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Species composition and aspects of the biology of Orectolobiformes from Indonesian waters


Dharmadi, D and Fahmi, F and White, WT, Species composition and aspects of the biology of Orectolobiformes from Indonesian waters, Journal of Fish Biology, 86, (2) pp. 484-492. ISSN 0022-1112 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2014 The Fisheries Society of the British Isles

DOI: doi:10.1111/jfb.12569


The biological aspects of members of the order Orectolobiformes exploited in Indonesian waters are given. Seven species belonging to five families were recorded in the catches at various landing sites in southern Indonesia. Of these, Chiloscyllium punctatum was the most abundant species landed, contributing >50% of the number of orectolobiforms recorded. The biological data obtained varied greatly between the species listed. The total length (LT) at maturity for some species, e.g. C. punctatum and Nebrius ferrugineus, varied from that which has been previously recorded for those species in other regions. This highlights the need for regional-specific biological data for fisheries managers and conservation assessors.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Ginglymostomatidae, Hemiscylliidae, Orectolobidae, sharks, species, Stegostomatidae
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Marine systems and management
Objective Field:Marine biodiversity
UTAS Author:White, WT (Dr William White)
ID Code:118905
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:6
Deposited By:Zoology
Deposited On:2017-07-21
Last Modified:2017-10-20

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