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Published online 29 October 2014
Use of underwater video to assess freshwater fish populations in dense submersed aquatic vegetation 
Kyle L. Wilson, Micheal S. Allen, Robert N. M. Ahrens and Michael D. Netherland

Fish living among dense aquatic plants are often difficult to sample with traditional methodologies, leading to knowledge gaps of habitats important for aquatic conservation. This study developed underwater video techniques that successfully estimated fish population sizes within dense, invasive aquatic plant habitats. This new methodology allows monitoring programs to quantify fish habitat use and population sizes within complex habitats, such as invasive aquatic plants.

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Published online 29 October 2014
Assessing surf-zone fish assemblage variability in southern Brazil 
Fábio L. Rodrigues, Henrique N. Cabral and João P. Vieira

Surf-zone fish assemblage was investigated to assess its patterns of variability for two sandy beaches in southern Brazil, using two different beach seine nets and a GLM approach. Species richness seems to be strongly related to season, although the choice of net used can play an important role. The results achieved in this study can be used to assess the most important variables that explain fish behaviour in the surf zone environment.

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Published online 29 October 2014
In situ effects of human disturbances on coral reef-fish assemblage structure: temporary and persisting changes are reflected as a result of intensive tourism 
Tiago Albuquerque, Miguel Loiola, José de Anchieta C. C. Nunes, José Amorim Reis-Filho, Cláudio L. S. Sampaio and Antoine O. H. C. Leduc

Tourism in natural areas often affects animal communities as a result of the short-term behaviour (avoidance or attraction) of sensitive species toward humans. In a coral reef, we showed that tourism led to persistently fewer species than in control reefs, while only few human-tolerant species thrived along with high tourism. Thus, short and long-term effects may affect reef-fish communities exposed to intense tourism pressures.

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Published online 29 October 2014
Homing and orientation of Palinurus elephas (Fabricius) in three no-take areas of the central-western Mediterranean: implications for marine reserve design 
Maria Cristina Follesa, Rita Cannas, Alessandro Cau, Danila Cuccu, Antonello Mulas, Cristina Porcu, Silvia Saba and Angelo Cau

The homing and orientation skills of Palinurus elephas were investigated in order to inform future marine reserve design. Homing ability seemed to be constrained to where lobsters were only displaced a short distance. Our data suggest that it will be important that any restocking of reserves must be performed with lobsters collected in adjacent zones at a distance of more than 0.5 km away becauselobsters collected within 0.5 km will return their original place.

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Published online 24 October 2014
Effect of key water quality variables on macroinvertebrate and fish communities within naturally acidic wallum streams 
Aleicia Holland, Leo J. Duivenvoorden and Susan H. W. Kinnear

Adverse impacts of acidification on aquatic biota have been observed worldwide; however, most reports are based on anthropogenically acidified fresh waters rather than naturally acidic systems. This study aimed to investigate the effect of decreased pH on macroinvertebrate and fish communities within naturally acidic (wallum) streams. The results provide support for the reduced importance of acidity in naturally acidic waters.

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Published online 23 October 2014
Spatial structuring within a reservoir fish population: implications for management 
David R. Stewart, James M. Long and Daniel E. Shoup

Spatial stock complexity has recently garnered attention in marine stock assessments, given that fish are non-randomly distributed across the aquatic landscape. We used age-structured population models to evaluate population response to angling between two sub-stocks. These results provide evidence of spatial structuring in reservoir fish populations, and we recommend that model assessments should consider spatial differences to guide management decisions.

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Published online 23 October 2014
Compensating for length biases in underwater visual census of fishes using stereo video measurements 
Tom Davis, David Harasti and Stephen D. A. Smith

Acquisition of robust data using underwater visual census is reliant on the ability of individual divers to accurately identify fish, and estimate their lengths. This study examines a technique with the potential to quantify and correct for observer bias in individual divers, using simultaneous diver-operated stereo video and underwater visual census surveys.

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Published online 23 October 2014
Estimating the duration of the pelagic phyllosoma phase of the southern rock lobster, Jasus edwardsii (Hutton) 
R. W. Bradford, D. Griffin and B. D. Bruce

The long pelagic larval stage, phyllosoma, in southern rock lobster has important ramifications for recruitment between fisheries’ management regions, but its duration has remained unresolved because they cannot be directly aged. Using a regression model, based on the date of capture of 676 phyllosoma, we estimated larval duration to be 18.2 ± 1.6 months. This result will improve modelling of larval transport and recruitment processes for this commercially important species.

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Published online 23 October 2014
Transplant experiment to evaluate the feeding behaviour of the Atlantic ribbed mussel, Geukensia demissa, moved to a high inorganic seston area 
E. Galimany, J. M. Rose, M. S. Dixon and G. H. Wikfors

A transplant experiment was conducted in 2012 moving mussels from high-plankton, low-inorganic waters (Milford Harbor, CT) to high-inorganic, low-plankton waters (Hunts Point, Bronx, NY). Mussels from Milford adapted to the new, poorer-quality seston within 6 days of submersion, which indicates that phenotypic plasticity in the species is sufficient to account for adaptability of the ribbed mussel to Hunts Point conditions.

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Published online 21 October 2014
Collaborative approaches to accessing and utilising historical citizen science data: a case-study with spearfishers from eastern Australia 
Daniel C. Gledhill, Alistair J. Hobday, David J. Welch, Stephen G. Sutton, Matthew J. Lansdell, Mathew Koopman, Adrian Jeloudev, Adam Smith and Peter R. Last

We describe an engagement model developed with spearfishers while accessing and examining extensive historic data. The collaboration improved engagement between scientists and fishers, and recognition of spearfisher data and experience, and the results demonstrated change consistent with recent global warming impacts. Our model has: stakeholders and researchers as partners; clearly defined data-use and ownership; and focuses on stakeholder concerns and experience.

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Published online 20 October 2014
Migratory patterns and habitat use of the sand tiger shark (Carcharias taurus) in the western North Atlantic 
Shara M. Teter, Bradley M. Wetherbee, Dewayne A. Fox, Chi H. Lam, Dale A. Kiefer and Mahmood Shivji

Movements of sand tiger sharks, one of the most vulnerable species of sharks, were tracked along the US East Coast using satellite transmitters. Goals were to identify migratory routes, essential habitat and environmental preferences. Findings reveal timing and location of seasonal migrations, areas used heavily by sharks and application of current area closures for management of sand tiger populations.

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Published online 17 October 2014
Recent sedimentation dynamics in a shallow coastal lake (Lake Sarbsko, northern Poland): driving factors, processes and effects 
Michał Woszczyk, Wojciech Tylmann, Jan Jędrasik, Tomasz Szarafin, Alfred Stach, Joanna Skrzypczak and Monika Lutyńska

Lake water circulation and wind waves act as the main factors controlling sedimentary processes in shallow lakes. The present paper aims at investigating the relationship between lake water dynamics and the distribution of surface sediments and identifying the postdepositional physical mechanisms affecting lake deposits. We estimate the intensity of physical mixing of sediments and show its 210Pb record.

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Published online 17 October 2014
Ocean–estuarine connection for ichthyoplankton through the inlet channel of a temperate choked coastal lagoon (Argentina) 
Daniel O. Bruno, Sergio M. Delpiani, María B. Cousseau, Juan M. Díaz de Astarloa, Gabriela E. Blasina, Ezequiel Mabragaña and Eduardo M. Acha

Studies on the exchange of waters between the ocean and estuaries are important because many species of fish move between them during their early life history. We examined the fish larvae colonising pattern of Mar Chiquita coastal lagoon under the hypothesis that winds could regulate ichthyoplankton migrations. Our results show that onshore winds, which are known to push seawater into the lagoon, contribute to the larvae recruitment into this shallow and microtidal estuary.

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Published online 17 October 2014
Evaluation of factors associated with dynamics of Cichla ocellaris invasion of the Upper Paraná River floodplain system, Brazil 
Luis A. Espínola, Carolina V. Minte-Vera, Horacio F. Júlio Junior, Luciano N. Santos and Kirk O. Winemiller

This study investigated the population growth rates of Cichla ocellaris, a non-native species in the Upper Paraná River floodplain, Brazil. The lower growth rate estimated for the Paraná River population could have been associated with stronger density-dependent influences. C. ocellaris of the Baía and Ivinheima Rivers appear to be less influenced by density-dependent factors given their more recent invasions of those areas.

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Published online 16 October 2014
Filming and snorkelling as visual techniques to survey fauna in difficult to access tropical rainforest streams 
Brendan C. Ebner, Christopher J. Fulton, Stephen Cousins, James A. Donaldson, Mark J. Kennard, Jan-Olaf Meynecke and Jason Schaffer

Dense tropical rainforest streams that include waterfalls and fast flowing shallow water can be difficult for aquatic ecologists to access and survey with standard equipment. Aquatic ecologists compared the detection of fauna within a rainforest stream by snorkelling and deploying baited cameras, demonstrating that snorkelling detects more species during both the wet and dry seasons. This pioneering but preliminary research demonstrates that snorkelling surveys are favourable in safe but difficult to access rainforest environments and illustrates the potential for using cameras in dangerous conditions such as where crocodiles or extreme flow preclude direct human access.

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Published online 15 October 2014
Age-based demography of the glacier lanternfish (Benthosema glaciale) in the Flemish Cap 
E. García-Seoane, M. Fabeiro, A. Silva and I. Meneses

It is important to understand the population dynamics of myctophids for a better understanding of the functioning of the ecosystem. Here, age-based demographic parameters of glacier lanternfish (Benthosema glaciale) from the Flemish Cap were calculated to estimate ages from counts of annuli in the whole otolith. Because myctophids are considered opportunistic strategists, changes in their demographic features may reflect shifts in the ecosystem.

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Published online 14 October 2014
Structural complexity and turbidity do not interact to influence predation rate and prey selectivity by a small visually feeding fish 
Bruno R. S. Figueiredo, Roger P. Mormul and Evanilde Benedito

In freshwater system, it is unclear how the covariance between structure complexity and turbidity could drive predation and prey selectivity. Here, we evaluate this relationship and suggest that the influence of structural complexity and turbidity on predation may not co-vary under natural environmental conditions; and that small changes in the turbidity level are not sufficient to significantly reduce the number of prey consumed. In contrast, if extreme values are compared, there is a tendency for predation to decrease.

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Published online 10 October 2014
Predator recognition and responses in the endangered Macquarie perch (Macquaria australasica) 
Culum Brown and Jennifer Morgan

Macquarie perch are an endangered, native Australian species that is threatened by introduced pest fish species such as redfin. We exposed naive Macquarie perch of different sizes to redfin and compared their responses to those exhibited to native predators. We found that Macquarie perch responded appropriately to the threat posed by redfin suggesting that they are able to generalise from native to introduced predators.

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Published online 10 October 2014
Persistence of in-stream waterholes in ephemeral rivers of tropical northern Australia and potential impacts of climate change 
David McJannet, Steve Marvanek, Anne Kinsey-Henderson, Cuan Petheram and Jim Wallace

Many northern Australian rivers dry to a series of waterholes, which become particularly important refuges for aquatic species during the dry season. The present study developed methods to monitor the size and persistence of these waterholes using satellite imagery and stream flow data. The techniques developed can be used for assessing the impacts of changed flowed conditions on waterhole persistence.

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Published online 10 October 2014
Age and growth of the whale shark (Rhincodon typus) in the north-western Pacific 
Hua Hsun Hsu, Shoou Jeng Joung, Robert E. Hueter and Kwang Ming Liu

A lot still remains to be discovered about the whale shark, the largest fish in the world, including how old it can live and how fast it grows. In this study, we studied its vertebrae to answer these age and growth questions. Our results will help analyse further population and management problems for this circumglobal but vulnerable species.

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Published online 10 October 2014
Effect of a rainfall pulse on phytoplankton bloom succession in a hyper-eutrophic subtropical lagoon 
Pei-Jie Meng, Hung-Jen Lee, Kwee Siong Tew and Chung-Chi Chen

The impacts of heavy rainfall on ecosystems are important to understand, since it has frequently occurred in recent years. In the present study, we sought to understand the succession of phytoplankton species, before and after extremely heavy rain, in a subtropical lagoon. After heavy precipitation, a phytoplankton bloom dominated by Chaetoceros curvisetus (99.3%) occurred. Overall, our results suggest that the bloom succession of phytoplankton species was principally dependent on nutrient dynamics in the lagoon, which was associated with nutrients discharged from drainage after heavy rainfall.

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Published online 10 October 2014
Ecological response of Eucalyptus camaldulensis (river red gum) to extended drought and flooding along the River Murray, South Australia (1997–2011) and implications for environmental flow management 
Tanya M. Doody, Simon N. Benger, Jodie L. Pritchard and Ian C. Overton

River red gum riparian trees are in poor health from drought and over-extraction of water resources in the Murray–Darling Basin, Australia. Delivery of higher river flows during drought for irrigation purposes was shown to improve red gum health up to 120 m from the river channel. Within-channel flood pulses can therefore play a role in protecting riparian tree health during drought periods.

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Published online 10 October 2014
Video-surveillance system for remote long-term in situ observations: recording diel cavity use and behaviour of wild European lobsters (Homarus gammarus) 
Ronny Steen and Sondre Ski

Long-term studies of subtidal marine animals in the wild are a demanding enterprise. Although in the present paper we describe a novel video-monitoring system that employs video motion detection (VMD) and describe its use with the European lobster (Homarus gammarus). From the video recordings, we were able to register diel cavity use and categorise behavioural elements.

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Published online 01 October 2014
Trajectory river modelling – a decision-support tool to help manage multiple risks associated with planning around variable water resources 
Mat Gilfedder, Geoff Podger, David W. Rassam, Dan Pagendam and Catherine J. Robinson

River-system models account for flow variability over long periods, and are used to inform water-resource planning and management. We used multiple short climate sequences to capture long-term historical flow variability in a context relevant to shorter water-management time-frames. The approach highlighted the benefits of expressing results as historical probabilities to inform strategic water-planning efforts.

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Published online 01 October 2014
Benthic algal biomass and assemblage changes following environmental flow releases and unregulated tributary flows downstream of a major storage 
Alec W. Davie and Simon M. Mitrovic

Studies examining the effectiveness of environmental flows from dams at scouring benthic algae are relatively few. This study compared benthic algal assemblages before and after a series of environmental flows and unregulated tributary flows and found that the dam releases promoted algal growth, whereas higher velocity unregulated flows reduced growth. The findings from this study may help managers set realistic flow targets downstream of dams.

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Published online 24 September 2014
Population structure and biology of shortfin mako, Isurus oxyrinchus, in the south-west Indian Ocean 
J. C. Groeneveld, G. Cliff, S. F. J. Dudley, A. J. Foulis, J. Santos and S. P. Wintner

Pelagic longline fisheries and bather protection nets catch significant numbers of shortfin makos in the south-west Indian Ocean, where they are vulnerable to overfishing. Nearly all makos caught offshore by longliners were immature, with equal sex ratio, but those caught by coastal bather protection nets were larger, mostly mature, and some females carried pups. Larger prey size (mainly elasmobranchs) may be a factor that attracts large makos to coastal waters.

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Volume 65 Number 11 2014

 
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Regional differences in the reproductive parameters of the sparsely-spotted stingaree, Urolophus paucimaculatus, from south-eastern Australia 
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Fabian I. Trinnie , Terence I. Walker , Paul L. Jones and Laurie J. Laurenson
pp. 943-958

Whether spatial variation occurs in chondrichthyan species life-history traits is important to fisheries management and assessments. While providing a greater understanding of the reproductive biology of U. paucimaculatus from SE Australia, the present study also demonstrates U. paucimaculatus have phenotypically adapted their reproduction to surrounding environments, with regional differences within SE, and between SE and SW Australian populations. The present study provides further evidence that chondrichthyan life-history traits can vary within small geographical areas.

 
  
 

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Habitat and space use of an abundant nearshore shark, Rhizoprionodon taylori 
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S. E. M. Munroe , C. A. Simpfendorfer and M. R. Heupel
pp. 959-968

Shark resource-use strategies affect how they will respond to changes within their environment and therefore may be important in management. This study used acoustic telemetry to examine the habitat use of Rhizoprionodon taylori and found individuals consistently selected for seagrass, potentially for feeding. These results will contribute to a better understanding of how small-bodied sharks use nearshore areas.

 
  
 

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Does coastal topography constrain marine biogeography at an oceanographic interface? 
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Jonathan M. Waters , Scott A. Condie and Luciano B. Beheregaray
pp. 969-977

Marine biologists have long recognised that ocean currents play a key role dispersing species that drift in the plankton, but the influence of coastline geometry on marine biology is less understood. This study analyses the distributions of two common intertidal snail species associated with distinct Australian coastal currents, and shows a relationship between coastal orientation and species relative abundance where these currents meet. The work suggests that oceanography and topography combine to influence marine species distributions.

 
  
 

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Individual-specific transgenerational marking of common carp Cyprinus carpio, L., using 86Sr/84Sr double spikes 
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A. Zitek , J. Irrgeher , M. Cervicek , M. Horsky , M. Kletzl , T. Weismann and T. Prohaska
pp. 978-986

Transgenerational isotopic marking has been recognised as an efficient tool for mass marking of high numbers of fish larvae by injecting female spawners with enriched isotope solutions. In this study, 86Sr/84Sr double spikes in combination with isotope pattern deconvolution for the identification of the originally injected 86Sr/84Sr molar fraction ratios in otolith cores were successfully applied for individual-specific marking of the offspring of a typical freshwater fish species, the common carp (Cyprinus carpio). Enriched stable Sr isotope double spikes represent an important alternative to enriched stable Ba isotopes for transgenerational marking, especially in freshwater systems.

 
  
 

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The salinity responses of tropical estuaries to changes in freshwater discharge, tidal mixing and geomorphology: case study of the man-affected Senegal River Estuary (West Africa) 
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C. Chevalier , M. Pagano , D. Corbin and R. Arfi
pp. 987-1002

The effect of hydrodynamic features on salinity in the Senegal River Estuary (SRE) was studied with a combination of three-dimensional modelling and field measurements. Indeed, the SRE is of strategic importance for large populations, but human action has caused major changes in salinity and ecological functioning. This study provides a tool for managing the water in such areas.

 
  
 

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The distribution and abundance of electrosensory pores in two benthic sharks: a comparison of the wobbegong shark, Orectolobus maculatus, and the angel shark, Squatina australis 
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Channing A. Egeberg , Ryan M. Kempster , Susan M. Theiss , Nathan S. Hart and Shaun P. Collin
pp. 1003-1008

Wobbegong and angel sharks can detect the electric fields of animals passing over their heads while they sit motionless on the sea floor waiting to ambush suitable prey. Although these two species are very distantly related, they have both evolved this similar mechanism for identifying prey. This study, therefore, emphasises the important role of electroreception in the feeding behaviour of sharks.

 
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The influence of concrete on the geochemical qualities of urban streams 
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Carl Tippler , Ian A. Wright , Peter J. Davies and Alison Hanlon
pp. 1009-1017

In this paper we investigate changes in urban stream pH, salinity and minerals across different levels of urban development. Results of this study suggest that concrete, a widespread urban material, is a major source of salinity and mineral contamination of urban streams as catchments become increasingly urbanised. Such contamination requires further investigation as it probably contributes to the ecological stress evident in urban streams.

 
  
 

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Variation in occurrence of the fish-parasitic cymothoid isopod, Anilocra haemuli, infecting French grunt (Haemulon flavolineatum) in the north-eastern Caribbean 
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Rachel L. Welicky and Paul C. Sikkel
pp. 1018-1026

Parasites dominate coral reef animal diversity, yet their contribution to reef dynamics is poorly studied. We quantified infection prevalence of a conspicuous ectoparasite (Anilocra haemuli) on French grunt (Haemulon flavolineatum) hosts, and found it to be extremely variable (0–66%) and highest for small groups and solitary fish. We provide essential baseline data for future studies on the ecology of this parasite.

 
  
 

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The use of DNA barcode evidence for inferring species of Chlorophthalmus (Aulopiformes, Chlorophthalmidae) in the Indo-West Pacific 
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Martin F. Gomon , Robert D. Ward , Stephanie Chapple and Joshua M. Hale
pp. 1027-1034

Recent studies suggesting perceptions of the identities and distributions of Indo-West Pacific species of the deepwater fish genus Chlorophthalmus are incorrect provided incentive for a study using DNA and morphological evidence. Results supported the recognition of 14 rather than 9 species as currently recognised. The outcome reinforces growing perceptions that deepwater fishes are more diverse and narrowly distributed than long accepted.

 
  
 

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Reproductive biology of the pelagic stingray, Pteroplatytrygon violacea (Bonaparte, 1832), in the equatorial and south-western Atlantic Ocean 
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D. P. Veras , F. H. V. Hazin , I. S. L. Branco , M. T. Tolotti and G. H. Burgess
pp. 1035-1044

Information on the reproduction of the pelagic stingray, Pteroplatytrygon violacea, in the wild is particularly limited. We analysed data for 188 females and 292 males and their reproductive biology was studied. Size at first sexual maturity was estimated at ~48.0 cm DW (disk width) for females and ~41.0 cm DW for males. The information generated by this study will contribute to a better assessment of the stocks of pelagic stingrays in the Atlantic Ocean.

 
  
 

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These articles have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication. They are still in production and have not been edited, so may differ from the final published form.

    MF14034  Accepted 28 October 2014
    Temperature, growth season length and phytoplankton abundance in the Gulf of Maine
    Knut Seip
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    MF14180  Accepted 27 October 2014
    Mobulid ray by-catch in longline fisheries over the southwestern Atlantic Ocean
    Federico Mas, Rodrigo Forselledo, Andrés Domingo
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    MF14001  Accepted 09 August 2014
    Atypical correlation of otolith strontium:calcium and barium:calcium across a marine-freshwater life-history transition of a diadromous fish
    Paul Hamer, Angela Henderson, Michael Hutchison, Jodie Kemp, Corey Green, Pierre Feutry
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    MF14186  Accepted 21 October 2014
    White shark (Carcharodon carcharias) spatial and temporal habitat use at an aggregation site in southern New Zealand
    Malcolm Francis, Clinton Duffy, Warrick Lyon
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    MF14110  Accepted 21 October 2014
    Water level decrease and increased water stability promotes phytoplankton growth in a mesotrophic subtropical lake
    Eduardo Fuentes, Mauricio Petrucio
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    MF14148  Accepted 20 October 2014
    Effects of benthic substrate, nutrient enrichment and predatory fish on freshwater crayfish (kōura, Paranephrops planifrons) population characteristics in seven Te Arawa (Rotorua) lakes, North Island, New Zealand.
    Ian Kusabs, John Quinn, David Hamilton
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    MF14211  Accepted 13 October 2014
    Transient effects of an invasive kelp on the community structure and primary productivity of an intertidal assemblage
    Paul South, Stacie Lilley, Leigh Tait, Tommaso Alestra, Mike Hickford, Mads Thomsen, David Schiel
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    MF14111  Accepted
    MF14128  Accepted 05 October 2014
    Resilience to climate change: complex relationships between wetland hydroperiod, larval amphibians, and aquatic predators in temporary wetlands.
    Katrin Lowe, J Castley, Jean-Marc Hero
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    MF14155  Accepted 01 October 2014
    Climate-driven shifts in species’ distributions may exacerbate the impacts of storm disturbances on northeast Atlantic kelp forests
    Daniel Smale, Thomas Vance
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    MF14182  Accepted 30 September 2014
    Out in the wash: Spatial ecology of a temperate marine shallow rocky-reef species derived using acoustic telemetry
    Jerom Stocks, Charles Gray, Matthew Taylor
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    MF14139  Accepted 29 September 2014
    Geographic variation in long-term trajectories of change in coral recruitment: a global-to-local perspective
    Peter Edmunds, Robert Steneck, Rebecca Albright, Robert Carpenter, Apple Pui Yi Chui, TY Fan, S Harii, H Kitano, H Kurihara, L Legendre, S Mitarai, S Muko, Y Nozawa, J Padillo-Gamino, N Price, Kazuhiko Sakai, G Suzuki, MJH vanOppen, A Yarid, RD Gates
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    MF14150  Accepted 24 September 2014
    Community structure of reef fishes on a remote oceanic island (St. Peter and St. Paul’s Archipelago, equatorial Atlantic): the relative influence of abiotic and biotic variables
    Osmar Luiz, Thiago Mendes, Diego Barneche, Carlos Ferreira, Ramon Noguchi, Roberto Villaca, Carlos Rangel, Joao Gasparini, Carlos Ferreira
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    MF14004  Accepted 24 September 2014
    Differences in the macrozoobenthic fauna colonizing empty bivalve shells pre- and post-invasion of Corbicula fluminea
    Martina Ilarri, Allan Souza, Vanessa Modesto, Lucia Guilhermino, Ronaldo Sousa
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    MF14229  Accepted 23 September 2014
    Cusps and butterflies: multiple stable states in marine systems as catastrophes
    Peter Petraitis, Steve Dudgeon
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    MF14077  Accepted 22 September 2014
    Effect of climate change on crustose coralline algae at a temperate vent site, White Island, New Zealand
    T Brinkman, Abigail Smith
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    MF14021  Accepted 21 September 2014
    FEEDING NICHE PREFERENCE OF THE MUDSNAIL Peringia ulvae
    Cristiano Araújo, Matilde Moreira-Santos, Joana Patrício, Irene Martins, Ignacio Moreno-Garrido, Julián Blasco, João Marques, Rui Ribeiro
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    MF14145  Accepted 20 September 2014
    Artificial irrigation ponds and sea coast as foraging habitat for larids breeding in protected wetlands
    Esther Sebastián González, Francisco Botella, Otso Ovaskainen, Antonio Delgado, José Sánchez-Zapata
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    MF14081  Accepted 19 September 2014
    Evidence for a broad-scale decline in giant Australian cuttlefish (Sepia apama) abundance from non-targeted survey data
    Thomas Prowse, Bronwyn Gillanders, Barry Brook, Anthony Fowler, Karina Hall, Mike Steer, Camille Mellin, Nathan Clisby, Jason Tanner, Tim Ward, Damien Fordham
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    MF14066  Accepted 20 September 2014
    Activity, substrate selection, and effect of a simulated Amazon flood regime on the behavior of the apple snail Pomacea bridgesii
    Timoteo Watanabe, Gustavo Hattori, Bruno Sant'Anna
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    MF13215  Accepted 19 September 2014
    Dissolved organic carbon characteristics in an acidified groundwater dependent ecosystem.
    Azra Daud, Suzanne McDonald, Carolyn Oldham
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    MF13346  Accepted 18 September 2014
    Important sources of variation to be considered when using fin clips as surrogate for muscle in trophic studies using stable isotopes
    David Galván, Manuela Funes, Ana Liberoff, Florencia Botto, Oscar Iribarne
    Abstract


    MF14188  Accepted 17 September 2014
    Land-use structures fish assemblages in reservoirs of the Tennessee River
    Steve Miranda, Jason Bies, Dylan Hann
    Abstract


    MF14079  Accepted 17 September 2014
    Age and size compositions, habitats, growth and reproductive characteristics of a terapontid (Pelates octolineatus) in coastal waters
    Lauren Veale, Peter Coulson, Norman Hall, S Hesp, Ian Potter
    Abstract


    MF14178  Accepted 15 September 2014
    Addition of passive acoustic telemetry mitigates lost data from satellite tracked manatees
    Allen Aven, Ruth Carmichael, Matt Ajemian, Sean Powers
    Abstract


    MF14122  Accepted 13 September 2014
    Food preferences of the estuarine crab Sesarma catenata estimated through laboratory experiments
    Leandro Bergamino, Nicole Richoux
    Abstract


    MF14062  Accepted 08 September 2014
    Development of habitat prediction models to reduce bycatch of sailfish (Istiophorus platypterus) within the purse-seine fishery in the eastern Pacific Ocean
    Raul Martinez-Rincon, Sofia Ortega-Garcia, Juan Vaca-Rodriguez, Shane Griffiths
    Abstract


    MF14033  Accepted 08 September 2014
    Diversity in immature shark communities along a tropical coastline
    Peter Yates, Michelle Heupel, Andrew Tobin, Stephen Moore, Colin Simpfendorfer
    Abstract


    MF14015  Accepted 08 September 2014
    pH dependent toxicity of serotonin-selective reuptake inhibitors in taxonomically diverse freshwater invertebrate species.
    Rumya Sundaram, Bradley Smith, Thomas Clark
    Abstract


    MF14028  Accepted 04 September 2014
    Movement patterns and habitat use of juvenile mangrove whiprays (Himantura granulata)
    Lauren Davy, Colin Simpfendorfer, Michelle Heupel
    Abstract


    MF14042  Accepted 29 August 2014
    Does the telemetry technology matter? Comparing estimates of aquatic animal space-use generated from GPS-based and passive acoustic tracking
    Ross Dwyer, Hamish Campbell, Terri Irwin, Craig Franklin
    Abstract


    MF14087  Accepted 29 August 2014
    Marine plastic pollution: Using community science to address a global problem
    Paul Duckett, Vincenzo Repaci
    Abstract


    MF13334  Accepted 29 August 2014
    Residency and movement dynamics of southern rock lobster (Jasus edwardsii) after a translocation event
    Adrian Linnane, Shane Penny, Peter Hawthorne, Matthew Hoare
    Abstract


    MF13313  Accepted 20 August 2014
    Parental contribution to progeny during experimental spawning of jungle perch, Kuhlia rupestris
    Matthew Hoskin, Michael Hutchison, Andrew Barnes, Jenny Ovenden, Lisa Pope
    Abstract


    MF14123  Accepted 19 August 2014
    The dynamics of attached and free-living bacterial population in tropical coastal waters
    Siew Wen Lee, Choon Weng Lee, Chui Wei Bong, Kumaran Narayanan, Edmund Sim
    Abstract


    MF14158  Accepted 16 August 2014
    The value of a broad temporal and spatial perspective in understanding dynamics of kelp forest ecosystems
    Daniel Reed, Andrew Rassweiler, Robert Miller, Henry Page, Sally Holbrook
    Abstract


    MF14152  Accepted 14 August 2014
    A host-specific habitat former controls biodiversity across ecological transitions in a rocky intertidal facilitation cascade
    Mads Thomsen, Isis Metcalfe, Paul South, David Schiel
    Abstract


    MF14041  Accepted 09 August 2014
    Repairing Australia’s estuaries for improved fisheries production − what benefits, at what cost?
    Colin Creighton, Paul Boon, Justin Brookes, Marcus Sheaves
    Abstract


    MF14127  Accepted 07 August 2014
    Age and growth of the white shark, Carcharodon carcharias, in the western North Atlantic Ocean
    Lisa Natanson, Gregory Skomal
    Abstract


    MF14125  Accepted 04 August 2014
    Host size constrains growth patterns in both female and male mouth-dwelling isopod, Ceratothoa italica.
    Rebecca Pawluk, Marco Ciampoli, Stefano Mariani
    Abstract


    MF14068  Accepted 31 July 2014
    Temporal dynamics of allochthonous coarse particulate organic matter in a subtropical Atlantic Rainforest Brazilian stream
    Leonardo Kleba Lisboa, Aurea Lemes da Silva, Ana Siegloch, José Gonçalves Júnior, Mauricio Petrucio
    Abstract


    MF13322  Accepted 30 July 2014
    Age and growth of sharp-tooth catfish, Clarias gariepinus (Burchell 1822) (Clariidae), in the Lower Okavango Delta, Botswana
    Thethela Bokhutlo, Olaf Weyl, Ketlhatlogile Mosepele, Glenn Wilson
    Abstract


    MF13301  Accepted 30 July 2014
    Biomonitoring of the environmental contamination by organotins in the Gulf of Tunis: Occurence of imposex in Stramonita haemastoma (Linnaeus, 1767)
    Wafa Boulajfene, Jihen Boukhicha, Alan Deidun, Daniela Berto, Teresa Romeo, Oum Kalthoum Ben Hassine, Sabiha Tlig-Zouari
    Abstract


    MF14134  Accepted 29 July 2014
    Reevaluation of the diversity and distribution of diazotrophs in the South China Sea by pyrosequencing the nifH gene
    Peng Xiao, Yongguang Jiang, Yang Liu, Wenhua Tan, Wenhua Li, Renhui Li
    Abstract


    MF14064  Accepted 29 July 2014
    The influence of an offshore artificial reef on the abundance of fish in the surrounding pelagic environment
    Molly Scott, James Smith, Michael Lowry, Matthew Taylor, Iain Suthers
    Abstract


    MF14100  Accepted 25 July 2014
    Composition and health of fish in refugia habitat of ephemeral tributaries to the lower Zambezi in southern Africa
    Ayron Strauch, Alana Kapust, Christine Jost
    Abstract


    MF14095  Accepted 24 July 2014
    Barcoding deep-water chondrichthyans from mainland Portugal
    Teresa Moura, Monica Silva, Ivone Figueiredo
    Abstract


    MF14086  Accepted 23 July 2014
    Refined bomb radiocarbon dating of two iconic fishes of the Great Barrier Reef
    Allen Andrews, John Choat, Richard Hamilton, Edward DeMartini
    Abstract


    MF14120  Accepted 21 July 2014
    Sublethal effects of fluctuating hypoxia on juvenile tropical Australian freshwater fish
    Nicole Flint, Michael Crossland, Richard Pearson
    Abstract


    MF14008  Accepted 22 July 2014
    Linkages between reach scale physical habitat and invertebrate assemblages in upland streams
    Victoria Milner, Nigel Willby, David Gilvear, Charles Perfect
    Abstract


    MF14124  Accepted 17 July 2014
    Phylogeography of two freshwater prawn species from Far North Queensland
    Sofie Bernays, Daniel Schmidt, David Hurwood, Jane Hughes
    Abstract


    MF13312  Accepted 17 July 2014
    From perennial to temporary streams: an extreme drought as a driving force of freshwater communities´ traits
    Carmen Elias, Ana Calapez, Salomé Almeida, Maria Feio
    Abstract


    MF14089  Accepted 16 July 2014
    Plant litter diversity affects invertebrate shredder activity and the quality of fine particulate organic matter in streams
    Isabel Fernandes, Sofia Duarte, Fernanda Cássio, Cláudia Pascoal
    Abstract


    MF14083  Accepted 15 July 2014
    Long-term dynamics of the zooplankton community during large salinity fluctuations in a coastal lagoon
    Luciana Araújo, Paloma Lopes, Jayme Santangelo, Francisco Esteves, Reinaldo Bozelli
    Abstract


    MF14011  Accepted 02 July 2014
    Spatial variation of Oithona spp. life history traits in a shallow temperate estuarine system (Río de la Plata, SW Atlantic) during the spring season
    Georgina Cepeda, Roxana Di Mauro, Maria Hozbor, Daniel Cucchi-Colleoni, Daniel Hernández, María Viñas
    Abstract


    MF13269  Accepted 23 June 2014
    Variability in the growth, feeding and condition of barramundi (Lates calcarifer Bloch) in a northern Australian coastal river and impoundment
    John Russell, Fiona Thomson, Paul Thuesen, Trent Power, Robert Mayer
    Abstract


    MF13268  Accepted 21 June 2014
    Small-scale genetic structure in a stream dwelling caddisfly in Eastern Canada.
    Jason Addison, Anthony Einfeldt, Nancy Kang, Sandra Walde
    Abstract


    MF13221  Accepted 20 June 2014
    Sediment resuspension, salinity and temperature affect the plankton community of a shallow coastal lake
    Sabine Flöder, Carolyn Burns, Reglindis Zehrer
    Abstract


    MF14036  Accepted 16 June 2014
    Mesozooplankton community in a seasonally hypoxic and highly eutrophic bay
    Min-Chul Jang, Kyoungsoon Shin, Pung-Guk Jang, Woo-Jin Lee, Keun-Hyung Choi
    Abstract


    MF14029  Accepted 16 June 2014
    Aspects of the biology and life history of largespot pompano, Trachinotus botla, in South Africa
    Denham Parker, Anthony Booth
    Abstract


    MF13142  Accepted 17 June 2014
    Organic carbon reservoirs in five small rivers across a land-use gradient
    Veronika Vysna, Fiona Dyer, Bill Maher, Richard Norris
    Abstract


    MF14080  Accepted 14 June 2014
    Temporal and spatial differences in the reproductive biology of the sea urchin Arbacia dufresnii
    Lucia Epherra, Damian Gil, Tamara Rubilar, Soledad Perez-Gallo, Belén Reartes, Javier Tolosano
    Abstract


    MF14075  Accepted 13 June 2014
    Population genetic structure and demographic history of Pacific blue sharks (Prionace glauca) inferred from mitochondrial DNA analysis
    Mioko Taguchi, Jacquelynne King, Michael Wetklo, Ruth Withler, Kotaro Yokawa
    Abstract


    MF14048  Accepted 11 June 2014
    The effects of different rice cultivation systems and ages on wetland invertebrate resting stages in southern Brazil
    Arthur Ávila, Thaíse Boelter, Renata Santos, Cristina Stenert, Norma Luiza Würdig, Odete Rocha, Leonardo Maltchik
    Abstract


    MF14010  Accepted 04 June 2014
    Assessing the impacts of groundwater extraction on coastal groundwater dependent ecosystems using satellite imagery
    Matthew Adams, Peter Smith, Xihua Yang
    Abstract


    MF13065  Accepted 22 May 2014
    Quantifying uncertainty in environmental indices: an application to an estuarine health index
    Melissa Dobbie, David Clifford
    Abstract


    MF14031  Accepted 09 May 2014
    A Multivariate Analysis of Water Quality in Lake Naivasha, Kenya
    Jane Ndungu, Denie Augustijn, Suzanne Hulscher, Bernard Fulanda, Nzula Kitaka, Jude Mathooko
    Abstract


    MF13289  Accepted 07 May 2014
    Geneotypic and Morphological Variation between Galaxiella nigrostriata (Galaxiidae) Populations: Implications for Conservation
    David Galeotti, Mark Castalanelli, David Groth, Clint McCullough, Mark Lund
    Abstract


    MF14023  Accepted 05 May 2014
    The migration behaviour of European silver eels (Anguilla anguilla) released in open ocean conditions
    Klaus Wysujack, HÃ¥kan Westerberg, Kim Aarestrup, Jochen Trautner, Tagried Kurwie, Florian Nagel, Reinhold Hanel
    Abstract


    MF13305  Accepted 03 May 2014
    Dipole vortices in the Great Australian Bight
    George Cresswell, L Lund-Hansen, Morten Nielsen
    Abstract


    MF13211  Accepted 25 April 2014
    Microstructure of the otoliths of the glacier lanternfish Benthosema glaciale.
    Eva García-Seoane, Isabel Meneses, Alexandra Silva
    Abstract


    MF13209  Accepted 19 March 2014
    Spatial and temporal patterns in the distribution of large bivalves in a permanently-open temperate estuary: implications for management
    Alan Kendrick, Michael Rule, Paul Lavery, Glenn Hyndes
    Abstract


    MF13287  Accepted 13 March 2014
    Using biomimetic loggers to measure interspecific and microhabitat variation in body temperatures of rocky intertidal invertebrates
    Justin Lathlean, David Ayre, Ross Coleman, Todd Minchinton
    Abstract




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1. Published 7 February 2014
Flow–ecology relationships: closing the loop on effective environmental flows

Peter M. Davies, Robert J. Naiman, Danielle M. Warfe, Neil E. Pettit, Angela H. Arthington and Stuart E. Bunn

2. Published 28 July 2014
Maximum age and missing time in the vertebrae of sand tiger shark (Carcharias taurus): validated lifespan from bomb radiocarbon dating in the western North Atlantic and southwestern Indian Oceans

M. S. Passerotti, A. H. Andrews, J. K. Carlson, S. P. Wintner, K. J. Goldman and L. J. Natanson

3. Published 11 December 2013
Australian diadromous fishes – challenges and solutions for understanding migrations in the 21st century

N. G. Miles, C.T. Walsh, G. Butler, H. Ueda and R. J. West

4. Published 25 September 2014
A snapshot of the limnology of eastern Australian water bodies spanning the tropics to Tasmania: the land-use, climate, limnology nexus

Jie Christine Chang, Craig Woodward and James Shulmeister

5. Published 7 February 2014
Seasonal water-quality sampling in estuaries, what can it tell us? A case example of eastern Australian subtropical estuaries

Brendan Logan and Kathryn H. Taffs

6. Published 24 March 2014
Effects of bushfire on macroinvertebrate communities in south-east Australian streams affected by a megadrought

I. Verkaik, N. Prat, M. Rieradevall, P. Reich and P. S. Lake

7. Published 11 December 2013
Flow variability and longitudinal characteristics of organic carbon in the Lachlan River, Australia

Nicholas P. Moran, George G. Ganf, Todd A Wallace and Justin D. Brookes

8. Published 30 April 2014
Customary and recreational fishing pressure: large-bodied fish assemblages in a tropical, intermittent Australian river

Paul G. Close, Rebecca J. Dobbs, David J. Tunbridge, Peter C. Speldewinde, Danielle M. Warfe, Sandy Toussaint and Peter M. Davies

9. Published 7 February 2014
Comparative habitat use by large riverine fishes

John D. Koehn and Simon J. Nicol

10. Published 25 September 2014
How much wetland has the world lost? Long-term and recent trends in global wetland area

Nick C. Davidson

11. Published 28 October 2013
Photosynthetic activity of seagrasses and macroalgae in temperate shallow waters can alter seawater pH and total inorganic carbon content at the scale of a coastal embayment

Pimchanok Buapet, Martin Gullström and Mats Björk

12. Published 26 August 2014
Combining in-trawl video with observer coverage improves understanding of protected and vulnerable species by-catch in trawl fisheries

Vanessa F. Jaiteh, Simon J. Allen, Jessica J. Meeuwig and Neil R. Loneragan

13. Published 28 October 2013
Ecological effects of trawling fisheries on the eastern Australian continental shelf: a modelling study

Marie Savina, Robyn E Forrest, Elizabeth A Fulton and Scott A Condie

14. Published 24 June 2014
Recognising wetland ecosystem services within urban case studies

Robert J. McInnes

15. Published 29 November 2013
Trawl impacts and biodiversity management in Shark Bay, Western Australia

Mervi Kangas and Sue Morrison

16. Published 30 May 2014
Photosynthetic responses to submergence in mangrove seedlings

Mwita M. Mangora, Matern S. P. Mtolera and Mats Björk

17. Published 25 September 2014
Historical changes in mean trophic level of southern Australian fisheries

Heidi K. Alleway, Sean D. Connell, Tim M. Ward and Bronwyn M. Gillanders

18. Published 26 August 2014
Ecological effects of common carp (Cyprinus carpio) in a semi-arid floodplain wetland

Lorenzo Vilizzi, Leigh A. Thwaites, Benjamin B. Smith, Jason M. Nicol and Chris P. Madden

19. Published 24 February 2014
Habitat requirements and spawning strategy of an estuarine-dependent fish, Percalates colonorum

Dylan E. van der Meulen, Chris T. Walsh, Matthew D. Taylor and Charles A. Gray

20. Published 30 April 2014
First record of a bicephalic chondrichthyan found in Australian waters; the southern fiddler ray, Trygonorrhina dumerilii (Chondrichthyes: Rhinobatidae)

Leonardo Guida, Terence I. Walker and Richard D. Reina


      
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