NEWSLETTER 08/2011 08. August 2011

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  • Prof. Dan Larhammar, Dept of Neuroscience, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden (Homepage)
  • Prof. Dr. B. Venkatesh, Research Director, Comparative Genomics Lab, Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Singapore (Homepage)
  • Tom Kashiwagi, Molecular Fisheries Lab. QDPI & F, University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Australia
  • Dr. Eduardo F. Balart, Coleccion Ictiologica / Laboratoio de Necton & Ecologia de Arrecifes, Centro de Investigaciones Biologicas del Noroeste, La Paz, Baja California Sur. Mexico
  • Dr. Charles F. Cotton, Department of Fisheries Science, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary, Gloucester Point, USA

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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.


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


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


More Meetings, source: IUCN SSC Shark Specialist Group (SSG):

SEPT 4-8: American Fisheries Society Meeting - Seattle, Washington
SEPT 19-23: ICES Annual Science Conference 2011 - Gdansk, Poland
SEPT 19-23: 33rd Annual Meeting of NAFO - Halifax, Canada
SEPT 26-30: World Conference on Marine Biodiversity - Aberdeen, UK
SEPT 26-Oct 1: ICCAT SCRS Species Groups Meetings
OCT 1-6: World Seafood Conference; Seafood + Trade = Health + Jobs – Washington,
OCT 3-7: Meeting of ICCAT’s Standing Committee on Research and Statistics
OCT 24-28: World Climate Research Program Open Science Conference – Denver, CO
OCT 24-NOV 4: 30th Annual Meeting of CCAMLR; 30th Annual Meeting of CCAMLR’s
Scientific Committee
NOV 8-9, 11-16: UNGA Annual Fisheries Resolution Negotiations
NOV 9-19: 22nd Regular Meeting of ICCAT – Istanbul, Turkey
NOV 10-20 (TBC): ICCAT 18th Special meeting of the Commission - Madrid, Spain
NOV 28 - DEC 2: 25th International Congress for Conservation Biology -
Christchurch, New Zealand
JUL 9-13 2012: International Coral Reef Symposium "Apex Predators on Coral
Reefs" - Cairns, Australia



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 (new (updated) Version (08/2011):

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Type database:

New: Mapping of more than 2.600 types

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The Geological Society of London needs your help (reed more)

Here you find the digital versin of Louis Agassiz Recherches sur les poissons fossiles. Volume 3.


Agassiz 3 The Library has launched a new project to conserve and digitise one of the most important, if lesser known, collections housed in the Geological Society’s Archive: the fossil fish portfolio of Louis Agassiz (1807-1873).

Agassiz gained international recognition as the leading figure on fossil ichthyology after the publication of the five volume Recherches sur les Poissons Fossiles, lavishly illustrated with 400 lithographic plates of fish (1833-1843). In 1836 he was awarded the Geological Society’s Wollaston Medal.

Comprising nearly 2,000 watercolours and drawings, these images of fossil fish, dating from the 1830s-1860s, were copied from private and public collections around Europe, principally by the German artist Joseph Dinkel. For many years the drawings were kept in a trunk in the Museum and later in different places around the Society. We would now like to make them accessible to future generations of researchers by conserving and digitising the entire collection.

How you can help

If you would like to help the Library and Archive in this project, a small contribution of £20 will allow us to carefully clean, conserve and digitise one fish. The names of all sponsors will be included in a roll of honour in the Archive and on our website.

Contributions can be sent by cheque made payable to ‘The Geological Society’, or call 020 7432 0999 to pay by card.

To find out more about Louis Agassiz and his work, visit the NNDB website.
Agassiz Fish 2

About the Collection

The Society's collection comprises three large donations. The first came from Lord Francis Egerton, later 1st Earl of Ellesmere, who had purchased 1200 drawings and paintings directly from Agassiz, primarily to provide the Swiss palaeontologist with the financial assistance to continue his work. Egerton donated these drawings to the Society in 1843.

The second donation came from Agassiz himself. In 1858 he gave the 568 sheets of drawings and paintings which were still in his possession, most of which were unpublished.

The final donation came from the Earl of Enniskillen in 1876 and includes images from Agassiz’s follow up work Monographie sur les Poissons Fossiles du Vieux Grès Rouge (1844-1845).
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BRITO, P.M. & YABUMOTO, Y. (2011) An updated review of the fish faunas from the Crato and Santana formations in Brazil, a close relationship to the Tethys fauna. Bulletin of the Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History and Human History, Series A Natural History, 9: 107-136

DERYCKE, C. & GOUJET, D. (2011) Multicuspidate shark teeth associated with chondrichthyan and acanthodian scales from the Emsian (Devonian) of southern Algeria. Geodiversitas, 33 (2): 209-226 (2011) n2a1

FINARELLI, J.A. & COATES, M.I. (2011) First tooth-set outside the jaws in a vertebrate. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B, in press (2011) .1107

IVANOV, A.O. & LUCAS, S.G. (2011) Fish fossils from the Paleozoic Sly Gap Formation of southern New Mexico, USA. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Bulletin 53: 52-70

KALLAL, R.J. & GODFREY, S.J. & ORTNER, D.J. (2011) Bone reactions on a pliocene cetacean rib indicate short-term survival of predation event. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, in press

LADWIG, J. (2011) Erstnachweis des Haies Gladioserratus aptiensis (PICTET, 1865) (Neoselachii, Hexanchiformes) aus der nordwestdeutschen Oberkreide. Arbeitskreis Paläontologie Hannover, 39: 99-104

LUCAS, S.G. & SPIELMANN, J.A. & IVANOV, A.O. & RINEHART, L.F. & KRAINER, K. (2011) Petalodont chondrichthyan teeth from the Pennsylvanian-Permian Horquilla Formation, Big Hatchet Mountains, New Mexico. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Bulletin 53: 110-114

SPIELMANN, J.A. & PENCE, R. & WRIGHT, K.W. & LUCAS, S.G. (2011) A selachian-dominated assemblage from the Upper Cretaceous (Cenomanian) Clay Mesa Member, Mancos Formation, Santa Fe County, NM. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Bulletin 53: 386-392



AINSLEY, S.M. & EBERT, D.A. & CAILLIET, G.M. (2011) Age, growth, and maturity of the whitebrow skate, Bathyraja minispinosa, from the eastern Bering Sea. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 68 (7): 1426-1434

AKHILESH, K.V. & GANGA, U. & PILLAI, N.G.K. & VIVEKANANDAN, E. & BINEESH, K.K. & SHANIS, C.P.R. & HASHIM, M. (2011) Deep-sea fishing for chondrichthyan resources and sustainability concerns - a case study from southwest coast of India. Indian Journal of Geo-Marine Sciences, 40 (3): 347-355

ANTONENKO, D.V. & SOLOMATOV, S.V. & BALANOV, A.A. & KIM SEN TOK & KALCHUGIN, P.V. (2011) Occurrence of skate Raja pulchra (Rajidae, Rajiformes) in Russian waters of the Sea of Japan. Journal of Ichthyology, 51 (6): 426-431

BAECK, G.W. & PARK, C.-I. & CHOI, H.C. & HUH, S.-H. & PARK, J.M. (2011) Feeding habits of ocellate spot skate, Okamejei kenojei (Müller & Henle, 1841), in coastal waters of Taean, Korea. Journal of Applied Ichthyology, 27 (4): 1079-1085

BARKER, S.M. & PEDDEMORS, V.M. & WILLIAMSON, J.E. (2011) A video and photographic study of aggregation, swimming and respiratory behaviour changes in the Grey Nurse Shark (Carcharias taurus) in response to the presence of SCUBA divers. Marine and Freshwater Behaviour and Physiology, 44 (2): 75-92

BARRETO, R.R. & LESSA, R.P. & HAZIN, F.H. & SANTANA, F.M. (2011) Age and growth of the blacknose shark, Carcharhinus acronotus (Poey, 1860) off the northeastern Brazilian Coast Fisheries Research, 110 (1): 170-176

BENAVIDES, M.T. & FELDHEIM, K.A. & DUFFY, C.A. & WINTNER, S. & BRACCINI, J.M. & BOOMER, J. & HUVENEERS, C. & ROGERS, P. & MANGEL, J.C. & ALFARO-SHIGUETO, J. & CARTAMIL, D.P. & CHAPMAN, D.D. (2011) Phylogeography of the copper shark (Carcharhinus brachyurus) in the southern hemisphere: implications for the conservation of a coastal apex predator. Marine and Freshwater Research, 62 (7): 861-869

CEDERLUND, E. & HEDLUND, J. & HJELMQVIST, L. & JONSSON, A. & SHAFQAT, J. & NORIN, A. & KEUNG, W.-M. & PERSSON, B. & JÖRNVALL, H. (2011) Characterization of new medium-chain alcohol dehydrogenases adds resolution to duplications of the class I/III and the sub-class I genes Chemico-Biological Interactions, 191 (1-3): 8-13

CHAPMAN, C.A. & HARAHUSH, B.K. & RENSHAW, G.M.C. (2011) The physiological tolerance of the grey carpet shark (Chiloscyllium punctatum) and the epaulette shark (Hemiscyllium ocellatum) to anoxic exposure at three seasonal temperatures. Fish Physiology and Biochemistry, 37 (3): 387-399

COTTON, C.F. & GRUBBS, R.D. & DALY-ENGEL, T.S. & LYNCH, P.D. & MUSICK, J.A. (2011) Age, growth and reproduction of a common deep-water shark, shortspine spurdog (Squalus cf. mitsukurii), from Hawaiian waters. Marine and Freshwater Research, 62 (7): 811-822

CRUZ, A. & SORIANO, S.R. & SANTANA, H. & RAMIREZ, C.E. & VALDEZ, J.J. (2011) La pesqueria de tiburones oceanicos-costeros en los litorales de Colima, Jalisco y Michoacan Revista de Biologia Tropical, 59 (2): 655-667

DANKS, J.A. & D'SOUZA, D.G. & GUNN, H.J. & MILLEY, K. M. & RICHARDSON, S.J. (2011) Evolution of the parathyroid hormone gene family and skeletal formation pathways. General and Comparative Endocrinology, 170 (1): 79-91

DAVIDSON, B. & CLIFF, G. (2011) Liver lipids of female Carcharias taurus (spotted raggedtooth) sharks: a comparison between seasons. Fish Physiology and Biochemistry, 37 (3): 613-618

DRIGGERS, W.B. & HOFFMAYER, E.R. & HICKERSON, E.L. & MARTIN, T.L. & GLEDHILL, C.T. (2011) Validating the occurrence of Caribbean reef sharks, Carcharhinus perezi (Poey), (Chondrichthyes: Carcharhiniformes) in the northern Gulf of Mexico, with a key for sharks of the family Carcharhinidae inhabiting the region. Zootaxa, 2933: 65-68

DUNCAN, W.P. & SILVA, N.F. & FERNANDES, M.N. (2011) Mitochondrion-rich cells distribution, Na+/K+-ATPase activity and gill morphometry of the Amazonian freshwater stingrays (Chondrichthyes: Potamotrygonidae). Fish Physiology and Biochemistry, 37 (3): 523-531

DWYER, S.L. & VISSER, I.N. (2011) Cookie Cutter Shark (Isistius sp.) Bites on Cetaceans, with Particular Reference to Killer Whales (Orca) (Orcinus orca). Aquatic Mammals, 37 (2): 111-138

EBERT, D.A. & CAILLIET, G.M. (2011) Pristiophorus nancyae, a new species of Sawshark (Chondrichthyes: Pristiophoridae) from Southern Africa. Bulletin of Marine Science, 87 (3): 501-512

FILMALTER, J.D. & DAGORN, L. & COWLEY, P.D. & TAQUET, M. (2011) First descriptions of the behavior of Silky Sharks, Carcharhinus falciformis, around drifting fish aggregating devices in the Indian Ocean. Bulletin of Marine Science, 87 (3): 325-337

FLAMMANG, B.E. & EBERT, D.A. & CAILLIET, G.M. (2011) Intraspecific and Interspecific Spatial Distribution of Three Eastern North Pacific Catshark Species and Their Egg Cases (Chondrichthyes: Scyliorhinidae). Breviora, 525: 1-18

GATICA, C. & ACUNA, E. (2011) Reproductive biology of deep-sea sharks Aculeola nigra De Buen, 1959, and Centroscyllium nigrum Garman, 1899 (Chondrichthyes: Etmopteridae), from Central Northern Chile Gayana, 75 (1): 1-16

GLEISS, A.C. & JORGENSEN, S.J. & LIEBSCH, N. & SALA, J.E. & NORMAN, B. & HAYS, G.C. & QUINTANA, F. & GRUNDY, E, & CAMPAGNA, C. & TRITES, A.W. & BLOCK, B.A. & WILSON, R.P. (2011) Convergent evolution in locomotory patterns of flying and swimming animals. Nature Communications, 2: 352

HONEBRINK, R. & BUCH, R. & GALPIN, P. & BURGESS, G.H. (2011) First Documented Attack on a Live Human by a Cookiecutter Shark (Squaliformes, Dalatiidae: Isistius sp.). Pacific Science, 65 (3): 365-374

JAMIESON, A.J. & FUJII, T. & BAGLEY, P.M. & PRIEDE, I.G. (2011) Scavenging interactions between the arrow tooth eel Synaphobranchus kaupii and the Portuguese dogfish Centroscymnus coelolepis. Journal of Fish Biology, 79 (1): 205-216

JAVADZADEH, N. & VOSOUGHI, G. & FATEMI, M.R. & ABDOLI, A. & VALINASSAB, T. (2011) The first record of mesopelagic shark, Echinorhinus brucus (Bonnaterre, 1788; Squaliformes; Echinorhinidae), from the Oman Sea, Iran. Journal of Applied Ichthyology, 27 (4): 1119

JENSEN, K. & NIKOLOV, P. & CAIRA, J.N. (2011) A new genus and two new species of Anteroporidae (Cestoda: Lecanicephalidea) from the darkspotted numbfish, Narcine maculata (Torpediniformes: Narcinidae), off Malaysian Borneo. Folia Parasitologica, 58: 95-107

KASHIWAGI, T. & MARSHALL, A.D. & BENNETT, M.B. & OVENDEN, J.R. (2011) Habitat segregation and mosaic sympatry of the two species of manta ray in the Indian and Pacific Oceans: Manta alfredi and M. birostris. Marine Biodiversity Records, 4: e53

LÉCU, A. & HERBERT, R. & COULIER, L. & MURRAY, M.J. (2011) Removal of an Intracoelomic Hook via Laparotomy in a Sandbar Shark (Carcharhinus plumbeus). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 42 (2): 256-262

LEE, A.P. & KERK, S.Y. & TAN, Y.Y. & BRENNER, S. & VENKATESH, B. (2011) Ancient vertebrate conserved noncoding elements have been evolving rapidly in teleost fishes. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 28: 1205-1215

LIU, K.-M. & LIN, C.-P. & JOUNG, S.-J. & WANG, S.-B. (2011) Age and Growth Estimates of the Blacktip Sawtail Catshark Galeus sauteri in Northeastern Waters of Taiwan. Zoological Studies, 50 (3): 284-295

LUCHETTI, E.A. & IGLÉSIAS, S.P. & SELLOS, D.Y. (2011) Chimaera opalescens n. sp., a new chimaeroid (Chondrichthyes: Holocephali) from the north-eastern Atlantic Ocean. Journal of Fish Biology, 79 (2): 399-417

LUCIFORA, L.O. & GARCÍA, V.B. & WORM, B. (2011) Global Diversity Hotspots and Conservation Priorities for Sharks. PLoS ONE, 6 (5): e19356

MASCARENAS-OSORIO, I. & ERISMAN, B. & MOXLEY, J. & BALART, E.F. & ABURTO-OROPEZA, O. (2011) Checklist of conspicuous reef fishes of the Bahía de los Ángeles region, Baja California Norte, Mexico, with comments on abundance and ecological biogeography. Zootaxa, 2922: 60-68

MORGAN, D.L. & WHITTY, J.M. & PHILLIPS, N.M. & THORBURN, D.C. & CHAPLIN, J.A. & MCAULEY, R. (2011) North-western Australia as a hotspot for endangered elasmobranchs with particular reference to sawfishes and the Northern River Shark. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia, 94 (2, Sp. Iss. SI): 345-358

MORRIS, A.L. & HAMLIN, H.J. & FRANCIS-FLOYD, R. & SHEPPARD, B.J. & GUILLETTE, L.J. (2011) Nitrate-Induced Goiter in Captive Whitespotted Bamboo Sharks Chiloscyllium plagiosum. Journal of Aquatic Animal Health, 23 (2): 92-99

NANCE, H.A. & KLIMLEY, P. & GALVÁN-MAGAÑA, F. & MARTÍNEZ-ORTÍZ, J. & MARKO P.B. (2011) Demographic Processes Underlying Subtle Patterns of Population Structure in the Scalloped Hammerhead Shark, Sphyrna lewini. PLoS ONE, 6 (7): e21459

NAZARIAN, J. & BERRY, D.L. & SANJARI, S. & RAZVI, M. & BROWN, K. & HATHOUT, Y. & VERTES, A. & DADGAR, S. & HOFFMAN, E.P. (2011) Evolution and comparative genomics of subcellular specializations: EST sequencing of Torpedo electric organ. Marine Genomics, 4 (1): 33-40

NEWMAN, M.C. & XU, X. & COTTON, C.F. & TOM, K.R. (2011) High Mercury Concentrations Reflect Trophic Ecology of Three Deep-Water Chondrichthyans. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 60 (4): 618-625

NORMANDEAU, E. & TRICAS, T. & GILL, A. (2011) Effects of EMFs from Undersea Power Cables on Elasmobranchs and Other Marine Species. U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement, Pacific OCS Region, Camarillo, CA. OCS Study BOEMRE 2011-09: 179pp

ORLOV, A.M. & COTTON, C.F. & SHEVERNITSKY, D.A. (2011) Sexual dimorphism of external morphological characters in some deepwater skates (Rajidae, Rajiformes, Chondrichthyes) of the North Atlantic. Moscow University Biological Sciences Bulletin, 65 (1): 40-44

RAMÍREZ-HERNANDEZ, A. & PALACIOS-BARRETO, P. & GAITÁN-ESPITIA, J.D. & REYES, F. & RAMÍREZ, J. (2011) Morphological abnormality in the longnose stingray Dasyatis guttata (Myliobatiformes: Dasyatidae) in the Colombian Caribbean. Cybium, 35 (1): 79-80

RANDHAWA, H.S. (HASEEB.RANDHAWA@OTAGO.AC.NZ) BRICKLE, P. (2011) Larval parasite gene sequence data reveal cryptic trophic links in life cycles of porbeagle shark tapeworms. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 431: 215-222

RITTER, E. (2011) Use of sand ripples to enhance chafing in Caribbean Reef Sharks (Carcharhinus perezi) and Blacktip Sharks (Carcharhinus limbatus). Bulletin of Marine Science, 87 (3): 501-512

RODRÍGUEZ-IBARRA, E. & MONKS, S. & PULIDO-FLORES, G. (2011) Metacercarias del tipo Paramonilicaecum (Digenea: Didymozoidae), parásitos accidentales de elasmobranquios (Elasmobranchii) del golfo de México e identificación de metacercarias (Didymozoidae) de la Colección Nacional de Helmintos. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad, 82: 705-708

SAGLAM, H. & AK, O. (2011) Reproductive biology of Raja clavata (Elasmobranchii: Rajidae) from Southern Black Sea coast around Turkey. Helgoland Marine Research, in press

SERRA-PEREIRA, B. & AFONSO, F. & FARIAS, I. & JOYCE, P. & ELLIS, M. & FIGUEIREDO, I. & GORDO, L.S. (2011) The development of the oviducal gland in the Rajid thornback ray, Raja clavata. Helgoland Marine Research, in press

TILLETT, B.J. & MEEKAN, M.G. & FIELD, I.C. & HUA, Q. & BRADSHAW, C.J.A. (2011) Similar life history traits in bull (Carcharhinus leucas) and pig-eye (C. amboinensis) sharks. Marine and Freshwater Research, 62 (7): 850-860

VALLS, M. & QUETGLAS, A. & ORDINES, F. & MORANTA, J. (2011) Feeding ecology of demersal elasmobranchs from the shelf and slope off the Balearic Sea western Mediterranean. Scientia Marina, 75 (4): 633-639

WILLIAMS, L.J. & CICIA, A.M. & PELLEGRIN, G.B. & SMITH, K.M. & SULIKOWSKI, J.A. (2011) The reproductive cycle of the roundel skate Raja texana. Journal of Fish Biology, 79 (1): 298-305

WIRSING, A.J. & HEITHAUS, M.R. & DILL, L.M. (2011) Predator-induced modifications to diving behavior vary with foraging mode. Oikos, 120 (7): 1005-1012

WUERINGER, B.E. & PEVERELL, S.C. & SEYMOUR, J. & SQUIRE, L. & COLLIN, S.P. (2011) Sensory Systems in Sawfishes. 2. The Lateral Line. Brain, Behavior and Evolution, in press

WUERINGER, B.E. & PEVERELL, S.C. & SEYMOUR, J. & SQUIRE, L. & KAJIURA, S.M. & COLLIN, S.P. (2011) Sensory Systems in Sawfishes. 1. The Ampullae of Lorenzini. Brain, Behavior and Evolution, in press

ZAIDEN, S.F. & BRINN, R.P. & MARCON, J.L. & URBINATI, E.C. (2011) Testicular structure and spermatogenesis of Amazonian freshwater cururu stingray Potamotrygon cf. histrix. Zygote, 19 (3): 245-253