A review of elasmobranch research in the Red Sea

Julia L.Y. Spaet, Simon R. Thorrold, Michael L. Berumen

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Abstract

Given the global concern about the status of elasmobranch fishes, the paucity of information on elasmobranchs in the Red Sea is worrisome. Management of elasmobranchs in areas other than the Red Sea has been helped by research on population ecology, reproductive biology and resource partitioning, subjects that are virtually absent in the Red Sea elasmobranch literature. This review provides the first comprehensive summary of elasmobranch biology in the Red Sea with the aim of facilitating research in a region that remains remarkably under-studied. © 2012 The Authors. Journal of Fish Biology © 2012 The Fisheries Society of the British Isles.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)952-965
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Fish Biology
Volume80
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 30 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Aquatic Science

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