Manuscripts accepted or in press

  • Potential unsustainable fisheries of a critically endangered pelagic shark species: The case of the blue shark (Prionace glauca) in the Western Mediterranean Sea

    • Sebastián Biton-Porsmoguer
    • Josep Lloret
    Updated date: 12 March 2018
    Status: Sous presse/In press


    The blue shark (Prionace glauca) is a pelagic, highly migratory shark that is listed by the IUCN as “critically endangered” in the Mediterranean sea since 2016. It is commonly considered as a by-catch species of small-scale, pelagic longline fisheries. Policy-makers have not adopted any measure so far to control its exploitation. This study analyses the trends in the fishery over the last years in the Spanish Mediterranean waters. The results show that blue sharks are now facing a great fishing pressure, particularly from the long line industrial fleet of the Andalusian region, which effectively targets this species. Results also indicate that blue shark cannot be longer considered as a by-catch species because it has become a target species by fishermen. We suggest the need to implement urgent measures to regulate this fishery and conduct new studies to determine whether or not this species should be fished any longer in this area.

  • First record of Periophthalmodon septemradiatus  (Perciformes: Gobiidae) for mainland Sumatra, Indonesia

    • Iqbal Muhammad
    • Halim Amran
    • Adriani Desra
    • Pormansyah
    • Saputra Rio Firman
    Updated date: 07 December 2017
    Status: Sous presse/In press


    A specimen Periophthalmodon septemradiatus was caught and photographed on September 2017 in Musi river, South Sumatra province, Indonesia. This specimen represent the first record of P. septemradiatus for mainland Sumatra, thereby extending its range across the Greater Sunda, which is well-established southernmost of biogeoraphic record.   

  • A first record of the vanishing silhouette goby Silhouettea evanida (Perciformes: Gobiidae),in Indonesian waters

    • Muhammad
    • Doni Setiawan
    • Arum Setiawan
    • Riza Kadarisman
    • Indra Yustian
    Updated date: 07 December 2017
    Status: Sous presse/In press


    On April 2017, some individuals of the vanishing silhouette goby Silhouettea evanida were identified and photographed in the estuary of the Sembilang River, South Sumatra province, Indonesia. There is no previous report on the occurrence of Silhouettea evanida in Indonesia, and this observation constitutes a first record for the country.