García-Rodríguez, A. & Tovar-Avila, J. & Arellano-Cuenca, A.H. & Rivas-Landa, D. & Chávez-Arrenquin, D.A. & Amezcua, F. (2024)
Size at sexual maturity, seasonal variation by maturity stages, and fecundity of the spotted round ray (Urobatis maculatus) and the thorny stingray (Urotrygon rogersi) from the northern tropical eastern Pacific. Journal of Fish Biology, in press
DOI: 10.1111/jfb.15709
Leurs, G. & Walsh, M.B. & Haque, A.B. & Collins, C. & Glaus, K. & Kizhakudan, S.J. & Menon, M. & Muttaqin, E. & Simeon, B. & Tovar-Avila, J. & Govers, L.L. & Walker, P.A. & Friedman, K.J. (2024)
Opportunities and challenges in value chain analysis for sustainable management of sharks and rays. Marine Policy, 163, Article 106121
DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2024.106121
Rodriguez-Madrigal, J.A. & Tovar-Avila, J. & Castillo-Geniz, J.L. & Godinez-Padilla, C.J. & Marquez-Farias, J.F. & Corro-Espinosa, D. (2023)
Re-estimation of juvenile Isurus oxyrinchus growth in the Mexican Pacific through a multimodel inference approach and verification of growth band periodicity. Journal of Fish Biology, 102(6), 1373–1386
DOI: 10.1111/jfb.15381
Alvarez-Fuentes, C.J. & Tovar-Avila, J. & Payan-Alejo, J. & Chavez-Arrenquin, D.A. & Salgado-Ugarte, I.H. & Amezcua, F. (2023)
Reproductive Ecology of the Chilean Round Ray (Urotrygon chilensis, Gunther, 1872) in the Southern Gulf of California. Fishes, 8(4), Article 193
DOI: 10.3390/fishes8040193
Guadalupe Bravo-Zavala, F. & Pérez-Jiménez, J.C. & Tovar-Ávila, J. & Arce-Ibarra, A.M. (2022)
Vulnerability of 14 elasmobranchs to various fisheries in the southern Gulf of Mexico. Marine and Freshwater Research, 73(8), 1064–1082
DOI: 10.1071/MF21141
Prieto-Veloz, M.C. & Calle-Morán, M.D. & Tovar-Ávila, J. (2022)
Reproductive biology of the Gorgona guitarfish Pseudobatos prahli in the central-eastern Pacific Ocean [Biología reproductiva de la raya guitarra punteada Pseudobatos prahli en el Océano Pacífico centro-oriental]. Revista de Biología Marina y Oceanografía, 57, 68–79
DOI: 10.22370/rbmo.2022.57.Especial.3333
Zea-de La Cruz, H. & Tovar-Avila, J. & Meiners-Mandujano, C. & Jimenez-Badillo, L. & Oviedo-Perez, J.L. (2021)
Determining potential management strategies for the elasmobranchs bycatch of the Mexican shrimp trawl fishery of the Gulf of Mexico through a vulnerability analysis. Regional Studies in Marine Science, 42, Article 101626
DOI: 10.1016/j.rsma.2021.101626
Walker, T.I. & Day, R.W. & Awruch, C.A. & Bell, J.D. & Braccini, J.M. & Dapp, D.R. & Finotto, L. & Frick, L.H. & Garces-Garcia, K.C. & Guida, L. & Huveneers, C. & Martins, C.L. & Rochowski, B.E.A. & Tovar-Avila, J. & Trinnie, F.I. & Reina, R.D. (2021)
Ecological vulnerability of the chondrichthyan fauna of southern Australia to the stressors of climate change, fishing and other anthropogenic hazards. Fish and Fisheries, 22(5), 1105–1135
DOI: 10.1111/faf.12571
Gonzalez-Acosta, A.F. & Monsalvo-Flores, A.E. & Tovar-Avila, J. & Jimenez-Castaneda, M.F. & Alejo-Plata, M.D. & de La Cruz-Aguero, G. (2021)
Diversity and conservation of Chondrichthyes in the Gulf of California. Marine Biodiversity, 51(3), Article 46
DOI: 10.1007/s12526-021-01186-9
Garces-Garcia, K.C. & Tovar-Avila, J. & Vargas-Trejo, B. & Chavez-Arrenquin, D.A. & Walker, T.I. & Day, R.W. (2020)
Elasmobranch bycatch by prawn trawls in the Gulf of California: First comprehensive analysis and the effect of fish escape devices. Fisheries Research, 230, Article 105639
DOI: 10.1016/j.fishres.2020.105639
Garcia-Rodriguez, A. & Hernandez-Herrera, A. & Galvan-Magana, F. & Ceballos-Vazquez, B.P. & Pelamatti, T. & Tovar-Avila, J. (2020)
Estimation of the size at sexual maturity of the bat ray (Myliobatis californica) in northwestern Mexico through a multi-model inference. Fisheries Research, 231, Article 105712
DOI: 10.1016/j.fishres.2020.105712
Coiraton, C. & Tovar-Avila, J. & Garces-Garcia, K.C. & Rodriguez-Madrigal, J.A. & Gallegos-Camacho, R. & Chavez-Arrenquin, D.A. & Amezcua, F. (2019)
Periodicity of the growth-band formation in vertebrae of juvenile scalloped hammerhead shark Sphyrna lewini from the Mexican Pacific Ocean. Journal of Fish Biology, 95(4), 1072–1085
DOI: 10.1111/jfb.14100
Saldana-Ruiz, L.E. & Garcia-Rodriguez, E. & Perez-Jimenez, J.C. & Tovar-Avila, J. & Rivera-Tellez, E. (2019)
2. Biodiversity and Conservation of sharks in Pacific Mexico. Advances in Marine Biology, 83, 11–60
DOI: 10.1016/bs.amb.2019.08.001
Galván-Magaña, F. & Castillo-Geniz, J.L. & Hoyos-Padilla, M. & Ketchum, J. & Klimley, A.P. & Ramírez-Amaro, S. & Torres-Rojas, Y.E. & Tovar-Avila, J. (2019)
3. Shark ecology, the role of the apex predator and current conservation status. Advances in Marine Biology, 83, 61–114
DOI: 10.1016/bs.amb.2019.08.005
Cervantes-Gutiérrez, F. & Tovar-Ávila, J. & Galván-Magaña, F. (2018)
Age and growth of the banded guitarfish Zapteryx exasperata (Chondrichthyes: Trygonorrhinidae). Marine and Freshwater Research, 69(1), 66–73
DOI: 10.1071/MF16403
Soto-Lopez, K. & Ochoa-Baez, R.I. & Tovar-Avila, J. & Galvan-Magana, F. (2018)
Reproductive biology of the brown smooth-hound shark, Mustelus henlei (Chondrichthyes: Triakidae), off northwestern Mexico based on macroscopic and histological analyses. Ciencias Marinas, 44(2), 125–139
DOI: 10.7773/cm.v44i2.2805
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
DOI: 10.7773/cm.v41i1.2442
Clarke, S. & Coelho, R. & Francis, M. & Kai, M. & Kohin, S. & Liu, K.-M. & Simpfendorfer, C. & Tovar-Avila, J. & Rigby, C. & Smart, J. (2015)
Report of the Pacific shark life history expert panel workshop, 28-30 April 2015. WCPFC–SCll–2015/EB–IP–13: 111pp
Santana-Hernandez, H. & Tovar-Avila, J. & Javier Valdez-Flores, J. (2014)
Estimation of the total, fork and precaudal lengths for the silky shark, Carcharhinus falciformis (Carcharhiniformes: Carcharhinidae), from the interdorsal length. Hidrobiológica, 24(2), 159–162
Tovar-Avila, J. & Gallegos-Camacho, R. (2014)
Oldest estimated age for Sphyrna mokarran (Carcharhiniformes: Sphyrnidae) in the Mexican Pacific. Hidrobiológica, 24(2), 163–165
Furlong-Estrada, E. & Tovar-Avila, J. & Rios-Jara, E. (2014)
Ecological risk assessment of artisanal capture methods on sharks fished at the entrance of the Gulf of California. Hidrobiológica, 24(2), 83–97
Torres-Herrera, M.R. & Tovar-Avila, J. (2014)
Temporal variation of shark catches in the islands and central coast of Nayarit, Mexico, based on official landing statistics. Hidrobiológica, 24(2), 99–107
Tovar-Ávila, J. & Day, R.W. & Walker, T.I. (2010)
Using rapid assessment and demographic methods to evaluate the effects of fishing on Heterodontus portusjacksoni off far-eastern Victoria, Australia. Journal of Fish Biology, 77(7), 1564–1578
DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-8649.2010.02788.x
Tovar-Ávila, J. & Izzo, C. & Walker, T.I. & Braccini, M. & Day, R.W. (2009)
Assessing growth band counts from vertebrae and dorsal-fin spines for ageing sharks: comparison of four methods applied to Heterodontus portusjacksoni. Marine and Freshwater Research, 60(9), 898–903
DOI: 10.1071/MF08206
Tovar-Ávila, J. & Troynikov, V.S. & Walker, T.I. & Day, R.W. (2009)
Use of stochastic models to estimate the growth of the Port Jackson shark, Heterodontus portusjacksoni, off eastern Victoria, Australia. Fisheries Research, 95(2–3), 230–235
DOI: 10.1016/j.fishres.2008.09.031
Tovar-Ávila, J. & Arenas-Fuentes, V. & Chiappa-Carrara, X. (2009)
Edad y crecimiento del tiburón puntas negras, Carcharhinus limbatus, en el Golfo de México. Ciencia Pesquera, 17(1), 47–58
Tovar-Ávila, J. & Izzo, C. & Walker, T.I. & Braccini, M. & Day, R.W. (2008)
Dorsal-fin spine growth of Heterodontus portusjacksoni: a general model that applies to dorsal-fin spines of chondrichthyans? Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 65(1), 74–82
DOI: 10.1139/f07-146
Braccini, M. & Gillanders, B.M. & Walker, T.I. & Tovar-Ávila, J. (2007)
Comparison of deterministic growth models fitted to length-at-age data of the piked spurdog (Squalus megalops) in south-eastern Australia. Marine and Freshwater Research, 58(1), 24–33
DOI: 10.1071/MF06064
Tovar-Ávila, J. & Walker, T.I. & Day, R.W. (2007)
Reproduction of Heterodontus portusjacksoni in Victoria, Australia: evidence of two populations and reproductive parameters for the eastern population Marine and Freshwater Research, 58(10), 956–965
DOI: 10.1071/MF06230
Tovar-Ávila, J. (2006)
Reproduction, age validation, growth determination and effects of fishing on the Port Jackson shark (Heterodontus portusjacksoni) in South-Eastern Australia. PhD Thesis, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia.
Tovar-Ávila, J. & Walker, T.I. & Day, R.W. (2005)
Reproduction of Port Jackson sharks off south-eastern Australia [Abstract]. American Elasmobranch Society 21th Annual Meeting, Tampa, Florida
Tovar-Ávila, J. & Márquez Farías, J.F. & Arenas-Fuentes, V. (2000)
Age and growth of the blacktip shark, Carcharhinus limbatus, in the southern Gulf of Mexico [Abstract]. American Elasmobranch Society 16th Annual Meeting, 14–20 June 2000, La Paz, Mexico