http://www.ichthyologie.de/index.php/de/gfi-tagungen/gfi-tagung-2017






7th INTERNATIONAL MEETING ON MESOZOIC FISHES
Systematics and Paleobiogeographic Patterns
 
1 - 7 August 2017
Mahasarakham, THAILAND

The Palaeontological Research and Education Centre in cooperation with the Faculty of Science of Mahasarakham University (Thailand), the University Claude Bernard Lyon 1 (France), and the Natural History Museum of Geneva (Switzerland) are pleased to announce and host the 7th INTERNATIONAL MEETING ON MESOZOIC FISHES. The meeting is dedicated to reflect the progress in Mesozoic fish research that has been accomplished in the past 25 years since the first meeting in 1993, to discuss old and new methodologies, and to present novel information about the evolution, diversification, and the palaeobiogeography of fishes during the Mesozoic.

Registration should be open November 3rd.



Indo-Pacific Fish Conference
2-6 October 2017, Tahiti, French Polynesia
https://ipfc10.criobe.pf/

 
 
 
TAXONOMIC NEWS/ NEW SPECIES


Extant Chondrichthyes:

no taxonomic news this month :-)



Extinct Chondrichthyes:


POLLERSPÖCK, J. & STRAUBE, N. (2017): A new deep-sea elasmobranch fauna form the Central Paratethys (Neuhofener Beds, Mitterdorf, near Passau, Germany, Early Miocene, Middle Burdigalian). Zitteliana, 90: 27–53
New genus: Pseudoapristurus
New species: Pseudoapristurus nonstriatus
Abstract: In this study, a diverse fauna of fossil elasmobranch teeth from the Early Miocene (Middle Burdigalian) is analysed. The fossil diversity strongly resembles extant deep-water shark and ray assemblages. The fossils were collected from the Upper Marine Molasse of the lower Ottnangian in the Neuhofener Beds location, Mitterdorf, Germany. The collection site is a clay pit in between the Lower Bavarian villages Fürstenzell and Schmidham. The sample revealed 14 shark and four ray species. We present the first record of fossils assigned to taxa Nanocetorhinus tuberculatus, Deania and Apristurusfrom Germany. In addition, we describe a hitherto unknown genus and species of shark, Pseudoapristurus nonstriatus gen. et sp. nov., based on fossil teeth. The documented diversity is compared to both extant and fossil records of neoselachian deep-water diversities, and it is evident that this Miocene fauna is very similar in composition to indo-pacific deep-water assemblages.


UNDERWOOD, C.J. & CLAESON, K.M. (2017): The Late Jurassic ray Kimmerobatis etchesi gen. et sp. nov. and the Jurassic radiation of the Batoidea. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association, in press
New genus: Kimmerobatis
New species: Kimmerobatis etchesi
Abstract: The laminated marine mudstones of the Late Jurassic of Kimmeridge, southern England, yield two exceptionally well-preserved partial skeletons of a previously unrecognised species of early batoid. These are described as a new genus and species, Kimmerobatis etchesi gen. et sp. nov. which has a general “guitarfish” bauplan as in all other batoids known from the Jurassic. This species possesses a combination of primitive characters such as centra present within the majority of the synarcual and antorbital cartilages that fail to reach the pectoral skeleton along with more derived characters, such as the lack of fin spines. Until now, little study has been carried out on the affinities of Jurassic batoids, despite their key role in understanding batoid evolution. Results from parsimony and likelihood phylogenetic reconstruction indicates that the whole-bodied Jurassic batoids SpathobatisBelemnobatis, and Kimmerobatis gen. nov. form their own clade, Spathobatidae, and do not lend support to a monophyletic “Rhinobatidae”. Among Jurassic batoids, Kimmerobatis gen. nov. is most derived, but with derived characters being independently acquired compared to modern batoids (e.g. presence of a postpelvic process). The inclusion of whole bodied Jurassic fossils have generated a more resolved hypothesis of batoid evolution throughout the Cretaceous and into the Cenozoic.


ENGELBRECHT, A. & MÖRS, T. & REGUERO, M.A. & KRIWET, J. (2017): Eocene squalomorph sharks (Chondrichthyes, Elasmobranchii) from Antarctica. Journal of South American Earth Sciences, 78: 175–189
New genus: Eodalatias
New species: Eodalatias austrinalis
Abstract: Rare remains of predominantly deep-water sharks of the families Hexanchidae, Squalidae, Dalatidae, Centrophoridae, and Squatinidae are described from the Eocene La Meseta Formation, Seymour Island, Antarctic Peninsula, which has yielded the most abundant chondrichthyan assemblage from the Southern Hemisphere to date. Previously described representatives of Hexanchus sp., Squalus weltoniSqualus woodburneiCentrophorus sp., and Squatina sp. are confirmed and dental variations are documented. Although the teeth of Squatina differ from other Palaeogene squatinid species we refrain from introducing a new species. A new daliatid taxon, Eodalatias austrinalis gen. et sp. nov. is described. This new material not only increases the diversity of Eocene Antarctic elasmobranchs but also allows assuming that favourable deep-water habitats were available in the Eocene Antarctic Ocean off Antarctica in the Eocene. The occurrences of deep-water inhabitants in shallow, near-coastal waters of the Antarctic Peninsula agrees well with extant distribution patterns.

Parasites:

no taxonomic new this month :-)
 

PLEASE send your new papers tojuergen.pollerspoeck@shark-references.comor nicolas.straube@shark-references.com   


Latest Research Articles


Extant Chondrichthyes:
ABDELLAOUI, S. & ELHALOUANI, H. & TAI, I. & MASSKI, H. (2017) Resource partitioning within major bottom fish species in a highly productive upwelling ecosystem. Journal of Marine Systems, 173: 1-8  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/jjmarsys.2017.03.012
ARAÚJO, P.R.V. & MARANGONI, J.C. & VELASCO, G. (2017) Incidental capture of Myliobatis goodei and Myliobatis ridens in artisanal fishing in southern Brazil. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, in press  http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0025315417001187
BARONE, G. & STORELLI, A. & MALLAMACI, R. & STORELLI, M.M. (2017) Comparative Study on Trace Metal Accumulation in Liver of Mediterranean Deep-Sea Fish and Their Selenium/Mercury Molar Ratios. Water Air and Soil Pollution, 228 (6): 211  http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11270-017-3379-4
BARRIOS-GARRIDO, H. & BOLIVAR, J. & BENAVIDES, L. & VILORIA, J. & DUGARTE, F. & WILDERMANN, N. (2017) Evaluación de la pesquería de palangre artesanal y su efecto en la raya látigo (Dasyatis guttata) en Isla Zapara, Golfo de Venezuela. [Evaluation of the artisanal longline fishery and its effect on the longnose stingray (Dasyatis guttata) in Zapara Island, Gulf of Venezuela]. Latin American Journal of Aquatic Research, 45 (2): 302-310  http://dx.doi.org/10.3856/vol45-issue2-fulltext-6
BAYLINA, N. & PEREIRA, N. & BATISTA, H. & CORREIA, J. (2017) Chapter 5: Collection, transport and husbandry of the blue shark, Prionace glauca. In: SMITH, M. & WARMOLTS, D. & THONEY, D. & HUETER, R. & MURRAY, M. & EZURRA, J. (EDITORS): 2017. The Elasmobranch Husbandry Manual II: Recent Advances in the Care of Sharks, Rays and their Relatives. Special Publication of the Ohio Biological Survey: 43-52 
BECERRIL-GARCÍA, E.E. & TAMBURIN, E. & GONZÁLEZ-ARMAS, R. & GALVÁN-MAGAÑA, F. (2017) First record of albinism in the swell shark, Cephaloscyllium ventriosum (Elasmobranchii: Carcharhiniformes: Scyliorhinidae). Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria, 47 (2): 201–204  http://dx.doi.org/10.3750/AIEP/02175
BENNETT, R. & KAISER, S. & SELVAN, R. & HUETER, R. & TYMINSKI, J. & LÖTTER, P. (2017) Chapter 23: Rescue, rehabilitation and release of a whale shark, Rhincodon typus, in the Arabian Gulf. In: SMITH, M. & WARMOLTS, D. & THONEY, D. & HUETER, R. & MURRAY, M. & EZURRA, J. (EDITORS): 2017. The Elasmobranch Husbandry Manual II: Recent Advances in the Care of Sharks, Rays and their Relatives. Special Publication of the Ohio Biological Survey: 229-236 
BERGMAN, J.N. & LAJEUNESSE, M.J. & MOTTA, P.J. (2017) Teeth penetration force of the tiger shark Galeocerdo cuvier and sandbar shark Carcharhinus plumbeus. Journal of Fish Biology, in press  http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jfb.13351
BLANCO, M. & VAZQUEZ, J.A. & PEREZ-MARTIN, R.I. & SOTELO, C.G. (2017) Hydrolysates of Fish Skin Collagen: An Opportunity for Valorizing Fish Industry Byproducts. Marine Drugs, 15 (5): 131  http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/md15050131
BU, Y.S. & ELANGO, J. & ZHANG, J.Y. & BAO, B. & GUO, R.H. & PALANIYANDI, K. & ROBINSON, J.S. & GEEVARETNAM, J. & REGENSTEIN, J.M. & WU, W.H. (2017) Immunological effects of collagen and collagen peptide from blue shark cartilage on 6T-CEM cells. Process Biochemistry, 57: 219-227  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.procbio.2017.04.008
CAMP, A.L. & SCOTT, B. & BRAINERD, E.L. & WILGA, C.D. (2017) Dual function of the pectoral girdle for feeding and locomotion in white-spotted bamboo sharks. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B, 284 (1859): 20170847  http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2017.0847
CAU, A. & FOLLESA, M.C. & MOCCIA, D. & BELLODI, A. & MULAS, A. & BO, M. & CANESE, S. & ANGIOLILLO, M. & CANNAS, R. (2017) Leiopathes glaberrima millennial forest from SW Sardinia as nursery ground for the small spotted catshark Scyliorhinus canicula. Aquatic Conservation Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 27 (3): 731-735  http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aqc.2717
CHAPMAN, B.K. & CHAPMAN, C.A. (2017) Chapter 39: Small-scale elasmobranch husbandry and life support systems for research environments. In: SMITH, M. & WARMOLTS, D. & THONEY, D. & HUETER, R. & MURRAY, M. & EZURRA, J. (EDITORS): 2017. The Elasmobranch Husbandry Manual II: Recent Advances in the Care of Sharks, Rays and their Relatives. Special Publication of the Ohio Biological Survey: 403-410 
CHOROMANSKI, J.M. & BULMAN, F.E. & HANDSEL, T.H. & GEORGE, R.H. & BATT, J.H. & HARVEY-CLARK, C. & GALLANT, J.J. (2017) Chapter 4: Collection, transport and handling of the Greenland shark, Somniosus microcephalus. In: SMITH, M. & WARMOLTS, D. & THONEY, D. & HUETER, R. & MURRAY, M. & EZURRA, J. (EDITORS): 2017. The Elasmobranch Husbandry Manual II: Recent Advances in the Care of Sharks, Rays and their Relatives. Special Publication of the Ohio Biological Survey: 33-42 
COCO, C. & SCHREIBER, C. (2017) Chapter 7: Notes on the husbandry of Manta Rays. In: SMITH, M. & WARMOLTS, D. & THONEY, D. & HUETER, R. & MURRAY, M. & EZURRA, J. (EDITORS): 2017. The Elasmobranch Husbandry Manual II: Recent Advances in the Care of Sharks, Rays and their Relatives. Special Publication of the Ohio Biological Survey: 59-66 
DALY, J. & JONES, R. (2017) Chapter 36: The use of reproductive technologies in breeding programs for elasmobranchs in aquaria. In: SMITH, M. & WARMOLTS, D. & THONEY, D. & HUETER, R. & MURRAY, M. & EZURRA, J. (EDITORS): 2017. The Elasmobranch Husbandry Manual II: Recent Advances in the Care of Sharks, Rays and their Relatives. Special Publication of the Ohio Biological Survey: 363-374 
DELACY, C.R. & OLSEN, A. & HOWEY, L.A. & CHAPMAN, D.D. & BROOKS, E.J. & BOND, M.E. (2017) Affordable and accurate stereo-video system for measuring dimensions underwater: a case study using oceanic whitetip sharks Carcharhinus longimanus. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 574: 75-84  http://dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps12190
DELPIANI, G. & SPATH, M.C. & ANTONI, M.D. & DELPIANI, M. (2017) Description and quantitative analysis of the dentition of the southern thorny skate Amblyraja doellojuradoi. Journal of Fish Biology, 90 (6): 2255-2270  http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jfb.13295
DOHERTY, P.D. & BAXTER, J.M. & GODLEY, B.J. & GRAHAM, R.T. & HALL, G. & HALL, J. & HAWKES, L.A. & HENDERSON, S.M. & JOHNSON, L. & SPEEDIE, C. & WITT, M.J. (2017) Testing the boundaries: Seasonal residency and inter-annual site fidelity of basking sharks in a proposed Marine Protected Area. Biological Conservation, 209: 68-75  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2017.01.018
DOVE, A.D.M. & CLAUSS, T.M. & MARANCIK, D.P. & CAMUS, A.C. (2017) Chapter 27: Emerging diseases of elasmobranchs in aquaria. In: SMITH, M. & WARMOLTS, D. & THONEY, D. & HUETER, R. & MURRAY, M. & EZURRA, J. (EDITORS): 2017. The Elasmobranch Husbandry Manual II: Recent Advances in the Care of Sharks, Rays and their Relatives. Special Publication of the Ohio Biological Survey: 263-276 
DUFFY, C.A.J. & FORRESTER, N.D. & GIBSON, T.K. & HATHAWAY, S. (2017) Occurrence of the whitetip reef shark Triaenodon obesus at the Kermadec Islands, Southwest Pacific Ocean. New Zealand Journal of Zoology, in press  http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03014223.2017.1340312
DVORNAK, M.J. & HANNA, J. & HAZERES, J. & BREHOB, S. (2017) Chapter 8: Husbandry of Bowmouth Guitarfish, Rhina ancylostoma. In: SMITH, M. & WARMOLTS, D. & THONEY, D. & HUETER, R. & MURRAY, M. & EZURRA, J. (EDITORS): 2017. The Elasmobranch Husbandry Manual II: Recent Advances in the Care of Sharks, Rays and their Relatives. Special Publication of the Ohio Biological Survey: 67-74 
EZCURRA, J.M. & LOWE, C.G. & MOLLET, H.F. & FERRY, L.A. & MURRAY, M.J. & O’SULLIVAN, J.B. (2017) Chapter 1: Biology of the White Shark (Carcharodon carcharias) in Aquaria. In: SMITH, M. & WARMOLTS, D. & THONEY, D. & HUETER, R. & MURRAY, M. & EZURRA, J. (EDITORS): 2017. The Elasmobranch Husbandry Manual II: Recent Advances in the Care of Sharks, Rays and their Relatives. Special Publication of the Ohio Biological Survey: 1-14 
FERRANDO, S. & GALLUS, L. & GHIGLIOTTI, L. & AMAROLI, A. & ABBAS, G. & VACCHI, M. (2017) Clarification of the Terminology of the Olfactory Lamellae in Chondrichthyes. The Anatomical Record, in press  http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ar.23632
FIRCHAU, B. (2017) Chapter 18: Elasmobranch touch pools. In: SMITH, M. & WARMOLTS, D. & THONEY, D. & HUETER, R. & MURRAY, M. & EZURRA, J. (EDITORS): 2017. The Elasmobranch Husbandry Manual II: Recent Advances in the Care of Sharks, Rays and their Relatives. Special Publication of the Ohio Biological Survey: 177-190 
FIRCHAU, B. (2017) Chapter 19: Elasmobranchs and guest-immersive programs. In: SMITH, M. & WARMOLTS, D. & THONEY, D. & HUETER, R. & MURRAY, M. & EZURRA, J. (EDITORS): 2017. The Elasmobranch Husbandry Manual II: Recent Advances in the Care of Sharks, Rays and their Relatives. Special Publication of the Ohio Biological Survey: 191-196 
GEORGE, R.H. & STEEIL, J. & BAINE, K. (2017) Chapter 35: Diagnosis and treatment of common reproductive problems in elasmobranchs. In: SMITH, M. & WARMOLTS, D. & THONEY, D. & HUETER, R. & MURRAY, M. & EZURRA, J. (EDITORS): 2017. The Elasmobranch Husbandry Manual II: Recent Advances in the Care of Sharks, Rays and their Relatives. Special Publication of the Ohio Biological Survey: 357-362 
GRASSMANN, M. & SLAGER, C.J. & SCHOUEST, M. (2017) Chapter 40: Aquarium reproduction, growth and husbandry of the Pacific angelshark, Squatina californica. In: SMITH, M. & WARMOLTS, D. & THONEY, D. & HUETER, R. & MURRAY, M. & EZURRA, J. (EDITORS): 2017. The Elasmobranch Husbandry Manual II: Recent Advances in the Care of Sharks, Rays and their Relatives. Special Publication of the Ohio Biological Survey: 411-420 
HADFIELD, C.A. & CLAYTON, L.A. (2017) Chapter 12: Elasmobranch quarantine. In: SMITH, M. & WARMOLTS, D. & THONEY, D. & HUETER, R. & MURRAY, M. & EZURRA, J. (EDITORS): 2017. The Elasmobranch Husbandry Manual II: Recent Advances in the Care of Sharks, Rays and their Relatives. Special Publication of the Ohio Biological Survey: 113-134 
HAUGEN, J.B. & CURTIS, T.H. & FERNANDES, P.G. & SOSEBEE, K.A. & RAGO, P.J. (2017) Sexual segregation of spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) off the northeastern United States: Implications for a male-directed fishery. Fisheries Research, 193: 121-128  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fishres.2017.04.007
HENNINGSEN, A. & CLAUS, E. & LITTLEHALE, D. & CHOROMANSKI, J. & GORDON, I. & WILLSON, K. (2017) Chapter 37: Reproduction of sand tiger sharks, Carcharias taurus, in aquaria: a framework for a managed breeding program. In: SMITH, M. & WARMOLTS, D. & THONEY, D. & HUETER, R. & MURRAY, M. & EZURRA, J. (EDITORS): 2017. The Elasmobranch Husbandry Manual II: Recent Advances in the Care of Sharks, Rays and their Relatives. Special Publication of the Ohio Biological Survey: 375-390 
HIBBITT, J.-D. & REES, E. & BROWN, C. (2017) Chapter 43: Blacktip reef shark reproduction and neonate survivorship in public aquaria. In: SMITH, M. & WARMOLTS, D. & THONEY, D. & HUETER, R. & MURRAY, M. & EZURRA, J. (EDITORS): 2017. The Elasmobranch Husbandry Manual II: Recent Advances in the Care of Sharks, Rays and their Relatives. Special Publication of the Ohio Biological Survey: 443-450 
HOBDAY, A.J. & ARRIZABALAGA, H. & EVANS, K. & SCALES, K.L. & SENINA, I. & WENG, K.C. (2017) International collaboration and comparative research on ocean top predators under CLIOTOP. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 140: 1-8  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2017.03.008
HOLMES, B.J. & WILLIAMS, S.M. & OTWAY, N.M. & NIELSEN, E.E. & MAHER, S.L. & BENNETT, M.B. &  OVENDEN, J.R. (2017) Population structure and connectivity of tiger sharks (Galeocerdo cuvier) across the Indo-Pacific Ocean basin. Royal Society Open Science, 4: 170309  http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsos.170309
HOOPES, L.A. (2017) Chapter 13: Elasmobranch Mineral and Vitamin Requirements. In: SMITH, M. & WARMOLTS, D. & THONEY, D. & HUETER, R. & MURRAY, M. & EZURRA, J. (EDITORS): 2017. The Elasmobranch Husbandry Manual II: Recent Advances in the Care of Sharks, Rays and their Relatives. Special Publication of the Ohio Biological Survey: 135-146 
HOWARD, M.J. (2017) Chapter 44: Fecundity, egg capsule size and neonate morphometrics of big skate, Beringraja binoculata (Girard, 1855). In: SMITH, M. & WARMOLTS, D. & THONEY, D. & HUETER, R. & MURRAY, M. & EZURRA, J. (EDITORS): 2017. The Elasmobranch Husbandry Manual II: Recent Advances in the Care of Sharks, Rays and their Relatives. Special Publication of the Ohio Biological Survey: 451-458 
ITO, T. & ONDA, K. & NISHIDA, K. (2017) Chapter 16: Effects of noise and vibration on the behavior and feeding activity of whale sharks, Rhincodon typus (Smith, 1828), in Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. In: SMITH, M. & WARMOLTS, D. & THONEY, D. & HUETER, R. & MURRAY, M. & EZURRA, J. (EDITORS): 2017. The Elasmobranch Husbandry Manual II: Recent Advances in the Care of Sharks, Rays and their Relatives. Special Publication of the Ohio Biological Survey: 159-168 
JAITEH, V.F. & LONERAGAN, N.R. & WARREN, C. (2017) The end of shark finning? Impacts of declining catches and fin demand on coastal community livelihoods. Marine Policy, 82: 224-233  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2017.03.027
JANSSEN, J.D. & KIDD, A. & FERREIRA, A. & SNOWDEN, S. (2017) Chapter 21: Training and conditioning of elasmobranchs in aquaria. In: SMITH, M. & WARMOLTS, D. & THONEY, D. & HUETER, R. & MURRAY, M. & EZURRA, J. (EDITORS): 2017. The Elasmobranch Husbandry Manual II: Recent Advances in the Care of Sharks, Rays and their Relatives. Special Publication of the Ohio Biological Survey: 209-222 
JONES, C.M. & HOFFMAYER, E.R. & HENDON, J.M. & QUATTRO, J.M. & LEWANDOWSKI, J. & ROBERTS, M.A. & POULAKIS, G.R. & AJEMIAN, M.J. & DRIGGERS, W.B. & DE CARVALHO, M.R. & RÊGO, M.G. & HAZIN, F.H.V. & MÁRQUEZ-FARÍAS, J.F. (2017) Morphological conservation of rays in the genus Rhinoptera (Elasmobranchii, Rhinopteridae) conceals the occurrence of a large batoid, Rhinoptera brasiliensis Müller, in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Zootaxa, 4286 (4): 499–514  http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4286.4.3
KAMERMAN, T.Y. & DAVIS, L. & CAPOBIANCO, J. (2017) Chapter 14: Development of a body condition scoring tool for the spotted eagle ray, Aetobatus narinari. In: SMITH, M. & WARMOLTS, D. & THONEY, D. & HUETER, R. & MURRAY, M. & EZURRA, J. (EDITORS): 2017. The Elasmobranch Husbandry Manual II: Recent Advances in the Care of Sharks, Rays and their Relatives. Special Publication of the Ohio Biological Survey: 147-152 
KING, J.R. & HELSER, T. & GBURSKI, C. & EBERT, D.A. & CAILLIET, G. & KASTELLE, C.R. (2017) Bomb radiocarbon analyses validate and inform age determination of longnose skate (Raja rhina) and big skate (Beringraja binoculata) in the north Pacific Ocean. Fisheries Research, 193: 195-206  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fishres.2017.04.004
KNUCKEY, J.D.S. (2017) A Taxonomic Revision of Eastern North Pacific Softnose Skates (Arhynchobatidae: Bathyraja Ishiyama). Thesis, San Jose State University  
KOBELKOWSKY, A. (2017) Anatomía Comparada del Neurocráneo y el Encéfalo de la Raya Mariposa Gymnura micrura (Batoidea: Gymnuridae). [Comparative Anatomy of the Neurocranium and Encephalon of the Butterfly Ray, Gymnura micrura (Batoidea: Gymnuridae)]. International Journal of Morphology, 35 (2): 644-650  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-95022017000200042
LÉCU, A. & HERBERT, R. & COULIER, L. & MURRAY, M.J. (2017) Chapter 34: Removal of an intracoelomic hook via laparotomy in a Sandbar Shark (Carcharhinus plumbeus). In: SMITH, M. & WARMOLTS, D. & THONEY, D. & HUETER, R. & MURRAY, M. & EZURRA, J. (EDITORS): 2017. The Elasmobranch Husbandry Manual II: Recent Advances in the Care of Sharks, Rays and their Relatives. Special Publication of the Ohio Biological Survey: 349-356 
LÉCU, A. & HERBERT, R. & COULIER, L. & TIRMARCHE, D. & HÉNARD, S. (2017) Chapter 33: Anesthetic trials using various species of elasmobranch at Nausicaá Aquarium. In: SMITH, M. & WARMOLTS, D. & THONEY, D. & HUETER, R. & MURRAY, M. & EZURRA, J. (EDITORS): 2017. The Elasmobranch Husbandry Manual II: Recent Advances in the Care of Sharks, Rays and their Relatives. Special Publication of the Ohio Biological Survey: 339-348 
LÖTTER, P. & SQUIRE, L. (2017) Chapter 6: Capture, Transport and Husbandry of Silvertip Sharks, Carcharhinus albimarginatus. In: SMITH, M. & WARMOLTS, D. & THONEY, D. & HUETER, R. & MURRAY, M. & EZURRA, J. (EDITORS): 2017. The Elasmobranch Husbandry Manual II: Recent Advances in the Care of Sharks, Rays and their Relatives. Special Publication of the Ohio Biological Survey: 53-58 
MARIN-OSORNO, R. & EZCURRA, J.M. & O’SULLIVAN, J.B. (2017) Chapter 3: Husbandry of the Tiger Shark, Galeocerdo cuvier, at the Acuario de Veracruz, México. In: SMITH, M. & WARMOLTS, D. & THONEY, D. & HUETER, R. & MURRAY, M. & EZURRA, J. (EDITORS): 2017. The Elasmobranch Husbandry Manual II: Recent Advances in the Care of Sharks, Rays and their Relatives. Special Publication of the Ohio Biological Survey: 23-32 
MARINSEK, G.P. & VILIOD, M.C.D. & MARI, R.D. (2017) Ecomorphology of the digestive tract of the brazilian electric ray Narcine brasiliensis (Olfers, 1831) (Torpediniformes: Narcinidae). Acta Zoologica, 98 (3): 229-236  http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/azo.12168
MARSHALL, A. & MARSHALL, B. & SMITH, M. (2017) Chapter 20: Diving with and handling Elasmobranchs. In: SMITH, M. & WARMOLTS, D. & THONEY, D. & HUETER, R. & MURRAY, M. & EZURRA, J. (EDITORS): 2017. The Elasmobranch Husbandry Manual II: Recent Advances in the Care of Sharks, Rays and their Relatives. Special Publication of the Ohio Biological Survey: 197-208 
MATICH, P. & AULT, J.S. & BOUCEK, R.E. & BRYAN, D.R. & GASTRICH, K.R. & HARVEY, C.L. & HEITHAUS, M.R. & KISZKA, J.J. & PAZ, V. & REHAGE, J.S. & ROSENBLATT, A.E. (2017) Ecological niche partitioning within a large predator guild in a nutrient-limited estuary. Limnology and Oceanography, 62 (3): 934-953  http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/lno.10477
MATSUMOTO, R. & TODA, M. & MATSUMOTO, Y. & UEDA, K. & NAKAZATO, M. & SATO, K. & UCHIDA, S. (2017) Chapter 2: Notes on Husbandry of Whale Sharks, Rhincodon typus, in Aquaria. In: SMITH, M. & WARMOLTS, D. & THONEY, D. & HUETER, R. & MURRAY, M. & EZURRA, J. (EDITORS): 2017. The Elasmobranch Husbandry Manual II: Recent Advances in the Care of Sharks, Rays and their Relatives. Special Publication of the Ohio Biological Survey: 15-22 
MCAULEY, R.B. & BRUCE, B.D. & KEAY, I.S. & MOUNTFORD, S. & PINNELL, T. & WHORISKEY, F.G. (2017) Broad-scale coastal movements of white sharks off Western Australia described by passive acoustic telemetry data. Marine and Freshwater Research, 68 (8): 1518-1531  http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/MF16222
MCCARTHY, M. & LEVANS, J. (2017) Chapter 17: Preliminary investigation of electricity in aquaria with elasmobranchs. In: SMITH, M. & WARMOLTS, D. & THONEY, D. & HUETER, R. & MURRAY, M. & EZURRA, J. (EDITORS): 2017. The Elasmobranch Husbandry Manual II: Recent Advances in the Care of Sharks, Rays and their Relatives. Special Publication of the Ohio Biological Survey: 169-176 
MONTBACH, P. & WILLIS, J. (2017) Chapter 22: Husbandry training of striped catshark, Poroderma africanum (Gmelin, 1789). In: SMITH, M. & WARMOLTS, D. & THONEY, D. & HUETER, R. & MURRAY, M. & EZURRA, J. (EDITORS): 2017. The Elasmobranch Husbandry Manual II: Recent Advances in the Care of Sharks, Rays and their Relatives. Special Publication of the Ohio Biological Survey: 223-228 
MURRAY, M.J. (2017) Chapter 24: Elasmobranch Deaccession. In: SMITH, M. & WARMOLTS, D. & THONEY, D. & HUETER, R. & MURRAY, M. & EZURRA, J. (EDITORS): 2017. The Elasmobranch Husbandry Manual II: Recent Advances in the Care of Sharks, Rays and their Relatives. Special Publication of the Ohio Biological Survey: 237-244 
MYLNICZENKO, N.D. & CLAUSS, T. (2017) Chapter 29: Pharmacology of elasmobranchs: updates and techniques. In: SMITH, M. & WARMOLTS, D. & THONEY, D. & HUETER, R. & MURRAY, M. & EZURRA, J. (EDITORS): 2017. The Elasmobranch Husbandry Manual II: Recent Advances in the Care of Sharks, Rays and their Relatives. Special Publication of the Ohio Biological Survey: 289-302 
MYLNICZENKO, N.D. & CULPEPPER, E.E. & CLAUSS, T. (2017) Chapter 30: Diagnostic imaging of elasmobranchs: updates and case examples. In: SMITH, M. & WARMOLTS, D. & THONEY, D. & HUETER, R. & MURRAY, M. & EZURRA, J. (EDITORS): 2017. The Elasmobranch Husbandry Manual II: Recent Advances in the Care of Sharks, Rays and their Relatives. Special Publication of the Ohio Biological Survey: 303-324 
OH, B.Z.L. & THUMS, M. & BABCOCK, R.C. & MEEUWIG, J.J. & PILLANS, R.D. & SPEED, C. & MEEKAN, M.G. (2017) Contrasting patterns of residency and space use of coastal sharks within a communal shark nursery. Marine and Freshwater Research, 68 (8): 1501-1517   http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/MF16131
OKUDA, T. & KIYOTA, M. & YONEZAKI, S. & MURAKAMI, C. & KATO, Y. & SAKAI, M. & WAKABAYASHI, T. & OKAZAKI, M. (2017) Delineating the boundary and structure of higher trophic level assemblages in the western North Pacific Ocean. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 140: 45-54  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2016.11.013
PENNING, M.R. & VAUGHAN, D.B. & FIVAZ, K. & MCEWAN, T. (2017) Chapter 32: Chemical immobilization of elasmobranchs at uShaka Sea World, Durban, South Africa. In: SMITH, M. & WARMOLTS, D. & THONEY, D. & HUETER, R. & MURRAY, M. & EZURRA, J. (EDITORS): 2017. The Elasmobranch Husbandry Manual II: Recent Advances in the Care of Sharks, Rays and their Relatives. Special Publication of the Ohio Biological Survey: 331-338 
PEREIRA, N. & BATISTA, H. & BAYLINA, N. (2017) Chapter 31: Ultrasound assessment of pregnant ribbontail stingrays, Taeniura lymma (Forsskål, 1775). In: SMITH, M. & WARMOLTS, D. & THONEY, D. & HUETER, R. & MURRAY, M. & EZURRA, J. (EDITORS): 2017. The Elasmobranch Husbandry Manual II: Recent Advances in the Care of Sharks, Rays and their Relatives. Special Publication of the Ohio Biological Survey: 325-330 
POULAKIS, G.R. & URAKAWA, H. & STEVENS, P.W. & DEANGELO, J.A. & TIMMERS, A.A. & GRUBBS, R.D. & FISK, A.T. & OLIN, J.A. (2017) Sympatric elasmobranchs and fecal samples provide insight into the trophic ecology of the smalltooth sawfish. Endangered Species Research, 32: 491-506  http://dx.doi.org/10.3354/esr00824
QUIMBAYO, J.P. & DIAS, M.S. & SCHLICKMANN, O.R.C. & MENDES, T.C. (2017) Fish cleaning interactions on a remote island in the Tropical Eastern Pacific. Marine Biodiversity, 47 (2): 603-608  http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12526-016-0493-2
QUIMBAYO, J.P. & NUNES, L.T. & OZEKOSKI, R. & FLOETER, S.R. & MORAIS, R.A. & FONTOURA, L. & BONALDO, R.M. & FERREIRA, C.E.L. & SAZIMA, I. (2017) Cleaning interactions at the only atoll in the South Atlantic. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 100 (7): 865-875  http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10641-017-0612-3
RAMÍREZ-AMARO, S. & ORDINES, F. & ÁNGEL PUERTO, M. & GARCÍA, C. & RAMON, C. & TERRASA, B. & MASSUTÍ, E. (2017) New morphological and molecular evidence confirm the presence of the Norwegian skate Dipturus nidarosiensis (Storm, 1881) in the Mediterranean Sea and extend its distribution to the western basin. Mediterranean Marine Science, in press  http://dx.doi.org/10.12681/mms.1950
REYNOLDS, J. & HORNBROOK, E. & STETTNER, G. & TERRELL, R. (2017) Chapter 11: Husbandry of freshwater stingrays. In: SMITH, M. & WARMOLTS, D. & THONEY, D. & HUETER, R. & MURRAY, M. & EZURRA, J. (EDITORS): 2017. The Elasmobranch Husbandry Manual II: Recent Advances in the Care of Sharks, Rays and their Relatives. Special Publication of the Ohio Biological Survey: 99-112 
RITCHIE, K.B. & SCHWARZ, M. & MUELLER, J. & LAPACEK, V.A. & MERSELIS, D. & WALSH, C.J. & LUER, C.A. (2017) Survey of Antibiotic-producing Bacteria Associated with the Epidermal Mucus Layers of Rays and Skates. Frontiers in Microbiology, 8: 1050  http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2017.01050
ROBINSON, D.P. & BAVERSTOCK, W. & AL-JARU, A. & HYLAND, K. & KHAZANEHDARI, K.A. (2017) Chapter 45: Annually recurring parthenogenesis in a zebra shark, Stegostoma fasciatum. In: SMITH, M. & WARMOLTS, D. & THONEY, D. & HUETER, R. & MURRAY, M. & EZURRA, J. (EDITORS): 2017. The Elasmobranch Husbandry Manual II: Recent Advances in the Care of Sharks, Rays and their Relatives. Special Publication of the Ohio Biological Survey: 459- 
RODRIGUEZ-FERRER, G. & WETHERBEE, B.M. & SCHÄRER, M. & LILYESTROM, C. & ZEGARRA, J.P. & SHIVJI, M. (2017) First record of the megamouth shark, Megachasma pelagios, (family Megachasmidae) in the tropical western North Atlantic Ocean. Marine Biodiversity Records, 10: 20  http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s41200-017-0117-y
SCHREIBER, C.& COCO, C. (2017) Chapter 10: Husbandry of Whale Sharks. In: SMITH, M. & WARMOLTS, D. & THONEY, D. & HUETER, R. & MURRAY, M. & EZURRA, J. (EDITORS): 2017. The Elasmobranch Husbandry Manual II: Recent Advances in the Care of Sharks, Rays and their Relatives. Special Publication of the Ohio Biological Survey: 87-98 
SHIPLEY, O.N. & OLIN, J.A. & POLUNIN, N.V.C. & SWEETING, C.J. & NEWMAN, S.P. & BROOKS, E.J. & BARKER, S. & WITT, M.J. & TALWAR, B. & HUSSEY, N.E. (2017) Polar compounds preclude mathematical lipid correction of carbon stable isotopes in deep-water sharks. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 494: 69-74  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jembe.2017.05.002
SILEESH, M.S. & ALPHI, K. & HARISH, K.C. & VIJI, V. (2017) Species assemblages and community structure of deep-sea demersal ichthyofauna of the South-eastern Arabian Sea (SEAS). Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, in press  http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0025315417001151
SKOMAL, G.B. & WOOD, S.A. (2017) Gray Seals and White Sharks Meet Anew. Natural History, 125 (7): 22-27 
SMITH, D.T. & CURRAN, M.C. (2017) Movement Patterns of Sphyrna tiburo (Bonnethead Shark) in a Shallow Tidal Creek System. Southeastern Naturalist, 16 (2): 297-316  http://dx.doi.org/10.1656/058.016.0213
SMITH, M. & WARMOLTS, D. & THONEY, D. & HUETER, R. & MURRAY, M. & EZCURRA, J. (2017) The Elasmobranch Husbandry Manual II: Recent Advances in the Care of Sharks, Rays and their Relatives. Special Publication of the Ohio Biological Survey. viii + 504 p. 
STECKENREUTER, A. & HOENNER, X. & HUVENEERS, C. & SIMPFENDORFER, C. & BUSCOT, M.J. & TATTERSALL, K. & BABCOCK, R. & HEUPEL, M. & MEEKAN, M. & VAN DEN BROEK, J. & MCDOWALL, P. & PEDDEMORS, V. & HARCOURT, R. (2017) Optimising the design of large-scale acoustic telemetry curtains. Marine and Freshwater Research, 68 (8): 1403-1413  http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/MF16126
STIDWORTHY, M.F. & THORNTON, S.M. & JAMES, R. (2017) Chapter 28: A review of pathologic findings in elasmobranchs: a retrospective case series. In: SMITH, M. & WARMOLTS, D. & THONEY, D. & HUETER, R. & MURRAY, M. & EZURRA, J. (EDITORS): 2017. The Elasmobranch Husbandry Manual II: Recent Advances in the Care of Sharks, Rays and their Relatives. Special Publication of the Ohio Biological Survey: 277-288 
STOSKOPF, M.K. (2017) Chapter 25: Shark Health Management. In: SMITH, M. & WARMOLTS, D. & THONEY, D. & HUETER, R. & MURRAY, M. & EZURRA, J. (EDITORS): 2017. The Elasmobranch Husbandry Manual II: Recent Advances in the Care of Sharks, Rays and their Relatives. Special Publication of the Ohio Biological Survey: 245-254 
STUMP, K.L. & CROOKS, C.J. & FITCHETT, M.D. & GRUBER, S.H. & GUTTRIDGE, T.L.  (2017) Hunted hunters: an experimental test of the effects of predation risk on juvenile lemon shark habitat use. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 574: 85-95  http://dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps12187
SUZUKI, T. & TAKADA, T. & FUDOJI, J. (2017) Traumatic Pneumothorax Associated With Penetrating Neck Injury Caused by a Stingray: A Case Report. Wilderness & Environmental Medicine, 28 (2): 119-121 
SWIDER, D.A. & CORWIN, A.L. & KAMERMAN, T.Y. & ZIMMERMAN, S.L. & VIOLETTA, G.C. & DAVIS, J. & JANSE, M. (2017) Chapter 42: Reproduction of spotted eagle rays, Aetobatus narinari, in aquaria. In: SMITH, M. & WARMOLTS, D. & THONEY, D. & HUETER, R. & MURRAY, M. & EZURRA, J. (EDITORS): 2017. The Elasmobranch Husbandry Manual II: Recent Advances in the Care of Sharks, Rays and their Relatives. Special Publication of the Ohio Biological Survey: 433-442 
TAGLIAFICO, A. & RAGO, N. & RANGEL, S. & BROADHURST, M.K. (2017) Aspects of the reproductive biology of the data-deficient Mustelus minicanis and M. norrisi (Chondrichthyes: Triakidae) in the southern Caribbean Sea. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 100 (7): 785-795  http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10641-017-0606-1
TOWNSEND, R. & GILCHRIST, S. (2017) Chapter 15: Preliminary evidence for a biennial feeding strategy related to reproduction in female sandtiger sharks, Carcharias taurus (Rafinesque, 1810). In: SMITH, M. & WARMOLTS, D. & THONEY, D. & HUETER, R. & MURRAY, M. & EZURRA, J. (EDITORS): 2017. The Elasmobranch Husbandry Manual II: Recent Advances in the Care of Sharks, Rays and their Relatives. Special Publication of the Ohio Biological Survey: 153-158 
TURNER, S. & BURROW, C.J. & WILLIAMS, R.B. & TARRANT, P. (2017) Welsh Borderland bouillabaisse: Lower Old Red Sandstone fish microfossils and their significance. Proceedings of the Geologists Association, 128 (3): 460-479  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pgeola.2017.04.006
UEDA, K. & YANAGISAWA, M. & MURAKUMO. K. & MATSUMOTO, Y. & SATO, K. & UCHIDA, S. (2017) Chapter 26: Physical examination, blood sampling, and sedation of large elasmobranchs. In: SMITH, M. & WARMOLTS, D. & THONEY, D. & HUETER, R. & MURRAY, M. & EZURRA, J. (EDITORS): 2017. The Elasmobranch Husbandry Manual II: Recent Advances in the Care of Sharks, Rays and their Relatives. Special Publication of the Ohio Biological Survey: 255-262 
VALENZUELA-QUIÑONEZ, F. & GALVÁN-MAGAÑA, F. & EBERT, D.A. & ARAGÓN-NORIEGA, E.A. (2017) Feeding habits and trophic level of the shovelnose guitarfish (Pseudobatos productus) in the upper Gulf of California. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, in press  http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0025315417000832
VERISSMO, A. & SAMPAIO, I. & MCDOWELL, J.R. & ALEXANDRINO, P. & MUCIENTES, G. & QUEIROZ, N. & DA SILVA, C. & JONES, C.S. & NOBLE, L. R. (2017) World without borders-genetic population structure of a highly migratory marine predator, the blue shark (Prionace glauca). Ecology and Evolution, 7 (13): 4768-4781  http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ece3.2987
VIANA, A.F. & VALENTIN, J.L. & VIANNA, M. (2017) Feeding ecology of elasmobranch species in southeastern Brazil. Neotropical Ichthyology, 15 (2): e160176  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1982-0224-20160176
WARD-PAIGE, C.A. (2017) A global overview of shark sanctuary regulations and their impact on shark fisheries. Marine Policy, 82: 87-97  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2017.05.004
WATSON, L. & JANSE, M. (2017) Chapter 41: Reproduction and husbandry of zebra sharks, Stegostoma fasciatum, in aquaria. In: SMITH, M. & WARMOLTS, D. & THONEY, D. & HUETER, R. & MURRAY, M. & EZURRA, J. (EDITORS): 2017. The Elasmobranch Husbandry Manual II: Recent Advances in the Care of Sharks, Rays and their Relatives. Special Publication of the Ohio Biological Survey: 421-432 
WHITE, S. & DUKE, K. & SQUIRE, L. (2017) Chapter 9: Husbandry of sawfishes. In: SMITH, M. & WARMOLTS, D. & THONEY, D. & HUETER, R. & MURRAY, M. & EZURRA, J. (EDITORS): 2017. The Elasmobranch Husbandry Manual II: Recent Advances in the Care of Sharks, Rays and their Relatives. Special Publication of the Ohio Biological Survey: 75-86 
WILLSON, K. & SMITH, M. (2017) Chapter 38: Reproduction of the sand tiger shark, Carcharias taurus (Rafinesque, 1810), at UnderWater World SEA LIFE Mooloolaba from 1992 – 2012. In: SMITH, M. & WARMOLTS, D. & THONEY, D. & HUETER, R. & MURRAY, M. & EZURRA, J. (EDITORS): 2017. The Elasmobranch Husbandry Manual II: Recent Advances in the Care of Sharks, Rays and their Relatives. Special Publication of the Ohio Biological Survey: 391-402 
ZIERMANN, J.M. & FREITAS, R. & DIOGO, R. (2017) Muscle development in the shark Scyliorhinus canicula: implications for the evolution of the gnathostome head and paired appendage musculature. Frontiers in Zoology, 14: 31  http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12983-017-0216-y
ZONG, R.W. & LIU, Q. & WEI, F. & GONG, Y.M. (2017) Fentou Biota: A Llandovery (Silurian) Shallow-Water Exceptionally Preserved Biota from Wuhan, Central China. Journal of Geology, 125 (4): 469-478  http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/692331


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GHEERBRANT, E. & CAPPETTA, H. & DE LAPPARENT DE BROIN, F. & RAGE, J.-C. & TABUCE, R. (2017) The marine and terrestrial vertebrate faunas from the Paleogene of the Ouarzazate basin, Morocco. In S. Zouhri (Ed.), Mémoires de la Société Géologique de France, vol. 180, Paléontologie des vertébrés du Maroc: état des connaissancess: 485-525          
LANDINI, W. & COLLARETA, A. & PESCI, F. & DI CELMA, C. & URBINA, M. & BIANUCCI, G. (2017) A secondary nursery area for the copper shark Carcharhinus brachyurus from the late Miocene of Peru. Journal of South American Earth Sciences, 78: 164–174  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsames.2017.07.003         
POLLERSPÖCK, J. & STRAUBE, N. (2017) A new deep-sea elasmobranch fauna form the Central Paratethys (Neuhofener Beds, Mitterdorf, near Passau, Germany, Early Miocene, Middle Burdigalian). Zitteliana, 90: 27–53
UNDERWOOD, C.J. & CLAESON, K.M. (2017) The Late Jurassic ray Kimmerobatis etchesi gen. et sp. nov. and the Jurassic radiation of the Batoidea. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association, in press  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pgeola.2017.06.009         
VAZQUEZ, P. & CLAPHAM, M.E. (2017) Extinction selectivity among marine fishes during multistressor global change in the end-Permian and end-Triassic crises. Geology, 45 (5): 395-398  http://dx.doi.org/10.1130/g38531.1         


Parasites:
BENZ, G.W. & BOXSHALL, G.A. (2017) Redescription of Tripaphylus musteli (van Beneden, 1851) (Copepoda: Sphyriidae) and the relegation of Paeon Wilson, 1919 to synonymy with Tripaphylus Richiardi in Anonymous, 1878. Systematic Parasitology, 94 (6): 689-698  http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11230-017-9734-4
HASELI, M. & MALEKPOUR FARD, Z. (2017) A new genus and species of the trypanorhynch family Otobothriidae Dollfus, 1942 from the slender weasel shark Paragaleus randalli Compagno, Krupp & Carpenter (Hemigaleidae) in the Persian Gulf. Systematic Parasitology, in press  http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11230-017-9738-0
RUSSO, R.A. (2017) Occurrence of the Copepod Eudactylina acanthii Scott, 1901 (Copepoda: Eudactylinidae) as a Gill Parasite on Spiny Dogfish with Comments on a Rare Parasitic Nematode in Eastern Puget Sound, Washington. Pacific Science, 71 (3): 377-382  http://dx.doi.org/10.2984/71.3.9
 

MISCELLANEOUS:

 

New shark song by Dr. Shark: the Epaulette Shark

(video with english subtitles)


https://youtu.be/g4HSvPIKiIw

 

Shark scavenging helps reveal clues about human remains

Date: July 19, 2017
Source: Florida Museum of Natural History
Summary: Shark feeding habits are helping scientists identify marks on human bones found in the ocean. By analyzing shark scavenging behavior, researchers identified which marks were left behind by sharks, what species of sharks made the marks and where the feedings might have occurred.
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New shark species glows in the dark, weighs about 2 pounds and has a huge nose

Date: July 25, 2017
Source: Florida Atlantic University
Summary: Just as "Shark Week" is gearing up, researchers have discovered a new species of shark 17 years in the making. Like finding a needle in a haystack, it was well worth the wait as this elusive creature is yet to be seen in the wild.
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