NEWSLETTER 05/2021 13.05.2021

Please acknowledge use of the database www.shark-references.com in your publications, and cite: 

Pollerspöck, J. & Straube, N. 2021, Bibliography database of living/fossil sharks, rays and chimaeras (Chondrichthyes: Elasmobranchii, Holocephali), www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 2021

New database report published by team shark-references!

- You want to know how many species of sharks, rays and chimaeras there are?
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- You want a list of all sharks, rays and chimaeras ever described with their synonyms?
Our new data report can answer all these questions for you!

Abstract: The table and provided download links below are intended for informational use in Chondrichthyan research. The allocation aims for faciliating to find species numbers and most recent information on taxonomic changes. We will regularly update the table and download links at lest twice annually. The updates will be announced on facebook (https://www.facebook.com/sharkreferences) and in our monthly newsletter (sign up here: https://eepurl.com/sJNGb). The Excel sheet allows for the application of individual filter- and sorting options. The list of described spsecies complements taxonomic information for the list of valid species by providing synonyms and / or new taxonomic combinations.

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New Images

Many thanks to the following people for providing images:

Frederik Mollen (Elasmobranch Research Belgium) for the images of Squalus blainville (RISSO, 1827)

Kazuhiro Nakaya for some images of Megachasma pelagios TAYLOR, COMPAGNO & STRUHSAKER, 1983

San Jay, India for a images of Himantura undulata (BLEEKER, 1852)

Sirachai Arunrugstichai for a image of the holotype of Mustelus andamanensis WHITE, ARUNRUGSTICHAI & NAYLOR, 2021

Dr. Ravi Ranjan Kumar and Dr. S. Venu, Department of Ocean Studies and Marine Biology, Pondicherry University, Port Blair, Andaman Islands, India for a image of  Gymnura zonura (BLEEKER, 1852) and Urogymnus granulatus (MACLEAY, 1883)

PARAMO, J. & WIFF, R. & GONZÁLEZ, R. for an image of Etmopterus perryi SPRINGER & BURGESS, 1985

Missing papers:

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

Shark-References would kindly like to ask you for your contribution to this project.

At the moment we are looking for some of the following papers:

Extinct Chondrichthyes:

MATSUMOTO, H. (1936) Upper Miocene vertebrates from Kumanodô, Natori district, province of Rikuzen. Dobutsugaku Zasshi, 48: 475–480, 5 fig.

ALVINERIE, J. & ANDREIEFF, P. & ANGLADA, R. & AUBERT, J. & CAPPETTA, H. & CARALP, M. & CARATINI, C. & CARBONNEL, G. & CATZIGRAS, F. & COURME-RAULT, M.-D. & CHATEAUNEUF, J.-J. & DEMARCQ, G. & DUCASSE, O. & FATTON, E. & GLAÇON, G. & LABRACHERIE, M. & LAURIAT, A. & LE CALVEZ, Y. & LORENZ, C. & MAGNE, J. & MARGEREL, J.-P. & POIGNANT, A. & PUJOL, C. & ROGER, J. & ROMAN, J. & BLONDEAU, A. & MULLER, C. (1973) A propos de la limite oligo-miocène: résultats préliminaires d'une recherche collective sur les gisements d'Escornébéou (Saint-Géours-de-Maremne, Landes, Aquitaine méridionale). Présence de Globigerinoides dans les faunes de l'Oligocène supérieur. Comptes rendus sommaires des séances de la Société géologique de France: 75–76

BOYD, B.M. (2016) Fossil sharks and rays of Gainesville creeks; Alachua County, Florida: Hogtown group; (middle Miocene to lower Pliocene). Florida Paleontological Society, Special Publication

Extant Chondrichthyes:

KAMOHARA, T. (1943) Some unrecorded and two new fishes from Prov. Tosa, Japan. Bulletin of the Biogeographical Society of Japan, 13 (17): 125–137

DE BUEN, F. (1950) Contribuciones a la Ictiología. II. El tiburón vitamínico de la costa uruguaya Galeorhinus vitaminicus nov. sp., y algunas consideraciones generales sobre su biología. Publicaciones Cientificas, Servicio Oceanografico y de Pesca, Ministerio de Industrias y Trabajo, Montevideo No. 4: 153–162.

CADENAT, J. (1951) Initiations Africaines. III. Poissons de Mer du Sénégal. Institute Francais d'Afrique Noire. Initiations Africaines. III. Poissons de Mer du Sénégal.: 1–345

WEIBEZAHN, F.H. (1953) Una nueva especie de Scyliorhinus de Venezuela (Chondrichthyes - Elasmobranchii). Novedades cientificas. Serie zoológica. Museo de Historia Natural La Salle, 9: 1–7.

SMITH, J.L.B. (1958) The mystery killer, the new shark Carcharhinus vanrooyeni. Veld & Vlei, 3 (9): 12–14, 28.

SICCARDI, E. (1961) Cetorhinus en el Atlantico sur (Elasmobranchii: Cetorhinidae). Actas y trabajos del Primer Congreso Sudamericano de Zoologia, 4 (5): 251–263

GUBANOV, E.P. & SCHLEIB, N.A. (1980) Sharks of the Arabian Gulf. Kuwait Ministry of Public Works, Agracultural Department, Fisheries Division. Sharks of the Arabian Gulf.: 1–69

DOLGANOV, V.N. (1983) Rukovodstvo po opredeleniyu khryashchevykh ryb dal'nevostochnykh morei SSSR i sopredel'nykh vod. [Manual for identification of cartilaginous fishes of Far East seas of USSR and adjacent waters.] TINRO, Vladivostok. Rukovodstvo po opredeleniyu khryashchevykh ryb dal'nevostochnykh morei SSSR i sopredel'nykh vod.: 92 pp.

Please support www.shark-references.com and send missing papers (not listed papers or papers without the info-symbol) to juergen.pollerspoeck@shark-references.com or nicolas.straube@shark-references.com



Upcoming Meetings:


EEA Meeting 2021 in Leiden, Netherlands

The 24th Annual Scientific Meeting of the European Elasmobranch Association is planned to be held by the Dutch member group Nederlandse Elasmobranchen Vereniging (NEV) in Leiden, the Netherlands between 3rd and 5th November, 2021.

NEV, in consultation with the EEA Board, has decided to tentatively organise this year’s EEA Meeting as an in-person meeting. Luckily, NEV was able of having secured the same prime venue at the fascinating Naturalis Biodiversity Center! Leiden is a beautiful old university town just 20 mins from Schiphol airport and international train station.

Prior to the main meeting we will organise an online session on November 2nd to allow those who cannot attend in person to contribute.

We understand that there is still a lot of uncertainty as far as travel etc. is concerned. In mid-July we will make the decision whether or not to host a live event.

If an in-person meeting is not possible the entire EEA2021 will be online.

In the coming weeks the website for early registration will be updated, as well as opening the abstract submission for either an online or live presentation.

Details can be found on the NEV website: https://www.elasmobranch.nl/eea2021/


Welcome to ESEB 2021 Congress.

Given the current situation, the organizers
decided to postpone the congress by a year.

Welcome to the ESEB 2021 congress, to be held at the Prague Congress Centre, the Czech Republic, on 22-27 August 2021.

The congresses of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology (ESEB) are organized biennially since 1987 and are now among the largest conferences in evolutionary biology with about 1400 – 1700 participants.

The congress will commence on Sunday, August 22, 2021, with the welcome reception, and will continue until Friday, August 27, concluding with the conference dinner at Občanská Plovárna Restaurant on this evening.

The Prague Congress Centre is easily accessible from the city centre and has a beautiful panoramic view of Prague.  

June 21 - 25, 2021

The Evolution conference is the joint annual meeting of the American Society of Naturalists, the Society for the Study of Evolution, and the Society of Systematic Biologists. The meeting is the premier opportunity for sharing research on evolutionary biology each year. For 2021, our conference will be virtual with live-streamed plenaries, scheduled faux-live concurrent sessions, on-demand talks, and topical networking events. 




Extant Chondrichthyes:

 Revision of the genus Mustelus (Carcharhiniformes: Triakidae) in the northern Indian Ocean, with description of a new species and a discussion on the validity of M. walkeri and M. ravidusMarine Biodiversity, 51: 42
New species: Mustelus andamanensis
Abstract: The species of Mustelus Linck, 1790 occurring in the northern Indian Ocean are revised and a new species, Mustelus andamanensis sp. nov., is formally described. Previously considered to be conspecific with M. mosis Hemprich & Ehrenberg, 1899, the new species is currently only known from the Andaman Sea. The Red Sea and Arabian Sea populations of Mustelus mosis differ in vertebral counts and degree of coverage of buccopharyngeal denticles in the mouth, but these characters alone are not considered strong enough evidence to separate into two species. Mustelus andamanensis sp. nov. is genetically (based on NADH2 sequences) closest to M. mosis but differs in having a subdivided palatoquadrate (vs. palatoquadrate not divided). The new species is morphologically closest to M. widodoi White & Last, 2006, but differs in several morphological characters and on a molecular level. Mustelus stevensi White & Last, 2008 is confirmed from the northern Indian Ocean for the first time based on a single specimen taken off southeastern Myanmar. Mustelus walkeri White & Last, 2008 is found to be a junior synonym of M. antarcticus Günther, 1870. The use of buccopharyngeal patterns and vertebral counts in isolation from other morphological differences and molecular data in this genus is also discussed.

Extinct Chondrichthyes:

HODNETT, J.-P.M. & GROGAN, E.D. & LUND, R. & LUCAS, S.G. & SUAZO, T. & ELLIOTT, D.K. & PRUITT, J. (2021): Ctenacanthiform sharks from the Late Pennsylvanian (Missourian) Tinajas Member of the Atrasado Formation, Central New Mexico. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Bulletin, 84: 391-424
New genus: Dracopristis
New species: Dracopristis hoffmanorum
Abstract: Two species of ctenacanthiform sharks are presently recognized at the Late Pennsylvanian (Missiourian) Kinney Brick Quarry Lagerstätte in the Manzanita Mountains east of Albuquerque New Mexico. A few isolated teeth of Glikmanius occidentalis have been collected from the quarry over a number of years and represent a large though rare ctenacanth in the Kinney Brick Quarry vertebrate assemblage. Dracopristis hoffmanorum gen et sp. nov is a new Pennsylvanian ctenacanth taxon and represents the most complete ctenacanth found in North America. The morphology of Dracopristis hoffmanorum suggests it specialized in benthic environmental conditions as a slow moving ambush predator in the shallow estuary/lagoon of Kinney Brick Quarry locality. Morphological data from Dracopristis hoffmanorum gen et sp. nov. and a review of the more complete ctenacanth taxa provided new information for cladistics analysis suggesting that Dracopristis hoffmanorum gen et sp. nov and other ctenacanths form a monophyletic group with a close sister relationship to Euselachii and were not members of the Cladodontomorphi.

LAURITO, C.A. & VALERIO, A.L. (2021): Revisión del estatus taxonómico de los Batomorphii fósiles de la cuenca Limón Sur, Costa Rica y descripción de una nueva especie de Dasyatidae. [Review of the taxonomic status of fossil Batomorphii from Southern Limon Basin, Costa Rica and description of a new species of Dasyatidae]. Revista Geológica de América Central, 65: 1-27
New species: Taeniurops sergiomorai
Abstract: A taxonomic review of the rays [Batoidea] faunal assemblage from the Locality of Alto Guayacán, initially described by Laurito (1999), was made, same that was recovered from sediments of the Uscari Formation. The reason for making such revision is the remarkable advance in the knowledge of the dentition and the phylogenetic relationships of the recent and fossil rays. This is complemented by the multiple investigations on fossil Chondrichthyes from southern Central America and the Caribbean that have undoubtedly revolutionized the fossil record of the region. Many of the new species, then described for the Southern Limón Basin, have been validated and recognized by the scientific community and registered in other locations. However, it was necessary to review some of the previous determinations, in order to have an updated taxonomic record.


VAUGHAN, D.B. & CHRISTISON, K.W. & HANSEN, H. (2021): New monogeneans from the bathydemersal southern African endemic catshark, Holohalaelurus regani (Gilchrist, 1922). Systematic Parasitology, in press
New genus: Scyliorhinocotyle
New species: Leptomicrobothrium holohalaelure, Scyliorhinocotyle narvaezae
Abstract: The catshark genus Holohalaelurus Fowler is currently represented by five species distributed off the southern and eastern parts of the African coast. Very few parasitological records exist for any of these five species, representing a significant knowledge gap. We report the first monogenean species from the bathydemersal species Holohalaelurus regani (Gilchrist): a new species of Microbothriidae Price, 1936, Leptomicrobothrium holohalaelure n. sp. from the dorsal skin surface, and a new species of Hexabothriidae Price, 1942 representing a new genus, Scyliorhinocotyle narvaezae n. gen.n. sp., from the gill lamellae. Both monogenean records represent the first for any member of the catshark genus Holohalaelurus. Previously we focused on the identification of monogenean taxa of emerging veterinary importance for public aquaria. We now begin a focused effort to document a generally unexplored monogenean biodiversity from diverse marine habitats off South Africa.


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Latest Research Articles

Extant Chondrichthyes:
ANDERSON, B.N. & BOWLBY, H.D. & NATANSON, L.J. & COELHO, R. & CORTES, E. & DOMINGO, A. & SULIKOWSKI, J.A. (2021) Preliminary estimate of post-release survival of immature porbeagles caught with rod-and-reel in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 660: 153-159   https://dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps13603
ANDERSON, J.M. & BURNS, E.S. & MEESE, E.N. & FARRUGIA, T.J. & STIRLING, B.S. & WHITE, C.F. & LOGAN, R.K. & O'SULLIVAN, J. & WINKLER, C. & LOWE, C.G. (2021) Interannual Nearshore Habitat Use of Young of the Year White Sharks Off Southern California. Frontiers in Marine Science, 8: 645142   https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2021.645142
ANDRZEJACZEK, S. & VELY, M. & JOUANNET, D. & ROWAT, D. & FOSSETTE, S. (2021) Regional movements of satellite-tagged whale sharks Rhincodon typus in the Gulf of Aden. Ecology and Evolution, in press   https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ece3.7400
ARMSTRONG, A.O. & ARMSTRONG, A.J. & BENNETT, M.B. & RICHARDSON, A.J. & TOWNSEND, K.A. & EVERETT, J.D. & HAYS, G.C. & PEDERSON, H. & DUDGEON, C.L. (2021) Mutualism promotes site selection in a large marine planktivore. Ecology and Evolution, in press   https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ece3.7464
AWRUCH, C.A. & BELL, J.D. & SEMMENS, J.M. & LYLE, J.M. (2021) Life history traits and conservation actions for the Maugean skate (Zearaja maugeana), an endangered species occupying an anthropogenically impacted estuary. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, in press   https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aqc.3579
AZEEZ, P.A. & ROHIT, P. & SHENOY, L. & JAISWAR, A.K. & RAMAN, M. & KOYA, K.M. & VASE, V.K. & DAMODARAN, D. (2021) Species composition and spatio-temporal variation of bycatch from mid-water trawlers operating in the Arabian Sea along north-west coast of India. Regional Studies in Marine Science, 43: 101692   https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rsma.2021.101692
BERGES-TIZNADO, M.E. & VELEZ, D. & DEVESA, V. & MARQUEZ-FARIAS, J.F. & PAEZ-OSUNA, F. (2021) Arsenic in Tissues and Prey Species of the Scalloped Hammerhead (Sphyrna lewini) from the SE Gulf of California. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, in press   https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00244-021-00830-6
BERGES-TIZNADO, M.E. & VELIZ-HERNANDEZ, I.J. & BOJORQUEZ-SANCHEZ, C. & ZAMORA-GARCIA, O.G. & MARQUEZ-FARIAS, J.F. & PAEZ-OSUNA, F. (2021) The spotted ratfish Hydrolagus colliei as a potential biomonitor of mercury and selenium from deep-waters of the northern Gulf of California. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 164: 112102   https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2021.112102
BORSA, P. & WILLIAMS, C.T. & MCIVOR, A.J. & HOAREAU, T.B. & BERUMEN, M.L. (2021) Neotype designation and re-description of Forsskål’s reticulate whipray Himantura uarnak. Marine Biodiversity, 51 (2): 28   https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12526-021-01180-1
CHOO, M.Y. & CHOY, C.P.P. & IP, Y.C.A. & RAO, M.D. & HUANG, D.W. (2021) Diversity and origins of giant guitarfish and wedgefish products in Singapore. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, in press   https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aqc.3553
CLEMENTI, G.M. & BABCOCK, E.A. & VALENTIN-ALBANESE, J. & BOND, M.E. & FLOWERS, K.I. & HEITHAUS, M.R. & WHITMAN, E.R. & BERGMANN, MPMV, GUTTRIDGE, T.L. & O'SHEA, O.R. & SHIPLEY, O.N. & BROOKS, E.J. & KESSEL, S.T. & CHAPMAN, D.D. (2021) Anthropogenic pressures on reef-associated sharks in jurisdictions with and without directed shark fishing. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 661: 175-186   https://dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps13607
DA SILVA, C. & ATTWOOD, C.G. & WINTNER, S.P. & WILKE, C.G. & WINKER, H. & SMALE, M.J. & KERWATH, S.E. (2021) Life history of Mustelus mustelus in the Langebaan Lagoon marine protected area. Marine and Freshwater Research, in press   https://dx.doi.org/10.1071/mf20277
DELROISSE, J. & DUCHATELET, L. & FLAMMANG, P. & MALLEFET, J. (2021) Photophore Distribution and Enzymatic Diversity Within the Photogenic Integument of the Cookie-Cutter Shark Isistius brasiliensis (Chondrichthyes: Dalatiidae).   https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2021.627045
FELD, K. & KOLBORG, A.N. & NYBORG, C.M. & SALEWSKI, M. & STEFFENSEN, J.F. & BERG-SØRENSEN, K. (2021) Dermal Denticles of Three Slowly Swimming Shark Species: Microscopy and Flow Visualization. Biomimetics, 4 (2): 38   https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/biomimetics4020038
FINOTTO, L. & WALKER, T.I. & REINA, R.D. (2021) Prolonged Alteration of Neonate Traits Following Maternal Exposure to Fishing-Capture Stress During Late Pregnancy in a Chondrichthyan Species. Frontiers in Marine Science, 8: 631798   https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2021.631798
FONTENELLE, J.P. & MARQUES, F.P.L. & KOLMANN, M.A. & LOVEJOY, N.R. (2021) Biogeography of the neotropical freshwater stingrays (Myliobatiformes: Potamotrygoninae) reveals effects of continent-scale paleogeographic change and drainage evolution. Journal of Biogeography, in press   https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jbi.14086
GEBREMEDHIN, S. & BRUNEEL, S. & GETAHUN, A. & ANTENEH, W. & GOETHALS, P. (2021) Scientific Methods to Understand Fish Population Dynamics and Support Sustainable Fisheries Management. Water, 13 (4): 574   https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/w13040574
GOMES-DOS-SANTOS, A. & MACHADO, A.M. & ARANHA, S.G. & DIAS, E. & VERISSIMO, A. & CASTRO, L.F.C. & FROUFE, E. (2021) The complete mitochondrial genome of the endemic Iberian pygmy skate Neoraja iberica Stehmann, Seret, Coata, & Baro 2008 (Elasmobranchii, Rajidae). Mitochondrial DNA Part B, 6 (3): 848-850   https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23802359.2021.1884030
GUO, P.M. & ZHANG, K. & YASUDA, Y. & YANG, W.C. & GALIPON, J. & RIVAL, D.E. (2021) On the influence of biomimetic shark skin in dynamic flow separation. Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, 16 (3): 034001   https://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1748-3190/abdf31
HAQUE, A.B. & WASHIM, M. & D'COSTA, N.D. & BAROI, A.R. & HOSSAIN, N. & NANJIBA, R. & HASAN, S.J. & KHAN, N.A. (2021) Socio-ecological approach on the fishing and trade of rhino rays (Elasmobranchii: Rhinopristiformes) for their biological conservation in the Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh. Ocean & Coastal Management, 210: 105690   https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2021.105690
HARRIS, J.L. & HOSEGOOD, P. & ROBINSON, E. & EMBLING, C.B. & HILBOURNE, S. & STEVENS, G.M.W. (2021) Fine-scale oceanographic drivers of reef manta ray (Mobula alfredi) visitation patterns at a feeding aggregation site. Ecology and Evolution, in press   https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ece3.7357
HEDEHOLM, R. & QVIST, T. & FRAUSING, M. & OLSEN, J. & NIELSEN, J. & GRONKJAER, P. (2021) Age of black dogfish (Centroscyllium fabricii) estimated from fin spines growth bands and eye lens bomb radiocarbon dating. Polar Biology, in press   https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00300-021-02832-5
IRMAK, E. & OZDEN, U. (2021) A rare shark for the Mediterranean: Somniosus rostratus (Risso, 1827) (Chondrichthyes: Somniosidae) from the coast of Turkey. Zoology in the Middle East, in press   https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09397140.2021.1895413
KILFOIL, J.P. & CAMPBELL, M.D. & HEITHAUS, M.R. & ZHANG, Y.Y. (2021) The influence of shark behavior and environmental conditions on baited remote underwater video survey results. Ecological Modelling, 447: 109507   https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2021.109507
KIM, M.S. & KIM, J. & KANG, T.W. & JEONG, U. & KIM, K.R. & BANG, I.C. (2021) Complete mitochondrial DNA sequence of Norwegian skates (Raja brachyuran Lafont, 1871) imported to Korea. Mitochondrial DNA Part B, 6 (3): 865-867   https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23802359.2021.1886003
KUMAR, R.R. & VENU, S. & AKHILESH, K.V. & BINEESH, K.K. (2021) Report of zonetail butterfly ray, Gymnura zonura (Bleeker, 1852) and mangrove stingray Urogymnus granulatus (Macleay 1883) (Chondrichthyes: Myliobatiformes) from Andaman waters, India. Thalassas, in press   https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s41208-021-00302-7
LEIGH, S.C. & PAPASTAMATIOU, Y.P. & GERMAN, D.P. (2021) Gut microbial diversity and digestive function of an omnivorous shark. Marine Biology, 168: 55   https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00227-021-03866-3
LEURS, G. & VAN DER REIJDEN, K.J. & LEMRABOTT, S.Y.C. & BARRY, I. & NONQUE, D.M. & OLFF, H. & PONTES, S.L. & REGALLA, A. & GOVERS, L.L. (2021) Industrial Fishing Near West African Marine Protected Areas and Its Potential Effects on Mobile Marine Predators. Frontiers in Marine Science, 8: 602917   https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2021.602917
LEURS, N. & MARTINAND-MARI, C. & VENTEO, S. & HAITINA, T. & DEBIAIS-THIBAUD, M. (2021) Evolution of Matrix Gla and Bone Gla Protein Genes in Jawed Vertebrates. Frontiers in Genetics, 12: 620659   https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fgene.2021.620659
MARIANI, S. & FERNANDEZ, C. & BAILLIE, C. & MAGALON, H. & JAQUEMET, S. (2021) Shark and ray diversity, abundance and temporal variation around an Indian Ocean Island, inferred by eDNA metabarcoding. Conservation Science and Practice, in press   https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/csp2.407
NIELLA, Y. & WIEFELS, A. & ALMEIDA, U. & JAQUEMET, S. & LAGABRIELLE, E. & HARCOURT, R. & PEDDEMORS, V. & GUYOMARD, D. (2021) Dynamics of marine predators off an oceanic island and implications for management of a preventative shark fishing program. Marine Biology, 168 (4): 42   https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00227-021-03852-9
O’HARA, T.D. & WILLIAMS, A. & AHYONG, S.T. & ALDERSLADE, P. & ALVESTAD, T. & BRAY, D. & BURGHARDT, I. & BUDAEVA, N. & CRISCIONE, F. & CROWTHER, A.L. & EKINS, M. & ELÉAUME, M. & FARRELLY, C.A. & FINN, J.K. & GEORGIEVA, M.N. & GRAHAM, A. & GOMON, M. & GOWLETT-HOLMES, K. & GUNTON, L.M. & HALLAN, A. & HOSIE, A.M. & HUTCHINGS, P. & KISE, H. & KÖHLER, F. & KONSGRUD, J.A. & KUPRIYANOVA, E. & LU, C.C. & MACKENZIE, M. & MAH, C. & MACINTOSH, H. & MERRIN, K.L. & MISKELLY, A. & MITCHELL, M.L. & MOORE, K. & MURRAY, A. & O’LOUGHLIN, P.M. & PAXTON, H. & POGONOSKI, J.J. & STAPLES, D. & WATSON, J.E. & WILSON, R.S. & ZHANG, J. & BAX, J. (2020) The lower bathyal and abyssal seafloor fauna of eastern Australia. Marine Biodiversity Records, 13: 11   https://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s41200-020-00194-1
OLEKSYN, S. & TOSETTO, L. & RAOULT, V. & JOYCE, K.E. & WILLIAMSON, J.E. (2021) Going Batty: The Challenges and Opportunities of Using Drones to Monitor the Behaviour and Habitat Use of Rays. Drones, 5 (1): 12   https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/drones5010012
PANKOW, C.J. & MACDONALD, C.C. & SHIFFMAN, D.S. & WESTER, J. & ABEL, D. (2021) Stable Isotopic Dynamics of Juvenile Elasmobranchs in a South Carolina Nursery Area. Southeastern Naturalist, 20 (1): 92-104   https://dx.doi.org/10.1656/058.020.0107
PARAMO, J. & WIFF, R. & GONZÁLEZ, R. (2021) A matter of size: the population structure of the smallest known living shark, Etmopterus perryi (Springer & Burgess, 1985), from deep‐waters off the Colombian Caribbean coast. Journal of Fish Biology, in press   https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jfb.14755
PERRY, W.B. (2021) Elasmobranch decline and the importance of good data: the case of Angel sharks. Journal of Fish Biology, 98 (3): 591   https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jfb.14705
QIU, S.T. & CHEN, B. & DU, J.G. & LOH, K.H. & LIAO, J.J. & LIU, X.M. & YANG, W. (2021) Checklist of the coral fish fauna of Xisha Islands, China. Biodiversity Data Journal, 9: e63945   https://dx.doi.org/10.3897/BDJ.9.e63945
RANGEL, B.S. & HAMMERSCHLAG, N. & SULIKOWSKI, J. & MOREIRA, R.G. (2021) Dietary and reproductive biomarkers in a generalist apex predator reveal differences in nutritional ecology across life stages. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 664: 149-163   https://dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps13640
REYES-MENDOZA, O. & CARDENAS-PALOMO, N. & HERRERA-SILVEIRA, J. & MIMILA-HERRERA, E. & TRUJILLO-CORDOVA, J. & CHIAPPA-CARRARA, X. & ARCEO-CARRANZA, D. (2021) Quantity and quality of prey available for the whale shark (Rhincodon typus, Smith 1828) at the Mexican Caribbean aggregation site. Regional Studies in Marine Science, 43: 101696   https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rsma.2021.101696
RINCON, G. & MOTA, R. & MAZZOLENI, R. & LESSA, R. & FERREIRA DE MOURA, M. & CHARVET, P. (2021) Dermal denticle variations on a newborn Roughskin Dogfish Centroscymnus owstonii (Chondrichthyes: Somniosidae) captured off northeastern Brazil with notes on ontogenetic differentiation. Regional Studies in Marine Science, 44: 101761   https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rsma.2021.101761
RUDD, J.L. & EXETER, O.M. & HALL, J. & HALL, G. & HENDERSON, S.M. & KERRY, C. & WITT, M.J. & HAWKES, L.A. (2021) High resolution biologging of breaching by the world's second largest shark species. Scientific Reports, 11 (1): 5236   https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-84670-3
SANGSTER, G. & LUKSENBURG, J.A. (2021) The published complete mitochondrial genome of the milk shark (Rhizoprionodon acutus) is a misidentified Pacific spadenose shark (Scoliodon macrorhynchos) (Chondrichthyes: Carcharhiniformes). Mitochondrial DNA Part B, 6 (3): 828-830   https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23802359.2021.1884019
SCARPONI, V. & GENNARI, E. & HUGHES, W. (2021) Physiological response to capture stress in endemic Southern African catsharks (family Scyliorhinidae). Journal of Fish Biology, in press   https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jfb.14710
SCHMIDT-ROACH, A.C.J. & BRUELS, C.C. & BARNETT, A. & MILLER, A.D. & SHERMAN, C.D.H. & EBERT, D.A. & SCHMIDT-ROACH, S. & DA SILVA, C. & WILKE, C.G. & THORBURN, C. & MANGEL, J.C. & EZCURRA, J.M. & IRIGOYEN, A. & JAUREGUIZAR, A.J. & BRACCINI, M. & ALFARO-SHIGUETO, J. & DUFFY, C. & SHIVJI, M.S. (2021) Evidence of historical isolation and genetic structuring among broadnose sevengill sharks (Notorynchus cepedianus) from the world's major oceanic regions. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries, in press   https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11160-021-09651-1
SECRETARIAT OF THE SOUTHEAST ASIAN FISHERIES DEVELOPMENT CENTER (2021) Pocket Field Guide: Sharks and Rays in Southeast Asian Region: Rays. Bangkok 10903, Thailand
SECRETARIAT OF THE SOUTHEAST ASIAN FISHERIES DEVELOPMENT CENTER (2021) Pocket Field Guide: Sharks and Rays in Southeast Asian Region: Sharks. Bangkok 10903, Thailand
SEPHID, H. & SALAMAT, N. & SALARI, M.A. (2021) Sexual development and maturity of the male brown banded bamboo shark, Chiloscyllium punctatum (Elasmobranchii : Hemiscylliidae). Marine and Freshwater Research, in press   https://dx.doi.org/10.1071/mf20305
SERRANO-LOPEZ, J.N. & SOTO-LOPEZ, K. & OCHOA-BAEZ, R.I. & O'SULLIVAN, J. & GALVAN-MAGANA, F. (2021) Morphometry and histology to assess the maturity stage of three endangered devil ray species (Elasmobranchii: Mobulidae) from the Gulf of California. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, in press   https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aqc.3548
SHAW, R.L. & CURTIS, T.H. & METZGER, G. & MCCALLISTER, M.P. & NEWTON, A. & FISCHER, G.C. & AJEMIAN, M.J. (2021) Three-Dimensional Movements and Habitat Selection of Young White Sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) Across a Temperate Continental Shelf Ecosystem. Frontiers in Marine Science, 8: 643831   https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2021.643831
SORT, M. & MANUZZI, A. & JIMENEZ-MENA, B. & OVENDEN, J.R. & HOLMES, B.J. & BERNARD, A.M. & SHIVJI, M.S. & MELDRUP, D. & BENNETT, M.B. & NIELSEN, E.E. (2021) Come together: calibration of tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) microsatellite databases for investigating global population structure and assignment of historical specimens. Conservation Genetics Resources, in press   https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12686-021-01197-5
STOFFERS, T. & DE GRAAF, M. & WINTER, H.V. & NAGELKERKE, L.A.J. (2021) Distribution and ontogenetic habitat shifts of reef–associated shark species in the northeastern Caribbean. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 665:145-158   https://dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps13688
TATE, R.D. & KELAHER, B.P. & BRAND, C.P. & CULLIS, B.R. & GALLEN, C.R. & SMITH, S.D.A. & BUTCHER, P.A. (2021) The effectiveness of Shark‐Management‐Alert‐in‐Real‐Time (SMART) drumlines as a tool for catching white sharks, Carcharodon carcharias, off coastal New South Wales, Australia. Fisheries Management and Ecology, in press   https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/fme.12489
VAN ROOYEN, A. & MILLER, A.D. & CLARK, Z. & SHERMAN, C.D.H. & BUTCHER, P.A. & RIZZARI, J.R. & WEEKS, A.R. (2021) Development of an environmental DNA assay for detecting multiple shark species involved in human–shark conflicts in Australia. Environmental DNA, in press   https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/edn3.202
VAZ, D.F.B. (2021) Scymnodon plunketi (Waite, 1910), a junior synonym of Scymnodon macracanthus (Regan, 1906) (Somniosidae: Elasmobranchii). Journal of Fish Biology, in press   https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jfb.14738
WHITE, W.T. & ARUNRUGSTICHAI, S. & NAYLOR, G.J.P. (2021) Revision of the genus Mustelus (Carcharhiniformes: Triakidae) in the northern Indian Ocean, with description of a new species and a discussion on the validity of M. walkeri and M. ravidus. Marine Biodiversity, 51: 42   https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12526-021-01161-4
WINTON, M.V. & SULIKOWSKI, J. & SKOMAL, G.B. (2021) Fine-scale vertical habitat use of white sharks at an emerging aggregation site and implications for public safety. Wildlife Research, in press   https://dx.doi.org/10.1071/wr20029
WOSNICK, N. & NIELLA, Y. & HAMMERSCHLAG, N. & CHAVES, A.P. & HAUSER-DAVIS, R.A. & CHÁVEZ DA ROCHA, R.C. & JORGE, M.B. & WESLY, R. & DE OLIVEIRA, S. & NUNES, J.L.S. (2021) Negative metal bioaccumulation impacts on systemic shark health and homeostatic balance. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 168: 112398   https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2021.112398
YAMAGUCHI, K. & KURAKU, S. (2021) Unbiasing Genome-Based Analyses of Selection: An Example Using Iconic Shark Species. Frontiers in Marine Science, 8: 573853   https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2021.573853

Extinct Chondrichthyes:
DIEPENDAAL, H.J. & REUMER, J.W.F. (2021) Note on the Rhaetian fish fauna from a subrosion pipe in Winterswijk (the Netherlands), with a discussion on the validity of the genus Severnichthys Storrs, 1994. Netherlands Journal of Geosciences, 100: e9   https://dx.doi.org/10.1017/njg.2021.5
GUICHARROUSSE-VARGAS, M. & VILLAFAÑA, J.A. & CARRILLO-BRICEÑO, J.D. & OYANADEL-URBINA, P. & FIGUEROA, R. & PÉREZ-MARÍN, J.R. & RIVADENEIRA, M.M. & KRIWET, J. (2021) The first fossil record of the sawshark Pliotrema (Pristiophoridae) from the Neogene of the south-eastern Pacific (Chile). Ameghiniana, 58 (2): 122–131   https://dx.doi.org/10.5710/AMGH.01.03.2021.3389
HODNETT, J.-P.M. & GROGAN, E.D. & LUND, R. & LUCAS, S.G. & SUAZO, T. & ELLIOTT, D.K. & PRUITT, J. (2021) Ctenacanthiform sharks from the Late Pennsylvanian (Missourian) Tinajas Member of the Atrasado Formation, Central New Mexico. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Bulletin, 84: 391-424
HODNETT, J.-P.M. & LUCAS, S.G. (2021) Review of the Late Pennsylvanian Fish Assemblage from the Kinney Brick Quarry, New Mexico. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Bulletin, 84: 359-390
LAURITO, C.A. & VALERIO, A.L. (2021) Revisión del estatus taxonómico de los Batomorphii fósiles de la cuenca Limón Sur, Costa Rica y descripción de una nueva especie de Dasyatidae. [Review of the taxonomic status of fossil Batomorphii from Southern Limon Basin, Costa Rica and description of a new species of Dasyatidae]. Revista Geológica de América Central, 65: 1-27   https://dx.doi.org/10.15517/RGAC.V0I65.46685


BARCAK, D. & FAN, C.K. & SONKO, P. & KUCHTA, R. & SCHOLZ, T. & OROSOVA, M. & CHEN, H.W. & OROS, M. (2021) Hidden diversity of the most basal tapeworms (Cestoda, Gyrocotylidea), the enigmatic parasites of holocephalans (Chimaeriformes). Scientific Reports, 11 (1): 5492   https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-84613-y
PENADES-SUAY, J. & REGACHO, T. & AZNAR, F.J. (2021) Feeding on clean food? Potential effects of electric organ discharges by Torpedo spp. (Torpediniformes: Torpedinidae) on their trophically transmitted parasites. Integrative Zoology, in press   https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1749-4877.12532
VAUGHAN, D.B. & CHRISTISON, K.W. & HANSEN, H. (2021) New monogeneans from the bathydemersal southern African endemic catshark, Holohalaelurus regani (Gilchrist, 1922). Systematic Parasitology, in press   https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11230-021-09982-4




Unexpected presence of great white sharks in Gulf of California

Date: April 21, 2021
Source: University of Delaware
Summary: A new study suggests the white shark population for the eastern north Pacific, especially those listed in the Gulf of California, might be underestimated. Researchers found that the mortality rates for these white sharks might be underestimated as well, as an illicit fishery for the species was uncovered in the Gulf of California, suggesting that fishers were killing many more white sharks than has been previously understood.

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Sharks use Earth's magnetic fields to guide them like a map

Date: May 6, 2021
Source: Cell Press
Summary: Sea turtles are known for relying on magnetic signatures to find their way across thousands of miles to the very beaches where they hatched. Now, researchers have some of the first solid evidence that sharks also rely on magnetic fields for their long-distance forays across the sea.

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Sharks in protected area attract illegal fishers

Date: May 10, 2021
Source: University of Exeter
Summary: Thousands of sharks have been illegally caught in a Marine Protected Area (MPA) in the Indian Ocean, new research shows.

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New ancient shark discovered

Date: May 11, 2021
Source: University of Vienna
Summary: Scientists describe a fossil skeleton of an ancient shark, which is assigned to a new, previously unknown genus and species.

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