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Journal of Ichthyology:

PINCHUK, V.I. & PERMITIN, Y.Y. 1970 New data on dogfish sharks of the Family Squalidae in the southeastern Atlantic. Journal of Ichthyology, 10 (3): 273-276

RASS, T.S. & LINDBERG, G.U. 1971 Modern concepts of the classification of living fishes. Journal of Ichthyology, 11: 302-319

GUBANOV, Y.P. 1972 On the biology of the thresher shark (Alopias vulpinus (Bonnaterre)) in the northwest Indian Ocean. Journal of Ichthyology, 12 (4): 591-600, figs 1-2, tabs 1-3

DOMANEVSKIY, L.N. 1975 The Frill Shark, Chlamydoselachus anguineus, from the Cape Blanc Area (Central Eastern Atlantic). Journal of Ichthyology, 15 (6): 1000-1002

GUBANOV, Y.P. & GRIGOREV, V.N. 1975 Distribution and biology of the blue shark Prionace glauca (Carcharhinidae) of the Indian Ocean. Journal of Ichthyology, 15: 37-43

GUBANOV, Y.P. 1976 The first catch of a tagged thresher shark (Alopias vulpinus). Journal of Ichthyology, 16 (3): 497-498

GUBANOV, Y.P. 1978 The reproduction of some species of pelagic sharks from the equatorial zone of the Indian Ocean. Journal of Ichthyology, 18: 781-792

SVETLOV, M.F. 1978 The porbeagle, Lamna nasus, in Antarctic waters. Journal of Ichthyology, 18 (5): 850-851

MYAGKOV, N.A. & KONDYURIN, V.V. 1978 Reproduction of the catshark Apristurus saldanha. Journal of Ichthyology, 4: 627-628

KONSTANTINOV, K.G. & NIZOVTSEV, G.P. 1979 The basking shark, Cetorhinus maximus, in Kandalaksha Bay of the White Sea. Journal of Ichthyology, 19 (1): 155-156

PIOTROVSKIY, A.S. & PRUT'KO, V.G. 1980 The occurrence of the goblin shark, Scapanorhynchus owstoni (Chondrichthyes, Scapanorhynchidae) in the Indian Ocean. Journal of Ichthyology, 20 (1): 124-125

TUMOKHIN, I.G. 1980 Discovery of the frill shark, Chlamydoselachus anguineus, in the southwest Indian Ocean.  Journal of Ichthyology, 20 (1): 125-126

PINCHUK, V.I. 1981 Mistaken identification of the so-called "dogfish", a member of the gray shark genus, Carcharhinus , from open waters of world oceans. Journal of Ichthyology, 21 (5): 115-117

LITVINOV, F.F. 1982 Two forms of teeth in Blue shark, Prionace glauca (Carcharhinidae). Journal of Ichthyology, 22 (4): 154-156

LITVINOV, F.F. & AGAPOV, S.N. & KATALIMOV, V.G. & MIRONOV, S.G. 1983 Rate of tooth Replacement in Blue Shark, Prionace glauca (Carcharhinidae), in relation to Feeding. Journal of Ichthyology, 23 (1): 143-145

MYAGKOV, N.A. 1984 Unusual brain structure of luminous shark, Isistius brasiliensis (Dalatiidae). Journal of Ichthyology, 24 (2): 109-112

GUBANOV, E.P. 1985 Presence of the sharp tooth sand shark, Odontaspis ferox (Odontaspididae), in the open waters of the Indian Ocean. Journal of Ichthyology, 25 (2): 156-158

PARIN, N.V. & KOTLYAR, A.N. 1985 Electric rays of the genus Torpedo in open waters of the eastern south Pacific Ocean. Journal of Ichthyology, 26 (1): 1-12

IVANOV, A. 1986 A new capture of the rare catshark, Apristurus longicephalus (Scyliorhinidae). Journal of Ichthyology, 27 (1): 147-149

MYAGKOV, N.A. & KONDYURIN, V.V. 1986 Dogfishes Squalus (Squalidae), of the Atlantic Ocean and comparative notes on the species of this genus from other regions. Journal of Ichthyology, 27 (1): 1-18

IVANOV, A. 1987 On the distribution of the bigeye thresher shark, Alopias superciliosus, in the Pacific Ocean.Journal of Ichthyology, 26 (5): 121-122, fig

SHCHERBACHEV, Y.N. 1987 Preliminary list of thalassobathyal fishes of the tropical and subtropical waters of the Indian Ocean. Journal of Ichthyology, 27 (2): 37-46

GUSHCHIN, A.V. & SUKHOVERSHIN, V.V. & KONOVALENKO, I.I. & SUKHORUKOVA, V.S. 1987 On the capture of the polar shark genus Somniosus (Squalidae) in the Southern Hemisphere. Journal of Ichthyology, 27 (1): 115-117

MYAGKOV, N.A. 1987 External structure of the cephalic brain of the pelagic shark, Squaliolus laticaudus.Journal of Ichthyology, 27 (6): 125-127

GUBANOV, E.P. 1988 Morphological characteristics of the requiem shark, Carcharinus obscurus , of the Indian Ocean. Journal of Ichthyology, 28 (6): 68-73

KASHKIN, N.I. 1989 Mesopelagic ichthyofauna of the southwestern Pacific. Journal of Ichthyology, 29 (3): 116-127, tabs 1-4

BERESTOVSKIY, E.G. 1990 Feeding in the skates, Raja radiata and Raja fyllae, in the Barents and Norwegian seas. Journal of Ichthyology, 29 (8): 88-96

MANILO, L.G. 1993 New reports of fish on the shelf and upper slope of the Western Indian Ocean. Journal of Ichthyology, 33 (1): 128-136

BLAGODEROV, A.I. 1994 Seasonal distribution and some notes on the biology of salmon shark (Lamna ditropis) in the northwestern Pacific Ocean. Journal of Ichthyology, 34 (2): 115-121, figs 1-2, table

ROMANOV, E.V. & SAMOROV, V.V. 1994 On discoveries of the crocodile shark, Pseudocarcharias kamoharai (Pseudocarchariidae), in the Equatorial Indian Ocean. Journal of Ichthyology, 34 (4): 155-157

SAVELEV, S.V. & CHERNIKOV, V.P. 1994 The oceanic whitetip shark, Carcharhinus longimanus, and its use of aerial olfaction in search for food. Journal of Ichthyology, 34 (6): 38-47

PSHENICHNOV, L.K. 1997 A new record for subantarctic fish fauna species of shark Squalus acanthias (Squalidae). Journal of Ichthyology, 37 (8): 678-679

SOKOLOVSKAYA, T.G. & SOKOLOVSKII, A.S. & SOBOLEVSKII, E.I. 1998 A list of fishes of Peter the Great Bay (the Sea of Japan). Journal of Ichthyology, 38 (1): 1-11

NOVIKOV, N.P. 2002 Ecology of the ratfish Hydrolagus africanus (Gilchrist) from the Madagascar and Mozambique submarine ridges. Journal of Ichthyology, 42 (3): 271-274


Aqua, International Journal of Ichyology

LASSO, C.A. & RIAL, B.A. & LASSO-ALCALA, O. 1997 Notes on the biology of the freshwater stingrays Paratrygon aiereba (Müller & Henle, 1841) and Potamotrygon orbignyi (Castelnau, 1855) (Chondrichthyes: Potamotrygonidae) in the Venezuelan Llanos. Aqua, International Journal of Ichyology, 2 (3): 39-50

HUMAN, B.A. 2011 Description of a unique catshark egg capsule (Chondrichthyes: Scyliorhinidae) from the North West Shelf, Western Australia. Aqua, International Journal of Ichyology, 17 (4): 199-209


Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

THOMSON, J.S. 1919 The Morphology of the Prosencephalon of Spinax as a type of Elasmobranch Fore-brain.Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 52 (2): 487-500

WESTOLL, T.S. 1947 The Paired Fins of Placoderms. Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 61 (2): 381-398

COATES, M.I. & SEQUEIRA, S.E.K. 1998 The braincase of a primitive shark. Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Earth Sciences, 89: 63-85




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New described species/Taxonomic News:



OTA, Y. (2015): Pigmentation patterns are useful for species identification of third-stage larvae of gnathiids (Crustacea: Isopoda) parasitising coastal elasmobranchs in southern Japan. Systematic Parasitology, 90 (3): 269-284
New species: Gnathia rufescens
Abstract: Previous studies from southern Japan reported larval stages of eight gnathiid isopod species parasitising coastal elasmobranchs. Since gnathiid larvae of these different species closely resembled each other, it was necessary to obtain specimens of free-living adult males for identification to the species level. This was achieved by allowing larvae of the final stage to moult into adult males. From these males, specimens of a species new to science were discovered and described here as Gnathia rufescens n. sp. The main differentiating characteristics of G. rufescens n. sp. are: (i) the apex of pleotelson is oval shaped; (ii) the dorsal sulcus is wide in the posterior part; and (iii) the article 3 of the pylopod is not reduced in the male. Additionally, this paper summarises the specific pigmentation patterns of third-stage larvae of the new species and eight previously described species. Furthermore, host records and host use by the gnathiids were summarised based on data from 158 hosts and over 4,500 gnathiid samples; these are discussed with a focus on host-specificity of the nine gnathiid species studied.



FAHMI & WHITE, W.T. (2015):
 Atelomycterus erdmanni, a new species of catshark (Scyliorhinidae: Carcharhiniformes) from Indonesia. Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation, 14: 14-27

New species: Atelomycterus erdmanni

Abstract: A new species of catshark of the genus Atelomycterus is described from eastern Indonesia based on two type specimens. Atelomycterus erdmanni is closely related to A. baliensis and A. marmoratus, being sympatric with the latter. It differs from these two species in coloration, external morphology, meristics and clasper morphology. Atelomycterus erdmanni differs from A. baliensis in having white spots present over the body (vs. white spots absent), a larger first dorsal fin, paired fins closer together, and pelvic fin farther apart from the ventral caudal-fin origin. It differs from A. marmoratus in having far less numerous white spotting, a larger first dorsal fin, and the clasper glans about half length of clasper outer margin (vs. less than half length of outer margin). Its status was also confirmed by genetic analysis with comparison of the mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 (CO1) genetic marker utilised in DNA barcoding producing a genetic divergence of 4.8% and 5.3% between the new species and its closest congeners, A. baliensis and A. marmoratus, respectively.

EBERT, D.A. & HAAS, D.L. & DE CARVALHO, M.R. (2015): Tetronarce cowleyi, sp. nov., a new species of electric ray from southern Africa (Chondrichthyes: Torpediniformes: Torpedinidae). Zootaxa, 3936 (2): 237–250 

New species: Tetronarce cowleyi

Abstract: A new species of torpedo ray, Tetronarce cowleyi, sp. nov., is described from specimens collected from the southeastern Atlantic Ocean. The new species is placed in the genus Tetronarce based on a uniform dorsal coloration and absence of papillae around the spiracles. The new species is distinguished from its closest congeners, the North AtlanticTetronarce nobiliana Bonnaparte, 1835, and southwestern Atlantic Tetronarce puelchaLahille, 1926, by a combination of morpho-logical characteristics including a shorter spiracular length, a proportionally greater head length as measured between snout margin and fifth gill openings, a proportionally greater preoral snout length, a uniform shiny black or dark gray dorsal surface, lacking any prominent markings, and a creamy white ventral color with dark edges in juveniles but fading with growth. Teteronarce cowleyi, sp. nov., is further distinguished from T. nobiliana by its more circular anterior disc shape (vs. relatively straight in T. nobiliana), fewer tooth rows (32/28 vs. 38–53/38–52 in T. nobiliana), greater mouth width (1.5–1.7 times as great as interorbital width vs. 0.5–0.6 times interorbital width in T. nobiliana), smaller distance between second dorsal and caudal fins (3.5–4.9% vs. 6.6–6.8% in T. nobiliana), and a clasper length extending nearly to lower caudal fin origin (claspers inT. nobiliana that extend only two-thirds distance between second dorsal and caudal fins).Teteronarce cowleyi, sp. nov., is known from Walvis Bay, Namibia to Algoa Bay, Eastern Cape, South Africa, at depths of 110 to 457 m

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Extant Chondrichtyes:

AUSTIN, C.M. & TAN, M.H. & CROFT, L.J. & MEEKAN, M.G. & GAN, H.Y. & GAN, H.M. (2015): The complete mitogenome of the bluespotted ribbontail ray Taeniura lymma (Forsskål, 1775) (Elasmobranchii: Myliobatiformes: Dasyatidae). Mitochondrial DNA, in press http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/19401736.2015.1007348
BARREIROS, J.P. & GADIG, O.B.F. & HADDAD, V. (2015): In Reply to Shark Attacks and Shark Divin. Wilderness and Environmental Medicine, in presshttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wem.2014.11.018
BINDIYA, E.S. & TINA, K.J. & RAGHUL, S.S. & BHAT, S.G. (2015):Characterization of Deep Sea Fish Gut Bacteria with Antagonistic Potential, from Centroscyllium fabricii (Deep Sea Shark). Probiotics Antimicrob Proteins, in presshttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12602-015-9190-x
BONFIL, R. & O'BRIEN, S. (2015): Strongly directional and differential swimming behavior of an adult female white shark, Carcharodon carcharias (Chondrichthyes: Lamnidae) from Guadalupe Island, Mexico. Latin American Journal of Aquatic Research,  43 (1): 267-273 http://dx.doi.org/10.3856/vol43-issue1-fulltext-24
BRUNNSCHWEILER, J.M. (2015): Shark Attacks and Shark Diving. Wilderness and Environmental Medicine, in press http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wem.2014.11.002
CARVALHO, F. & AHRENS, R. & MURIE, D. & BIGELOW, K. & AIRES-DA-SILVA, A. & MAUNDER, M.N. & HAZIN, F. (2015): Using pop-up satellite archival tags to inform selectivity in fisheries stock assessment models: a case study for the blue shark in the South Atlantic Ocean. ICES Journal of Marine Science, in presshttp://dx.doi.org/10.1093/icesjms/fsv026
CHABOT, C.L. & ESPINOZA, M. & MASCAREÑAS-OSORIO, I. & ROCHA-OLIVARES, A. (2015): The effect of biogeographic and phylogeographic barriers on gene flow in the brown smoothhound shark, Mustelus henlei, in the northeastern Pacific. Ecology and Evolution, in press http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ece3.1458
CHRISTIANSEN, B. & VIEIRA, R.P. & CHRISTIANSEN, S. & DENDA, A. & OLIVEIRA, F. & GONÇALVES, J.M.S. (2015): The fish fauna of Ampère Seamount (NE Atlantic) and the adjacent abyssal plain. Helgoland Marine Research, 69 (1): 13-23http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10152-014-0413-4
COSANDEY-GODIN, A. & KRAINSKI, E.T. & WORM, B. & FLEMMING, J.M. (2015): Applying Bayesian spatiotemporal models to fisheries bycatch in the Canadian Arctic. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 72 (2): 186-197http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjfas-2014-0159
COTTON, C.F. & GRUBBS, D. (2015): Biology of Deep-water Chondrichthyans: Introduction. Deep Sea Research Part II Topical Studies in Oceanography, in press http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2015.02.030
CRUZ, V.P. & VERA, M. & MENDONCA, F.F. & PARDO, B.G. & MARTINEZ, P. & OLIVEIRA, C. & FORESTI, F. (2015): First identification of interspecies hybridization in the freshwater stingrays Potamotrygon motoro and P-falkneri (Myliobatiformes, Potamotrygonidae). Conservation Genetics, 16 (1): 241-245http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10592-014-0642-8
DE BOER, M.N. & SAULINO, J.T. & LEWIS, T.P. & NOTARBARTOLO DI SCIARA (2015): New records of whale shark (Rhincodon typus), giant manta ray (Manta birostris) and Chilean devil ray (Mobula tarapacana) for Suriname. Marine Biodiversity Records, 8: e10  http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1755267214001432
DIOGO, R. & ZIERMANN, J.M. (2015): Muscles of chondrichthyan paired appendages: comparison with osteichthyans, deconstruction of the fore-hindlimb serial homology dogma, and new insights on the evolution of the vertebrate neck. Anatomical Record, 298 (3): 513-530 http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ar.23047
DOVE, A.D.M (2015): Foraging and Ingestive Behaviors of Whale Sharks, Rhincodon typus, in Response to Chemical Stimulus Cues. Biological Bulletin, 228 (1): 65-74
DUDGEON, C.L. & POLLOCK, K.H. & BRACCINI, J.M. & SEMMENS, J.M. & BARNETT, A. (2015): Integrating acoustic telemetry into mark–recapture models to improve the precision of apparent survival and abundance estimates. Oecologia, in press http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00442-015-3280-z
EBERT, D.A. & HAAS, D.L. & DE CARVALHO, M.R. (2015): Tetronarce cowleyi, sp. nov., a new species of electric ray from southern Africa (Chondrichthyes: Torpediniformes: Torpedinidae). Zootaxa, 3936 (2): 237–250http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3936.2.4
FAHMI & WHITE, W.T. (2015): Atelomycterus erdmanni, a new species of catshark (Scyliorhinidae: Carcharhiniformes) from Indonesia. Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation, 14: 14-27 http://dx.doi.org/
FAHMI & WHITE, W.T. (2015): First record of the basking shark Cetorhinus maximus (Lamniformes: Cetorhinidae) in Indonesia. Marine Biodiversity Records, 8: e18 http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1755267214001365
FALLOWS, C. & BENOÎT, H.P. & HAMMERSCHLAG, N.  (2015): Intraguild predation and partial consumption of blue sharks Prionace glauca by Cape fur seals Arctocephalus pusillus pusillus. African Journal of Marine Science, in press http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/1814232X.2015.1013058
GAČIĆ, Z. & MILOŠEVIĆ, M. & MIĆKOVIĆ, B. & NIKČEVIĆ, M. & DAMJANOVIĆ, I. (2015): Effects of acute cooling on fish electroretinogram: A comparative study.Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology, in press
HAN, W.-Q. & LUO, H.-Y. & XIAN, Y.-P. & LUO, D.-H. & MU, T.-N. & GUO, X.-D. (2015): Attenuated Total Reflection-Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopic Study of Dried Shark Fin Products. [in chinese] Spectroscopy and Spectral Analysis, 35 (2): 379-383 http://dx.doi.org/10.3964/j.issn.1000-0593(2015)02-0379-05
HEUPEL, M.R. & SIMPFENDORFER, C.A. & ESPINOZA, M. & SMOOTHEY, A.F. & TOBIN, A. & PEDDEMORS , V. (2015): Conservation challenges of sharks with continental scale migrations. Frontiers in Marine Science, 2: 12http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2015.00012
HOLLENSEAD, L.D. & GRUBBS, R.D. & CARLSON, J.K. & BETHEA, D.M. (2015):Analysis of fine-scale daily movement patterns of juvenile Pristis pectinata within a nursery habitat. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, in presshttp://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aqc.2556
HUTCHINSON, M.R. & ITANO, D.G. & MUIR, J.A. & HOLLAND, K.N. (2015): Post-release survival of juvenile silky sharks  captured in a tropical tuna purse seine fisheryMarine Ecology Progress Series, 521: 143-154 http://dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps11073
KOCSIS, L. & VENNEMANN, T.W. & ULIANOV, A. & BRUNNSCHWEILER, J.M. (2015): Characterizing the bull shark Carcharhinus leucas habitat in Fiji by the chemical and isotopic compositions of their teeth. Environmental Biology of Fishes, in press http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10641-015-0386-4
KUTTI, T. & FOSSA, J.H. & BERGSTAD, O.A. (2015): Influence of structurally complex benthic habitats on fish distribution. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 520: 175-190 http://dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps11047
KYNE, P.M. & BAX, N.J. & DULVY, N.K. (2015): Biodiversity: Sharks and rays in peril too. Nature, 518 (7538): 167 http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/518167e
KYNOCH, R.J. & FRYER, R.J. & NEAT, F.C. (2015): A simple technical measure to reduce bycatch and discard of skates and sharks in mixed-species bottom-trawl fisheries. ICES Journal of Marine Science, in presshttp://dx.doi.org/10.1093/icesjms/fsv037
LEE, H.K. & JEONG, Y. & LEE, S. & JEONG, W. & CHOY, E.J. & KANG, C.K. & LEE, W.C. & KIM, S.J. & MOON, H.B. (2015): Persistent organochlorines in 13 shark species from offshore and coastal waters of Korea: Species-specific accumulation and contributing factors.  Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 115C: 195-202http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoenv.2015.02.021
LESNIAK, T.C. & SCHIRMER, A.E. & KNAPP, C.R. (2015): Evaluating the Role of Temperature in the Reproduction of the Yellow Stingray (Urobatis jamaicensis). Zoo Biology, 34 (1): 33-39 http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/zoo.21188
LI, H. (2015): Sawfish in Taiwan (in Taiwanese). National Museum of Marine Biology & Aquarium Newsletter,76: 14-17
MARA, K.R. & MOTTA, P.J. & MARTIN, A.P. & HUETER, R.E.  (2015):Constructional morphology within the head of hammerhead sharks (Sphyrnidae).Journal of Morphology, in press http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jmor.20362
MENDES, N.J. & CRUZ, V.P. & MENDONÇA, F.F. & PARDO, B.G. & COELHO, R. & ASHIKAGA, F.Y. & SCAMARGO, S.M. & MARTÍNEZ, P. & OLIVEIRA, C. & SANTOS, M.N. & FORESTI, F. (2015): Microsatellite loci in the oceanic whitetip shark and cross-species amplification using pyrosequencing technology. Conservation Genetics Resources, in press http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12686-015-0435-5
MILLER, P.I. & SCALES, K.L. & INGRAM, S.N. & SOUTHALL, E.J. & SIMS, D.W. (2015): Basking sharks and oceanographic fronts: quantifying associations in the north-east Atlantic. Functional Ecology, in press http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1365-2435.12423
O’LEARY, S.J. & FELDHEIM, K.A. & FIELDS, A.T. & NATANSON, L.J. & WINTNER, S. & HUSSEY, N. & SHIVJI, M.S. & CHAPMAN, D.D. (2015): Genetic Diversity of White Sharks, Carcharodon carcharias, in the Northwest Atlantic and Southern Africa. Journal of Heredity, in press http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jhered/esv001
O'CONNELL, C.P. & HYUN, S.-Y. & GRUBER, S.H. & HE, P. (2015): Effects of barium-ferrite permanent magnets on great hammerhead shark Sphyrna mokarran behavior and implications for future conservation technologies. Endangered Species Research, 26 (3): 243-256 http://dx.doi.org/10.3354/esr00629
OLIVER, S.P. & BICSKOS KASZO, A.E. (2015): A pelagic thresher shark (Alopias pelagicus) gives birth at a cleaning station in the Philippines. Coral Reefs, 34 (1): 17http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00338-014-1249-8
OOI, M.S.M. & TOWNSEND, K.A. & BENNETT, M.B. & RICHARDSON, A.J. & FERNANDO, D. & VILLA, C.A. & GAUS, C. (2015): Levels of arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury in the branchial plate and muscle tissue of mobulid rays. Marine Pollution Bulletin, in press  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2015.02.005
OPAZO, J.C. & LEE, A.P. & HOFFMANN, F.G. & TOLOZA-VILLALOBOS, J. & BURMESTER, T. & VENKATESH, B. & STORZ, J.F. (2015): Ancient duplications and expression divergence in the globin gene superfamily of vertebrates: Insights from the elephant shark genome and transcriptome. Molecular Biology and Evolution, in press http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/molbev/msv054
PAPASTAMATIOU, Y.P. & MEYER, C.G. & KOSAKI, R.K. & WALLSGROVE, N.J. & POPP, B.N. (2015): Movements and foraging of predators associated with mesophotic coral reefs and their potential for linking ecological habitats. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 521: 155-170
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Extinct Chondrichtyes:

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What has long pointy teeth and a slingshot mouth?

Goblin Shark in the sorting lab

Car-Size Stingray May Be World’s Largest Freshwater Fish

Picture of Jeff Corwin and his team releasing an 800-pound stingray

Great White Shark Lydia travels 56,000 km in two years: Her habitat ‘spans the entire North Atlantic ocean’

Lydia the Great White shark is shown on a research vessel off the coast off Jacksonville, Fla. in a March 2013 handout photo. It's been two years since Lydia was tagged off Florida and has been tracked to Newfoundland waters and across the North Atlantic. She has a novel satellite-tech tag that is creating the first picture for marine scientists on the scope of a shark’s habitat.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ocearch Jacksonville Expedition/Robert Snow