Spatial patterns in the diversity of sharks, rays, and chimaeras (Chondrichthyes) in the Southwest Atlantic

@article{Lucifora2011SpatialPI,
  title={Spatial patterns in the diversity of sharks, rays, and chimaeras (Chondrichthyes) in the Southwest Atlantic},
  author={Luis O. Lucifora and Ver{\'o}nica B. Garc{\'i}a and Roberto C. Menni and Boris Worm},
  journal={Biodiversity and Conservation},
  year={2011},
  volume={21},
  pages={407-419}
}
Knowing how the diversity of sharks, rays and chimaeras (Chondrichthyes) is distributed helps us to design strategies to conserve these highly-vulnerable predators and their habitats. Here, we analyzed the spatial distribution of chondrichthyan species richness in the Southwest Atlantic (34–56ºS), and its relationship with environmental variables and marine fronts, by using a dataset obtained before the major development of industrial trawling fisheries. We also explored the relationship… CONTINUE READING