NEWSLETTER 10/2021 16.10.2021

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

Filek, T. & Hofmayer, F. & Feichtinger, I. & Berning, B. & Pollerspöck, J. & Zwicker, J. & Smrzka, D. & Peckmann, J. & Kranner, M. & Mandic, O. & Reichenbacher, B. & Kroh, A. & Uchman, A. & Roetzel, R. & Harzhauser, M. (2021): Environmental conditions during the late Oligocene transgression in the North Alpine Foreland Basin (Eferding Formation, Egerian) – a multidisciplinary approach. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 580, Article 110527

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Fig. S7. Elasmobranchs from the type section of the Eferding Formation in Unterrudling: (A–B) Etmopterus sp.: (A) Lower jaw; (B) Upper jaw; (Csingle bondD) Palaeocentroscymnus horvathi: (C) Lower jaw; (D) Upper jaw; (E–F) Dalatidae indet.: (E) Lower jaw; (F) Upper jaw; (G–H) Centroselachus sp.: (G) Lower jaw; (H) Upper jaw; (I) Echinorhinus sp.; (J) Hexanchus sp.; (K) Alopias exigua; (L) Isurus sp.; (M) Carcharias acutissimus; (Nsingle bondO) Heptranchias sp.: (N) Lower jaw; (O) Upper jaw; (P) Hexanchidae symphyseal tooth; (Q) Notorynchus primigenius; (R) Raja sp.; (S–T) Dermal denticles: (S) Drag reduction type; (T) Squatinid type. Scale bars: (A–B, D, R, T) 400 μm; (C) 300 μm; (E) 500 μm; (Fsingle bondH, J) 1 mm; (I) 3 mm; (K,L) 1 cm; (M) 5 mm; (N–Q) 2 mm; (S) 200 μm.

Abstract: The North Alpine Foreland Basin (NAFB) comprises one of the most complete sedimentary records of the Oligocene and Miocene. Driven by global sea-level fluctuations, vast sedimentary influx and tectonic movement. The locality of Unterrudling near Eferding (Upper Austria) exposes the largest succession of sedimentary deposits from the late Oligocene in the eastern NAFB. Additionally, this section shows the facies transition from the shallow-water Linz-Melk Formation to the deep-water Eferding Formation. In this work, the fossil fauna and flora of the Eferding Formation as well as its lithology are re-evaluated using a multidisciplinary approach to gain new insights into the palaeoenvironment, palaeoclimate, and palaeoecology. A transgressive sequence is documented using sedimentological and ichnological data. Furthermore, a correlation to the late Chattian transgressive Ch-3 sequence is suggested. The impact of rising sea level on marine biota is shown in detail by analysing various groups (Bivalvia, Echinodermata, Anthozoa, Foraminifera, Chondrichthyes, Osteichthyes), with several newly reported species from the Eferding Formation. Moreover, washed in plant material was analysed for the interpretation of the terrestrial climate indicating mainly humid subtropical conditions. Finally, the presence of phosphatic nodules indicates eutrophication on the shelf environment and the possibility of upwelling currents.

New publication on the taxonomy and distribution of the Smooth Lantern Shark Etmopterus pusillus


Nicolas Straube, Michaela Preick, Gavin J. P. Naylor and Michael Hofreiter
Mitochondrial DNA sequencing of a wet-collection syntype demonstrates the importance of type material as genetic resource for lantern shark taxonomy (Chondrichthyes: Etmopteridae). Royal Society Open Science, 8(9), Article 210474

Abstract: After initial detection of target archival DNA of a 116-year-old syntype specimen of the smooth lantern shark, Etmopterus pusillus, in a single-stranded DNA library, we shotgun- sequenced additional 9 million reads from this same DNA library. Sequencing reads were used for extracting mitochondrial sequence information for analyses of mitochondrial DNA characteristics and reconstruction of the mitochondrial genome. The archival DNA is highly fragmented. A total of 4599 mitochondrial reads were available for the genome reconstruction using an iterative mapping approach.
The resulting genome sequence has 12 times coverage and a length of 16 741 bp. All 37 vertebrate  mitochondrial loci plus the control region were identified and annotated. The mitochondrial NADH2 gene was subsequently used to place the syntype haplotype in a network comprising multiple E. pusillus samples from various distant localities as well as
sequences from a morphological similar species, the shortfin smooth lantern shark Etmopterus joungi. Results confirm the almost global distribution of E. pusillus and suggest E. joungi to be a junior synonym of E. pusillus. As mitochondrial DNA often represents the only available reference information in non-model organisms, this study illustrates the importance of mitochondrial DNA from an aged, wet collection type specimen for taxonomy.




We started to change our old (and unique!) citation style to adapt to the APA citation style (for information please see: https://www.mendeley.com/guides/apa-citation-guide) to make the usage of references listed in shark references easier and more compatible with a widely accepted reference style adopted by several international scientific journals. The transition is ongoing, so far 13800 references are changed.


NEW VERSION 10_2021!
New database report published by team shark-references!
NEW VERSION 10_2021!
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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:

Archana Sharma, India for some images of Strophodus indicus Sharma & Singh, 2021

Timo Moritz, Deutsches Meeresmuseum Stralsund for images of
Chimaera monstrosa Linnaeus, 1758
Rajella lintea (FRIES, 1838)

L. Ignacio Contreras, Laboratorio de Zoología de Vertebrados, Facultad de Ciencias, U. de Chile for some images of
Sympterygia lima (Poeppig, 1835)
Schroederichthys chilensis (Guichenot, 1848)
Callorhinchus callorynchus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Psammobatis scobina (Philippi, 1857)
Sympterygia brevicaudata (Cope, 1877)
Dipturus chilensis (Guichenot, 1848)
Bythaelurus canescens (Günther, 1878)

Frederik Mollen, Elasmobranch Research, Belgium for images of Mustelus californicus Gill, 1864

Adam Anderson for a image of Paraheptranchias repens (PROBST, 1879)

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

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.

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.

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.

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Upcoming Meetings:


EEA Meeting 2021 in Leiden, Netherlands

Dear friends and colleagues,
We are very pleased to inform you that abstract submission for EEA2021 is available online at https://www.elasmobranch.nl/eea2021/abstract-submission/ 
Registration will follow in due course, so keep an eye on the website: https://www.elasmobranch.nl/eea2021/ 

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/



On September 15-18, 2019, Bettina Reichenbacher (Munich), Tomas Přikryl (Praha) and Gloria Arratia (Kansas) invited a first "Fossil Fish symposium In", in Munich, in the frame of the Paleontological Society of Germany.
We concluded the symposium deciding to stay as an informal community of "Fish Paleontologists that have something to do with Europe" and to meet again in the next years at the favor of other national Fish or Pal events.
The Société Française d'Ichtyologie organises the Rencontres de l'Ichtyologie en France every 3 years and will be pleased to host the next Fossil Fish symposium In in Paris, March 15-18, 2022.


The increasing use of virtual platforms to communicate science encouraged us to create the 1st Palaeontological Virtual Congress in December 2018, followed by the second edition in May 2020. The two firsts editions were a success, so we are glad to present the third edition of the Palaeontological Virtual Congress. Our purpose is to spread, worldwide, the most recent scientific advances in palaeontology in a fast, easy and economical way.

Our initiative was pioneering in palaeontology, being the first exclusively virtually developed conference in our field. In these challenging times, online platforms have gained great relevance and are key to keep up the drive for science communication among peers and enthusiasts. This year we didn’t want to miss the opportunity of offering you this platform so you can share your amazing research with the world, either by oral communications or slides presentations.

Even when online meetings are the norm, our main aim is still the same: to give international projection to the palaeontological research carried out by groups with limited economic resources, as well as to promote the participation of palaeontologists from developing countries around the world. And this is reflected in our low-cost registration fees

What’s new?

In order to reach out as widely as possible to researchers with fewer resources, this year we have created a social fund for participants from low and lower-middle income countries listed as such on The World Bank’s list. Additionally, to increase the range and diversity of nationalities and areas of expertise, this year we are introducing the figure of ambassadors, for those participants who wish to advertise us among their colleagues in their country and/or speciality.

We have also set up a Discord server with multiple text and voice channels so you can give and receive feedback to and from your peers. We all miss seeing each other as we used to in conventional meetings, here you will be able to develop your networking skills and talk to other people face to face even if it’s through a screen. We know that some of us might have developed a bit of ‘zoom fatigue’, but we believe that participants will enjoy engaging in fruitful conversations, a taste of what scientific meetings used to be.

To sum up…

The 3rd Palaeontological Virtual Congress combines the benefits of traditional meetings (i.e., providing a forum for discussion, including guest lectures, and the production of an abstract book, among other features) with the advantages of online platforms, which allow a wider reach around the world. We would love to have you here sharing your research, engaging in exciting discussions, and enjoying other peers’ works.

More information coming soon, stay tuned!


6th Southern African Shark & Ray Symposium (SASRS)
November 17 – 19, 2021Gansbaai, South Africa
The Southern African Shark and Ray Symposium is a bienni-al meeting of the academic community of Southern Africa who are currently conducting research on these taxa.The SASRS will be composed of a combination of oral and poster presentations, work-shops, and public events – with plenty of added fun and adventure planned for attendees. Keynote presentations will be scheduled throughout the Symposium.  


II ELASMulheres Symposium
November 06 – 12, 2021
Brazil, virtual
This is an annual event organized by Brazilian women that research distinct aspects of elasmobranchs. Its name, in Portuguese, means: “ELAS” (THEY, female) and “Mulheres” (Women), besides playing with the word “ELASM”obranchs.
The goal of ELASMulheres is to contribute to our knowledge on elasmobranchs through talks and discussions provided by female scientists. The symposium also encompasses the scientific communication of studies developed by young women to empower this minority group working with sharks and rays.
Men are welcome to watch and present at II ELASMulheres, even though main talks will be given by Brazilian women scientists.
Since the symposium aims to promote equality, it will be presented in Portuguese. If you are not in Brazil and want to participate, please contact the organizing committee at elasmulheres.simposio@gmail.com and we will be glad to guide you.
II Simpósio ELASMulheres
06 – 12 de Novembro de 2021
ELASMulheres é um evento anual organizado por elasmólogas brasileiras que estudam diversos aspectos desses animais incríveis: os elasmobrânquios (tubarões e raias)!
O objetivo deste simpósio é contribuir com o conhecimento de elasmobrânquios através de palestras e mesas-redondas ofertadas por mulheres cientistas, as quais estudam diferentes aspectos deste grupo taxonômico. Ademais, o evento propõe a divulgação científica de temas correlatos aos estudos destas pesquisadoras de forma a empoderar as jovens mulheres, consideradas grupo minorizado, trabalhando com o tema.
Homens são bem-vindos a assistir e a apresentar no II ELASMulheres, mas as apresentações nas mesas-redondas serão feitas por pesquisadoras mulheres brasileiras.
Como o simpósio almeja a igualdade, será apresentado em português. Se você não estiver no Brasil e quiser participar, por favor entre em contato com a comissão organizadora através do endereço de e-mail elasmulheres.simposio@gmail.com e nós te ajudaremos.


Extant Chondrichthyes:

no taxonomic news this month

Extinct Chondrichthyes:

Sharma, A. & Singh, S. (2021): A small assemblage of marine hybodont sharks from the Bathonian of the Jaisalmer Basin, India. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, Abhandlungen, 301(3), 317–333
New species: Strophodus indicus
Abstract: We are describing a small assemblage of marine hybodont sharks from the Middle Jurassic (Bathonian) carbonate rocks of the Jaisalmer Basin, North-western India. The assemblage is represented by both cuspidate and crushing dental remains of the genus Planohybodus and Strophodus (previously Asteracanthus), respectively. This is the first record of Planohybodus sp., Strophodus magnus, Strophodus medius and Strophodus indicus sp. nov. from the Jurassic of India or any other Gondwanan continent. This is the most diverse Jurassic marine chondrichthyan faunal record from the Jaisalmer Basin to date. This chondrichthyan faunal record from the Bathonian of India has close affinity to the European forms. This study reveals a much wider paleogeographic distribution of hybodont sharks and corroborates their cosmopolitan presence in the Mesozoic seas. The discovery of a new species, Strophodus indicus sp. nov. from India demonstrates a greater diversity in the genus Strophodus.

Li, J. & Sun, Z. & Cuny, G. & Ji, C. & Jiang, D. & Zhou, M. (2021): An unusual shark assemblage from the Ladinian–Carnian interval of South China. Papers in Palaeontology, 2021, in press
New genus: Rosaodus, Favusodus, Keichouodus
New species: Rosaodus xingyiensis, Favusodus orientalis, Keichouodus nimaiguensis
Abstract: A detailed taxonomic study of a diverse chondrichthyan fauna from the Ladinian–Carnian (Middle–Late Triassic) interval at Nimaigu locality in Guizhou Province, South China is presented. Six taxa are described, two of which are assigned to Elasmobranchii incertae sedis (aff. Rosaodus sp., Rosaodus xingyiensis gen. et sp. nov.) and three to the Euselachii (Euselachii gen. et sp. indet., Favusodus orientalis gen. et sp. nov., Keichouodus nimaiguensis gen. et sp. nov.), while the last one represents a possible Holocephali (aff. Arctacanthus sp.). Their stratigraphic distribution is documented on a bed-by-bed basis. This fauna is unusual because it is dominated by sharks with a cladodont-like dentition (which were barely known after the end-Permian mass extinction), and because it is almost devoid of durophagous euselachians, which makes it different from all other contemporaneous shark faunas worldwide. Transitional features are documented between ‘cladodont’ teeth and those of neoselachian sharks, which provide new insights into the replacement pattern of ancient sharks by modern ones.


Herzog, K.S. & Meininger, R.S. & Reyda, F.B. (2021): A New Species of Tapeworm in the Genus Stillabothrium (Rhinebothriidea: Escherbothriidae) from a Stingray from Borneo. Comparative Parasitology, 88(1), 34–40
New species: Stillabothrium borneoense
Abstract: Examination of spiral intestines from Himantura tutul Borsa, Durand, Shen, Arlyza, Solihin, and Berrebi, 2013 (=Himantura uarnak 3 sensu Naylor et al. [2012]), collected from Malaysian Borneo revealed the presence of a new species of tapeworm belonging to the genus Stillabothrium (Rhinebothriidea: Escherbothriidae). Stillabothrium borneoense n. sp. Herzog, Meininger, and Reyda is assigned to the genus based on its possession of a scolex with 4 bothridia divided into a distinct anterior region with facial loculi that are oriented horizontally and a distinct posterior region with facial loculi that are oriented vertically. The new species is distinguished from its congeners by features of the scolex and proglottids, including a vagina that recurves well anterior to the cirrus sac, as well as a unique locular arrangement not previously reported for members of this genus: 4 horizontally oriented loculi in the anterior region of the bothridia and 7 vertically oriented loculi in the posterior region of the bothridia. Stillabothrium borneoense n. sp. expands both known morphological variation and known host associations within the genus


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juergen.pollerspoeck@shark-references.com or 

Latest Research Articles

Extant Chondrichthyes:
Amelot, M. & Batsleer, J. & Foucher, E. & Girardin, R. & Marchal, P. & Poos, J.J. & Sys, K. (2021) Evidence of difference in landings and discards patterns in the English Channel and North Sea Rajidae complex fishery. Fisheries Research, 242, Article 106028 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fishres.2021.106028
Anderson, A.B. & Fiuza, T.M.J. & Araujo, G.S. & Canterle, A.M. & Canto, L.M.C. & Freitas, R.H.A. & Gadig, O.B.F. & Floeter, S.R. (2021) A safe haven for potential reproductive aggregations of the critically endangered Brazilian guitarfish (Pseudobatos horkelii). Journal of Fish Biology, in press http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jfb.14880
Baremore, I.E. & Graham, R.T. & Burgess, G.H. & Castellanos, D.W. (2021) Movements and residency of Caribbean reef sharks at a remote atoll in Belize, Central America. Royal Society Open Science, 8(8), Article 201036 http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsos.201036
Baremore, I.E. & Graham, R.T. & Witt, M.J. (2021) Fishing down the reef slope: Characteristics of the nearshore deepwater fisheries of MesoAmerica. Ocean & Coastal Management, 211, Article 105773 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2021.105773
Barker, A.M. & Frazier, B.S. & Adams, D.H. & Bedore, C.N. & Belcher, C.N. & Driggers, W.B. & Galloway, A.S. & Gelsleichter, J. & Grubbs, R.D. & Reyier, E.A. & Portnoy, D.S. (2021) Distribution and relative abundance of scalloped (Sphyrna lewini) and Carolina (S. gilberti) hammerheads in the western North Atlantic Ocean. Fisheries Research, 242, Article 106039 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fishres.2021.106039
Bass, N.C. & Day, J. & Guttridge, T.L. & Mourier, J. & Knott, N.A. & Pouca, C.V. & Brown, C. (2021) Residency and movement patterns of adult Port Jackson sharks (Heterodontus portusjacksoni) at a breeding aggregation site. Journal of Fish Biology, in press http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jfb.14853
Bazzi, M. & Campione, N.E. & Ahlberg, P.E. & Blom, H. & Kear, B.P. (2021) Tooth morphology elucidates shark evolution across the end-Cretaceous mass extinction. Plos Biology, 19(8), Article e3001108 http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.3001108
Belleggia, M. & Colonello, J. & Cortes, F. & Figueroa, D.E. (2021) Eating catch of the day: the diet of porbeagle shark Lamna nasus (Bonnaterre 1788) based on stomach content analysis, and the interaction with trawl fisheries in the south-western Atlantic (52 degrees S-56 degrees S). Journal of Fish Biology, in press http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jfb.14864
Bonaccorso, E. & Ordonez-Garza, N. & Pazmino, D.A. & Hearn, A. & Paez-Rosas, D. & Cruz, S. & Munoz-Perez, J.P. & Espinoza, E. & Suarez, J. & Munoz-Rosado, L.D. & Vizuete, A. & Chaves, J.A. & Torres, M.D. & Bustos, W. & Rueda, D. & Hirschfeld, M. & Guayasamin, J.M. (2021) International? fisheries threaten globally endangered sharks in the Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean: the case of the Fu Yuan Yu Leng 999 reefer vessel seized within the Galapagos Marine Reserve. Scientific Reports, 11, Article 14959 http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-94126-3
Booth, H. & Chaya, F. & Ng, S. & Tan, V. & Rao, M.D. & Teepol, B. & Matthews, E. & Lim, A. & Gumal, M. (2021) Elasmobranch fishing and trade in Sarawak, Malaysia, with implications for management. Aquatic Conservation, Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, in press http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aqc.3688
Carrasco-Martinez, L.B. & Del-Moral-Flores, L.F. & Quintanar-Zuniga, R.E. & Sancho-Vazquez, F. (2021) Dermal Microstructural Morphology in Juveniles of Two Sister Species of Bonnethead Shark, Sphyrna tiburo and S. vespertina. International Journal of Morphology, 39(4), 1160–1163
Clua, E.E.G. & Demarchi, S. & Meyer, C.G. (2021) Suspected predatory bites on a snorkeler by an oceanic whitetip shark Carcharhinus longimanus off Moorea island (French Polynesia). Journal of Forensic Sciences, in press http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1556-4029.14865
de Oliveira, A.T. & de Lemos, J.R.G. & Santos, M.Q.D. & Pantoja-Lima, J. & Aride, P.H.R. & de Araujo, M.L.G. & Tavares-Dias, M. & Marcon, J.L. (2021) Morphological, cytochemical and ultrastructural aspects of blood cells in freshwater stingray species in the middle Rio Negro basin of Amazonian Brazil. Scientific Reports, 11, Article 15685 http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-95183-4
Dhellemmes, F. & Smukall, M.J. & Guttridge, T.L. & Krause, J. & Hussey, N.E. (2021) Predator abundance drives the association between exploratory personality and foraging habitat risk in a wild marine meso-predator. Functional Ecology, 35, 9, 1972–1984 http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1365-2435.13874
Di Capua, I. & Micarelli, P. & Tempesti, J. & Reinero, F.R. & Buttino, I. (2021) Zooplankton size structure in the Gulf of Tadjoura (Djibouti) during whale shark sighting: a preliminary study. Cahiers De Biologie Marine, 62(3), 290–294 http://dx.doi.org/10.21411/CBM.A.48866486
Diaz-Delgado, E. & Crespo-Neto, O. & Martinez-Rincon, R.O. (2021) Environmental preferences of sharks bycaught by the tuna purse-seine fishery in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Fisheries Research, 243, Article 106076 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fishres.2021.106076
Dulvy, N.K. & Pacoureau, N. & Rigby, C.L. & Pollom, R.A. & Jabado, R.W. & Ebert, D.A. & Finucci, B. & Pollock, C.M. & Cheok, J. & Derrick, D.H. & Herman, K.B. & Sherman, C.S. & Van der Wright, W.J. & Lawson, J.M. &  Walls, R.H.L. & Carlson, J.K. & Charvet, P. & Bineesh, K.K. & Fernando, D. & Ralph, G.M. & Matsushiba, J.H. & Hilton-Taylor, C. & Fordham, S.V. & Simpfendorfer, C.A. (2021) Overfishing drives over one-third of all sharks and rays toward a global extinction crisis. Current Biology, in press http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2021.08.062
Fernando, D. & Stewart, J.D. (2021) High bycatch rates of manta and devil rays in the “small-scale” artisanal fisheries of Sri Lanka. PeerJ, 9, Article 11994 http://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.11994
Freire, K.M.F. & de Almeida, Z.D. & Amador, J. & Aragao, J.A. & Araujo, A.R.D. & Avila-da-Silva, A.O. & Bentes, B. & Carneiro, M.H. & Chiquieri, J. & Fernandes, C.A.F. & Figueiredo, M.B. & Hostim-Silva, M. & Jimenez, E.A. & Keunecke, K.A. & Lopes, P.F.M. & Mendonca, J.T. & Musiello-Fernandes, J. & Olavo, G. & Primitivo, C. & Rotundo, M.M. & Santana, R.F. & Sant'Ana, R. & Scheidt, G. & da Silva, L.M.A. & Trindade-Santos, I. & Velasco, G. & Vianna, M. (2021) Reconstruction of Marine Commercial Landings for the Brazilian Industrial and Artisanal Fisheries From 1950 to 2015. Frontiers in Marine Science, 8, Article 659110 http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2021.659110
Gallagher, A.J. & Shipley, O.N. & Reese, B. & Singh, V. (2021) Complete mitochondrial genome of the Caribbean reef shark, Carcharhinus perezi (Carcharhinformes: Carcharhinidae). Mitochondrial DNA Part B-Resources, 6(9), 2662–2664 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23802359.2021.1964394
Garcia-Rodriguez, E. & Herzka, S.Z. & Sosa-Nishizaki, O. & Lowe, C.G. & O'Sullivan, J.B. (2021) Stable Isotope Analysis of Juvenile White Sharks Inside a Nursery Area Reveals Foraging in Demersal-Inshore Habitats and Trophic Overlap With Sympatric Sharks. Frontiers in Marine Science, 8, Article 687738 http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2021.687738
Garcia-Salinas, P. & Gallego, V. & Asturiano, J.F. (2021) Reproductive Anatomy of Chondrichthyans: Notes on Specimen Handling and Sperm Extraction. II. Sharks and Chimaeras. Animals, 11(8), Article 2191 http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ani11082191
Garzon, F. & Graham, R.T. & Baremore, I. & Castellanos, D. & Salazar, H. & Xiu, C. & Seymour, Z. & Witt, M.J. & Hawkes, L.A. (2021) Nation-wide assessment of the distribution and population size of the data-deficient nurse shark (Ginglymostoma cirratum). Plos One, 16(8), Article e0256532 http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0256532
Geraci, M.L. & Ragonese, S. & Scannella, D. & Falsone, F. & Gancitano, V. & Mifsud, J. & Gambin, M. & Said, A. & Vitale, S. (2021) Batoid Abundances, Spatial Distribution, and Life History Traits in the Strait of Sicily (Central Mediterranean Sea): Bridging a Knowledge Gap through Three Decades of Survey. Animals, 11(8), Article 2189 http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ani11082189
Gonzales-Mantilla, P.G. & Gallagher, A.J. & Leon, C.J. & Vianna, G.M.S. (2021) Challenges and conservation potential of shark-diving tourism in the Macaronesian archipelagos. Marine Policy, 131, Article 104632 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2021.104632
Griffiths, S.P. & Lezama-Ochoa, N. (2021) A 40-year chronology of the vulnerability of spinetail devil ray (Mobula mobular) to eastern Pacific tuna fisheries and options for future conservation and management. Aquatic Conservation, Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, in press http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aqc.3667
Gul, G. & Demirel, N. (2021) Evaluation of the comprehensive feeding strategy and trophic role of overexploited mesopredator species in the Sea of Marmara (northeastern Mediterranean). Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, 259, Article 107448 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2021.107448
Haque, A.B. & White, W.T. & Cavanagh, R.D. & Biswas, A.R. & Hossain, N. (2021) New records of elasmobranchs in the Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh: further taxonomic research is essential. Zootaxa, 5027(2), 211–230 http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.5027.2.4
Hoshino, E. & Schrobback, P. & Pascoe, S. & Curtotti, R. (2021) Market integration between the major domestic fish markets in Australia. Fisheries Research, 243, Article 106085 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fishres.2021.106085
Huang, M.N. & Jiang, S. & Chen, T. & Han, X. & Yang, X.Y. & Quan, Z.Z. & Yuan, Y. & Li, J. & Deng, K.H. & Li, T.J. & Cao, Z.Z. & Wei, Y.B. (2021) Preparation and Evaluation of the Curative Effect of Blue Shark (Prionace glauca) Skin Collagen Composite Gel in a Rat Oral Ulcers Model. Journal of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, 11(10), 1924–1931 http://dx.doi.org/10.1166/jbt.2021.2787
Jones, G.C.A. & Roberts, A.J. & Edwards, D.G. (2021) First Record of a Grey Seal (Halichoerus grypus) Predating a Tope Shark (Galeorhinus galeus) in the UK. Aquatic Mammals, 47(5), 465–469 http://dx.doi.org/10.1578/AM.47.5.2021.465
Jones, R.E. & Griffin, R.A. & Unsworth, R.K.F. (2021) Adaptive Resolution Imaging Sonar (ARIS) as a tool for marine fish identification. Fisheries Research, 243, Article 106092 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fishres.2021.106092
Kousteni, V. & Papageorgiou, M. & Rovatsos, M. & Thasitis, I. & Hadjioannou, L. (2021) First genetically confirmed records of the little gulper shark Centrophorus uyato (Squaliformes: Centrophoridae) from Cypriot waters. Biodiversity Data Journal, 9, Article e71837 http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/BDJ.9.e71837
Kratzer, I.M.F. & Brooks, M.E. & Bilgin, S. & Ozdemir, S. & Kindt-Larsen, L. & Larsen, F. & Stepputtis, D. (2021) Using acoustically visible gillnets to reduce bycatch of a small cetacean: first pilot trials in a commercial fishery. Fisheries Research, 243, Article 106088 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fishres.2021.106088
Kroetz, A.M. & Brame, A.B. & Bernanke, M. & McDavitt, M.T. & Wiley, T.R. (2021) Tracking public interest and perceptions about smalltooth sawfish conservation in the USA using Instagram. Aquatic Conservation, Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, in press http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aqc.3680
Kroetz, A.M. & Gulak, S.J.B. & Carlson, J.K. (2021) Horizontal and vertical movements of immature dusky sharks Carcharhinus obscurus in relation to commercial longline fisheries in the western North Atlantic Ocean. Animal Biotelemetry, 9, Article 36 http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40317-021-00258-8
Kusaka, T. & Hara, K. & Furumitsu, K. & Uehara, S. & Yagi, Y. & Yamaguchi, A. & Yagishita, N. (2021) Genetic population structure of the polkadot skate (Dipturus chinensis) around Japan, based on mitochondrial DNA sequences and polymorphic microsatellite loci. Fishery Bulletin, 119(2-3), 97–111 http://dx.doi.org/10.7755/FB.119.2-3.1
Lennon, E. & Philips, N.D. & Garbett, A. & Carlsson, J. & Carlsson, J.E.L. & Crowley, D. & Judge, M. & Yeo, I.S. & Collins, P.C. (2021) Going deeper, darker and further: Observations charting an egg nursery, a range and depth extension for the deep-sea spiny tailed skate Bathyraja spinicauda, first records from the Mid Atlantic Ridge. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, 175, Article 103584 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr.2021.103584
Lesturgie, P. & Planes, S. & Mona, S. (2021) Coalescence times, life history traits and conservation concerns: An example from four coastal shark species from the Indo-Pacific. Molecular Ecology Resources, in press http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1755-0998.13487
Lewis, R. & Dawson, S. & Rayment, W. (2021) Size structure of broadnose sevengill sharks (Notorynchus cepedianus) in Sawdust Bay, Rakiura/Stewart Island, estimated using underwater stereo-photogrammetry. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, in press http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00288330.2021.1968010
Livernois, M.C. & Mohan, J.A. & TinHan, T.C. & Richards, T.M. & Falterman, B.J. & Miller, N.R. & Wells, R.J.D. (2021) Ontogenetic Patterns of Elemental Tracers in the Vertebrae Cartilage of Coastal and Oceanic Sharks. Frontiers in Marine Science, 8, Article 704134 http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2021.704134
Marongiu, M.F. & Porcu, C. & Pascale, N. & Bellodi, A. & Cau, A. & Mulas, A. & Pesci, P. & Porceddu, R. & Follesa, M.C. (2021) A Taxonomic Survey of Female Oviducal Glands in Chondrichthyes: A Comparative Overview of Microanatomy in the Two Reproductive Modes. Animals, 11(9), Article 2653 http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ani11092653
Marques, A.F.S. & Alves, L.M.F. & Moutinho, A. & Lemos, M.F.L. & Novais, S.C. (2021) Scyliorhinus canicula (Linnaeus, 1758) metal accumulation: A public health concern for Atlantic fish consumers?. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 169, Article 112477 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2021.112477
Medeiros, A.M. & Ari, C. & Monteiro-Filho, E.L.A. (2021) Environmental factors involved in breaching behavior of manta rays in estuarine waters. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 674, 203–219 http://dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps13815
Micarelli, P. & Chieppa, F. & Pacifico, A. & Rabboni, E. & Reinero, F.R. (2021) Passive Prey Discrimination in Surface Predatory Behaviour of Bait-Attracted White Sharks from Gansbaai, South Africa. Animals, 11(9), Article 2583 http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ani11092583
Mohamed, K.S. & Sathianandan, T.V. & Vivekanandan, E. & Kuriakose, S. & Ganga, U. & Pillai, S.L. & Nair, R.J. (2021) Application of biological and fisheries attributes to assess the vulnerability and resilience of tropical marine fish species. Plos One, 16(8), Article e0255879 http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0255879
Oury, N. & Jaquemet, S. & Simon, G. & Casalot, L. & Vangrevelynghe, G. & Landron, F. & Magalon, H. (2021) Forensic genetic identification of sharks involved in human attacks. Forensic Science International Genetics, 54, Article 102558 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fsigen.2021.102558
Pantoja-Echevarria, L.M. & Marmolejo-Rodriguez, A.J. & Galvan-Magana, F. & Elorriaga-Verplancken, F.R. & Tripp-Valdez, A. & Tamburin, E. & Lara, A. & Jonathan, M.P. & Sujitha, S.B. & Arreola-Mendoza, L. (2021) Mercury and selenium concentrations in different tissues of brown smooth-hound shark (Mustelus henlei) from the western coast of Baja California Sur, Mexico. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 170, Article 112609 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2021.112609
Peiris, M.A.K. & Kumara, T.P. & Ranatunga, R. & Liu, S.Y.V. (2021) Species composition and conservation status of shark from fishery landings and fish markets in Sri Lanka revealed by DNA barcoding. Fisheries Research, 242, Article 106045 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fishres.2021.106045
Pelamatti, T. & Rios-Mendoza, L.M. & Hoyos-Padilla, E.M. & Galvan-Magana, F. & De Camillis, R. & Marmolejo-Rodriguez, A.J. & Gonzalez-Armas, R. (2021) Contamination knows no borders: Toxic organic compounds pollute plastics in the biodiversity hotspot of Revillagigedo Archipelago National Park, Mexico. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 170, Article 112623 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2021.112623
Pinte, N. & Coubris, C. & Jones, E. & Mallefet, J. (2021) Red and white muscle proportions and enzyme activities in mesopelagic sharks. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology – Part B, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 256, Article 110649 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cbpb.2021.110649
Prado, A.C. & Wosnick, N. & Adams, K. & Leite, R.D. & Freire, C.A. (2021) Capture-induced vulnerability in male Shortnose guitarfish during their reproductive period. Animal Conservation, in press http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/acv.12734
Pretorius, C. & Smit, N.J. & Schaeffner, B.C. & Cook, C.A. (2021) The neglected diversity: Description and molecular characterisation of Trypanosoma haploblephari Yeld and Smit, 2006 from endemic catsharks (Scyliorhinidae) in South Africa, the first trypanosome sequence data from sharks globally. International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife, 15(), 143–152 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijppaw.2021.04.008
Rangel, B.S. & Barreto, R. & Gil, N. & Del Mar, A. & Castro, C. (2021) Brazil can protect sharks worldwide. Science, 373(6555), 633 http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.abj9634
Rudd, J.L. & Bartolomeu, T. & Dolton, H.R. & Exeter, O.M. & Kerry, C. & Hawkes, L.A. & Henderson, S.M. & Shirley, M. & Witt, M.J. (2021) Basking shark sub-surface behaviour revealed by animal-towed cameras. Plos One, 16(7), Article e0253388 http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0253388
Santana-Morales, O. & Hoyos-Padilla, E.M. & Medellin-Ortiz, A. & Sepulveda, C. & Beas-Luna, R. & Aquino-Baleyto, M. & Becerril-Garcia, E.E. & Arellano-Millan, D. & Malpica-Cruz, L. & Lorda, J. & Castillo-Geniz, J.L. (2021) How much is too much? A carrying capacity study of white shark cage diving in Guadalupe Island, Mexico. Marine Policy, 131, Article 104588 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2021.104588
Santos, C.C. & Domingo, A. & Carlson, J. & Natanson, L.J. & Travassos, P. & Macias, D. & Cortes, E. & Miller, P. & Hazin, F. & Mas, F. & de Urbina, J.O. & Lino, P.G. & Coelho, R. (2021) Movements, Habitat Use, and Diving Behavior of Shortfin Mako in the Atlantic Ocean. Frontiers in Marine Science, 8, Article 686343 http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2021.686343
Shiffman, D.S. & Macdonald, C.C. & Wallace, S.S. & Dulvy, N.K. (2021) The role and value of science in shark conservation advocacy. Scientific Reports, 11, Article 16626 http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-96020-4
Spies, I. & Orr, J.W. & Stevenson, D.E. & Goddard, P. & Hoff, G.R. & Guthridge, J. & Rooper, C.N. (2021) Genetic evidence from embryos suggests a new species of skate related to Bathyraja parmifera (Rajiformes: Arhynchobatidae) in the Bering Sea. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 670, 155–166 http://dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps13768
Sreekanth, G.B. & Jaiswar, A.K. & Akhliesh, K.V. (2021) Feeding Ecology of Giant Guitarfish, Glaucostegus cf. granulatus (Glaucostegidae: Rhinopristiformes) from Eastern Arabian Sea. National Academy Science Letters-India, in press http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40009-021-01078-3
Sternes, P. & Jambura P.L. (2021) Sighting of a White Shark (Carcharodon carcharias) with a significantly deformed pectoral fin off the coast of southern California. Bulletin, Southern California Academy of Sciences 120 (2), 59-63 https://doi.org/10.3160/0038-3872-120.2.59
Straube, N. & Preick, M. & Naylor, G.J.P. & Hofreiter, M. (2021) Mitochondrial DNA sequencing of a wet-collection syntype demonstrates the importance of type material as genetic resource for lantern shark taxonomy (Chondrichthyes: Etmopteridae). Royal Society Open Science, 8(9), Article 210474 http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsos.210474
Thomas, S. & Muktha, M. & Sen, S. & Kizhakudan, S.J. & Akhilesh, K.V. & Purushottama, G.B. & Mahesh, V. & Rahangdale, S. & Zacharia, P.U. & Najmudeen, T.M. & Manojkumar, P.P. & Remya, L. & Wilson, L. & Roul, S.K. & Pradhan, R. & Seetha, P.K. & Yousuf, K. & Nataraja, G.D. (2021) Status of the hammerhead shark (Carcharhiniformes: Sphyrnidae) fishery in Indian waters with observations on the biology of scalloped hammerhead Sphyrna lewini (Griffith & Smith, 1834). Aquatic Conservation, Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, in press http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aqc.3686
Thomson, P.G. & Pillans, R. & Jaine, F.R.A. & Harcourt, R.G. & Taylor, M.D. & Pattiaratchi, C.B. & McLean, D.L. (2021) Acoustic Telemetry Around Western Australia's Oil and Gas Infrastructure Helps Detect the Presence of an Elusive and Endangered Migratory Giant. Frontiers in Marine Science, 8, Article 631449 http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2021.631449
Tinari, M.A. & Hammerschlag, N. (2021) An ecological assessment of large coastal shark communities in South Florida. Ocean & Coastal Management, 211, Article 105772 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2021.105772
Walls, R.H.L. & Dulvy, N.K. (2021) Tracking the rising extinction risk of sharks and rays in the Northeast Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. Scientific Reports, 11, Article 15397 http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-94632-4
Watanabe, Y.Y. & Goldbogen, J.A. (2021) Too big to study? The biologging approach to understanding the behavioural energetics of ocean giants. Journal of Experimental Biology, 224(13), Article jeb202747 http://dx.doi.org/10.1242/jeb.202747
Wu, Z. & Korntner, S.H. & Mullen, A.M. & Zeugolis, D.I. (2021) In the quest of the optimal chondrichthyan for the development of collagen sponges for articular cartilage. Journal of Science: Advanced Materials and Devices, 6(3), 390–398 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsamd.2021.04.002
Zhao, J.Z. & Mao, Q. & Pan, G. & Huang, Q.G. & Sung, H.J. (2021) Hydrodynamic benefit of cephalic fins in a self-propelled flexible manta ray. Physics of Fluids, 33(8), Article 81906 http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/5.0061392

Extinct Chondrichthyes:

Bazzi, M. & Campione, N.E.& Kear, B.P. & Pimiento, C. & Ahlberg, P.E. (2021) Feeding ecology has shaped the evolution of modern sharks. Current Biology, 31, in press http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2021.09.028
Berning, B. & Filek, T. & Hofmayer, F. & Feichtinger, I. & Pollerspöck, J. & Zwicker, J. & Smrzka, D. & Peckmann, J. & Kranner, M. & Mandic, O. & Reichenbacher, B. & Kroh, A. & Uchman, A. & Roetzel, R. & Harzhauser, M. (2021) Alter Aufschluss, neue Funde und Interpretationen: die Transgressionsabfolge von Unterrudling bei Eferding (Egerium, Oberoligozän)  [Abstract]. In Book of Abstracts, 26. Jahrestagung ÖPG Salzburg (3. - 5. 09. 2021)
Feichtinger, I. & Ivanov, A.O. & Winkler, V. & Dojen, C. & Kindlimann, R. & Kriwet, J. & Schraut, G. & Stumpf, S. (2021) A lucky find - 325 million year old teeth represents the oldest sharks of Austria [Abstract]. In Book of Abstracts, 26. Jahrestagung ÖPG Salzburg (3. - 5. 09. 2021)
Li, J. & Sun, Z. & Cuny, G. & Ji, C. & Jiang, D. & Zhou, M. (2021) An unusual shark assemblage from the Ladinian–Carnian interval of South China. Papers in Palaeontology, 2021, in press http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/spp2.1404
Lukeneder, A. & Lukeneder, P. (2021) The Upper Triassic Polzberg palaeobiota from a marine Konservat-Lagerstatte deposited during the Carnian Pluvial Episode in Austria. Scientific Reports, 11, Article 16644 http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-96052-w
Merella, M. & Collareta, A. & Casati, S. & Di Cencio, A. & Bianucci, G. (2021) An unexpected deadly meeting: deep-water (hexanchid) shark bite marks on a sirenian skeleton from Pliocene shoreface deposits of Tuscany (Italy). Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, Abhandlungen, 301(3), 295–305 http://dx.doi.org/10.1127/njgpa/2021/1012
Peecook, B.R. & Bronson, A.W. & Otoo, B.K.A. & Sidor, C.A. (2021) Freshwater fish faunas from two Permian rift valleys of Zambia, novel additions to the ichthyofauna of southern Pangea. Journal of African Earth Sciences, 183, Article 104325 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2021.104325
Pollerspöck, J. & Feichtinger, I. & Harzhauser, M. & Guinot, G. & Adnet, S. (2021) Hai Life in St. Pankraz - elasmobranch diversity from the Cretaceous to Eocene [Abstract]. In Book of Abstracts, 26. Jahrestagung ÖPG Salzburg (3. - 5. 09. 2021)
Schweigert, G. & Roth, S. (2021) The Nusplingen Plattenkalk – A Shark Lagoon in the Late Jurassic of the Swabian Alb Geopark. Geoconsevration Research, 4(2), in press http://dx.doi.org/10.30486/gcr.2021.1912235.1038
Sharma, A. & Singh, S. (2021) A small assemblage of marine hybodont sharks from the Bathonian of the Jaisalmer Basin, India. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, Abhandlungen, 301(3), 317–333 http://dx.doi.org/10.1127/njgpa/2021/1014
Trif, N. & Arghiuș, V. & Seitz, J.C. & Codrea, V.A. & Bălc, R. & Bindiu-Haitonic, R. (2021) Integrated palaeontological investigation of a new mid-late Bartonian fish fauna from Călata area, Transylvanian Basin, Romania. Historical Biology, in press http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08912963.2021.1980879


Attia, M.M. & Mahmoud, M.A. & Al-Sabi, M. & Ibrahim, M.M. (2021) Huffmanela sp. (Nematoda: Trichosomoididae: Huffmanelinae) encountered in the whitecheek shark (Carcharhinus dussumieri) in the Arabian Gulf. Helminthologia, 58(3), 281–291 http://dx.doi.org/10.2478/helm-2021-0030
Caira, J.N. & Pickering, M. & Jensen, K. (2021) Expanding known global biodiversity of Yamaguticestus (Cestoda: Phyllobothriidea) parasitizing catsharks (Pentanchidae and Scyliorhinidae). Systematics and Biodiversity, in press http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14772000.2021.1946617
Herzog, K.S. & Meininger, R.S. & Reyda, F.B. (2021) A New Species of Tapeworm in the Genus Stillabothrium (Rhinebothriidea: Escherbothriidae) from a Stingray from Borneo. Comparative Parasitology, 88(1), 34–40 http://dx.doi.org/10.1654/1525-2647-88.1.34





The role of diet in the rise of modern shark communities

Date: October 6, 2021
Source: Uppsala University
Summary: The availability of prey and the ability to adapt to changing environments played key roles in the evolution of sharks. A new study, in which over 3,000 shark teeth were analyzed, provides new insight into how modern shark communities were established.

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Some shark species are tougher than others when it comes to surviving catch and release, study finds

Date: September 15, 2021
Source: New England Aquarium
Summary: A new landmark study of over 300 sharks found that some species are extremely resilient to the stress of being caught and released in commercial longline fisheries while other species are much more likely to die.

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