Composition of elasmobranch landings in Bahrain

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Composition of elasmobranch landings in Bahrain. / Moore, Alec; Peirce, Richard.

In: African Journal of Marine Science, Vol. 35, No. 4, 19.12.2013, p. 593-596.

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Moore, A & Peirce, R 2013, 'Composition of elasmobranch landings in Bahrain', African Journal of Marine Science, vol. 35, no. 4, pp. 593-596. https://doi.org/10.2989/1814232X.2013.866160

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Moore, A., & Peirce, R. (2013). Composition of elasmobranch landings in Bahrain. African Journal of Marine Science, 35(4), 593-596. https://doi.org/10.2989/1814232X.2013.866160

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Moore A, Peirce R. 2013. Composition of elasmobranch landings in Bahrain. African Journal of Marine Science. 35(4):593-596. https://doi.org/10.2989/1814232X.2013.866160

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Moore, Alec and Richard Peirce. "Composition of elasmobranch landings in Bahrain". African Journal of Marine Science. 2013, 35(4). 593-596. https://doi.org/10.2989/1814232X.2013.866160

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Moore A, Peirce R. Composition of elasmobranch landings in Bahrain. African Journal of Marine Science. 2013 Dec 19;35(4):593-596. https://doi.org/10.2989/1814232X.2013.866160

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Moore, Alec ; Peirce, Richard. / Composition of elasmobranch landings in Bahrain. In: African Journal of Marine Science. 2013 ; Vol. 35, No. 4. pp. 593-596.

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Composition of elasmobranch landings in Bahrain

AU - Moore, Alec

AU - Peirce, Richard

PY - 2013/12/19

Y1 - 2013/12/19

N2 - The first detailed elasmobranch fisheries data for the Kingdom of Bahrain are presented, based on surveys of fish markets in April 2012. At least 25 species were recorded, including undescribed taxa. The milk shark Rhizoprionodon acutus was the most frequently recorded species; together with the Arabian smoothhound Mustelus mosis and banded eagle ray Aetomylaeus nichofii, these species comprised 53% of individual abundance. Sharks were almost entirely small individuals <1 m total length (TL). Males of small shark species were largely mature, whereas nearly all individuals of larger sharks were immature. For several elasmobranch species, landings were significantly biased towards males, which were largely mature. The species assemblage showed some notable differences in composition to that of adjacent Qatar, sampled at the same time of year, highlighting the importance of local data collection.

AB - The first detailed elasmobranch fisheries data for the Kingdom of Bahrain are presented, based on surveys of fish markets in April 2012. At least 25 species were recorded, including undescribed taxa. The milk shark Rhizoprionodon acutus was the most frequently recorded species; together with the Arabian smoothhound Mustelus mosis and banded eagle ray Aetomylaeus nichofii, these species comprised 53% of individual abundance. Sharks were almost entirely small individuals <1 m total length (TL). Males of small shark species were largely mature, whereas nearly all individuals of larger sharks were immature. For several elasmobranch species, landings were significantly biased towards males, which were largely mature. The species assemblage showed some notable differences in composition to that of adjacent Qatar, sampled at the same time of year, highlighting the importance of local data collection.

U2 - 10.2989/1814232X.2013.866160

DO - 10.2989/1814232X.2013.866160

M3 - Article

VL - 35

SP - 593

EP - 596

JO - African Journal of Marine Science

JF - African Journal of Marine Science

SN - 1814-232X

IS - 4

ER -