Peer Reviewed Articles 2018

Peer-reviewed publications by SAIAB Scientists, Honorary Research Associates and Postgraduate Students using SAIAB’s address.

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Arthington, A.H., Finlayson, C.M., Roux, D.J., Nel, J.L., Rast, W., Froend, R., Turpie, J., Van Niekerk, L.
Managing specific freshwater ecosystems
(2018) Freshwater Ecosystems in Protected Areas: Conservation and Management, pp. 144-176. 
DOI: 10.4324/9781315226385


Camara, E.M., Caramaschi, É.P., Di Dario, F., Petry, A.C.
Short-term changes in two tropical coastal lagoons: Effects of sandbar openings on fish assemblages
(2018) Journal of Coastal Research, 34 (1), pp. 90-105. 
DOI: 10.2112/JCOASTRES-D-16-00026.1


Chakona, A., Kadye, W.T., Bere, T., Mazungula, D.N., Vreven, E.
Evidence of hidden diversity and taxonomic conflicts in five stream fishes from the Eastern Zimbabwe Highlands freshwater ecoregion
(2018) ZooKeys, 2018 (768), pp. 69-95. 
DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.768.21944


Chakona, G., Swartz, E.R., Chakona, A.
The status and distribution of a newly identified endemic galaxiid in the eastern Cape Fold Ecoregion, of South Africa
(2018) Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 28 (1), pp. 55-67. 
DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2850


Costalago, D., Potter, P., Pattrick, P., Strydom, N.A.
Influence of environmental variables on the larval stages of anchovy, Engraulis encrasicolus, and sardine, Sardinops sagax, in Algoa Bay, South Africa
(2018) Environmental Biology of Fishes, 101 (2), pp. 225-236. 
DOI: 10.1007/s10641-017-0693-z


Dalu, T., Wasserman, R.J., Tonkin, J.D., Alexander, M.E., Dalu, M.T.B., Motitsoe, S.N., Manungo, K.I., Bepe, O., Dube, T.
Corrigendum to “Assessing drivers of benthic macroinvertebrate community structure in African highlands: an exploration using multivariate analysis” [Sci. Total Environ. 601–602 (2017) 1340-1348] (S0048969717314262) (10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.06.023))
(2018) Science of the Total Environment, 637-638, p. 934. 
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.05.086


Dalu, T., Magoro, M.L., Tonkin, J.D., Human, L.R.D., Perissinotto, R., Deyzel, S.H.P., Adams, J.B., Whitfield, A.K.
Assessing phytoplankton composition and structure within micro-estuaries and micro-outlets: a community analysis approach
(2018) Hydrobiologia, 818 (1), pp. 177-191. 
DOI: 10.1007/s10750-018-3605-0


Dalu, T., Adams, J.B., Taylor, J.C., Bate, G.C., Nunes, M., Froneman, P.W., Wasserman, R.J.
Overview and status of estuarine microphytobenthos ecological research in South Africa
(2018) African Journal of Marine Science, 40 (1), pp. 1-12. 
DOI: 10.2989/1814232X.2018.1431309


Dalu, T., Wasserman, R.J., Wu, Q., Froneman, W.P., Weyl, O.L.F.
River sediment metal and nutrient variations along an urban–agriculture gradient in an arid austral landscape: implications for environmental health
(2018) Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 25 (3), pp. 2842-2852. 
DOI: 10.1007/s11356-017-0728-1


Dorrington, R.A., Lombard, A.T., Bornman, T.G., Adams, J.B., Cawthra, H.C., Deyzel, S.H.P., Goschen, W.S., Liu, K., Mahler-Coetzee, J., Matcher, G.F., McQuaid, C., Parker-Nance, S., Paterson, A., Perissinotto, R., Porri, F., Roberts, M., Snow, B., Vrancken, P.
Working together for our oceans: A marine spatial plan for Algoa Bay, South Africa
(2018) South African Journal of Science, 114 (3-4), art. no. #a0247, . 
DOI: 10.17159/sajs.2018/a0247


Edworthy, C., James, N.C., Erasmus, B., Kemp, J.O.G., Kaiser, H., Potts, W.M.
Metabolic activity throughout early development of dusky kob Argyrosomus japonicus (Sciaenidae)
(2018) African Journal of Marine Science, 40 (1), pp. 67-74. 
DOI: 10.2989/1814232X.2018.1441907


Ellender, B.R., Weyl, O.L.F., Alexander, M.E., Luger, A.M., Nagelkerke, L.A.J., Woodford, D.J.
Out of the pot and into the fire: Explaining the vulnerability of an endangered small headwater stream fish to black-bass Micropterus spp. invasion
(2018) Journal of Fish Biology, 92 (4), pp. 1035-1050. 
DOI: 10.1111/jfb.13562


Fahmi, Ebert, D.A.
Parmaturus nigripalatum n. sp., a new species of deep-sea catshark (Chondrichthyes: Carcharhiniformes: Scyliorhinidae) from Indonesia
(2018) Zootaxa, 4413 (3), pp. 531-540. 
DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4413.3.7


Hargrove, J.S., Allen, M.S., Weyl, O.L.F., Crandall, C.A.C., Austin, J.D.
Global Patterns in the Motivations and Behaviors of Tournament Anglers Targeting Bedding Bass
(2018) North American Journal of Fisheries Management, 38 (2), pp. 334-345. 
DOI: 10.1002/nafm.10027


Healey, A.J.E., McKeown, N.J., Taylor, A.L., Provan, J., Sauer, W., Gouws, G., Shaw, P.W.
Cryptic species and parallel genetic structuring in Lethrinid fish: Implications for conservation and management in the southwest Indian Ocean
(2018) Ecology and Evolution, 8 (4), pp. 2182-2195. 
DOI: 10.1002/ece3.3775


Héritier, L., Verneau, O., Smith, K.G., Coetzer, C., Du Preez, L.H.
Demonstrating the value and importance of combining DNA barcodes and discriminant morphological characters for polystome taxonomy (Platyhelminthes, Monogenea)
(2018) Parasitology International, 67 (1), pp. 38-46. 
DOI: 10.1016/j.parint.2017.03.002


Hewitt, A.M., Kock, A.A., Booth, A.J., Griffiths, C.L.
Trends in sightings and population structure of white sharks, Carcharodon carcharias, at Seal Island, False Bay, South Africa, and the emigration of subadult female sharks approaching maturity
(2018) Environmental Biology of Fishes, 101 (1), pp. 39-54. 
DOI: 10.1007/s10641-017-0679-x


Human, L.R.D., Magoro, M.L., Dalu, T., Perissinotto, R., Whitfield, A.K., Adams, J.B., Deyzel, S.H.P., Rishworth, G.M.
Natural nutrient enrichment and algal responses in near pristine micro-estuaries and micro-outlets
(2018) Science of the Total Environment, 624, pp. 945-954. 
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.12.184


James, N.C., Lamberth, S.J., Midgley, C., Whitfield, A.K.
Resilience of fish assemblages in the Breede Estuary, South Africa, to environmental perturbations
(2018) Environmental Biology of Fishes, 101 (1), pp. 109-126. 
DOI: 10.1007/s10641-017-0685-z



Kock, A.A., Photopoulou, T., Durbach, I., Mauff, K., Meÿer, M., Kotze, D., Griffiths, C.L., O'Riain, M.J.
Summer at the beach: Spatio-temporal patterns of white shark occurrence along the inshore areas of False Bay, South Africa
(2018) Movement Ecology, 6 (1), art. no. 7, . 
DOI: 10.1186/s40462-018-0125-5


Leslie, R.W., Gon, O., Gouws, G.
The taxonomic status of the South African straptail, Macruronus capensis Davies, 1950 (Pisces, Gadiformes, Macruronidae)
(2018) Zootaxa, 4374 (1), pp. 91-98. 
DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4374.1.5


Maduna, S.N., Van Wyk, J.H., Da Silva, C., Gennari, E., Bester-Van Der Merwe, A.E.
Evidence for sperm storage in common smoothhound shark Mustelus mustelus and paternity assessment in a single litter from South Africa
(2018) Journal of Fish Biology, 92 (4), pp. 1183-1191. 
DOI: 10.1111/jfb.13565


Malgieri, G., D'Abrosca, G., Pirone, L., Toto, A., Palmieri, M., Russo, L., Sciacca, M.F.M., Tatè, R., Sivo, V., Baglivo, I., Majewska, R., Coletta, M., Pedone, P.V., Isernia, C., De Stefano, M., Gianni, S., Pedone, E.M., Milardi, D., Fattorusso, R.
Folding mechanisms steer the amyloid fibril formation propensity of highly homologous proteins
(2018) Chemical Science, 9 (13), pp. 3290-3298. 
DOI: 10.1039/c8sc00166a


Mannheim, S.L., Childs, A.-R., Butler, E.C., Winkler, A.C., Parkinson, M.C., Farthing, M.W., Zweig, T., McCord, M., Drobniewska, N., Potts, W.M.
Working with, not against recreational anglers: Evaluating a pro-environmental behavioural strategy for improving catch-and-release behaviour
(2018) Fisheries Research, 206, pp. 44-56. 
DOI: 10.1016/j.fishres.2018.04.016


Marufu, L.T., Dalu, T., Crispen, P., Barson, M., Simango, R., Utete, B., Nhiwatiwa, T.
The diet of an invasive crayfish, Cherax quadricarinatus (Von Martens, 1868), in Lake Kariba, inferred using stomach content and stable isotope analyses
(2018) BioInvasions Records, 7 (2), pp. 121-132. 
DOI: 10.3391/bir.2018.7.2.03


Martin, G.D., Coetzee, J.A., Weyl, P.S.R., Parkinson, M.C., Hill, M.P.
Biological control of Salvinia molesta in South Africa revisited
(2018) Biological Control, 125, pp. 74-80. 

DOI: 10.1016/j.biocontrol.2018.06.011


Mbandzi, N., Wasserman, R.J., Deyzel, S.H.P., Vine, N.G., Whitfield, A.K.
River flow, zooplankton and dominant zooplanktivorous fish dynamics in a warm-temperate South African estuary
(2018) Journal of Fish Biology, . Article in Press.
DOI: 10.1111/jfb.13617


Ndaleni, P.M., Wasserman, R.J., Ellender, B.R., Weyl, O.L.F.
Diet of bluegill Lepomis macrochirus in a South African reservoir during winter and summer
(2018) African Journal of Aquatic Science, 43 (1), pp. 85-88. 
DOI: 10.2989/16085914.2018.1436514


Nel, H.A., Dalu, T., Wasserman, R.J.
Sinks and sources: Assessing microplastic abundance in river sediment and deposit feeders in an Austral temperate urban river system
(2018) Science of the Total Environment, 612, pp. 950-956. 
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.08.298


Nodo, P., James, N.C., Childs, A.-R., Nakin, M.D.V.
Response of demersal fish assemblages to an extreme flood event in a freshwater-deprived estuary in South Africa
(2018) Marine and Freshwater Research, 69 (2), pp. 253-266. 
DOI: 10.1071/MF17096


Novoa, A., Shackleton, R., Canavan, S., Cybèle, C., Davies, S.J., Dehnen-Schmutz, K., Fried, J., Gaertner, M., Geerts, S., Griffiths, C.L., Kaplan, H., Kumschick, S., Le Maitre, D.C., Measey, G.J., Nunes, A.L., Richardson, D.M., Robinson, T.B., Touza, J., Wilson, J.R.U.
A framework for engaging stakeholders on the management of alien species
(2018) Journal of Environmental Management, 205, pp. 286-297. 
DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2017.09.059


Okamoto, M., Gon, O.
A review of the deepwater cardinalfish genus Epigonus (Perciformes: Epigonidae) of the Western Indian ocean, with description of two new species
(2018) Zootaxa, 4382 (2), pp. 261-291. 
DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4382.2.3


Olds, A.D., Vargas-Fonseca, E., Connolly, R.M., Gilby, B.L., Huijbers, C.M., Hyndes, G.A., Layman, C.A., Whitfield, A.K., Schlacher, T.A.
The ecology of fish in the surf zones of ocean beaches: A global review
(2018) Fish and Fisheries, 19 (1), pp. 78-89. 
DOI: 10.1111/faf.12237


Onesto, V., Villani, M., Coluccio, M.L., Majewska, R., Alabastri, A., Battista, E., Schirato, A., Calestani, D., Coppedé, N., Cesarelli, M., Amato, F., Di Fabrizio, E., Gentile, F.
Silica diatom shells tailored with Au nanoparticles enable sensitive analysis of molecules for biological, safety and environment applications
(2018) Nanoscale Research Letters, 13, art. no. 94, . 
DOI: 10.1186/s11671-018-2507-4


Ryan, L.A., Chapuis, L., Hemmi, J.M., Collin, S.P., McCauley, R.D., Yopak, K.E., Gennari, E., Huveneers, C., Kempster, R.M., Kerr, C.C., Schmidt, C., Egeberg, C.A., Hart, N.S.
Effects of auditory and visual stimuli on shark feeding behaviour: the disco effect
(2018) Marine Biology, 165 (1), art. no. 11, . 
DOI: 10.1007/s00227-017-3256-0


Salinas-De-León, P., Phillips, B., Ebert, D., Shivji, M., Cerutti-Pereyra, F., Ruck, C., Fisher, C.R., Marsh, L.
Deep-sea hydrothermal vents as natural egg-case incubators at the Galapagos Rift
(2018) Scientific Reports, 8 (1), art. no. 1788, . 
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-20046-4


Shelton, J.M., Weyl, O.L.F., Esler, K.J., Paxton, B.R., Impson, N.D., Dallas, H.F.
Temperature mediates the impact of non-native rainbow trout on native freshwater fishes in South Africa’s Cape Fold Ecoregion
(2018) Biological Invasions, pp. 1-18. Article in Press. 
DOI: 10.1007/s10530-018-1747-7


Shelton, J.M., Weyl, O.L.F., Chakona, A., Ellender, B.R., Esler, K.J., Impson, N.D., Jordaan, M.S., Marr, S.M., Ngobela, T., Paxton, B.R., Van Der Walt, J.A., Dallas, H.F.
Vulnerability of Cape Fold Ecoregion freshwater fishes to climate change and other human impacts
(2018) Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 28 (1), pp. 68-77. 
DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2849


Skelton, P.H., Swartz, E.R., Vreven, E.J.
The identity of barbus capensis Smith, 1841 and the generic status of southern African tetraploid cyprinids (Teleostei, Cyprinidae)
(2018) European Journal of Taxonomy, 2018 (410), . 
DOI: 10.5852/ejt.2018.410


Stauffer, J.R.
Description of metriaclima koningsi, a new species (Teleostei: Cichlidae) from Lake Malawi, Malawi, Africa
(2018) Zootaxa, 4370 (1), pp. 95-100. 
DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4370.1.7


Stauffer, J.R., Phiri, T.B., Konings, A.F.
Description of two deep-water fishes of the genus Diplotaxodon (Teleostei: Cichlidae) from Lake MalaƔi, Africa
(2018) Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 131 (1), pp. 90-100. 
DOI: 10.2988/PBSW-D-17-00004


Svitin, R., Kuzmin, Y., Preez, L.D.
Molecular and morphological characterisation of Rhabdias picardiae Junker, Lhermitte-Vallarino et Bain, 2010 (Nematoda: Rhabdiasidae) from Delaland's River Frog, Amietia delalandii (Duméril et Bibron, 1841) (Amphibia: Pyxicephalidae) in South Africa
(2018) Acta Parasitologica, 63 (1), pp. 55-64. 
DOI: 10.1515/ap-2018-0007


Svitin, R., Du Preez, L.
Amphibiophilus mooiensis n. sp. (Nematoda: Amphibiophilidae), a parasite of Amietia delalandii (Duméril & Bibron) (Amphibia: Pyxicephalidae) from South Africa
(2018) Systematic Parasitology, 95 (1), pp. 81-89. 
DOI: 10.1007/s11230-017-9763-z


Tagliarolo, M., Porri, F., Scharler, U.M.
Temperature-induced variability in metabolic activity of ecologically important estuarine macrobenthos
(2018) Marine Biology, 165 (1), art. no. 23, . 
DOI: 10.1007/s00227-017-3276-9


Thomson, A.W., Swartz, E.R.
A new species catfish, Amphilius pagei (Siluriformes: Amphiliidae) from Angola
(2018) Zootaxa, 4420 (2), pp. 292-300. 
DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4420.2.10


Vermeulen, E., Bouveroux, T., Plön, S., Atkins, S., Chivell, W., Cockcroft, V., Conry, D., Gennari, E., Hörbst, S., James, B.S., Kirkman, S., Penry, G., Pistorius, P., Thornton, M., Vargas-Fonseca, O.A., Elwen, S.H.
Indian Ocean humpback dolphin (Sousa plumbea) movement patterns along the South African coast
(2018) Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 28 (1), pp. 231-240. 
DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2836


Viana, S., Lisher, M.W.
On the taxonomy of the first record of rare deep-water rough shark species of Oxynotidae (Chondrichthyes: Squaliformes) in the western Indian Ocean
(2018) Journal of Threatened Taxa, 10 (6), pp. 11732-11742. 
DOI: 10.11609/jot.3916.10.6.11732-11742


Watson, R.G.A., Baldanzi, S., Pérez-Figueroa, A., Gouws, G., Porri, F.
Morphological and epigenetic variation in mussels from contrasting environments
(2018) Marine Biology, 165 (3), art. no. 50, . 
DOI: 10.1007/s00227-018-3310-6


Whitfield, A.K., Grant, G.N., Bennett, R.H., Cowley, P.D.
Causes and consequences of human induced impacts on a ubiquitous estuary-dependent marine fish species
(2018) Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries, 28 (1), pp. 19-31. 
DOI: 10.1007/s11160-017-9499-5