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Researcher: White, WT (Dr William White)

Fields of Research

Animal systematics and taxonomy
Fish physiology and genetics
Conservation and biodiversity
Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Population ecology
Fisheries management
Aquaculture and fisheries stock assessment
Animal behaviour
Animal physiological ecology
Community ecology (excl. invasive species ecology)
Fisheries sciences

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
Other environmental management
Marine biodiversity
Fisheries - wild caught
Fresh, ground and surface water biodiversity

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Aetomylaeus caeruleofasciatus, a new species of eagle ray (Myliobatiformes: Myliobatidae) from northern Australia and New Guinea; Ichthyological Research
Carcharhinus humani sp. nov., a new whaler shark (Carcharhiniformes: Carcharhinidae) from the western Indian Ocean; Zootaxa
Galeus corriganae sp. nov., a new species of deepwater catshark (Carcharhiniformes: Pentanchidae) from Papua New Guinea; Zootaxa
Giganthias serratospinosus, a new serranid (Perciformes: Serranidae: Anthiinac) from the island of Lombok in Indonesia; Zootaxa
Liopropoma randalli, a new serranid (Teleostei: Perciformes) fish from the Indian Ocean; Zootaxa
Narcine baliensis, a new species of electric ray from southeast Asia (Chondrichthyes: Torpediniformes); Zootaxa
Paracaesio brevidentata n. sp., a new snapper (Lutjanidae: Apsilinae) from Indonesia; Zootaxa
Parapercis pariomaculata (Perciformes: Pinguipedidae), a new species of sandperch from Lombok and Bali, Indonesia and remarks on the validity of P. quadrispinosa (Weber 1913); Zootaxa
Platyrhina psomadakisi sp. nov., a new species of fanray (Batoidea: Platyrhinidae) from the Andaman Sea, the first record of this family in the Indian Ocean; Zootaxa
Rhinobatos manai sp. nov., a new species of guitarfish (Rhinopristiformes: Rhinobatidae) from New Ireland, Papua New Guinea; Zootaxa
Squalus formosus, a new species of spurdog shark (Squaliformes: Squalidae), from the western North Pacific Ocean; Journal of Fish Biology
Urogymnus acanthobothrium sp. nov., a new euryhaline whipray (Myliobatiformes: Dasyatidae) from Australia and Papua New Guinea; Zootaxa
A DNA sequence-based approach to the identification of shark and ray species and its implications for global elasmobranch diversity and parasitology; American Museum of Natural History. Bulletin
A new goatfish of the genus Upeneus (Mullidae) from Lombok, Indonesia and first verified record of U. asymmetricus for the Indian Ocean; Zootaxa
A redescription of Carcharhinus dussumieri and C. sealei, with resurrection of C. coatesi and C. tjutjot as valid species (Chondrichthyes: Carcharhinidae); Zootaxa
A review of the taxonomy of chondrichthyan fishes: a modern perspective; Journal of Fish Biology
A revised generic arrangement for the eagle ray family Myliobatidae, with definitions for the valid genera; Zootaxa
Age and growth of the common blacktip shark Carcharhinus limbatus from Indonesia, incorporating an improved approach to comparing regional population growth rates; African Journal of Marine Science
Age, growth and maturity of the pelagic thresher Alopias pelagicus and the scalloped hammerhead Sphyrna lewini; Journal of Fish Biology
An annotated checklist of the chondrichthyans of Taiwan; Zootaxa
Application of genetics for threatened species research; CSIRO Threatened, Endangered or Protected Species (TEPS) Symposium
Aspects of the biology of the pygmy ribbontail catshark Eridacnis radcliffei (Proscylliidae: Carcharhiniformes) from the south-west coast of India; Journal of Fish Biology
Assessing shark and ray populations using genetics; Hawaiian Institute for Marine Biology
Biogeographic patterns in the Australian chondrichthyan fauna; Journal of Fish Biology
Biogeographical structure and affinities of the marine demersal ichthyofauna of Australia; Journal of Biogeography
Biological observations on the bristly catshark Bythaelurus hispidus from deep waters off the south-west coast of India; Journal of Fish Biology
Biology of the silky shark Carcharhinus falciformis (Carcharhinidae) in the eastern Indian Ocean, including an approach to estimating age when timing of parturition is not well defined; Journal of Fish Biology
Catch composition, reproductive biology and diet of the bramble shark Echinorhinus brucus (Squaliformes: Echinorhinidae) from the south-eastern Arabian Sea; Journal of Fish Biology
Characteristics of the shark fisheries of Fiji; Scientific Reports
Connectivity affected by physical barriers and sex-biased behaviours for the silvertip shark (Carcharhinus albimarginatus); Oceania Chondrichthyan Society Conference
Deepwater chondrichthyan bycatch of the eastern king prawn fishery in the southern Great Barrier Reef, Australia; PLoS One
Distribution and comments on the morphology of Centroscymnus owstonii Garman, 1906 (Squaliformes: Somniosidae), with focus on its occurrence in the Indian Ocean; Marine Biodiversity: international journal of marine science
DNA capture reveals transoceanic gene flow in endangered river sharks; Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Extinction risk and conservation of the world's sharks and rays; eLife
First record of potential Batesian mimicry in an elasmobranch: juvenile zebra sharks mimic banded sea snakes?; Marine and Freshwater Research
First record of the basking shark Cetorhinus maximus (Lamniformes: Cetorhinidae) in Indonesia; Marine Biodiversity Records
Integrated taxonomy reveals hidden diversity in Northern Australian fishes: a new species of seamoth (Genus Pegasus); PLoS One
Introduction to the systematics and biodiversity of sharks, rays, and chimaeras (Chondrichthyes) of Taiwan; Zootaxa
Landings of whale sharks Rhincodon typus Smith, 1828 in Indian waters since protection in 2001 through the Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972; Environmental Biology of Fishes
Life histories of two deep-water Australian endemic elasmobranchs: Argus skate Dipturus polyommata and eastern spotted gummy shark Mustelus walkeri; Journal of Fish Biology
New biological data on the rare, threatened shark Carcharhinus leiodon (Carcharhinidae) from the Persian Gulf and Arabian Sea; Marine and Freshwater Research
Notes on shark and ray types at the South China Sea Fisheries Research Institute (SCSFRI) in Guangzhou, China; Zootaxa
Odontanthias randalli n. sp., a new anthiine fish (Serranidae: Anthiinae) from Indonesia; Zootaxa
Partitioning of food resources by four abundant, co-occurring elasmobranch species: Relationships between diet and both body size and season; Marine and Freshwater Research
Population connectivity of tropical sharks in the Indo-Pacific; IMAS-CSIRO Quantitative Marine Science Symposium
Rapid fishery assessment by market survey (RFAMS) - An improved rapid-assessment approach to characterising fish landings in developing countries; PLoS ONE
Redescription of Aetobatus flagellum (bloch & schneider, 1801), an endangered eagle ray (myliobatoidea: Myliobatidae) from the indo-West pacific; Zootaxa
Redescription of Hexanchus nakamurai Teng 1962, (Chondrichthyes: Hexanchiformes: Hexanchidae), with designation of a neotype; Zootaxa
Redescription of Scymnodon ichiharai Yano and Tanaka 1984 (Squaliformes: Somniosidae) from the western North Pacific, with comments on the definition of somniosid genera; Ichthyological Research
Redescription of the eagle rays Myliobatis hamlyni Ogilby, 1911 and M. tobijei Bleeker, 1854 (Myliobatiformes: Myliobatidae) from the East Indo-West Pacific; Zootaxa
Redescription of the rare and endangered Broadfin Shark Lamiopsis temminckii (Müller & Henle, 1839) (Carcharhiniformes: Carcharhinidae) from the northeastern Arabian Sea; Zootaxa
Rediscovery and redescription of the smoothtooth blacktip shark, Carcharhinus leiodon (Carcharhinidae), from Kuwait, with notes on its possible conservation status; Sharks International
Rediscovery of the threatened river sharks, Glyphis garricki and G. glyphis, in Papua New Guinea; PLoS One
Reef shark connectivity: a case study using multiple genetic markers; Sharks International Conference
Reef shark movement in the Indo-Pacific; Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies
Reef Sharks in the Indo-Pacific; University of Queensland
Restricted movements and mangrove dependency of the nervous shark Carcharhinus cautus in nearshore coastal waters; Journal of Fish Biology
Resurrection of the family Aetobatidae (Myliobatiformes) for the pelagic eagle rays, genus Aetobatus; Zootaxa
Revision of the genus Centrophorus (squaliformes: Centrophoridae): Part 1-redescription of Centrophorus granulosus (Bloch & Schneider), a senior synonym of C. acus Garman and C. niaukang Teng; Zootaxa
Species composition and aspects of the biology of Orectolobiformes from Indonesian waters; Journal of Fish Biology
Taxonomic status of maskrays of the Neotrygon kuhlii species complex (Myliobatoidei: Dasyatidae) with the description of three new species from the Indo-West Pacific; Zootaxa
The deepwater demersal ichthyofauna of the Western Coral Sea; Zootaxa
The importance of research and public opinion to conservation management of sharks and rays: A synthesis; Sharks International
The piggybacking stingray; Coral Reefs
Three new stingrays (Myliobatiformes: Dasyatidae) from the Indo–West Pacific; Zootaxa
Two new stingrays (Chondrichthyes: Dasyatidae) from the eastern Indonesian Archipelago; Zootaxa
Variability in multiple paternity rates for grey reef and scalloped hammerhead sharks; Australian Society for Fish Biology Conference

Research Projects

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