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

Overview of attention for article published in PLoS ONE, October 2015
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Title
Rediscovery of the Threatened River Sharks, Glyphis garricki and G. glyphis, in Papua New Guinea
Published in
PLoS ONE, October 2015
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0140075
Pubmed ID
Authors

William T. White, Sharon A. Appleyard, Benthly Sabub, Peter M. Kyne, Mark Harris, Rickson Lis, Leontine Baje, Thomas Usu, Jonathan J. Smart, Shannon Corrigan, Lei Yang, Gavin J. P. Naylor

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.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Australia 1 3%
Brazil 1 3%
Unknown 27 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 9 31%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 21%
Student > Master 5 17%
Student > Postgraduate 2 7%
Librarian 2 7%
Other 5 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 17 59%
Environmental Science 4 14%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 10%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1 3%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 3%
Other 3 10%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 99. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 21 August 2018.
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#140,223
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#99
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