NEWSLETTER 08/2015 31.08.2015

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Pollerspöck, J. & Straube, N. 2015, Bibliography database of living/fossil sharks, rays and chimaeras (Chondrichthyes: Elasmobranchii, Holocephali), www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 2015


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News/own research from shark-reference

Our friend and partner Jaques Herman contributed incredibly valuable SEM images of extant shark teeth to shark-references. We are working on incorporating the images at the specific species summaries and will provide the images in our Morphology menu.
Thank you Jaques!

A beautiful example: Chlamydoselachus anguineus

New open access publication: STRAUBE, N. & LI, C. & CLAES, J.M. & CORRIGAN, S. & NAYLOR, G.J.P. (2015) Molecular phylogeny of Squaliformes and first occurrence of bioluminescence in sharks. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 15: 162  http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12862-015-0446-6


The sister-clade to non-luminous Squalidae comprises five families. The presence of photophores is reported for extant members of three out of these five families based on results of this study, i.e. Lantern sharks (Etmopteridae), Kitefin sharks (Dalatiidae) and Sleeper sharks (Somniosidae). Our results suggest that the origin of luminous organs arose during the rapid diversification event that gave rise to the extant Squaliform families. These inferences are consistent with the idea of diversification of Squaliform sharks being associated with the emergence of new deep-sea habitats in the Lower Cretaceous, which may have been facilitated by the evolution of bioluminescence.

Photophores in the somniosid shark  Zameus:


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Missing papers:

Many thanks to all friends of shark-references, who sent us some missing papers last month!

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At the moment we are looking for the following papers:

Acta Zoologica (Stockholm) (newly added)

HOLMGREN, N. 1940 Studies on the head in fishes. Embryological, morphological, and phylogenetical researches. Part I. Development of the skull in sharks and rays. Acta Zoologica (Stockholm), 21 (1-3): 51-267




Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle (new added)

SIGNEUX, J. 1949 Notes paleoichthyologiques. I. Observations sur le genre Scapanorhynchus et ses relations. Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, (Série 2), 21 (5): 633-638, figs 1-3

SIGNEUX, J. 1949 Notes paléoichthyologiques. II: Sur les genres Isurus, Chiloscyllium et Triakis trouvés à l'état fossile dans le gisement sénonien de Sahel-Alma. Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, 21 (5): 635-638, 3 fig.

SIGNEUX, J. 1950 Notes Paléoichthyologiques. III: Squalidae fossiles du Sénonien de Sahel-Alma. Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, 22 (2): 315-319, fig.

SIGNEUX, J. 1951 Notes Paléoichthyologiques. IV: Les Rhinobatidae du Liban. Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, 23 (6): 693-695,1 pl.

SIGNEUX, J. 1954 Notes Paléoichthyologiques. VI (suite). Cas d'ovoviviparité chez un Rhinobate fossile. Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, 26 (5): 644-645

BRANISA, L. & HOFSTAETTER, R. & SIGNEUX, J. 1964 Addditions a la faune ichthyologique du Cretace supérieur de Bolivie. Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, (Serie 2), 36: 279-297, 3 Fig.

BRANISA, L. & HOFSTETTER, R. 1966 Nouvelle contribution a I etude de la paléontologie et de I Age du groupe Puca (Cretace-Paleogene, Bolivie). Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, (Série 2), 38: 301-310, 1 Fig.; Paris.

BLOT, J. 1980 La faune ichtyologique des gisements du Monte Bolca (Province de Ve´rone, Italie). Catalogue syste´matique pre´sentant l'etat actuel des recherches concernant cette faune. Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, (Série 4), sect. C, 2 (4): 339-396.


Bulletin of the Mizunami Fossil Museum (new added)

ITOIGAWA, J. & NISHIMOTO, N. & HIROYUKI, A. 1977 Cretaceous fossil elasmobranchs from japan (first report). Bulletin of the Mizunami Fossil Museum, 4: 119-138

NISHIMOTO, H. & MOROZUMI, Y. 1979 Late Cretaceous elasmobranches from the Izumi Mountain Range. Bulletin of the Mizunami Fossil Museum, 6: 133-140

NOMURA, M. & HATANAKA, O. & NISHIMOTO, H. & KARASAWA, H. & NANAO NOJIRIKO GROUP 1991 Megasqualus serriculus Jordan and Hannibal (Squalidae: Squaliformes: Elasmobranchii) from the Middle Miocene Nanao Calcareous Sandstone, Nanao City, Noto Peninsula, Central Japan. Bulletin of the Mizunami Fossil Museum, 18: 33-45

OKAMURA, Y. & FUDOUJI, Y. & KARASAWA, H. 2000 A first record of the genus Pseudaetobatus (Myliobatiformes, Myliobatidae) from the middle Eocene Okinoshima Group, Kyushu, Japan. Bulletin of the Mizunami Fossil Museum, 27: 199-200


Revista de la Societat Paleontologica d'Elx (new added)

MENDIOLA, C. 1995 Familia Zygzabatidae n. (Batomorphii, Myliobatoidea). Zygzabatis maroccana n. gen., n. sp. Revista de la Societat Paleontologica d'Elx, 1: 1-4, 2 tabl., 1 pl.

MENDIOLA, C. 1996 Rhincodon ferriolensis n. sp. (Neoselachii, Orectolobiformes, Rhincodontidae) del Burdigaliense superior de Elche (Sureste de España). Revista de la Societat Paleontologica d'Elx, 2: 1-6, 2 fig., 1 pl.

MENDIOLA, C. 1999 Myliobatoideos nuevos (Neoselachii, Batomorphii) del Thanesiense ? de oued Zem (Cuenca de los Ouled Abdoun, Marruecos). Revista de la Societat Paleontologica d'Elx, 6: 1-42, 10 fig., pl. 1-12

MENDIOLA, C. 2001 Hallazgo de Carcharodon carcharias (Linnaeus 1758) en el Plioceno superior de Conil de la Frontera (Cádiz, España). Revista de la Societat Paleontológica d'Elx, 7: 1-9

MENDIOLA, C. 2002 Notorynchus lawleyi Cigala Fulgosi 1983 (Chondrichthyes, Hexanchiformes) en el Plioceno inferior de Guardamar y Plioceno medio de Rojales (Sureste de España, Cuenca del Bajo Segura, Cordillera Bética Oriental). Revista de la Societat Paleontológica d'Elx, 8: 1-15

MENDIOLA, C. & MARTINEZ, J. 2003 La ictiofauna fósil (Chondrichthyes, Euselachii) del Mesozoico y Cenozoico de España. Revista de la Societat Paleontológica d'Elx, 9: 1-103

MENDIOLA, C. 2004 Primera cita española del género Ptychodus AGASSIZ 1839 (Chondrichthyes, Euselachii). Revista de la Societat Paleontológica d'Elx, 13: 1-14

MENDIOLA, C. & LÓPEZ, A. 2005 La ictiofauna fósil (Chondrichthyes, Euselachii) del Serravalliense de Alicante (Sureste de España). Revista de la Societat Paleontológica d'Elx, 14: 1-51


Transactions of the Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies (new added)

BREARD, S. & STRINGER, G.L. 1995 Paleoenvironment of a diverse marine vertebrate fauna from the Yazoo Clay (Late Eocene) at Copenhagen, Caldwell Parish, Louisiana.Transactions of the Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, 45: 77-85

STRINGER, G.L. & BREARD, S. 1997 Comparison of otolith-based paleoecology to other fossil groups: an example from the Cane River Formation (Eocene) of Louisiana.Transactions of the Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, 47: 563-570

BREARD, S. & STRINGER, G.L. 1999 Integrated paleoecology and marine vertebrate fauna of the Stone City Formation (Middle Eocene), Brazos River section, Texas.Transactions of the Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, 49: 132-142

STRINGER, G.L. & BREARD, S.Q. & KONTROVITZ, M. 2001 Biostratigraphy and paleoecology of diagnostic invertebrates and vertebrates from the type locality of the Oligocene Rosefield Marl Beds, Louisiana. Transactions of the Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, 51: 321-328

STRINGER, G.L. & MILLER, M. 2001 Paleoenvironmental interpretations based on vertebrate fossil assemblages: an example of their utilization in the Gulf Coast. Transactions of the Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, 51: 329-338


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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New described species/Taxonomic News:

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PLEASE send your new papers tojuergen.pollerspoeck@shark-references.comor nicolas.straube@shark-references.com   

Latest Research Articles


Extant Chondrichthyes:

ALANAZI, S.A. & ALMUBRAD, T. & ALIBRAHIM, A.I.A. & KHAN, A.A. & AKHTAR, S. (2015) Ultrastructure Organization of Collagen Fibrils and Proteoglycans of Stingray and Shark Corneal Stroma. Journal of Ophthalmology, 2015: 686914http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/686914
BARBINI, S.A. & LUCIFORA, L.O. (2015) Big fish (and a smallish skate) eat small fish: diet variation and trophic level of Sympterygia acuta, a medium-sized skate high in the food web. Marine Ecology, in press http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/maec.12273
BARKER, A.M. & NOSAL, A.P. & LEWALLEN, E.A. & BURTON, R.S. (2015)Genetic structure of leopard shark (Triakis semifasciata) populations along the Pacific coast of North America. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 472: 151–157 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jembe.2015.06.020
BAŞUSTA, N. & BAŞUSTA, A. (2015) Additional record of the bluntnose six-gill shark, Hexanchus griseus (Bonnaterre, 1788) from Iskenderun Bay with its morphometric measurements. J. Black Sea/Mediterranean Environment, 21 (2): 224-226
BERNASCONI, J.F. & PERIER, M.R. & DI GIÁCOMO, E.E. (2015) Standardized catch rate of cockfish, Callorhinchus callorynchus, in a bottom trawl fishery of Patagonia: Is it possible its use as a predictor of abundance trend? Brazilian Journal of Oceanography, 63 (2): 147-160 http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1679-87592015093606302
BITALO, D.N. & MADUNA, S.N. & DA SILVA, C. & ROODT-WILDING, R. & BESTER-VAN DER MERWE, A.E. (2015) Differential gene flow patterns for two commercially exploited shark species, tope (Galeorhinus galeus) and common smoothhound (Mustelus mustelus) along the south–west coast of South Africa.Fisheries Research, 172: 190-196 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fishres.2015.07.003
BITON PORSMOGUER, S. & BĂNARU, D. & BOUDOURESQUE, C.F. & DEKEYSER, I. & ALMARCHA, C. (2015) Hooks equipped with magnets can increase catches of blue shark (Prionace glauca) by longline fishery. Fisheries Research, 172: 345–351 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fishres.2015.07.016
BITON PORSMOGUER, S. & BĂNARU, D. & BOUDOURESQUE, C.F. & DEKEYSER, I. & VIRICEL, A. & MERCHAN, M. (2015) DNA evidence of the consumption of short-beaked common dolphin Delphinus delphis by the shortfin mako shark Isurus oxyrinchus. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 532: 177-183http://dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps11327
BLAISON, A. & JAQUEMET, S. & GUYOMARD, D. & VANGREVELYNGHE, G. & GAZZO, T. & CLIFF, G. & COTEL, P. & SORIA, M. (2015) Seasonal variability of bull and tiger shark presence on the west coast of Reunion Island, western Indian Ocean.African Journal of Marine Science, 37 (2): 199-208 http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/1814232X.2015.1050453
BLANCO, M. & FRAGUAS, J. & SOTELO, C.G. & PEREZ-MARTIN, R.I. & ANTONIO VAZQUEZ, J. (2015) Production of Chondroitin Sulphate from Head, Skeleton and Fins of Scyliorhinus canicula By-Products by Combination of Enzymatic, Chemical Precipitation and Ultrafiltration Methodologies. Marine Drugs, 13 (6): 3287-3308 http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/md13063287
BOND, M.E. & TOLENTINO, E. & MANGUBHAI, S. & HOWEY, L.A. (2015) Vertical and horizontal movements of a silvertip shark (Carcharhinus albimarginatus) in the Fijian archipelago. Animal Biotelemetry 2015, 3:19 http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40317-015-0055-6
BOUCHAALA, E. & BOUALI, M. & BEN ALI, Y. & MILED, N. & GARGOURI, Y. & FENDRI, A. (2015) Biochemical Characterization and Molecular Modeling of Pancreatic Lipase from a Cartilaginous Fish, the Common Stingray (Dasyatis pastinaca). Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 176 (1): 151-169http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12010-015-1564-8
BRACCINI, M. & BROOKS, E.N. & WISE, B. & MCAULEY, R. (2015) Displaying uncertainty in the biological reference points of sharks. Ocean & Coastal Management, 116: 143–149 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2015.07.014
BROWN, A. (2015) The Reproductive Biology of the Finetooth Shark, Carcharhinus isodon, in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean. UNF Theses and Dissertations. Paper 564.
BUSTAMANTE, C. & BARRÍA, C. & VARGAS-CARO, C. & OVENDEN, J.R. & BENNETT, M.B. (2015) The phylogenetic position of the giant devil ray Mobula mobular (Bonnaterre, 1788) (Myliobatiformes, Myliobatidae) inferred from the mitochondrial genome. Mitochondrial DNA, in press http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/19401736.2015.1074208
CHABOT, C.L. (2015) Microsatellite loci confirm a lack of population connectivity among globally distributed populations of the tope shark Galeorhinus galeus (Triakidae). Journal of Fish Biology, 87 (2): 371-385 http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jfb.12727
CHEN, X. & XIANG, D. & XU, Y. & & SHI, X. (2015) Complete mitochondrial genome of the scalloped hammerhead Sphyrna lewini (Carcharhiniformes: Sphyrnidae).Mitochondrial DNA, 26 (4): 621-622 http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/19401736.2013.834432
CHRISTIANSEN, H.M. & FISK, A.T. & HUSSEY, N.E. (2015) Incorporating stable isotopes into a multidisciplinary framework to improve data inference and their conservation and management application African Journal of Marine Science, 37 (2): 189-197 http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/1814232X.2015.1039583
CLAES, J.M. & NILSSON, D.-E. & MALLEFET, J. & STRAUBE,  N. (2015) The presence of lateral photophores correlates with increased speciation in deep-sea bioluminescent sharks. Royal Society Open Science, 2: 150219http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsos.150219
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
CORRIGAN, S. & KACEV, D. & WERRY, J. (2015) A case of genetic polyandry in the shortfin mako Isurus oxyrinchus. Journal of Fish Biology, in presshttp://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jfb.12743
CRUZ, V.P. & OLIVEIRA, C. & FORESTI, F. (2015) An intriguing model for 5S rDNA sequences dispersion in the genome of freshwater stingray Potamotrygon motoro (Chondrichthyes: Potamotrygonidae). [in russian] Molekuliarnaia Biologiia, 49 (3): 525-528 http://dx.doi.org/10.7868/s0026898415030039
DA SILVA, C. & BOOTH, A.J. & DUDLEY, S.F.J. & KERWATH, S.E. & LAMBERTH, S.J. & LESLIE, R.W. & MCCORD, M.E. & SAUER, W.H.H. & ZWEIG, T. (2015) The current status and management of South Africa’s chondrichthyan fisheries. African Journal of Marine Science, 37 (2): 233-248http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/1814232X.2015.1044471
DA SILVA, J.P.C.B. & DE CARVALHO, M.R. (2015) Systematics and morphology of Potamotrygon orbignyi (Castelnau, 1855) and allied forms (Chondrichthyes: Myliobatiformes: Potamotrygonidae). Zootaxa, 3982 (1): 1-82
DA SILVA, N.J. & FERREIRA, K.R.C. & PINTO, R.N.L. & AIRD, S.D. (2015) A Severe Accident Caused by an Ocellate River Stingray (Potamotrygon motoro) in Central Brazil: How Well Do We Really Understand Stingray Venom Chemistry, Envenomation, and Therapeutics? Toxins, 7 (6): 2272-2288 http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/toxins7062272
DAPP, D.R. & WALKER, T.I. & HUVENEERS, C. & REINA, R.D. (2015) Respiratory mode and gear type are important determinants of elasmobranch immediate and post-release mortality. Fish and Fisheries, in press http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/faf.12124
DE VOSA, L. & WATSON, R.G.A. & GÖTZ, A. & ATTWOOD, C.G. (2015) Baited remote underwater video system (BRUVs) survey of chondrichthyan diversity in False Bay, South Africa. African Journal of Marine Science, 37 (2): 209-218http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/1814232X.2015.1036119
DHARMADI & FAHMI & SATRIA, F. (2015) Fisheries management and conservation of sharks in Indonesia. African Journal of Marine Science, 37 (2): 249-258http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/1814232X.2015.1045431
DONNELLAN, S.C. & FOSTER, R. & JUNGE, C. & HUVENEERS, C. & ROGERS, P. & KILIAN, A. & BERTOZZI, T. (2015) Fiddling with the proof: the Magpie Fiddler Ray is a colour pattern variant of the common Southern Fiddler Ray (Rhinobatidae: Trygonorrhina). Zootaxa, 3981 (3): 367–384 http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3981.3.3
DUDGEON, C.L. & OVENDEN, J.R. (2015) The relationship between abundance and genetic effective population size in elasmobranchs: an example from the globally threatened zebra shark Stegostoma fasciatum within its protected range. Conservation Genetics, in press http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10592-015-0752-y
EBERT, D.A. (2015) Deep–Sea Cartilaginous Fishes of the Southeastern Atlantic Ocean. FAO Species Catalogue for Fishery Purposes No. 9, 264 p.
EBERT, D.A. & HUVENEERS, C. & DUDLEY, S.F.J.D (2015) Advances in Shark Research. African Journal of Marine Science, 37 (2): v http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/1814232X.2015.1054883
EBERT, D.A. & MOSTARDA, E. (2015) Identification guide to the deep–sea cartilaginous fishes of the Southeastern Atlantic Ocean. FAO, FishFinder Programme: 74 p.
EBERT, D.A. & PIEN, C. & KAMIKAWA, D.J. (2015) Confirmation of the cookiecutter shark, Isistius brasiliensis, from the eastern North Pacific Ocean (Squaliformes: Dalatiidae). Marine Biodiversity Records, 8: e118 http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1755267215000962
EBERT, D.A. & VAN HEES, K.E. (2015) Beyond Jaws: rediscovering the ‘lost sharks’ of southern Africa. African Journal of Marine Science, 37 (2): 141-156http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/1814232X.2015.1048730
ENDO, T. & KIMURA, O. & OGASAWARA, H. & OHTA, C. & KOGA, N. & KATO, Y. & HARAGUCHI, K. (2015) Mercury, cadmium, zinc and copper concentrations and stable isotope ratios of carbon and nitrogen in tiger sharks (Galeocerdo cuvier) culled off Ishigaki Island, Japan. Ecological Indicators, 55: 86-93 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2015.03.008
ENGRÁCIA DE MORAES, J. & AGUINAGA, J.Y. & DE OLIVEIRA VIADANNA, P. & DE MORAES, F.R. (2015) A histology-based study in apparently healthy wild freshwater stingrays Potamotrygon motoro. Comparative Clinical Pathology, in presshttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00580-015-2162-4
ESCALLE, L. & SPEED, C.W. & MEEKAN, M.G. & WHITE, W.T. & BABCOCK, R.C. & PILLANS, R.D. & HUVENEERS, C. (2015) Restricted movements and mangrove dependency of the nervous shark Carcharhinus cautus in nearshore coastal waters. Journal of Fish Biology, 87 (2): 323-341 http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jfb.12724
EVERETT, B.I. & CLIFF, G. & DUDLEY, S.F.J. & WINTNER, S.P. & VAN DER ELST, R.P. (2015) Do sawfish Pristis spp. represent South Africa’s first local extirpation of marine elasmobranchs in the modern era? African Journal of Marine Science, 37 (2): 275-284 http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/1814232X.2015.1027269
FAHMI & DHARMADI (2015) Pelagic shark fisheries of Indonesia’s Eastern Indian Ocean Fisheries Management Region. African Journal of Marine Science, 37 (2): 259-265 http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/1814232X.2015.1044908
FERNANDO, N. & HUI, S.-W. & TSANG, C.-C. & LEUNG, S.-Y. & NGAN, A.H.Y. & LEUNG, R.W.W. & GROFF, J.M. & LAU, S.K.P. & WOO, P.C.Y. (2015) Fatal Fusarium solani species complex infections in elasmobranchs: the first case report for black spotted stingray (Taeniura melanopsila) and a literature review.Mycoses, 58 (7): 422-431 http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/myc.12342
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GARDINER, J.M. & WHITNEY, N.M. & HUETER, R.E. (2015) Smells Like Home: The Role of Olfactory Cues in the Homing Behavior of Blacktip Sharks, Carcharhinus limbatus. Integrative and Comparative Biology, in press http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/icb/icv087
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Extinct Chondrichthyes:

BIANUCCI, G. & DI CELMA, C. & LANDINI, W. & POST, K. & TINELLI, C. & DE MUIZON, C. & GARIBOLDI, K. & MALINVERNO, E. & CANTALAMESSA, G. & GIONCADA, A. & COLLARETA, A. & GISMONDI, R.-S. & VARAS-MALCA, R. & URBINA, M. & LAMBERT, O. (2015) Distribution of fossil marine vertebrates in Cerro Colorado, the type locality of the giant raptorial sperm whale Livyatan melvillei (Miocene, Pisco Formation, Peru). Journal of Maps, in press http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17445647.2015.1048315
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CINCOTTA, A. & YANS, J. & GODEFROIT, P. & GARCIA, G. & DEJAX, J. & BENAMMI, M. & AMICO, S. & VALENTIN, X. (2015) Integrated Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction and Taphonomy of a Unique Upper Cretaceous Vertebrate-Bearing Locality (Velaux, Southeastern France). PLoS ONE, 10 (8): http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0134231
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GOUIRIC-CAVALLI, S. & CIONE, A.L. (2015) Fish faunas from the Late Jurassic (Tithonian) Vaca Muerta Formation of Argentina: one of the most important Jurassic marine ichthyofaunas of Gondwana. Journal of South American Earth Sciences, in press http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsames.2015.07.002
HILL, R.V. & ROBERTS, E.M. & TAPANILA, L. & BOUARÉ, M.L. & SISSOKO, F. & O’LEARY, M.A. (2015) Multispecies shark feeding in the trans-saharan seaway: evidence from late cretaceous dyrosaurid (Crocodyliformes) fossils from northeastern Mali. Palaios, 30 (7): 589-596 http://dx.doi.org/10.2110/palo.2014.109
LONG, J.A. & BURROW, C.J. & GINTER, M. & MAISEY, J.G. & TRINAJSTIC, K.M. & COATES, M.I. & YOUNG, G.C. & SENDEN, T.J. (2015) Correction: First Shark from the Late Devonian (Frasnian) Gogo Formation, Western Australia Sheds New Light on the Development of Tessellated Calcified Cartilage. PLoS ONE, 10 (6): e0131502 http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0131502
LUEBKE, A. & ENAX, J. & LOZA, K. & PRYMAK, O. & GAENGLER, P. & FABRITIUS, H.-O. & RAABE, D. & EPPLE, M. (2015) Dental lessons from past to present: ultrastructure and composition of teeth from plesiosaurs, dinosaurs, extinct and recent sharks. Royal Society of Chemistry Advances, in presshttp://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C5RA11560D
MECO, J. & KOPPERS, A.A.P. & MIGGINS, D.P. & LOMOSCHITZ, A. & BETANCORT, J.-F. (2015) The Canary record of the evolution of the North Atlantic Pliocene: New 40Ar/39Ar ages and some notable palaeontological evidence.Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 435: 53–69http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2015.05.027
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Meet the Pocket Shark: You’re Going to Need a Smaller Boat




The Molecular Fisheries Laboratory at the University of Queensland has just released eFish.
eFish is a virtual library of genomic data for marine fish species. It is a major part of the project “Genome diversity of elasmobranchs of the Pacific Ocean Rim: Bioinformatics for conservation and management of populations” led by Dr Carlos Bustamante at the MFL


Why Do Glowing Sharks Glow?


Rare shark tagged near Cuba