Peer reviewed articles 2016


Peer-reviewed publications by SAIAB Scientists, Honorary Research Associates and Postgraduate Students using SAIAB’s address. (23rd December 2016)

Articles, Reviews, Editorials

Anderson Eric , M., Somerville, R. & Copley, J.T. 2016, "A new species of Pachycara Zugmayer, 1911 (Teleostei: Zoarcidae) from deep-sea chemosynthetic environments in the Caribbean Sea", Zootaxa, vol. 4066, no. 1, pp. 71-77.

Baldanzi, S., Gouws, G., Barker, N.P. & Fratini, S. 2016, "Molecular evidence of distinct evolutionary units in the sandhopper Talorchestia capensis (Amphipoda, Talitridae) along South African coasts", Hydrobiologia, vol. 779, no. 1, pp. 35-46.

Baldanzi, S., Watson, R., McQuaid, C.D., Gouws, G. & Porri, F. 2016, "Epigenetic variation among natural populations of the South African sandhopper Talorchestia capensis", Evolutionary Ecology, , pp. 1-15.

Barkhuizen, L.M., Weyl, O.L.F. & van As, J.G. 2016, "A qualitative and quantitative analysis of historic commercial fisheries in the Free State Province in South Africa", Water SA, vol. 42, no. 4, pp. 601-605. 

Becker, A., Whitfield, A.K., Cowley, P.D., Cole, V.J. & Taylor, M.D. 2016, "Tidal amplitude and fish abundance in the mouth region of a small estuary", Journal of fish biology, vol. 89, no. 3, pp. 1851-1856.

Bigman, J.S., Knuckey, J.D.S. & Ebert, D.A. 2016, "Color aberrations in Chondrichthyan fishes: first records in the genus Bathyraja (Chondrichthyes: Rajiformes: Arhynchobatidae)", Marine Biodiversity, vol. 46, no. 3, pp. 579-587.

Bittencourt-Silva, G.B., Conradie, W., Siu-Ting, K., Tolley, K.A., Channing, A., Cunningham, M., Farooq, H.M., Menegon, M. & Loader, S.P. 2016, "The phylogenetic position and diversity of the enigmatic mongrel frog Nothophryne Poynton, 1963 (Amphibia, Anura)", Molecular phylogenetics and evolution, vol. 99, pp. 89- [Epub ahead of print]

Bokhutlo, T., Weyl, O.L.F., Mosepele, K. & Wilson, G.G. 2016, "Influence of the annual flood-pulse on catch per unit effort, condition and reproduction of Clarias gariepinus from the upper Okavango Delta, Botswana", African Journal of Aquatic Science, , pp. 1-5.

Carassou, L., Whitfield, A.K., Bergamino, L., Moyo, S. & Richoux, N.B. 2016, "Trophic Dynamics of the Cape Stumpnose (Rhabdosargus holubi, Sparidae) Across Three Adjacent Aquatic Habitats", Estuaries and Coasts, , pp. 1-13.

Clerkin, P.J. & Ebert, D.A. 2016, "First southeastern Atlantic record of the false catshark, Pseudotriakis microdon (Carcharhiniformes: Pseudotriakidae)", Marine Biodiversity, , pp. 1-3. [early online]

Coetzer, W., Moodley, D. & Gerber, A. 2016, "Eliciting and representing high-level knowledge requirements to discover ecological knowledge in flower-visiting data", PLoS ONE, vol. 11, no. 11

Concha, F.J., Ebert, D.A. & Long, D.J. 2016, "Notoraja martinezi sp. nov., a new species of deepwater skate and the first record of the genus Notoraja Ishiyama, 1958 (Rajiformes: Arhynchobatidae) from the eastern Pacific Ocean", Zootaxa, vol. 4098, no. 1, pp. 179-190.

Conradie, W., Bittencourt-Silva, G.B., Engelbrecht, H.M., Loader, S.P., Menegon, M., Nanvonamuquitxo, C., Scott, M. & Tolley, K.A. 2016, "Exploration into the hidden world of Mozambique's sky island forests: New discoveries of reptiles and amphibians", Zoosystematics and Evolution, vol. 92, no. 2, pp. 163-180.

Conradie, R., Cook, C.A., du Preez, L.H., Jordaan, A. & Netherlands, E.C. 2016, "Ultrastructural Comparison of Hepatozoon ixoxo and Hepatozoon theileri (Adeleorina: Hepatozoidae), Parasitising South African Anurans", Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology.

Dalu, T., Weyl, O.L.F., Froneman, P.W. & Wasserman, R.J. 2016, "Trophic interactions in an austral temperate ephemeral pond inferred using stable isotope analysis", Hydrobiologia, vol. 768, no. 1, pp. 81-94.

Deary, A.L., Pattrick, P. & Strydom, N.A. 2016, "Development and ossification of the feeding apparatus in the larvae of two co-occurring species of kob (Sciaenidae), Argyrosomus japonicus and Argyrosomus inodorus, in South Africa", Journal of fish biology, vol. 88, no. 2, pp. 542-556. http://dx.doi.org10.1111/jfb.12841

Ebert, D., Straube, N., Leslie, R. & Weigmann, S. 2016, "Etmopterus alphus n. sp.: a new lanternshark (Squaliformes: Etmopteridae) from the south-western Indian Ocean", African Journal of Marine Science, , pp. 1-12.

Ellender, B.R., Rivers-Moore, N.A., Coppinger, C.R., Bellingan, T.A. & Weyl, O.L.F. 2016, "Towards using thermal stress thresholds to predict salmonid invasion potential", Biological Invasions, , pp. 1-13.

Ellender, B.R., Wasserman, R.J., Ndaleni, P.M., Mofu, L., Wu, Y. & Weyl, O.L.F. 2016, "Reporting by-catch and mortalities in targeted biological field surveys on fishes", Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, vol. 26, no. 3, pp. 596-601.

Ellender, B.R., Weyl, O.L.F. & Winker, H. 2016, "Success of a large riverine cyprinid smallmouth yellowfish Labeobarbus aeneus in a southern African impoundment", Fisheries Management and Ecology, vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 44-54. OA  

Elliott, M., Mander, L., Mazik, K., Simenstad, C., Valesini, F., Whitfield, A. & Wolanski, E. 2016, "Ecoengineering with Ecohydrology: Successes and failures in estuarine restoration", Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, vol. 176, pp. 12-35.

Escalle, L., Murua, H., Amande, J.M., Arregui, I., Chavance, P., Delgado de Molina, A., Gaertner, D., Fraile, I., Filmalter, J.D., Santiago, J., Forget, F., Arrizabalaga, H., Dagorn, L. & Merigot, B. 2016, "Post-capture survival of whale sharks encircled in tuna purse-seine nets: Tagging and safe release methods", Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems vol. 26, no.4, pp.782–789.

Farthing, M.W., James, N.C. & Potts, W.M. 2016, "Age and growth of Cape stumpnose Rhabdosargus holubi (Pisces: Sparidae) in the Eastern Cape, South Africa", African Journal of Marine Science, , pp. 1-7.

Fennessy, S.T. , Roberts, M.J. , Paterson, A.W.  (2016) A brief overview of the ACEP project: Ecosystem Processes in the KwaZulu-Natal Bight.  African Journal of Marine Science Volume 38, 1 June 2016, Pages S1-S6. OA

Findlay, R., Gennari, E., Cantor, M. & Tittensor, D.P. 2016, "How solitary are white sharks: social interactions or just spatial proximity?", Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, , pp. 1-10.

Froese, R., Walters, C., Pauly, D., Winker, H., Weyl, O.L.F., Demirel, N., Tsikliras, A.C. & Holt, S.J. 2016, "A critique of the balanced harvesting approach to fishing", ICES Journal of Marine Science, vol. 73, no. 6, pp. 1640-1650.

Froese, R., Walters, C., Pauly, D., Winker, H., Weyl, O.L.F., Demirel, N., Tsikliras, A.C. & Holt, S.J. 2016, "Reply to Andersen et al. (2016) "assumptions behind size-based ecosystem models are realistic"", ICES Journal of Marine Science, vol. 73, no. 6, pp. 1656-1658.

Gon, O. 2016, "Scale ontogeny in the cardinalfish family Apogonidae", Zootaxa, vol. 4196, no. 1, pp. 107-119.

Gon, O. & Pinchuck, S.C. 2016, "Enigmatic Tissue in the Orobranchial Chamber of Cardinalfishes of the genus Siphamia (Perciformes, Apogonidae)", African Zoology, vol. 51, no. 3, pp. 127-133.

Heyns, E.R., Bernard, A.T.F., Richoux, N.B. & Götz, A. 2016, "Depth-related distribution patterns of subtidal macrobenthos in a well-established marine protected area", Marine Biology, vol. 163, no. 2, pp. 1-15.

Heyns-Veale, E.R., Bernard, A.T.F., Richoux, N.B., Parker, D., Langlois, T.J., Harvey, E.S. & Götz, A. 2016, "Depth and habitat determine assemblage structure of South Africa’s warm-temperate reef fish", Marine Biology, vol. 163, no. 7.

Iwatsuki, Y., Al-Mamry, J.M. & Heemstra, P.C. 2016, "Validity of a blue stripe snapper, lutjanus octolineatus (Cuvier 1828) and a related species, L. Bengalensis (Bloch 1790) with a new species (Pisces; Lutjanidae) from the Arabian sea", Zootaxa, vol. 4098, no. 3, pp. 511-528.

Jackson, M.C., Weyl, O.L.F., Altermatt, F., Durance, I., Friberg, N., Dumbrell, A.J., Piggott, J.J., Tiegs, S.D., Tockner, K., Krug, C.B., Leadley, P.W. & Woodward, G. 2016, Recommendations for the Next Generation of Global Freshwater Biological Monitoring Tools.

Jackson, M.C., Woodford, D.J., Bellingan, T.A., Weyl, O.L.F., Potgieter, M.J., Rivers-Moore, N.A., Ellender, B.R., Fourie, H.E. & Chimimba, C.T. 2016, "Trophic overlap between fish and riparian spiders: Potential impacts of an invasive fish on terrestrial consumers", Ecology and Evolution, vol. 6, no. 6, pp. 1745-1752. OA

James, N.C. & Harrison, T.D. 2016, "A preliminary fish survey of the estuaries on the southeast coast of South Africa, kayser's Beach - Kei mouth: A comparative study", Water SA, vol. 42, no. 1, pp. 82-101. OA

James, N.C., Whitfield, A.K. & Harrison, T.D. 2016, "Grey mullet (Mugilidae) as possible indicators of global warming in South African estuaries and coastal waters", Marine environmental research, vol. 122, pp. 188-195.

Janse van Vuuren, S. & Taylor, J. 2016, "First record of a spiral form of Aulacoseira, A. ambigua f. japonica (F.Meister) Tuji & D.M.Williams, in South African fresh waters", African Journal of Aquatic Science, , pp. 1-7.

Kadye, W.T., Chakona, A. & Jordaan, M.S. 2016, "Swimming with the giant: Coexistence patterns of a new redfin minnow Pseudobarbus skeltoni from a global biodiversity hot spot", Ecology and Evolution. OA

Karthick, B., Kociolek, J.P., Taylor, J.C. & Cocquyt, C. 2016, "Gomphonema Grande sp. nov., a new diatom (Bacillariophyta) from the democratic republic of the Congo, Tropical Africa", Phytotaxa, vol. 245, no. 3, pp. 187-196.

Koper, R.P., Karczmarski, L., du Preez, D. & Plön, S. 2016, "Sixteen years later: Occurrence, group size, and habitat use of humpback dolphins (Sousa plumbea) in Algoa Bay, South Africa", Marine Mammal Science, vol. 32, no. 2, pp. 490-507.

Kramer, L.B., Maake, P.A. & Gon, O. 2016, "Electric organ discharges of South African Marcusenius species (Teleostei: Mormyridae) and their effectiveness as indicators of local species diversity", Zootaxa, vol. 4200, no. 3, pp. 367-380. OA

Li, S., Konings, A.F. & Stauffer, J.R. 2016, "A revision of the Pseudotropheus elongatus species group (Teleostei: Cichlidae) with description of a new genus and seven new species", Zootaxa, vol. 4168, no. 2, pp. 353-381.

LipiƄski, M., van der Vyver, J., Shaw, P. & Sauer, W. 2016, "Life cycle of chokka-squid Loligo reynaudii in South African waters", African Journal of Marine Science, , pp. 1-5.

Lowry, J.K. & Baldanzi, S. 2016, "New talitrids from South Africa (amphipoda, senticaudata, talitroidea, talitridae) with notes on their ecology", Zootaxa, vol. 4144, no. 2, pp. 151-174.

Maggs, J.Q. & Cowley, P.D. 2016, "Nine decades of fish movement research in southern Africa: a synthesis of research and findings from 1928 to 2014", Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries, , pp. 1-16.

Mann, B.Q., Cowley, P.D. & Kyle, R. 2016, "Estimating the optimum size for inshore no-take areas based on movement patterns of surf-zone fishes and recommendations for rezoning of a World Heritage Site in South Africa", Ocean and Coastal Management, vol. 125, pp. 8-9.

Mann, B.Q., Lee, B. & Cowley, P.D. 2016, "Growth rate of speckled snapper Lutjanus rivulatus (Teleostei: Lutjanidae) based on tag-recapture data from the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa", African Journal of Marine Science, vol. 38, no. 1, pp. 111-118.

Maree, B., Cowley, P., Næsje, T., Childs, A.-., Terörde, A. & Thorstad, E. 2016, "Influence of prey abundance and abiotic factors on the long-term home-range and movement dynamics of spotted grunter Pomadasys commersonnii in an intermittently open estuary", African Journal of Marine Science, pp. 1-10.

McHugh, K., Weyl, O. & Smit, N. 2016, "Parasites of fishes in the recently inundated ephemeral Lake Liambezi, Namibia", African Journal of Aquatic Science, , pp. 1-5.

McHugh, K.J., Weyl, O.L.F. & Smit, N.J. 2016, "Parasite diversity of African longfin eel Anguilla mossambica Peters with comments on host response to the monogenean Pseudodactylogyrus anguillae (Yin and Sproston)", Journal of Fish Diseases, .

Medina, M.F., Bauer, A.M., Branch, W.R., Schmitz, A., Conradie, W., Nagy, Z.T., Hibbitts, T.J., Ernst, R., Portik, D.M., Nielsen, S.V., Colston, T.J., Kusamba, C., Behangana, M., Rödel, M.-. & Greenbaum, E. 2016, "Molecular phylogeny of Panaspis and Afroablepharus skinks (Squamata: Scincidae) in the savannas of sub-Saharan Africa", Molecular phylogenetics and evolution, vol. 100, pp. 409-423.

Micklem, J., Griffiths, C., Ntuli, N. & Mwale, M. 2016, "The invasive Asian green mussel Perna viridis in South Africa: all that is green is not viridis", African Journal of Marine Science.

Mirimin, L., Kerwath, S., Macey, B., Lamberth, S.J., Cowley, P.D., Bester-van der Merwe, A., Bloomer, P. & Roodt-Wilding, R. 2016, "Genetic analyses of overfished silver kob Argyrosomus inodorus (Scieanidae) stocks along the southern African coast", Fisheries Research, vol. 176, pp. 100-106.

Mirimin, L., Macey, B., Kerwath, S., Lamberth, S., Bester-Van Der Merwe, A., Cowley, P., Bloomer, P. & Roodt-Wilding, R. 2016, "Genetic analyses reveal declining trends and low effective population size in an overfished South African sciaenid species, the dusky kob (Argyrosomus japonicus)", Marine and Freshwater Research, vol. 67, no. 2, pp. 266-276.

Moreno, G., Dagorn, L., Capello, M., Lopez, J., Filmalter, J., Forget, F., Sancristobal, I. & Holland, K. 2016, "Fish aggregating devices (FADs) as scientific platforms", Fisheries Research, vol. 178, pp. 122-129.

Morris, J., A. G. P. Ford, J. R. Ali, C. R. Peart, R. Bills, and J. J. Day. 2015. High Levels of Genetic Structure and Striking Phenotypic Variability in a Sexually Dimorphic Suckermouth Catfish from the African Highveld. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society.Volume 117, Issue 3, pages 528– 546. OA

Nunes, A.L., Douthwaite, R.J., Tyser, B., Measey, G.J. & Weyl, O.L.F. 2016, "Invasive crayfish threaten Okavango Delta", Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, vol. 14, no. 5, pp. 237-238.

Ólafsdóttir, G.Á. & Magellan, K. 2016, "Interactions between boldness, foraging performance and behavioural plasticity across social contexts", Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, , pp. 1-11.

Olds, A.A., James, N.C., Smith, M.K.S. & Weyl, O.L.F. 2016, "Fish communities of the wilderness lakes system in the southern Cape, South Africa", Koedoe, vol. 58, no. 1.

Oosthuizen, C.J., Cowley, P.D., Kyle, S.R. & Bloomer, P. 2016, "High genetic connectivity among estuarine populations of the riverbream Acanthopagrus vagus along the southern African coast", Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, vol. 183, pp. 82-94.

Ortega-Cisneros, K., Scharler, U.M. & Whitfield, A.K. 2016, "Carbon and nitrogen system dynamics in three small South African estuaries, with particular emphasis on the influence of seasons, river flow and mouth state", Marine Ecology Progress Series, vol. 557, pp. 17-30.

Parker, D., Winker, H., Bernard, A. & Götz, A. 2016, "Evaluating long-term monitoring of temperate reef fishes: A simulation testing framework to compare methods", Ecological Modelling, vol. 333, pp. 1-10.

Parker, D., Winker, H., Bernard, A.T.F., Heyns-Veale, E.R., Langlois, T.J., Harvey, E.S. & Götz, A. 2016, "Insights from baited video sampling of temperate reef fishes: How biased are angling surveys?", Fisheries Research, vol. 179, pp. 191-201.

Pattrick, P., Strydom, N.A., Harris, L. & Goschen, W.S. 2016, "Predicting spawning locations and modelling the spatial extent of post hatch areas for fishes in a shallow coastal habitat in South Africa", Marine Ecology Progress Series, vol. 560, pp. 223-235.

Peel, R.A., Taylor, G.C. & Weyl, O.L.F. 2016, "Validation of annulus formation in sagittal otoliths of three tropical cichlids Oreochromis andersonii (Castelnau, 1861), Oreochromis macrochir (Boulenger, 1912), and Coptodon rendalli (Boulenger, 1896)", Journal of Applied Ichthyology,.

Porri, F., McQuaid, C.D. & Erlandsson, J. 2016, "The role of recruitment and behaviour in the formation of mussel-dominated assemblages: an ontogenetic and taxonomic perspective", Marine Biology, vol. 163, no. 7.

Poynton, J.C., Loader, S.P., Conradie, W., Rödel, M.-. & Liedtke, H.C. 2016, "Designation and description of a neotype of Sclerophrys maculata (Hallowell, 1854), and reinstatement of S. pusilla (Mertens, 1937) (Amphibia: Anura: Bufonidae)", Zootaxa, vol. 4098, no. 1, pp. 73-94.

Prokofiev, A.M., Gon, O. & Psomadakis, P.N. 2016, "A new species of Neobathyclupea from the northern Indian Ocean with comments on N. Malayana (Teleostei, Perciformes, Bathyclupeidae)", Zootaxa, vol. 4208, po. 5, pp. 474-484.

Rouis, S.O., Rouis, A.O., Dumont, H.J., Magellan, K. & Arab, A. 2016, "Dynamics and effects of Ligula intestinalis (L.) infection in the native fish Barbus callensis Valenciennes, 1842 in Algeria", Acta Parasitologica, vol. 61, no. 2, pp. 307-318.

Skelton, P.H. 2016, "Name changes and additions to the southern African freshwater fish fauna", African Journal of Aquatic Science, vol. 41, no. 3, pp. 345-351.

Steinke, D., Connell, A.D. & Hebert, P.D.N. 2016, "Linking adults and immatures of South African marine fishes1", Genome, vol. 59, no. 11, pp. 959-967.

Taylor, G.C., Peel, R.A., Hay, C.J. & Weyl, O.L.F. 2016, "Validation of the Periodicity of Growth Zone Formation in the Otoliths of Four Fish Species from the Upper Zambezi Ecoregion, Southern Africa", African Zoology, vol. 51, no. 3, pp. 153-159.

Taylor, J.C., Cocquyt, C. & Mayama, S. 2016, "Navicula nielsfogedii J.C. Taylor & Cocquyt sp. nov., a new diatom (Bacillariophyta) from tropical and sub-tropical Africa", Fottea, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 201-208

Taylor, J.C., Cocquyt, C. & Mayama, S. 2016, "New and interesting Eunotia (Bacillariophya) taxa from the democratic republic of the Congo, tropical central Africa", Plant Ecology and Evolution, vol. 149, no. 3, pp. 291-307.

Tweddle, D. & Skelton, P. 2016, "Could the elongate yellow-orange nostrils of Anguilla bicolor McClelland, 1844 function as fishing lures?", African Journal of Aquatic Science, , pp. 1-3.

Uiblein, F., Gouws, G., Gledhill, D.C. & Stone, K. 2016, "Just off the beach: intrageneric distinctiveness of the bandtail goatfish Upeneus taeniopterus (Mullidae) based on a comprehensive alpha-taxonomy and barcoding approach", Marine Biology Research, , pp. 1-20

Van Der Walt, J.A., Weyl, O.L.F., Woodford, D.J. & Radloff, F.G.T. 2016, "Spatial extent and consequences of black bass (Micropterus spp.) invasion in a Cape Floristic Region river basin", Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, vol. 26, no. 4, pp. 736-748.

Viskich, M., Griffiths, C.L., Erasmus, C. & Lamberth, S. 2016, "Long-term physical, chemical and biological changes in a small, urban estuary", African Journal of Marine Science, , pp. 1-15.

Wasserman, R.J., Alexander, M.E., Weyl, O.L.F., Barrios-O'Neill, D., Froneman, P.W. & Dalu, T. 2016, "Emergent effects of structural complexity and temperature on predator-prey interactions", Ecosphere, vol. 7, no. 2. OA

Wasserman, R.J., Vink, T.J.F., Dalu, T. & Froneman, P.W. 2016, "Fish predation regimes modify benthic diatom community structures: Experimental evidence from an in situ mesocosm study", Austral Ecology, vol. 40, no. 7, pp. 806-815. 10.1111/aec.12255

Weyl, O.L.F., Daga, V.S., Ellender, B.R. & Vitule, J.R.S. 2016, "A review of Clarias gariepinus invasions in Brazil and South Africa", Journal of fish biology, vol. 89, no. 1, pp. 386-402.

Whitfield, A.K. 2016, "Biomass and productivity of fishes in estuaries: a South African case study", Journal of fish biology, vol. 89, no. 4, pp. 1917-1930.

Whitfield, A.K. 2016, "The role of seagrass meadows, mangrove forests, salt marshes and reed beds as nursery areas and food sources for fishes in estuaries", Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries, , pp. 1-36.

Whitfield, A.K., James, N.C., Lamberth, S.J., Adams, J.B., Perissinotto, R., Rajkaran, A. & Bornman, T.G. 2016, "The role of pioneers as indicators of biogeographic range expansion caused by global change in southern African coastal waters", Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, vol. 172, pp. 138-153.

Woodford, D.J., Richardson, D.M., MacIsaac, H.J., Mandrak, N.E., van Wilgen, B.W., Wilson, J.R.U. & Weyl, O.L.F. 2016, "Confronting the wicked problem of managing biological invasions", NeoBiota, vol. 31, pp. 63-86.

Yu, Z., Song, N., Han, Z., Gao, T., Shui, B. & Gon, O. 2016, "The taxonomic status and sister group relationship of the cardinalfish species Jaydia striatodes (Percomorphaceae: Apogonidae)", Zootaxa, vol. 4175, no. 1, pp. 1-9.