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Rediscovery of the Threatened River Sharks, Glyphis garricki and G. glyphis, in Papua New Guinea

White, William T., Appleyard, Sharon A., Sabub, Benthly, Kyne, Peter, Harris, Mark, Lis, Rickson, Baje, Leontine, Usu, Thomas, Smart, Jonathan J., Corrigan, Shannon, Yang, Lei and Naylor, Gavin J.P. (2015). Rediscovery of the Threatened River Sharks, Glyphis garricki and G. glyphis, in Papua New Guinea. PLoS One,10(10 - Article No. e0140075).

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Title Rediscovery of the Threatened River Sharks, Glyphis garricki and G. glyphis, in Papua New Guinea
Author White, William T.
Appleyard, Sharon A.
Sabub, Benthly
Kyne, Peter
Harris, Mark
Lis, Rickson
Baje, Leontine
Usu, Thomas
Smart, Jonathan J.
Corrigan, Shannon
Yang, Lei
Naylor, Gavin J.P.
Journal Name PLoS One
Publication Date 2015
Volume Number 10
Issue Number 10 - Article No. e0140075
ISSN 1932-6203   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-84948680629
Total Pages 15
Place of Publication United States of America
Publisher Public Library of Science
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract Recent surveys of the shark and ray catches of artisanal fishers in the Western Province of Papua New Guinea (PNG) resulted in the rediscovery of the threatened river sharks, Glyphis garricki and Glyphis glyphis. These represent the first records of both species in PNG since the 1960s and 1970s and highlight the lack of studies of shark biodiversity in PNG. Two individuals of G. garricki and three individuals of G. glyphis were recorded from coastal marine waters of the Daru region of PNG in October and November 2014. The two G. garricki specimens were small individuals estimated to be 100–105 cm and ~113 cm total length (TL). The three G. glyphis specimens were all mature, one a pregnant female and two adult males. These are the first adults of G. glyphis recorded to date providing a more accurate maximum size for this species, i.e. ~260 cm TL. A single pup which was released from the pregnant female G. glyphis, was estimated to be ~65 cm TL. Anecdotal information from the fishers of pregnant females of G. glyphis containing 6 or 7 pups provides the first estimate of litter size for this species. The jaws of the pregnant female G. glyphis were retained and a detailed description of the dentition is provided, since adult dentition has not been previously documented for this species. Genetic analyses confirmed the two species cluster well within samples from these species collected in northern Australia.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0140075   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
Additional Notes This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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