Adult male spot-tail shark, Carcharhinus sorrah

Age, growth and reproductive biology of the spot-tail shark, Carcharhinus sorrah, and the Australian blacktip shark, C. tilstoni, from the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, north-eastern Australia

Marine and Freshwater Research

This paper was the sixth chapter of my PhD thesis. It describes aspects of the biology that are essential for management of the Australian blacktip shark, Carcharhinus tilstoni, and the spot-tail shark, Carcharhinus sorrah. These species are the most commonly captured sharks in gillnetting activities across much of northern Australia. The paper was based on dissections of over 1100 individuals, mostly carried out at-sea during commercial fishing activities.