Juvenile Australian weasel shark, Hemigaleus australiensis

Living on the edge: latitudinal variations in the reproductive biology of two coastal species of sharks

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Fisheries Research
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Steve Taylor and I collaborated on this publication that was originally an upublished chapter from Steve’s PhD. The paper looked at aspects of the reproductive biology of the Australian sharpnose shark, Rhizoprionodon taylori, and the Australian weasel shark, Hemigaleus australiensis, at the very bottom of their range in Moreton Bay. Both species displayed some rather unusual characteristics compared to other locations. We coined the phrase ‘semi-synchronous annual reproductive cycle’ to describe the unusual reproductive cycle of H. australiensis.