Bull Shark Bibliography

Bass, A.J., J.D. D’Aubrey, and N. Kistnasamy. 1973. Sharks of the East Coast of Southern Africa. I. The Genus Carcharhinus (Carcharhinidae). Oceanographic Research Institute, Investigational Report No. 33. Durban. 168 pp.

Boeseman, M. 1956. Fresh-Water Sawfishes and Sharks in Netherlands New Guinea. Science, 123 [10 February 1956]: 222-223.

Boiser, Pascal, Gérard Ranaivoson, Noëlson Rasolofonirina, Barryson Andriamahfazfy, Jean Roux, Suzane Chanteau, Masayuki Satake, and Takeshi Yasumoto. 1995. Fatal Mass Poisoning in Madagascar Following Ingestion of a Shark (Carcharhinus leucas): Clinical and Epidemiological Aspects and Isolation of Toxins. Toxicon, 33(10): 1359-1364.

Boschung, Herbert T., Jr., and John Couch. 1962. Cannibalistic Tendencies of Lemon and Bull Sharks. Copeia, 1962(2): 455-457.

Branstetter, Steven, and Robert Stiles. 1987. Age and Growth Estimates of the Bull Shark, Carcharhinus leucas, from the Northern Gulf of Mexico. Envir. Biol. Fishes, 20(3): 169-181.

Budker, Paul. 1971. The Life of Sharks. Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London. pp 136-145. [Includes an excellent chapter on the world-wide distribution freshwater sharks, including the Bull Shark.]

Burke, Jack D. 1979. The Fresh-Water Shark in Nicaragua. Natl. Geogr. Soc. Res. Rep., 1970 Proj.: 53-63.

Cliff, G., and S.F.J. Dudley. 1991. Sharks caught in the Proterctive Nets off Natal, South Africa. 4. The Bull Shark Carcharhinus leucas Valenciennes. S. Afr. J. Mar. Sci., 10: 253-270.

Cockcroft, V.G., G. Cliff and G.J.B. Ross. 1989. Shark Predation on Indian Ocean Bottlenose Dolphins Tursiops truncatus off Natal, South Africa. S. Afr. J. Zool, 24(4): 305-310.

Compagno, L.J.V., and M.J. Smale. 1986. Recent Records of Four Warm-Water Elasmobranchs from the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. S. Afr. J. Mar. Sci., 4: 11-15.

Gunter, Gordon. 1938. Notes on Invasion of Fresh Water by Fishes of the Gulf of Mexico, with Special Reference to the Mississippi-Atchafalya River System. Copeia, 1938(2): 69-72.

Kritzler, Henry, and Langley Wood. 1961. Provisional Audiogram for the Shark, Carcharhinus leucas. Science, 133 [12 May 1961]: 1480-1482.

Lineaweaver, Thomas H., and Richard H. Backus. 1970. The Natural History of Sharks. J.B. Lippincott Co., Philadelphia. pp 72-87. [Chapter 6, “A Matter of Controversy”, is the best popular account of Thom Thorson’s research on the Bull Sharks of Lake Nicaragua that I have read to date.]

Montoya, Rafael Vásquez, and Thomas B. Thorson. 1982. The Bull Shark, (Carcharhinus leucas) and Largetooth Sawfish (Pristis perotteti) in Lake Bayano, a Tropical Man-Made Impoundment in Panama. Env. Biol. Fish., 7(4): 341-347.

Myers, George S. 1952. Sharks and Sawfishes in the Amazon. Copeia, 1952(4): 268-269.

Schwartz, Frank J. 1959. Two Eight-Foot Cub Sharks, Carcharhinus leucas (Müller and Henle) Captured in Chesapeake Bay, Maryland. Copeia, 1959(3): 251-252.

Schwartz, Frank J. 1960. Additional Comments on Adult Bull Sharks Carcharhinus leucas (Müller and Henle), from Chesapeake Bay, Maryland. Cheasapeake Sci., 1: 68-71.

Snelson, Franklin F., Jr., Timothy J. Mulligan, and Sherry E. Williams. 1984. Food habits, Occurrence, and Population Structure of the Bull Shark, Carcharhinus leucas, in Florida Coastal Lagoons. Bull. Mar. Sci., 34(1): 71-80.

Snelson, Franklin F., Jr., and Sherry E. Williams. 1981. Notes on the Occurrence, Distribution, and Biology of Elasmobranch Fishes in the Indian River Lagoon System, Florida. Estuaries, 4(2): 110-120.

Sosa-Nishizaki, Oscar, Toru Taniuchi, Hajime Ishihara, and Makoto Shimizu. 1998. The Bull Shark, Carcharhinus leucas (Valenciennes, 1841) from the Usumacinta River, Tabasco, Mexico, with Notes on its Serum Composition and Osmolarity. Cienc. Mar., 24(2): 183-192.

Thomerson, Jamie E., Thomas B. Thorson, and Ronald L. Hampel. 1977. The Bull Shark, Carcharhinus leucas, from the Upper Mississippi River Near Alton, Illinois. Copeia, 1977(1): 166-168.

Thorson, Thomas B. 1967. Osmoregulation in Fresh-Water Elasmobranchs. pp 265-269 In Perry W. Gilbert, Robert F. Mathewson, and David P. Rall (eds.) Sharks, Skates, and Rays. Johns Hopkins Press, Baltimore.

Thorson, Thomas B. 1972. The Status of the Bull Shark, Carcharhinus leucas, in the Amazon River. Copeia, 1972(3): 601-605.

Thorson, Thomas B. (ed.) 1976. Investigations of the Ichthyofauna of Nicaraguan Lakes. University of Nebraska, Lincoln. 663 pp.

Thorson, Thomas B., C. Michael Cowan, and Donald E. Watson. 1966. Sharks and Sawfish in the Lake Izabel-Rio Dulce System, Guatemala. Copeia, 1966(3): 620-622.

Thorson, Thomas B., and Edward J. Lacey, Jr. 1982. Age, Growth and longevity of Carcharhinus leucas Estimated from Tagging and Vertebral Rings. Copeia, 1982(1): 110-116.

Weihs, Daniel, Raymond S, Keyes, and David M. Stalls. 1981. Voluntary Swimming Speeds of Two Large Carcharhinid Sharks. Copeia, 1981(1): 219-222.


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