NEWSLETTER 10/2017 08.10.2017

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New images for our project "#Toothmorphology" (http://shark-references.com/post/523)!

Three new species and for two species new images!

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Squalus acanthias LINNAEUS, 1758 new images!
Ginglymostoma cirratum (BONNATERRE, 1788) new images!
Carcharhinus acronotus (POEY, 1860) new!
Carcharhinus albimarginatus (RÜPPELL, 1837) new!
Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos (BLEEKE

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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)


24. -26. November 2017



Zoologischen Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig in Bonn

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Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig, Adenauerallee 160, 53113 Bonn

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

João Pessoa, 3-8 June, 2018
The Sharks International Conference is the first truly international event devoted to elasmobranchs, and its first two editions were held respectively in Cairns, Australia in 2010 and Durban, South Africa in 2014. The city of João Pessoa was chosen as the venue for this important event, which will also congregate members of the Brazilian Society for the Study of Elasmobranchs (SBEEL) and the American Elasmobranch Society (AES) in 2018.
João Pessoa, founded in August 5, 1585, is the capital of Paraíba state, northeastern Brazil. It is located in the easternmost portion of the Americas, where a cape named Ponta do Seixas enters the Atlantic Ocean. Its coastline extends for 24 kilometers, with nine beaches. The downtown area and neighbouring municipalities present many historical and tourist sites.
More information and an internet site of the event will soon be available. We hope to have many participants from all over the world.

Extant Chondrichthyes:

BORSA, P. (2017): Neotrygon vali, a new species of the blue-spotted maskray complex (Myliobatoidei: Dasyatidae). Species, 18 (60): 146-153
New species: Neotrygon vali
Abstract: The blue-spotted maskray from Guadalcanal Island (Solomon archipelago) is distinct by its colour patterns from Neotrygon kuhlii with which it was previously confused, and belongs to a genetic lineage clearly separate from all other known species in the genus Neotrygon. It is here described as a new species, Neotrygon vali sp. nov., on the basis of its nucleotide sequence at the cytochrome oxidase 1 (CO1) gene locus. It is diagnosed from all other known species in the genus Neotrygon by the possession of nucleotide T at nucleotide site 420 and nucleotide G at nucleotide site 522 of the CO1 gene.

WHITE, W.T. & MANA, R.R. & NAYLOR, G.J.P. (2017): Description of a new species of deepwater catshark Apristurus yangi n.sp (Carcharhiniformes: Pentanchidae) from Papua New Guinea. Zootaxa, 4320 (1): 25–40
New species: Apristurus yangi
AbstractApristurus yangi, a new species of deepwater catshark, is described from Papua New Guinea based on two specimens collected during recent deepwater surveys. The new species belongs to the longicephalus-group which is characterised by its very long snout compared to members of the brunneus-group and spongiceps-groups. Apristurus yangi differs from its closest congeners in a combination of the following characters: 8 intestinal spiral valves; mouth width 7.9–8.6% TL; 32–33 monospondylous centra; 38 precaudal-diplospondylous vertebrae; small in size (female holotype mature at 437 mm TL); egg case small (~5.9 cm long) and with faint longitudinal striations.
VIANA, S.T. DE. F.L. &, DE CARVALHO, M.R. & EBERT, D.A.  (2017): Squalus bassi sp. nov., a new long-snouted spurdog (Chondrichthyes: Squaliformes: Squalidae) from the Agulhas Bank. Journal of Fish Biology, in press
New species: Squalus bassi
Abstract: The long-snouted African spurdog Squalus bassi sp. nov. is described based on material collected from the outer shelf and upper continental slope off South Africa and Mozambique. Squalus bassi shares with S. mitsukurii, S. montalbani, S. chloroculus, S. grahamiS. griffini, S. edmundsiS. quasimodo and S. lobularis a large snout with prenarial length greater than distance between nostrils and upper labial furrows, dermal denticles tricuspidate and rhomboid and elevated number of vertebrae. Squalus bassi can be distinguished from all its congeners by a combination of body and fin colouration, external morphometrics, vertebral counts and shape of dermal denticles. Similar long-snouted congeners from the Indo-Pacific region, including S. montalbaniS. edmundsi and S. lalannei are compared in detail with the new species. This new species has been misidentified as the Japanese S. mitsukurii and the Mediterranean S. blainvillei due to the lack of comparative morphological analyses. The validity of the nominal species S. mitsukurii in the south-eastern Atlantic Ocean and western Indian Ocean is also clarified herein, indicating it has a more restricted geographical distribution in the North Pacific Ocean.
Extinct Chondrichthyes:

MARRAMA, G. & CLAESON, K.M. & CARNEVALE, G. & KRIWET, J. (2017): Revision of Eocene electric rays (Torpediniformes, Batomorphii) from the Bolca Konservat-Lagerstätte, Italy, reveals the first fossil embryo in situ in marine batoids and provides new insights into the origin of trophic novelties in coral reef fishes. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, in press
New species: Titanonarke megapterygia
Abstract: The Eocene electric ray †Titanonarke Carvalho, 2010 from the Bolca Konservat-Lagerstätte, north-eastern Italy, is redescribed in detail based upon new material from recent excavations. This taxon exhibits a combination of features (large voids between the pectoral and the axial skeleton filled in life by electric organs, anteriorly directed fan-shaped antorbital cartilages, lack of dermal denticles, long prepelvic processes, and rounded basibranchial copula with a small caudal tab) that clearly supports its assignment to the order Torpediniformes. The analysis of new material also demonstrates that the previous apparent absence of typical narcinoid characters used to diagnose †Titanonarke was the result of taphonomic biases. †Titanonarkeshares at least three synapomorphies (presence of a rostral fontanelle, low number of ribs, and rostral cartilage connected to the antorbital cartilage through lateral appendices) with the extant genera BenthobatisDiplobatisDiscopyge and Narcine, with which it forms a clade (family Narcinidae) recognized herein as unquestionably monophyletic. Moreover, based upon a single specimen of †Titanonarke that exhibits a unique combination of morphometric and meristic features, a new species of Eocene numbfish, †T. megapterygia sp. nov., is recognized. The presence of several specimens representing different ontogenetic stages of at least two species of numbfishes suggests a close association of this taxon with shallow-water habitats corresponding to coral reefs as hypothesized for the Monte Postale palaeoenvironment. The occurrence of a fossilized marine batoid embryo is reported here for the first time. Moreover, the analysis of the gut contents suggests that the dietary adaptations of †Titanonarke can be related, at least in part, to an opportunistic strategy in the context of abundant larger foraminifera in the Monte Postale palaeobiotope, suggesting that this kind of feeding mode, known to occur in present-day reefs, already was realized 50 million years ago.

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Latest Research Articles

Extant Chondrichthyes:

ABATI, P.A.M. & TORREZ, P.P.Q. & FRANCA, F.O.D. & TOZZI, F.L. & GUERREIRO, F.M.B. & DOS SANTOS, S.A.T. & DE OLIVEIRA, S.M.S. & HADDAD, V. (2017) Injuries caused by freshwater stingrays in the Tapajos River Basin: a clinical and sociodemographic study. Revista Da Sociedade Brasileira De Medicina Tropical, 50 (3): 374-378 http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0037-8682-0016-2017
ACHOURI, N. & SMICHI, N. & GARGOURI, Y. & MILED, N. & FENDRI, A. (2017) The smooth-hound lipolytic system: Biochemical characterization of a purified digestive lipase, lipid profile and in vitro oil digestibility. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 102: 1120-1129 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2017.05.002
AFONSO, A.S. & GARLA, R. & HAZIN, F.H.V. (2017) Tiger sharks can connect equatorial habitats and fisheries across the Atlantic Ocean basin. PLoS ONE, 12 (9): e0184763 http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0184763
AUCOIN, S. & WEEGE, S. & TOEBE, M. & GUERTIN, J. & GORHAM, J. & BRESETTE, M. (2017) A new underwater shark capture method used by divers to catch and release nurse sharks (Ginglymostoma cirratum). Fishery Bulletin, 115 (4): 484-495 http://dx.doi.org/10.7755/FB.115.4.5  
BARRETO, R.R. & BORNATOWSKI, H. & MOTTA, F.S. & SANTANDER-NETO, J. & VIANNA, G.M.S. & LESSA, R. (2017) Rethinking use and trade of pelagic sharks from Brazil. Marine Policy, 85: 114–122 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2017.08.016
BARRÍA, C. & NAVARRO, J. & COLL, M. (2017) Trophic habits of an abundant shark in the northwestern Mediterranean Sea using an isotopic non-lethal approach. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, in press http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2017.08.021
BARROWCLIFT, E. & TEMPLE, A.J. & STEAD, S. & JIDDAWI, N.S. & BERGGREN, P. (2017) Social, economic and trade characteristics of the elasmobranch fishery on Unguja Island, Zanzibar, East Africa. Marine Policy, 83: 128-136 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2017.06.002
BAYSE, S.M. & POL, M.V. & WALSH, M. & WALSH, A. & BENDIKSEN, T. & HE, P. (2017) Design and test of a grid to reduce bycatch in the longfin inshore squid (Doryteuthis pealeii) trawl fishery. Journal of Applied Ichthyology, 33 (5): 898-906 http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jai.13381  
BECERRIL-GARCÍA, E.E. & AGUILAR-CRUZ, C.A. & JIMÉNEZ-PÉREZ, A.A. & GALVÁN-MAGAÑA, F. (2017) New record and morphometry of the bluntnose sixgill shark Hexanchus griseus (Chondrichthyes: Hexanchidae) in Baja California Sur, Mexico. Latin American Journal of Aquatic Research, 45 (4): 833-836 http://dx.doi.org/10.3856/vol45-issue4-fulltext-20
BESTER-VAN DER MERWE, A.E. & BITALO, D. & CUEVAS, J.M. & OVENDEN, J. & HERNANDEZ, S. & DA SILVA, C. & MCCORD, M. & ROODT-WILDING, R. (2017) Population genetics of Southern Hemisphere tope shark (Galeorhinus galeus): Intercontinental divergence and constrained gene flow at different geographical scales. Plos One, 12 (9): e0184481 http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0184481
BITON-PORSMOGUER, S. (2017) Analysis of the Spanish fisheries in the Northeast Atlantic Ocean 1980-2012: Role of the Galician Region in the exploitation of the main marine species. Revista De Biologia Marina Y Oceanografia, 52 (2): 411-415 http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/s0718-19572017000200021
BIZZARRO, J.J. & CARLISLE, A.B. & SMITH, W.D. & CORTÉS, E. (2017) Chapter Four - Diet Composition and Trophic Ecology of Northeast Pacific Ocean Sharks. Advances in Marine Biology, 77: 111-148 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/bs.amb.2017.06.001
BORSA, P. (2017) Neotrygon vali, a new species of the blue-spotted maskray complex (Myliobatoidei: Dasyatidae). Species, 18 (60): 146-153    
BORSA, P. & ARLYZA, I.S. & HOAREAU, T.B. & SHEN, K.-N. (2017) Diagnostic description and geographic distribution of four new cryptic species of the blue-spotted maskray species complex (Myliobatoidei: Dasyatidae; Neotrygon spp.) based on DNA sequences. Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology, in press http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/00343-018-7056-2
BYERS, J.E. & HOLMES, Z.C. & MALEK, J.C. (2017) Contrasting complexity of adjacent habitats influences the strength of cascading predatory effects. Oecologia, 185 (1): 107-117 http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00442-017-3928-y
CACHERA, M. & LE LOC‘H, F. (2017) Assessing the relationships between phylogenetic and functional singularities in sharks (Chondrichthyes). Ecology and Evolution, 7 (16): 6292-6303 http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ece3.2871  
CAPAPÉ, C. & ALI, M. (2017) Record of dicephalous embryo in longnose spurdog Squalus blainvillei (Chondrichthyes: Squalidae) from the Syrian coast (Eastern Mediterranean). Annales, Series Historia Naturalis, 27 (1): 59-62 http://dx.doi.org/10.19233/ashn.2017.08
CARDOSO, O. & PUGA, S. & BRANDAO, F. & CANARIO, J. & O‘DRISCOLL, N.J. & SANTOS, M.A. & PACHECO, M. & PEREIRA, P. (2017) Oxidative stress profiles in brain point out a higher susceptibility of fish to waterborne divalent mercury compared to dietary organic mercury. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 122 (1-2): 110-121 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2017.06.029
CATARINO, D. & STANKOVIĆ, D. & MENEZES, G. & STEFANNI, S. (2017) Insights into the genetic structure of the rabbitfish Chimaera monstrosa (Holocephali) across the Atlantic-Mediterranean transition zone.  Journal of Fish Biology, in press http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jfb.13404  
CHANA-MUNOZ, A. & JENDROSZEK, A. & SONNICHSEN, M. & KRISTIANSEN, R. & JENSEN, J.K. & ANDREASEN, P.A. & BENDIXEN, C. & PANITZ, F. (2017) Multi-tissue RNA-seq and transcriptome characterisation of the spiny dogfish shark (Squalus acanthias) provides a molecular tool for biological research and reveals new genes involved in osmoregulation. Plos One, 12 (8): e0182756 http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0182756
CHIEFFI, G. (2017) Sex differentiation and experimental sex reversal in Elasmobranch fishes. Archives d‘Anatomie Microscopique et de Morphologie Experimentale, 48 (Suppl): 21-36
COFFEY, D.M. & CARLISLE, A.B. & HAZEN, E.L. & BLOCK, B.A. (2017) Oceanographic drivers of the vertical distribution of a highly migratory, endothermic shark. Scientific Reports, 7: 10434 http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-11059-6
DA SILVA, J.P.C.B. & VAZ, D.F.B. & DE CARVALHO, M.R. (2017) Phylogenetic inferences on the systematics of squaliform sharks based on elasmobranch scapular morphology (Chondrichthyes: Elasmobranchii). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, in press http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/zoolinnean/zlx051
DA SILVA, T.M. & DOS SANTOS, J.C. & FERREIRA, V.A.V. & RAMOS, L.A.D. & WOSIACKI, W.B. & DE SOUSA, M.P.A. (2017) Data from the ichthyological collection of the Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi. Zookeys, 687: 89-99 http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.687.11233 
DEAN, M.N. & BIZZARRO, J.J. & CLARK, B. & UNDERWOOD, C.J. & JOHANSON, Z. (2017) Large batoid fishes frequently consume stingrays despite skeletal damage. Royal Society Open Science, 4: 170674 http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsos.170674  
DOMIT, C. & BROADHURST, M.K. & BORNATOWSKI, H. (2017) Interactions between Manta birostris and Sotalia guianensis in a World Heritage listed Brazilian estuary. Journal of Fish Biology, in press http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jfb.13399  
DOS SANTOS, J.C. & GRUND, L.Z. & SEIBERT, C.S. & MARQUES, E.E. & SOARES, A.B. & QUESNIAUX, V.F. & RYFFEL, B. & LOPES-FERREIRA, M. & LIMA, C. (2017) Stingray venom activates IL-33 producing cardiomyocytes, but not mast cell, to promote acute neutrophil-mediated injury. Scientific Reports, 7: 7912http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-08395-y 
DUFFY, C.A.J. & STRUTHERS, C.D. (2017) A major range extension for Carcharhinus altimus (Springer, 1950) in the South Pacific Ocean. Zootaxa, 4323 (1): 132–138 http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4323.1.11
EBERT, D.A. & BIGMAN, J.S. & LAWSON, J.M. (2017) Chapter Two - Biodiversity, Life History, and Conservation of Northeastern Pacific Chondrichthyans. Advances in Marine Biology, 77: 9-78 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/bs.amb.2017.07.001
FERNANDEZ, I.D. & BAEZ, J.C. & GARCIA-BARCELONA, S. & CAMINAS, J.A. & DE URBINA, J.M.O. & MACIAS, D. (2017) Length-Weight Relationships of Kitefin Shark Dalatias licha, and Little Sleeper Shark Somniosus rostratus from the Western Mediterranean Sea, and Long Snouted Lancetfish Alepisaurus ferox from the Eastern North Atlantic Ocean. Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 17 (5): 1073-1076 http://dx.doi.org/10.4194/1303-2712-v17_5_24
FRENCH, G.C.A. & STÜRUP, M. & RIZZUTO, S. & VAN WYK, J.H. & EDWARDS, D. & DOLAN, R.W. & WINTNER, S.P. & TOWNER, A.V. & HUGHES, W.O.H. (2017) The tooth, the whole tooth and nothing but the tooth: tooth shape and ontogenetic shift dynamics in the white shark Carcharodon carcharias. Journal of Fish Biology, in press http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jfb.13396  
GALLAGHER, A.J. & SHIFFMAN, D.S. & BYRNES, E.E. & HAMMERSCHLAG-PEYER, C.M. & HAMMERSCHLAG, N. (2017) Patterns of resource use and isotopic niche overlap among three species of sharks occurring within a protected subtropical estuary. Aquatic Ecology, 51 (3): 435-448 http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10452-017-9627-2
GALLANT, J.J. & RODRÍGUEZ, M.A. & STOKESBURY, M.J.W. & HARVEY-CLARK, C. (2017) Influence of environmental variables on the diel movements of the Greenland Shark (Somniosus microcephalus) in the St. Lawrence Estuary. Canadian Field-Naturalist, 130 (1): 1-14  
GOKOGLU, M. & TEKER, S. & JULIAN, D. (2017) First report of thresher sharks (Alopiidae) in the Gulf of Antalya. Iranian Journal of Fisheries Sciences, 16 (3): 1108-1113 
GONULAL, O. (2017) Length-Weight Relationships of 16 Fish Species from Deep Water of Northern Aegean Sea (500-900 m). Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 17 (5): 995-1002 http://dx.doi.org/10.4194/1303-2712-v17_5_14
GONZALEZ-PESTANA, A. & ACUÑA-PERALES, N. & COASACA-CESPEDES, J. & CORDOVA-ZAVALETA, F. & ALFARO-SHIGUETO, J. & MANGEL, J.C. & ESPINOZA, P. (2017) Trophic ecology of the smooth hammerhead shark (Sphyrna zygaena) off the coast of northern Peru. Fishery Bulletin, 115 (4): 451-459 http://dx.doi.org/10.7755/FB.115.4.2  
HASSE, C. (2017) Das natürliche System der Elasmobranchier auf Grundlage des Baues und der Entwicklung ihrer Wirbelsäule. Eine morphologische und paläontologische Studie. Ergänzungsheft, Jena     
HODGKISS, R.D. & GRANT, A. & MCCLELLAND, J.H.R. & QUATRE, R. & RADEMAKERS, B. & SANCHEZ, C. & MASON-PARKER, C. (2017) Population structure of the sicklefin lemon shark Negaprion acutidens within the Curieuse Marine National Park, Seychelles. African Journal of Marine Science, 39 (2): 225-232 http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/1814232x.2017.1333453
HUVENEERS, C. & MEEKAN, M.G. & APPS, K. & FERREIRA, L.C. & PANNELL, D. & VIANNA, G.M.S. (2017) The economic value of shark-diving tourism in Australia. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries, 27 (3): 665-680 http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11160-017-9486-x
IRSCHICK, D.J. & FU, A. & LAUDER, G. & WILGA, C. & KUO, C.-Y. & HAMMERSCHLAG, N. (2017) A comparative morphological analysis of body and fin shape for eight shark species. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, in press http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/biolinnean/blx088
JAMIESON, A.J. & LINLEY, T.D. & CRAIG, J. (2017) Baited camera survey of deep-sea demersal fishes of the West African oil provinces off Angola: 1200-2500m depth, East Atlantic Ocean. Marine Environmental Research, 129: 347-364 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marenvres.2017.05.009
JONES, C.M. & DRIGGERS, W.B. & HOFFMAYER, E.R. & GALLE, L.E. (2017) Capture of a one-eyed bull shark, Carcharhinus leucas (Valenciennes 1839), from the northern Gulf of Mexico. Caribbean Research, 28 (1): SC8-SC11 http://dx.doi.org/10.18785/gcr.2801.08
JOUNG, S.J. & LYU, G.T. & SU, K.Y. & HSU, H.H. & LIU, K.M. (2017) Distribution Pattern, Age, and Growth of Blue Sharks in the South Atlantic Ocean. Marine and Coastal Fisheries, 9 (1): 38-49 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19425120.2016.1249579
JURADO, C.D. & MABRAGANA, E. & DE ASTARLOA, J.M.D. (2017) Morphological variation in a conservative structure: the scapulocoracoids in Sympterygia acuta Garman, 1837 and Sympterygia bonapartii Muller & Henle, 1841 (Chondrichthyes: Rajidae). Zootaxa, 4318 (1): 157-166 http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4318.1.8
KABASAKAL, H. (2017) Notes on historical and contemporary catches of lamniform sharks in Turkish waters. Annales, Series Historia Naturalis, 27 (1): 51-58 http://dx.doi.org/10.19233/ashn.2017.07
KAI, M. & THORSON, J.T. & PINER, K.R. & MAUNDER, M.N. (2017) Predicting the spatio-temporal distributions of pelagic sharks in the western and central North Pacific. Fisheries Oceanography, 26 (5): 569-582 http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/fog.12217  
KING, J.R. & SURRY, A.M. (2017) Seasonal and daily movements of the bluntnose sixgill shark (Hexanchus griseus) in the strait of Georgia from satellite tag data. Environmental Biology of Fishes, in press http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10641-017-0664-4
KYNE, P.M. & FEUTRY, P. (2017) Recreational fishing impacts on threatened river sharks: A potential conservation issue. Ecological Management & Restoration, 18 (3): 209-213 http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/emr.12266  
LARSON, S.E. & DALY-ENGEL, T.S. & PHILLIPS, N.M. (2017) Chapter Three - Review of Current Conservation Genetic Analyses of Northeast Pacific Sharks. Advances in Marine Biology, 77: 79-110 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/bs.amb.2017.06.005
LAURIANO, E.R. & PERGOLIZZI, S. & GANGEMI, J. & KUCIEL, M. & CAPILLO, G. & ARAGONA, M. & FAGGIO, C. (2017) Immunohistochemical colocalization of G protein alpha subunits and 5-HT in the rectal gland of the cartilaginous fish Scyliorhinus canicula. Microscopy Research and Technique, 80 (9): 1018-1027 http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jemt.22896  
LOWRY, D. & LARSON, S.E. (2017) Chapter One - Introduction to Northeast Pacific Shark Biology, Ecology, and Conservation. Advances in Marine Biology, 77: 1-8 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/bs.amb.2017.06.004
MABRAGANA, E. & VAZQUEZ, D.M. & GABBANELLI, V. & SABADIN, D. & BARBINI, S.A. & LUCIFORA, L.O. (2017) Egg cases of the graytail skate Bathyraja griseocauda and the cuphead skate Bathyraja scaphiops from the south-west Atlantic Ocean. Journal of Fish Biology, 91 (3): 968-974 http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jfb.13380  
MANIR FEITOSA, L. & BARBOSA MARTINS, A.P. & SILVA NUNES, J.L. (2017) Sawfish (Pristidae) records along the Eastern Amazon coast. Endangered Species Research, 34: 229-234 http://dx.doi.org/10.3354/esr00852  
MATTA, M.E. & TRIBUZIO, C.A. & EBERT, D.A. & GOLDMAN, K.J. & GBURSKI, C.M. (2017) Chapter Six - Age and Growth of Elasmobranchs and Applications to Fisheries Management and Conservation in the Northeast Pacific Ocean. Advances in Marine Biology, 77: 179-220 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/bs.amb.2017.06.002
MCKINNEY, J.A. & HOFFMAYER, E.R. & HOLMBERG, J. & GRAHAM, R.T. & DRIGGERS, W.B. & DE LA PARRA-VENEGAS, R. & GALVAN-PASTORIZA, B.E. & FOX, S. & PIERCE, S.J. & DOVE, A.D.M. (2017) Long-term assessment of whale shark population demography and connectivity using photo-identification in the Western Atlantic Ocean. Plos One, 12 (8): e0180495 http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0180495
MOURIER, J. & BASS, N.C. & GUTTRIDGE, T.L. & DAY, J. & BROWN, C. (2017) Does detection range matter for inferring social networks in a benthic shark using acoustic telemetry? Royal Society Open Science, 4: 170485 http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsos.170485 
NATANSON, L.J. & MCCANDLESS, C.T. & JAMES, K. & HOEY, J. (2017) Gestation period and pupping seasonality of female spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) off southern New England. Fishery Bulletin, 115 (4): 473-483 http://dx.doi.org/10.7755/FB.115.4.4NEEDHAM, M.D. & SZUSTER, B.W. & MORA, C. & LESAR, L. & ANDERS, E. (2017) Manta ray tourism: interpersonal and social values conflicts, sanctions, and management. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 25 (10): 1367-1384 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09669582.2016.1274319
NIFONG, J.C. & LOWERS, R.H. (2017) Reciprocal Intraguild Predation between Alligator mississippiensis (American Alligator) and Elasmobranchii in the Southeastern United States. Southeastern Naturalist, 16 (3): 383–396  
PANCHENKO, V.V. & PUSHCHINA, O.I. & BOIKO, M.I. & KALCHUGIN, P.V. (2017) Distribution and some biological features of bottom skate Bathyraja bergi in the Russian waters of the Sea of Japan. Journal of Ichthyology, 57 (4): 560–568 http://dx.doi.org/10.1134/S0032945217040105
PEPIN-NEFF, C. & WYNTER, T. (2017) Shark Bites and Shark Conservation: An Analysis of Human Attitudes Following Shark Bite Incidents in Two Locations in Australia. Conservation Letters, in press http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/conl.12407  
PETERSON, C.D. & PARSONS, K.T. & BETHEA, D.M. & DRIGGERS, W.B. & LATOUR, R.J. (2017) Community interactions and density dependence in the southeast United States coastal shark complex. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 579: 81-96 http://dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps12288   
PURUSHOTTAMA, G.B. & , DASH, G. & THAKURDAS & AKHILESH, K.V. & KIZHAKUDAN, S.J. & ZACHARIA, P.U. (2017) Population dynamics and stock assessment of grey sharpnose shark Rhizoprionodon oligolinx Springer, 1964 (Chondrichthyes: Carcharhinidae) from the north-west coast of India. Indian Journal of Fisheries ,64 (3):  8-17 http://dx.doi.org/10.21077/ijf.2017.64.3.67657-02
RAFRAFI-NOUIRA, S. & EL KAMEL-MOUTALIBI, O. & AMOR, K.O.B. & BEN AMOR, M.M. & CAPAPE, C. (2017) A case of hermaphroditism in the common Eagle Ray Myliobatis aquila (Chondrichthyes: Myliobatidae), reported from the Tunisian coast (Central Mediterranean). Annales, Series Historia Naturalis, 27 (1): 43-48 http://dx.doi.org/10.19233/ashn.2017.06
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RILEY, C. & CLOUTIER, R. & GROGAN, E.D. (2017) Similarity of morphological composition and developmental patterning in paired fins of the elephant shark. Scientific Reports, 7: 9985 http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-10538-0
ROBINSON, D.P. & JAIDAH, M.Y. & BACH, S.S. & ROHNER, C.A. & JABADO, R.W. & ORMOND, R. & PIERCE, S.J. (2017) Some like it hot: Repeat migration and residency of whale sharks within an extreme natural environment. PLoS ONE, 12 (9): e0185360 http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0185360
SANTAQUITERIA, A. & NIELSEN, J. & KLEMETSEN, T. & WILLASSEN, N.P. & PRAEBEL, K. (2017) The complete mitochondrial genome of the long-lived Greenland shark (Somniosus microcephalus): characterization and phylogenetic position. Conservation Genetics Resources, 9 (3): 351-355 http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12686-016-0676-y
SEIDEL, R. & BLUMER, M. & PECHRIGGL, E.-J. & LYONS, K. & HALL, B.K. & FRATZL, P. & WEAVER, J.C. & DEAN, M.N. (2017) Calcified cartilage or bone? Collagens in the tessellated endoskeletons of cartilaginous fish (sharks and rays). Journal of Structural Biology, in press http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsb.2017.09.005
SEN, S. & CHAKRABORTY, S.K. & VIVEKANANDAN, E. & ZACHARIA, P.U. & KIZHAKUDAN, S.J. & JAISWAR, A.K. & DASH, G. & JAYSHREE, G. (2017) Population dynamics and stock assessment of milk shark, Rhizoprionodon acutus (Ruppell, 1837) along Gujarat coast of India. Indian Journal of Geo-Marine Sciences, 46 (5): 936-946 
SKOMAL, G.B. & BRAUN, C.D. & CHISHOLM, J.H. & THORROLD, S.R. (2017) Movements of the white shark Carcharodon carcharias in the North Atlantic Ocean. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 580: 1-16 http://dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps12306  
SMITH, F. & ALLEN, S.J. & BEJDER, L. & BROWN, A.M. (2017) Shark bite injuries on three inshore dolphin species in tropical northwestern Australia. Marine Mammal Science, in press http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/mms.12435  
SPAET, J.L.Y. & LAM, C.H. & BRAUN, C.D. & BERUMEN, M.L. (2017) Extensive use of mesopelagic waters by a Scalloped hammerhead shark (Sphyrna lewini) in the Red Sea. Animal Biotelemetry, 5: 20  http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40317-017-0135-x
SPATH, M.C. & DELI ANTONI, M. & DELPIANI, G. (2017) Dentition of the apron ray Discopyge tschudii (Elasmobranchii: Narcinidae). Journal of Fish Biology, in press http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jfb.13411  
STAVRIANAKOU, M. & PEREZ, R. & WU, C. & SACHS, M.S. & ARAMAYO, R. & HARLOW, M. (2017) Draft de novo transcriptome assembly and proteome characterization of the electric lobe of Tetronarce californica: a molecular tool for the study of cholinergic neurotransmission in the electric organ. Bmc Genomics, 18: 611 http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12864-017-3890-4
STEINKE, D. & BERNARD, A.M. & HORN, R.L. & HILTON, P. & HANNER, R. & SHIVJI, M.S. (2017) DNA analysis of traded shark fins and mobulid gill plates reveals a high proportion of species of conservation concern. Scientific Reports, 7: 9505 http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-10123-5
STEWART, J.D. & ROHNER, C.A. & ARAUJO, G. & AVILA, J. & FERNANDO, D. & FORSBERG, K. & PONZO, A. & RAMBAHINIARISON, J.M. & KURLE, C.M. & SEMMENS, B.X. (2017) Trophic overlap in mobulid rays: insights from stable isotope analysis. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 580: 131-151 http://dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps12304  
ST-GELAIS, A.T. & AEPPLI, C. & BURNELL, C.A. & COSTA-PIERCE, B.A. (2017) Non-dioxin like polychlorinated biphenyl indicator congeners in Northwest Atlantic spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias). Marine Pollution Bulletin, 120 (1-2): 414-421 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2017.05.001
TAGLIAFICO, A. & RANGEL, S. & BROADHURST, M.K. (2017) Reproductive aspects of the Atlantic angel shark Squatina dumeril in the southern Caribbean Sea. Journal of Fish Biology, in press http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jfb.13401  
THOMSON, J.A. & ARAUJO, G. & LABAJA, J. & MCCOY, E. & MURRAY, R. & PONZO, A. (2017) Feeding the world‘s largest fish: highly variable whale shark residency patterns at a provisioning site in the Philippines. Royal Society Open Science, 4: 170394 http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsos.170394  
VIANA, S.T. DE. F.L. &, DE CARVALHO, M.R. & EBERT, D.A.  (2017) Squalus bassi sp. nov., a new long-snouted spurdog (Chondrichthyes: Squaliformes: Squalidae) from the Agulhas Bank. Journal of Fish Biology, in press http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jfb.13448  
WALTER, R.P. & ROY, D. & HUSSEY, N.E. & STELBRINK, B. & KOVACS, K.M. & LYDERSEN, C. & MCMEANS, B.C. & SVAVARSSON, J. & KESSEL, S.T. & PORSMOGUER, S.B. & WILDES, S. & TRIBUZIO, C.A. & CAMPANA, S.E. & PETERSEN, S.D. & GRUBBS, R.D. & HEATH, D.D. & HEDGES, K.J. & FISK, A.T. (2017) Origins of the Greenland shark (Somniosus microcephalus): Impacts of ice-olation and introgression. Ecology and Evolution, in press http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ece3.3325  
WHITE, W.T. & MANA, R.R. & NAYLOR, G.J.P. (2017) Description of a new species of deepwater catshark Apristurus yangi n.sp (Carcharhiniformes: Pentanchidae) from Papua New Guinea. Zootaxa, 4320 (1): 25–40 http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4320.1.2
WHITNEY, N.M. & WHITE, C.F. & ANDERSON, P.A. & HUETER, R.E. & SKOMAL, G.B. (2017) The physiological stress response, postrelease behavior, and mortality of blacktip sharks (Carcharhinus limbatus) caught on circle and J-hooks in the Florida recreational fishery. Fishery Bulletin, 115 (4): 532–543 http://dx.doi.org/10.7755/FB.115.4.9  
WHITTY, J.M. & KELEHER, J. & EBNER, B.C. & GLEISS, A.C. & SIMPFENDORFER, C.A. & MORGAN, D.L. (2017) Habitat use of a Critically Endangered elasmobranch, the largetooth sawfish Pristis pristis, in an intermittently flowing riverine nursery. Endangered Species Research, 34: 211–227 http://dx.doi.org/10.3354/esr00837  
WUNDER, W. (2017) Eigenartige Lagerung des Darmes bei einem Haifisch (Scyllium canicula). Zoologischer Anzeiger, 150 (3/4): 78-81  
YOKOI, H. & IJIMA, H. & OHSHIMO, S. & YOKAWA, K. (2017) Impact of biology knowledge on the conservation and management of large pelagic sharks. Scientific Reports, 7: 10619 http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-09427-3
ZELMAT, K.E. & BOUTIBA, Z. & ABDELGHANI, F. & FLOWER, R. & BENSAHLA-TALET, L. (2017) Biometric characteristics and reproduction in the lesser-spotted dogfish Scyliorhinus canicula (Elasmobranchii: Scyliorhinidae) from the west coast of Algeria. Cahiers De Biologie Marine, 58 (3): 299-306 http://dx.doi.org/10.21411/cbm.a.257575f2

Extinct Chondrichthyes:

FERRÓN, H.G. (2017) Regional endothermy as a trigger for gigantism in some extinct macropredatory sharks. PLoS ONE, 12 (9): e0185185 http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0185185
GARIBOLDI, K. & BOSIO, G. & MALINVERNO, E. & GIONCADA, A. & DI CELMA, C. & VILLA, I.M. & URBINA, M. & BIANUCCI, G. (2017) Biostratigraphy, geochronology and sedimentation rates of the upper Miocene Pisco Formation at two important marine vertebrate fossil-bearing sites of southern Peru. Newsletters on Stratigraphy, 50 (4): 417-444 http://dx.doi.org/10.1127/nos/2017/0345
GOUIRIC-CAVALLI, S. & CIONE, A.L. & LAZO, D.G. & CATALDO, C.S. & AGUIRRE-URRETA, M.B. (2017) First record of elasmobranchs from the Lower Cretaceous of Argentina (Neuquén Basin). Cretaceous Research, in press http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cretres.2017.09.003
MARRAMA, G. & CLAESON, K.M. & CARNEVALE, G. & KRIWET, J. (2017) Revision of Eocene electric rays (Torpediniformes, Batomorphii) from the Bolca Konservat-Lagerstätte, Italy, reveals the first fossil embryo in situ in marine batoids and provides new insights into the origin of trophic novelties in coral reef fishes. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, in press http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14772019.2017.1371257
MIKUŽ, V. & ŠOSTER, A. &  & ULAGA, S. (2017) Fosilni ribji zobje iz najdišč med Trbovljami in Laškim [Fossil fish teeth from sites between Trbovlje and Laško, Slovenia]. Folia Biologica et Geologica, 58 (1): 59–75
VORIS, J.T. & HECKERT, A.B. (2017) Ontogenetic heterodonty in Reticulodus synergus (Chondrichthyes, Hybodontiformes) from the Upper Triassic of the southwestern U.S.A., with a redescription of the genus. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, in press http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02724634.2017.1351980


BAKOPOULOS, V. & TSEPA, E. & DIAKOU, A. & KOKKORIS, G. & KOLYGAS, M.N. & ATHANASSOPOULOU, F. (2017) Parasites of Scyliorhinus canicula (Linnaeus, 1758) in the north-eastern Aegean Sea. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, in press http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0025315417001552
FURINESS, S. & WILLIAMS, J.I. & NAGASAWA, K. & BURRESON, E.M. (2017) A collection of fish leeches (Hirudinida: Piscicolidae) from Japan and surrounding waters, including redescriptions of three species. Journal of Parasitology, 93 (4): 875-883 http://dx.doi.org/10.1645/GE-979R1.1
GALLAGHER, K. & CAIRA, J. & CANTINO, M. (2017) Ultrastructure of cell types within the scolex and cephalic peduncle of the litobothriidean tapeworm, Litobothrium aenigmaticum. Invertebrate Biology, 136 (3): 243-259 http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ivb.12174  
KRITSKY, D.C. & BULLARD, S.A. & RUIZ, C.F. & WARREN, M.B. (2017) Empruthotrema longipenis n. sp (Monogenoidea: Monocotylidae: Merizocotylinae) from the olfactory sacs of the smooth butterfly ray Gymnura micrura (Bloch & Schneider) (Myliobatiformes: Gymnuridae) in the Gulf of Mexico. Systematic Parasitology, 94 (7): 777-784 http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11230-017-9741-5
MENDEZ, O. & VIDAL-MARTINEZ, V.M. (2017) First record of Multicalyx cristata (Aspidocotylea) in Sphyrna lewini (Elasmobranchii) in the southern Gulf of Mexico. Revista Mexicana De Biodiversidad, 88 (2): 446-449 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rmb.2017.03.020
SAWYER, R.T. (2017) The leeches of Louisiana, with notes on some North American species (Hirudinea, Annelida). Proceedings of the Louisiana Academy of Sciences, 30: 32-38
SHIPLEY, O. & TALWAR, B. & GRUBBS, D. & BROOKS, E. (2017) Isopods present on deep-water sharks Squalus cubensis and Heptranchias perlo from The Bahamas. Marine Biodiversity, 47 (3): 789-790 http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12526-016-0519-9
WILLIAMS, E.H. (2017) Leeches of some marine fishes from Puerto Rico and adjacent regions. Proceedings of the Helminthological Society of Washington, 49 (2): 323-325



Sharks and rays live a lot longer than we thought

Sharks and rays live a lot longer than we thought -- some twice as long as previously estimated.