Not all fish are equal: functional biodiversity of cartilaginous fishes (Elasmobranchii and Holocephali) in Chile

Bustamante, C., Vargas-Caro, C. and Bennett, M. B. (2014) Not all fish are equal: functional biodiversity of cartilaginous fishes (Elasmobranchii and Holocephali) in Chile. Journal of Fish Biology, 85 5: 1617-1633. doi:10.1111/jfb.12517


Author Bustamante, C.
Vargas-Caro, C.
Bennett, M. B.
Title Not all fish are equal: functional biodiversity of cartilaginous fishes (Elasmobranchii and Holocephali) in Chile
Journal name Journal of Fish Biology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0022-1112
1095-8649
Publication date 2014-09-26
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/jfb.12517
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 85
Issue 5
Start page 1617
End page 1633
Total pages 17
Place of publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Language eng
Subject 1105 Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
1104 Aquatic Science
Abstract A review of the primary literature on the cartilaginous fishes (sharks, skates, rays and chimaeras), together with new information suggests that 106 species occur in Chilean waters, comprising 58 sharks, 30 skates, 13 rays and five chimaeras. The presence of 93 species was confirmed, although 30 species were encountered rarely, through validated catch records and sightings made in artisanal and commercial fisheries and on specific research cruises. Overall, only 63 species appear to have a range distribution that normally includes Chilean waters. Actual reliable records of occurrence are lacking for 13 species. Chile has a cartilaginous fish fauna that is relatively impoverished compared with the global species inventory, but conservative compared with countries in South America with warm-temperate waters. The region of highest species richness occurs in the mid-Chilean latitudes of c. 30–40° S. This region represents a transition zone with a mix of species related to both the warm-temperate Peruvian province to the north and cold-temperate Magellan province to the south. This study provides clarification of species occurrence and the functional biodiversity of Chile's cartilaginous fish fauna.
Keyword Checklist
Chimaera
Shark
Skate
South-east Pacific Ocean
Species richness
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Grant ID 2008-60
Institutional Status UQ

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