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PUBLICATIONS


BOOKS AND REPORTS



​Jabado RW, Kyne PM, Pollom RA, Ebert DA, Simpfendorfer CA, Ralph GM, Dulvy NK (eds.) 2017. The conservation status of sharks, rays, and chimaeras in the Arabian Sea and adjacent waters. Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi, UAE and IUCN Species Survival Commission Shark Specialist Group, Vancouver, Canada. 236 pp. 

Jabado RW, Ebert D. 2015. Sharks of the Arabian Seas: an identification guide. International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), Dubai, UAE. 240 pp. ISBN: 978-9948-18-254-2.


Jabado RW, Javelle C. 2013. Marine ecosystems in the United Arab Emirates: an educational resource. Emirates Foundation and the Emirates Marine Environmental Group. 206 pp.


SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS


2018


Jabado RW, Kyne PM, Pollom RA, Ebert DA, Simpfendorfer CA, Ralph GM, Al Dhaheri SS, Akhilesh KV, Ali K, Ali MH, Al Mamari TMS, Bineesh KK, El Hassan IS, Fernando D, Grandcourt EM, Khan MM, Moore ABM, Owfi F, Robinson DP, Romanov E, Soares A, Spaet JLY, Tesfamichael D, Valinassab T, Dulvy NK. 2018. Troubled waters: Threats and extinction risk of the sharks, rays and chimaeras of the Arabian Sea and adjacent waters. Fish and Fisheries. Early View


Barnes A, Sutaria D, Harry A, Jabado RW. 2018. Demographics and length – weight relationships of commercially important sharks along the northwestern coast of India. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. Early View


Jabado RW, 2018. The fate of the most threatened order of elasmobranchs: shark-like batoids (Rhinopristiformes) in the Arabian Seas. Fisheries Research, 204: 448 – 457.


Jabado RW, Kyne PM, Nazareth E, Sutaria DN. 2018. New record of the elusive Critically Endangered Ganges shark, Glyphis gangeticus, from IndiaJournal of Fish Biology, 92(5):1663 –1669.


2017


Whelan R, Jabado RW, Clarke C, Bin Muzaffar S. 2017. Observations of rays and guitarfish (Batoidea) in shallow waters around Siniya Island, Umm al-Quwain, United Arab Emirates. Tribulus, 25: 76-79.


Robinson DP, Jaidah M, Bach S, Rohner CA, Jabado RW, Ormond R, Pierce SJ. 2017. Some like it hot: Repeat migration and residency of whale sharks within an extreme natural environment.  PLOS One, 12(9): e0185360. 

Robinson DP, Jabado RW, Rohner CA, Pierce SJ, Hyland KP, Baverstock WR. 2017. Satellite tagging of rehabilitated green sea turtles Chelonia mydas from the United Arab Emirates, including the longest tracked journey for the species. PLOS One, 12(9): e0184286.

Jabado RW, Spaet JLY. 2017. Elasmobranch fisheries in the Arabian Seas Region: Characteristics, trade and management. Fish and Fisheries, 18(6): 1096 – 1118.­

Jabado RW, Al Baharna RA, Al Ali SR, Al Suwaidi KO, Al Blooshi AY, Al Dhaheri SS. 2017. Is this the last stand of the Critically Endangered green sawfish Pristis zijsron in the Arabian Gulf? Endangered Species Research, 32: 265 – 275.

Natoli A, Phillips KP, Richardson DS, Jabado RW. 2017. Low genetic diversity after a bottleneck in a population of a Critically Endangered migratory marine turtle species. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 491: 9 – 18. 

Notarbartolo Di Sciara G, Adnet S, Fernando D, Jabado RW. 2017. Mobulid rays (Chondrichthyes: Mobulidae) of the Arabian Seas, with a redescription of Mobula kuhlii (Valenciennes in Müller & Henle, 1841). Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 27(1): 197 – 218.


2016

Robinson DP, Jaidah M, Bach S, Lee K, Jabado RW, Rohner CA, March A, Caprodossi S, Henderson AC, Mair JM, Ormond R, Pierce SJ. 2016. Population structure, abundance and movement of whale sharks in the Arabian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. PLOS One, 11(6): e0158593.

Jabado RW, Al Ghais SM, Hamza W, Robinson DP, Henderson AC. 2016. Biological data on shark species landed within the United Arab Emirates artisanal fishery. African Journal of Marine Science, 38(2): 217 – 232.

Henderson AC, Reeve AJ, Jabado RW, Naylor GJP. 2016. Taxonomic assessment of sharks, rays and guitarfishes (Chondrichthyes: Elasmobranchii) from south-eastern Arabia, using the NADH dehydrogenase subunit 2 (NADH2) gene. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 176(2): 399 – 442. 


2015

Sutaria D, Parikh A, Barnes A, Jabado RW. 2015. First record of the sandbar shark, Carcharhinus plumbeus (Chondrichthyes: Carcharhiniformes: Carcharhinidae) from Indian waters. Marine Biodiversity Records, 8: e126. 

Jabado RW, Al Ghais SM, Hamza W, Henderson AC, Al Mesafri AA, 2015. The diet of two commercially important species in United Arab Emirates waters: the milk shark, Rhizoprionodonacutus (Rüppell, 1837) and slit-eye shark, Loxodon macrorhinus (Müller & Henle, 1839). Journal of Applied Ichthyology, 31(5): 870 – 875.

Spaet JLY, Jabado RW, Henderson AC, Moore ABM, Berumen ML, 2015. Population genetics of four heavily exploited shark species around the Arabian Peninsula. Ecology and Evolution, 5(12): 2317 – 2332. 

Jabado RW, Al Ghais SM, Hamza W, Henderson AC, Spaet JLY, Shivji MS, Hanner R. 2015. The trade in sharks and their products in the United Arab Emirates. Biological Conservation, 181C: 190 – 198. 

Jabado RW, Al Ghais SM, Hamza W, Henderson AC, Shivji MS. 2015. Shark diversity in the Arabian/Persian Gulf higher than previously thought: insights based on species composition of shark landings in the United Arab Emirates. Marine Biodiversity, 45(4): 719 – 731.

Jabado RW, Al Ghais SM, Hamza W, Henderson AC, 2015. The shark fishery in the United Arab Emirates: an interview based approach to assess the status of sharks. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 25: 800 – 816.

Chang CH, Jabado RW, Lin YS, Shao KT, 2015. The complete mitochondrial genome of the sand tiger shark, Carcharias taurus (Chondrichthyes, Odontaspididae). Mitochondrial DNA, 26(5): 728 – 729.


2013

Moore ABM, Almojil D, Harris M, Jabado RW, White WT. 2013. New biological data on the rare, threatened shark Carcharhinus leiodon (Carcharhinidae) from the Persian Gulf and Arabian Sea. Marine and Freshwater Research, 64: 1 – 6. 

Robinson DP, Jaidah MY, Jabado RW, Lee-Brooks K, Nour El-Din NM, Al Malki AA, Elmeer K, McCormick P, Henderson AC, Ormond RFG. 2013. Whale Sharks, Rhincodon typus, aggregate around offshore platforms in Qatari waters of the Arabian Gulf to feed on fish spawn. PLOS One, 8(3): e58255. 

Jabado RW, Al Ghais SM, Hamza W, Henderson AC, Ahmad MA, 2013. First record of the sand tiger shark, Carcharias taurus, from United Arab Emirates waters. Marine Biodiversity Records, 6: e27.