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Mark Henry Sabaj Pérez, Collection Manager of Fishes, Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, USA

Dr. Domingos Garrone Neto, Universidade Estadual Paulista - UNESP, Campus do Litoral, São Vicente, Brazil

Dr. Ricardo S. Rosa, Departamento de Sistemática e Ecologia, CCEN, Universidade Federal da Paraíba, João Pessoa, Brazil

Mario Espinoza, UNIP-CIMAR, Universidad de Costa Rica, Costa Rica (Homepage)

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New Meeting:

OCS Conference 2011

The 3rd Annual OCS Conference will be held September 13th -15th at Sea World Resort and Water Park on the Gold Coast, Qld. For more information and to register for the conference, please click on the link below.




Management of elasmobranch fisheries: sustainability, conservation, and regulation of global trade
Management of elasmobranch fisheries: sustainability, conservation, and regulation of global trade

04 Sep 2011 to 08 Sep 2011
The symposium takes place at the 2011 American Fisheries Society 141st Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington, USA. table.


International Symposium on Sharks in West Africa

July 25-27, 2011, Dakar, Senegal

Meeting Web Site


SVP 71st Annual Meeting
November 2-5, 2011
Paris Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV USA


La Sociedad Chilena de Ciencias del Mar y laFacultad de Ciencias del Mar y de Recursos Naturales de la Universidad de Valparaíso les dan una cordial bienvenida al XXXI Congreso de Ciencias del Mar, a desarrollarse en la Ciudad de Viña del Mar del 16 al 19 de agosto de 2011.


15th EEA Conference October or November 2011 in Berlin, Germany

The German Elasmobranch Society (Deutsche Elasmobranchier-Gesellschaft e.V., D.E.G.) 
has the pleasure to invite you to the 15th EEA Annual Scientific Conference in Berlin, Germany. 

The conference will take place at the Natural History Museum of Berlin 
from 28 - 30 October 2011.

Museum für Naturkunde
Invalidenstraße 43
10115 Berlin



The following user supported www.shark-references with images (for more images visit the species description).


I am looking for support to complete the species description with images (I search images of the species, teeth, scales, fins, ...). Each image will be labeled with the name of the right holder (or an link to an website). Maybe you could send me some pictures or know somebody who could send me some images?



Rahmat Al Falah, Indonesia (Eucrossorhinus dasypogon (BLEEKER, 1867))

Eucrossorhinus dasypogon

Mark Henry Sabaj Pérez, Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, USA (Heliotrygon gomesi, Potamotrygon tigrina, Potamotrygon marinae, Potamotrygon schroederi)

Joachim Seidel, Germany (Carcharhinus falciformis, Carcharhinus perezii)

Csilla Ari, Foundation For Oceans of the Future (Manta alfredi, Manta birostris)

Domingos Garrone Neto, São Vicente, Brazil (Potamotrygon motoro, Potamotrygon falkeri)

Marion Mihm, Germany (Squatina squatina)




NEW! List (pdf) of the papers of the year 2010 for download:

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List (pdf) of the papers of the year 2009 for download:

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Type database:

New: Mapping of more than 2.100 types

Map of types

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Field Guide for sharks of the genus Carcharhinus

Dr.-Ing. Mattias Voigt, Human and Environmental Toxicology, University of Konstanz (Germany) (Homepage)

Dietmar Weber, Forschungsinstitut für Forstökologie in Rheinland-Pfalz, (Germany)

München, 151 pp., 59 fig., 31 pl., Verlag Pfeil


This book reflects the known facts which are needed to identify members of the genus Carcharhinus to species level and has to be understood as part of the broad campaign for wide-ranging protection of sharks (and their relatives) worldwide. In contrast to most of the previous species describing works about the genus (where a maximum of 30 species were listed and discussed) 33 species are described here, a few species with a special note of the authors. Some interesting statements are given in the text, e.g. to the possible sub-division of the spinner shark, C. brevipinna, in an Atlantic and Pacific sub-species. An almost unknown species, C. acarenatus, formerly known under the group synonym C. brachyurus is introduced, and another species in dispute, Carcharhinus sp. A., mentioned by Compagno (2005) as new member of the genus is comprised and discussed.

In structure, this book is generally orientated to Bass et al. (1973), Garrick (1982, 1985), Compagno (1984, 1988), and Compagno et al. (2005). It was stated similarities of plates, maps of geographical distribution and graphs which shall enable easy comparisons among the mentioned works were intended. A furthermore stated main intention of preparing the book was to exclude errors and inaccuracies of former works, to summarize the information, and to combine all of them with the newest results to the sociobiology, geographical distribution, reproductive biology, preferred food spectrum of each species of this genus.



A short introduction to the general biology and anatomy of sharks is given and basic skills about the current taxonomical system and the status of sharks of the genus are presented. In the following sections methods of measurement are shown (illustrated on line drawing plates) and all used technical terms are explained. To enable a doubtless identification of an individual and to distinguish species by simple applicable characteristic features one from another a detailed identification key on generic and species level is given. The mentioned field characters refer to clear distinctive patterns for an accurate identification. The main condition for the authors to listing the features was the easy usage of the identification characters under simple application of technical equipment in the field. Next, each of the introduced species is portrayed within a separate characterisation chapter, arranged in alphabetical order in regard of the current valid scientific species name. For every species the vernacular English (En), French (Fr), Spanish (Sp) and German (Ge) species name(s) are mentioned. Coloured plates are included to the characterisations to show the lateral and ventral view of an adult individual, a detailed view of the left nostril, dentition of the upper and lower jaw, commencing at the teeth next to the symphysis towards the corners of mouth, an illustration of dermal denticles (for most of the species), and in some cases of a juvenile individual to shown different body-colouration patterns. Within the species characterisations the institutional deposition of the examined type material, many field characters, e.g. facts to the body-size and appearance, number of precaudal and caudal vertebrae, to body-colouration, dentition (tooth formula and shape), and other internal and external characteristics, as well as to data to species geographical distribution, the preferred habitat and food, as well as to repro-biological issues e.g. on number of young per litter, size at birth, size at sexual maturity, behaviour and migrational patterns are given. In addition, explanations of similarities among the species are given to avoid misleading the user and alternatives are discussed to determine the species correctly. Moreover, the Iucn Red List status is denoted for each species to express the degree of exposure to fisheries pressure, and all morphometric data listed in tables are visualized in graphs to enable easy comparisons among the different species. At least, detailed photographs showing each single tooth of the upper and lower half of jaw of almost all of the introduced species to show their different tooth formula and shape. This feature can be used as additional tool for doubtless identification of a specimen of the genus Carcharhinus and was shown at least almost 40 years ago by Bass et al. (1973) for species distributed off the South African coast.



Selachians from the Upper Cretaceous (Santonian) Hosta Tongue of the Point Lookout Sandstone, central New Mexico

by Jim Bourdon, Keith Wright, Spencer G. Lucas, Justin A. Spielmann and Randy Pence

New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Bulletin 52: 1-52

This 54-page edited volume summarizes, revises and describes various Santonian selachian taxa, all collected from a single locality near Albuquerque, NM. Teeth from the locality are assigned to the following taxa: ?Egertonodus sp., Meristodonoides sp. cf. M. montanensis, Planohybodus sp., Lonchidion sp., Ptychodus mortoni, Parasquatina sp., Cantioscyllium decipiens, Chiloscyllium sp., Cederstroemia ziaensis new species, Columbusia sp. cf. C. fragilis, Scindocorax novimexicanus new genus and species, Squalicorax sp. cf. S. lindstromi, S. sp. aff. S. yangaensis, Cretoxyrhina mantelli, Scapanorhynchus puercoensis new species, S. sp. cf. S. tenuis, S. sp. cf. S. texanus, “Carcharias” sp., Eostriatolamia sp., Pueblocarcharias kawaikensis new genus and species, Cretalamna sp., Ptychotrygon eutawensis, Texatrygon stouti new species, Ischyrhiza sp. aff. I. mira, cf. Onchosaurus sp., Sclerorhynchus sp., Rhinobatos sp., Proplatyrhina sp. aff. P. renae, Myledaphus sp. and “Pseudohypolophusellipsis.

If you are interested in ordering Bulletin 52 it is $10 and you can contact Beth Ricker, Store Manager for the NMMNH&S, at to place orders.




Shark TAGging Information System (STAGIS) in now online!


The Oceanic Fisheries Programme of SPC has developed a Shark Research Plan (SRP) for the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) to inform future discussions on the need for further management measures for sharks by providing a scientific basis for evaluating stock status.  The SRP has highlighted several research activities which could be undertaken as collaborative projects or contributions and should be initiated as soon as possible in order to support the shark assessments.  One of these is a coordinated review of all Pacific shark tagging data to understand the extent and usefulness of existing information and the need for further work.

Tagging studies provide essential information for shark species stock assessments on movement, habitat area, growth and natural mortality.  But while the existence of some studies could be confirmed, the numbers of species tagged and tracked/recovered by each could not, and the availability of the findings in published reports or other sources was unknown.  This lack of information hampered the ability of scientists to access the most relevant existing data for shark assessments and prevented clear identification of priorities for future shark tagging research.

These were the motivations for development of the Shark TAGging Information System (STAGIS). It represents a database of shark tagging studies conducted in the Pacific Ocean and is hosted on the SPC-OFP website for free public access.

In addition to supporting stock assessments of the key shark species, STAGIS can assist in highlighting issues for further research, facilitating research collaboration, and identifying critical habitats.

What's in STAGIS?

STAGIS contains approximately 200 shark tagging studies. Each study, as defined in STAGIS, deals with one species and summarizes the type of tag used, the oceanic region (i.e. the location of tagging if available), the time period of the tagging, the number of individuals tagged and recovered (if applicable), the range of lengths and the sex of the individuals tagged, the longest and the farthest track observed during the study, and the project leader.

To find a study of interest, there are four ways to search :

-          By Species :

This page presents a list of 60 shark species that have been studied using tags in the Pacific Ocean.  Scientific and common names, as well as FAO species codes, are shown.  Users can also see if the species of interest has been designated as a Key Shark Species by the WCPFC.  By clicking on Field Studies for a particular species, the user can access a list of tagging studies concerning this species (click View to see detailed information).  By clicking on References, a list of literature references about tagging studies on this species can be accessed.

-          By Contact :

The Contacts section contains approximately 60 researchers who have led shark tagging activities.  For each contact, the organization and country, as well as the email address, are listed.  By clicking on Studies Led, the user can access a list of shark tagging activities led by this person (click View to see detailed information).

-          By Reference :

The References section contains approximately 90 references pertaining to shark tagging studies in the Pacific.  Reference types include peer-reviewed papers in scientific journals, meeting papers and project reports.  The full citation and abstract are listed for each reference, as well as a hyperlink which illustrates how the user can access the full reference (click View to see full information).  By clicking on Field Studies, the user can access the details of the study (as defined in STAGIS) on which this reference is based (click View to see detailed information).

-          By Study :

The Studies section contains approximately 200 studies. Species tagged, a brief description, type of tag, oceanic region, years of deployment, and the person who was in charge of this study are listed for each study (click View to see full information). By clicking on Reference, the user can access any bibliographic reference that has been published from this study.

STAGIS also has export and print functions which permit users to extract the information of interest in various formats (PDF, Excel or print formats).

Contact us

We need your feedback to help keep the database current and to correct any inadvertent inaccuracies. We would greatly appreciate receiving information on current (or upcoming) shark tagging research, as well as references that can be added to our database. Please also let us know of any bugs or suggestions for enhancement of STAGIS.
Users can contact SPC staff Emmanuel Schneiter for website and database system suggestions, and Joel Rice for data corrections or additions (please replace "AT" with the symbol "@" in the email address).




ADNET, S. & CAPPETTA, H. & ELNAHAS, S. & STROUGO, A. (2011): A new Priabonian Chondrichthyans assemblage from the Western desert, Egypt: Correlation with the Fayum oasis. Journal of African Earth Sciences, In Press, Corrected Proof


BOURDON, J. & EVERHART, M.J. (2011): Analysis of an Associated Cretoxyrhina mantelli Dentition from the Late Cretaceous (Smoky Hill Chalk, Late Coniacian) of Western Kansas. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science, 114 (1/2): 15-32


BOURDON, J. & WRIGHT, K. & LUCAS, S.G. & SPIELMANN, J.A. & PENCE, R. (2011): Selachians from the Upper Cretaceous (Santonian) Hosta Tongue of the Point Lookout Sandstone, central New Mexico. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Bulletin 52: 1-52

CANDEIRO, C.R.A. & FANTI, F. & THERRIEN, F. & LAMANNA, M.C. (2011): Continental fossil vertebrates from the mid-Cretaceous (Albian–Cenomanian) Alcântara Formation, Brazil, and their relationship with contemporaneous faunas from North Africa Journal of African Earth Sciences, 60 (3): 79-92


CASE, G.R. & COOK, T.D. & WILSON, M.V.H. (2011): A new genus and species of fossil myliobatoid ray from the Fishburne Formation (lower Eocene/Ypresian) of Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA. Historical Biology, 23 (2-3): 139-144


CIONE, A.L. & COZZUOL, M.A. & DOZO, M.T. & HOSPITALECHE, C.A. (2011): Marine vertebrate assemblages in the southwest Atlantic during the Miocene. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 103: 423-440


FISCHER, J. & VOIGT, S. & SCHNEIDER, J.W. & JOACHIMSKI, M.M. & TICHOMIROWA, M. (2011): Oxygen isotopic data from nonmarine Paleozoic shark tooth enameloid of Europe and Texas.

Abstract. Ichthyolith Issues Special Publication, 12: 19-20

HABIBI, T. & GINTER, M. (2011): Early Carboniferous chondrichthyans from the Mobarak Formation, Central Alborz Mountains, Iran. Acta Geologica Polonica, 61 (1): 27-165

IVANOV, A. & MÄRSS, T. & KLEESMENT, A. (2011): A new elasmobranch Karksiodus mirus gen. et sp. nov. from the Burtnieki Regional Stage, Middle Devonian of Estonia. Estonian Journal of Earth Sciences, 60 (1): 22-30


SCHNEIDER, J.W. & FISCHER, J. (2011): A late Viséan shark nursery - Transitional from anadromous to stationary freshwater lifestyle?

Abstract. Ichthyolith Issues Special Publication, 12: 43-44

STEVENS, N.J. & EASTMAN, J.T. & ODUNZE, S.O. & COOPER, L.N. & OBI, G.C. (2011): Paleocene ichthyofauna and paleoenvironmental setting, Imo Formation, southeastern Nigeria Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, Abhandlungen, 260 (3): 289-296





AINSLEY, S.M. & EBERT, D.A. & CAILLIET, G.M. (2011): A comparison of reproductive parameters of the Bering skate, Bathyraja interrupta, from two Alaskan large marine ecosystems. Marine and Freshwater Research,62 (6): 557-566


ANDERSON, S.D. & CHAPPLE, T.K. & JORGENSEN, S.J. & KLIMLEY, A.P. & BLOCK, B.A. (2011): Long-term individual identification and site fidelity of white sharks, Carcharodon carcharias, off California using dorsal fins. Marine Biology, 158 (6): 1233-1237


AVERSA, M.I. & DANS, S.L. & GARCIA, N.A. & CRESPO, E.A. (2011): Growth models fitted to Dipturus chilensis length-at-age-data support a two phase growth. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural, 84 (1): 33-49

AWRUCH, C.A. & SIMPFENDORFER, C. & PANKHURST, N.W. (2011): Evaluation and use of a portable field kit for measuring whole-blood lactate in sharks. Marine and Freshwater Research,62 (6): 694-699


BACHA, A.B. & KARRAY, A. & BOUCHAALA, E. & GARGOURI, Y. & ALI, Y.B. (2011): Purification and biochemical characterization of pancreatic phospholipase A2 from the common stingray Dasyatis pastinaca. Lipids in Health and Disease, 10: 32, 1-9

BANSEMER, C.S. & BENNETT, M.B. (2011): Sex- and maturity-based differences in movement and migration patterns of grey nurse shark, Carcharias taurus, along the eastern coast of Australia. Marine and Freshwater Research,62 (6): 596-606


BESSUDO, S. & SOLER, G.A. & KLIMLEY, A.P. & KETCHUM, J.T. & HEARN, A. & ARAUZ, R. (2011): Residency of the scalloped hammerhead shark (Sphyrna lewini) at Malpelo Island and evidence of migration to other islands in the Eastern Tropical Pacific. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 91 (2): 165-176


BLOCK, B.A. & JONSEN, I.D. & JORGENSEN, S.J. & WINSHIP, A.J. & SHAFFER, S.A. & BOGRAD, S.J. & HAZEN, E.L. & FOLEY, D.G. & BREED, G.A. & HARRISON, A.-L. & GANONG, J.E. & SWITHENBANK, A . & CASTLETON, M . & DEWAR, H . & MATE, B.R. & SHILLINGER, G.L. & SCHAEFER, K.M. & BENSON, S.R. & WEISE, M.J. & HENRY, R.W. & COSTA, D.P. (2011): Tracking apex marine predator movements in a dynamic ocean. Nature, in press


BOISSONNEAULT, M.-F. (2011): Predator or scapegoat? The Australian Grey Nurse Shark through the public lens. Australian Zoologist, 35 (3): 534-543

BOVCON, N.D. & COCHIA, P.D. & GÓNGORA, M.E. & GOSZTONYI, A.E. (2011): New records of warm-temperate water fishes in central Patagonian coastal waters (Southwestern South Atlantic Ocean). Journal of Applied Ichthyology, 27 (3): 832-839


BRACCINI, J.M. & ETIENNE, M.-P. & MARTELL, S.J.D. (2011): Subjective judgement in data subsetting: implications for CPUE standardisation and stock assessment of non-target chondrichthyans. Marine and Freshwater Research,62 (6): 734-743


BURGER, J. & JEITNER, C. & GOCHFELD, M. (2011): Locational Differences in Mercury and Selenium Levels in 19 Species of Saltwater Fish from New Jersey. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health Part A, 74 (13): 863-874


CHABOT, C.L. & NIGENDA, S. (2011): Characterization of 13 microsatellite loci for the tope shark, Galeorhinus galeus, discovered with next-generation sequencing and their utility for eastern Pacific smooth-hound sharks (Mustelus). Conservation Genetics Resources, 3 (3): 553-555


CLARKE, C. & LEA, J.S.E. & ORMOND, R.F.G. (2011): Reef-use and residency patterns of a baited population of silky sharks, Carcharhinus falciformis, in the Red Sea. Marine and Freshwater Research,62 (6): 668-675


CLIFF, G. & DUDLEY, S.F.J. (2011): Reducing the environmental impact of shark-control programs: a case study from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Marine and Freshwater Research,62 (6): 700-709


CLUA, E. & BURAY, N. & LEGENDRE, P. & MOURIER, J. & PLANES, S. (2011): Business partner or simple catch? The economic value of the sicklefin lemon shark in French Polynesia. Marine and Freshwater Research,62 (6): 764-770


COLAKOGLU, F.A. & ORMANCI, H.B. & CAKIR, F. (2011): Effect of marination and smoking on lipid and fatty acid composition of thornback ray (Raja clavata) and spiny dogfish (Squalis acanthias). European Food Research and Technology, 232 (6): 1069-1075


CORRO-ESPINOSA, D. & MÁRQUEZ-FARÍAS, J.F. & MUHLIA-MELO, A. (2011): Size at maturity of the Pacific sharpnose shark Rhizoprionodon longurio in the Gulf of California, Mexico. Ciencias Marinas, 37 (2): 201-214

COUTURIER, L.I.E. & JAINE, F.R.A. & TOWNSEND, K.A. & WEEKS, S.J. & RICHARDSON, A.J. & BENNETT, M.B. (2011): Distribution, site affinity and regional movements of the manta ray, Manta alfredi (Krefft, 1868), along the east coast of Australia. Marine and Freshwater Research,62 (6): 628-637


CUBERO-PARDO, P. & HERRÓN, P. & GONZÁLEZ-PÉREZ, F. (2011): Shark reactions to scuba divers in two marine protected areas of the Eastern Tropical Pacific. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 21 (3): 239-246


DA CRUZ, V.P. & SHIMABUKURO-DIAS, C.K. & OLIVEIRA, C. & FORESTI, F. (2011): Karyotype description and evidence of multiple sex chromosome system X1X1X2X2/X1X2Y in Potamotrygon aff. motoro and P. falkneri (Chondrichthyes: Potamotrygonidae) in the upper Parana River basin, Brazil. Neotropical Ichthyology, 9 (1): 201-208

DA SILVA, J.P.C.B. & DE CARVALHO, M.R. (2011): A new species of Neotropical freshwater stingray of the genus Potamotrygon Garman, 1877 from the Río Madrede Díos, Peru (Chondrichthyes: Potamotrygonidae). Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia, 51 (8): 139-154


DA SILVA, J.P.C.B. & DE CARVALHO, M.R. (2011): A taxonomic and morphological redescription of Potamotrygon falkneri Castex & Maciel, 1963 (Chondrichthyes: Myliobatiformes: Potamotrygonidae). Neotropical Ichthyology, 9 (1): 209-232

DE LA PARRA, V. & HUETER, R. & CANO, R.G. & TYMINSKI, J. & REMOLINA, J.G. & MASLANKA, M. & ORMOS, A. & WEIGT, L. & CARLSON, B. & DOVE, A. (2011): An Unprecedented Aggregation of Whale Sharks, Rhincodon typus, in Mexican Coastal Waters of the Caribbean Sea. PLoS ONE, 6 (4): e18994


DEAKOS, M.H. & BAKER, J.D. & BEJDER, L. (2011): Characteristics of a manta ray Manta alfredi population off Maui, Hawaii, and implications for management. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 429: 245-260


DI SANTO, V. & BENNETT, W.A. (2011): Is post-feeding thermotaxis advantageous in elasmobranch fishes? Journal of Fish Biology, 78 (1): 195-207


DÍAZ-ANDRADE, M.C. & GALÍNDEZ, E.J. & LÓPEZ-CAZORLA, A. & ESTECONDO, S. (2011): Ovarian Folliculogenesis in the Smallnose Fanskate Sympterygia bonapartii (Müller & Henle, 1841) (Chondrichthyes, Rajidae). International Journal of Morphology, 29 (1): 174-181


DURÁN MUNOZ, P. & MURILLO, F.J. & SAYAGO-GIL, M. & SERRANO, A. & LAPORTA, M. & OTERO, I. & GÓMEZ, C. (2011): Effects of deep-sea bottom longlining on the Hatton Bank fish communities and benthic ecosystem, north-east Atlantic. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 91: 939-952


ELLIS, M.T. & OTWAY, N.M. (2011): Uterine fluid composition of the dwarf ornate wobbegong shark (Orectolobus ornatus) during gestation. Marine and Freshwater Research,62 (6): 576-582


ESPINOZA, M. & FARRUGIA, T.J. & WEBBER, D.M. & SMITH, F. & LOWE, C.G. (2011): Testing a new acoustic telemetry technique to quantify long-term, fine-scale movements of aquatic animals. Fisheries Research, 108 (2-3): 364-371


FARRUGIA, T.J. & ESPINOZA, M. & LOWE, C.G. (2011): Abundance, habitat use and movement patterns of the shovelnose guitarfish (Rhinobatos productus) in a restored southern California estuary. Marine and Freshwater Research,62 (6): 648-657


FITZPATRICK, S.S. & MAHMOOD, S. & CHAPMAN, D.D. & PRODÖHL, P.A. (2011): Development and characterization of 10 polymorphic microsatellite loci for the blue shark, Prionace glauca, and their cross shark-species amplification. Conservation Genetics Resources, 3 (3): 523-527


GRAHAM, K.J. & DALEY, R.K. (2011): Distribution, reproduction and population structure of three gulper sharks (Centrophorus, Centrophoridae) in south-east Australian waters. Marine and Freshwater Research,62 (6): 583-595


HARRY, A.V. & MACBETH, W.G. & GUTTERIDGE, A.N. & SIMPFENDORFER, C.A. (2011): The life histories of endangered hammerhead sharks (Carcharhiniformes, Sphyrnidae) from the east coast of Australia. Journal of Fish Biology, 78 (7): 2026-2051


HARRY, A.V. & TOBIN, A.J. & SIMPFENDORFER, C.A. & WELCH, D.J. & MAPLESTON, A. & WHITE, J. & WILLIAMS, A.J. & STAPLEY, J. (2011): Evaluating catch and mitigating risk in a multispecies, tropical, inshore shark fishery within the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. Marine and Freshwater Research,62 (6): 710-721


HELYAR, S. & COSCIA, I. & SALA-BOZANO, M. & MARIANI, S. (2011): New microsatellite loci for the longnose velvet dogfish Centroselachus crepidater (Squaliformes: Somniosidae) and other deep sea sharks. Conservation Genetics Resources, 3 (1): 173-176


HEUPEL, M.R. & SIMPFENDORFER, C.A. (2011): Shark biology, ecology and management: introduction. Marine and Freshwater Research,62 (6): 517-517

JACOBSEN, I.P. & BENNETT, M.B. (2011): Life history of the blackspotted whipray Himantura astra. Journal of Fish Biology, 78 (4): 1249-1268


KNIP, D.M. & HEUPEL, M.R. & SIMPFENDORFER, C.A. & TOBIN, A.J. & MOLONEY, J. (2011): Wet-season effects on the distribution of juvenile pigeye sharks, Carcharhinus amboinensis, in tropical nearshore waters. Marine and Freshwater Research,62 (6): 658-667


KYNE, P.M. & COMPAGNO, L.J.V. & STEAD, J. & JACKSON, M.V. & BENNETT, M.B. (2011): Distribution, habitat and biology of a rare and threatened eastern Australian endemic shark: Colclough's shark, Brachaelurus colcloughi Ogilby, 1908. Marine and Freshwater Research,62 (6): 540-547


LARSON, S. & CHRISTIANSEN, J. & GRIFFING, D. & ASHE, J. & LOWRY, D. & ANDREWS, K. (2011): Relatedness and polyandry of sixgill sharks, Hexanchus griseus, in an urban estuary. Conservation Genetics, 12 (3): 679-690


MARZULLO, T.A. & WUERINGER, B.E. & SQUIRE, L. & COLLIN, S.P. (2011): Description of the mechanoreceptive lateral line and electroreceptive ampullary systems in the freshwater whipray, Himantura dalyensis. Marine and Freshwater Research,62 (6): 771-779


MILLS, M. & RASCH, R. & SIEBECK, U.E. & COLLIN, S.P. (2011): Exogenous material in the inner ear of the adult Port Jackson shark, Heterodontus portusjacksoni (Elasmbranchii). Anatomical Record, 294 (3): 373-378


MISTY PAIG-TRAN, E.W. & BIZZARRO, J.J. & STROTHER, J.A. & SUMMERS, A.P. (2011): Bottles as models: predicting the effects of varying swimming speed and morphology on size selectivity and filtering efficiency in fishes. Journal of Experimental Biology, 214 (10): 1643-1654


MOORE, A.B.M. (2011): Elasmobranchs of the Persian (Arabian) Gulf: ecology, human aspects and research priorities for their improved management. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries, in press


MOORE, A.B.M. & WHITE, W.T. & WARD, R.D. & NAYLOR, G.J.P. & PEIRCE, R. (2011): Rediscovery and redescription of the smoothtooth blacktip shark, Carcharhinus leiodon (Carcharhinidae), from Kuwait, with notes on its possible conservation status. Marine and Freshwater Research,62 (6): 528-539


MULL, C.G. & YOPAK, K.E. & DULVY, N.K. (2011): Does more maternal investment mean a larger brain? Evolutionary relationships between reproductive mode and brain size in chondrichthyans. Marine and Freshwater Research,62 (6): 567-575


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OVENDEN, J.R. & MORGAN, J.A.T. & STREET, R. & TOBIN, A. & SIMPFENDORFER, C. & MACBETH, W. & WELCH, D. (2011): Negligible evidence for regional genetic population structure for two shark species Rhizoprionodon acutus (Rüppell, 1837) and Sphyrna lewini (Griffith & Smith, 1834) with contrasting biology. Marine Biology, 158 (7): 1497-1509


PARSON, J.M. & FISH, F.E. & NICASTRO, A.J. (2011): Turning performance of batoids: Limitations of a rigid body. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 402 (1-2): 12-18


PAYÁN, L.F. & NAVIA, A.F. & RUBIO, E.A. & MEJÍA-FALLA, P.A. (2011): Biología de la raya guitarra Rhinobatos leucorhynchus (Günther, 1867) (Rajiformes: Rhinobatidae) en el Pacífico colombiano. Latin American Journal of Aquatic Research, 39 (2): 286-296


PENNISI, E. (2011): Bio-inspired engineering. Manta machines. Science Magazine, (6033): 1028-1029


PINHAL, D. & YOSHIMURA, T.S. & ARAKI, C.S. & MARTINS, C. (2011): The 5S rDNA family evolves through concerted and birth-and-death evolution in fish genomes: an example from freshwater stingrays. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 11: 151


RANDHAWA, H.S. (2011): Insights Using a Molecular Approach Into the Life Cycle of a Tapeworm Infecting Great White Sharks. Journal of Parasitology, 97 (2): 275-280


REID, D.D. & ROBBINS, W.D. & PEDDEMORS, V.M. (2011): Decadal trends in shark catches and effort from the New South Wales, Australia, Shark Meshing Program 1950–2010. Marine and Freshwater Research,62 (6): 676-693


ROWAT, D. & BROOKS, K. & MARCH, A. & MCCARTEN, C. & JOUANNET, D. & RILEY, L. & JEFFREYS, G. & PERRI, M. & VELY, M. & PARDIGON, B. (2011): Long-term membership of whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) in coastal aggregations in Seychelles and Djibouti. Marine and Freshwater Research,62 (6): 621-627


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SPAET, J.L.Y. & COCHRAN, J.E.M. & BERUMEN, M.L. (2011): First record of the Pigeye Shark, Carcharhinus amboinensis (Müller & Henle, 1839) (Carcharhiniformes: Carcharhinidae), in the Red Sea. Zoology in the Middle East, 52: 118-121

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TANAKA, S. & KITAMURA, T. & MOCHIZUKI, T. & KOFUJI, K. (2011): Age, growth and genetic status of the white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) from Kashima-nada, Japan. Marine and Freshwater Research,62 (6): 548-556


TAYLOR, S. & SUMPTON, W. & HAM, T. (2011): Fine-scale spatial and seasonal partitioning among large sharks and other elasmobranchs in south-eastern Queensland, Australia. Marine and Freshwater Research,62 (6): 638-647


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WEINER, L. & ROTH, E. & SILMAN, I. (2011): Targeted oxidation of Torpedo californica acetylcholinesterase by singlet oxygen. Photochemistry and Photobiology, 87 (2): 308-316


WEST, J.G. (2011): Changing patterns of shark attacks in Australian waters. Marine and Freshwater Research,62 (6): 744-754


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WHITENACK, L.B. & SIMKINS, D.C. & MOTTA, P.J. (2011): Biology meets engineering: the structural mechanics of fossil and extant shark teeth. Journal of Morphology, 272 (2): 169-179


WHORISKEYA, S. & ARAUZB, R. & BAUM, J.K. (2011): Potential impacts of emerging mahi-mahi fisheries on sea turtle and elasmobranch bycatch species. Biological Conservation, 144 (6): 1841-1849


WIEGAND, J. & HUNTER, E. & DULVY, N.K. (2011): Are spatial closures better than size limits for halting the decline of the North Sea thornback ray, Raja clavata?. Marine and Freshwater Research,62 (6): 722-733


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