Peer Reviewed Articles 2018

Peer-reviewed publications by SAIAB Scientists, Honorary Research Associates and Postgraduate Students using SAIAB’s address. Downloaded Scopus 13 Nov 2018

Arkert, N.K., Childs, A.-., Parkinson, M.C., Winkler, A.C., Butler, E., Mannheim, S. & Potts, W.M. 2018, "Evaluating the effects of catch-and-release angling on Cape stumpnose Rhabdosargus holubi in a South African estuary", African Journal of Marine Science, vol. 40, no. 3, pp. 235-244.

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

Avidon, S., Shelton, J.M., Marr, S.M., Bellingan, T.A., Esler, K.J. & Weyl, O.L.F. 2018, "Preliminary evaluation of non-native rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) impact on the Cederberg ghost frog (Heleophryne depressa) in South Africa’s Cape Fold Ecoregion", African Journal of Aquatic Science, vol. 43, no. 3, pp. 313-318.

Bird, M.S., Mlambo, M.C., Wasserman, R.J., Dalu, T., Holland, A.J., Day, J.A., Villet, M.H., Bilton, D.T., Barber-James, H.M. & Brendonck, L. 2018, "Deeper knowledge of shallow waters: reviewing the invertebrate fauna of southern African temporary wetlands", Hydrobiologia, .

Camara, E.M., Caramaschi, É.P., Di Dario, F. & Petry, A.C. 2018, "Short-term changes in two tropical coastal lagoons: Effects of sandbar openings on fish assemblages", Journal of Coastal Research, vol. 34, no. 1, pp. 90-105.

Chakona, A., Kadye, W.T., Bere, T., Mazungula, D.N. & Vreven, E. 2018, "Evidence of hidden diversity and taxonomic conflicts in five stream fishes from the Eastern Zimbabwe Highlands freshwater ecoregion", ZooKeys, vol. 2018, no. 768, pp. 69-95.

Chakona, G., Swartz, E.R. & Chakona, A. 2018, "The status and distribution of a newly identified endemic galaxiid in the eastern Cape Fold Ecoregion, of South Africa", Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 55-67.  OA 

Clerkin, P.J. & Ebert, D.A. 2018, "First southeastern Atlantic record of the false catshark, Pseudotriakis microdon (Carcharhiniformes: Pseudotriakidae)", Marine Biodiversity, vol. 48, no. 3, pp. 1607-1609.

Costalago, D., Potter, P., Pattrick, P. & Strydom, N.A. 2018, "Influence of environmental variables on the larval stages of anchovy, Engraulis encrasicolus, and sardine, Sardinops sagax, in Algoa Bay, South Africa", Environmental Biology of Fishes, vol. 101, no. 2, pp. 225-236.

Cuthbert, R.N., Dalu, T., Wasserman, R.J., Callaghan, A., Weyl, O.L.F. & Dick, J.T.A. 2018, "Calanoid Copepods: An Overlooked Tool in the Control of Disease Vector Mosquitoes", Journal of medical entomology, vol. 55, no. 6, pp. 1656-1658.

Cuthbert, R.N., Dalu, T., Wasserman, R.J., Coughlan, N.E., Callaghan, A., Weyl, O.L.F. & Dick, J.T.A. 2018, "Muddy waters: Efficacious predation of container-breeding mosquitoes by a newly-described calanoid copepod across differential water clarities", Biological Control, vol. 127, pp. 25-30.

Cuthbert, R.N., Dalu, T., Wasserman, R.J., Dick, J.T.A., Mofu, L., Callaghan, A. & Weyl, O.L.F. 2018, "Intermediate predator naïveté and sex-skewed vulnerability predict the impact of an invasive higher predator", Scientific Reports, vol. 8, no. 1. OA 

Dalu, T., Adams, J.B., Taylor, J.C., Bate, G.C., Nunes, M., Froneman, P.W. & Wasserman, R.J. 2018, "Overview and status of estuarine microphytobenthos ecological research in South Africa", African Journal of Marine Science, vol. 40, no. 1, pp. 1-12.

Dalu, T., Magoro, M.L., Tonkin, J.D., Human, L.R.D., Perissinotto, R., Deyzel, S.H.P., Adams, J.B. & Whitfield, A.K. 2018, "Assessing phytoplankton composition and structure within micro-estuaries and micro-outlets: a community analysis approach", Hydrobiologia, vol. 818, no. 1, pp. 177-191.

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. 2018, "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))", Science of the Total Environment, vol. 637-638, pp. 934.

Dalu, T., Wasserman, R.J., Wu, Q., Froneman, W.P. & Weyl, O.L.F. 2018, "River sediment metal and nutrient variations along an urban–agriculture gradient in an arid austral landscape: implications for environmental health", Environmental Science and Pollution Research, vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 2842-2852.

Daly, R., Daly, C.A.K., Bennett, R.H., Cowley, P.D., Pereira, M.A.M. & Filmalter, J.D. 2018, "Quantifying the largest aggregation of giant trevally Caranx ignobilis (Carangidae) on record: implications for management", African Journal of Marine Science, vol. 40, no. 3, pp. 315-321.

Darwall, W., Bremerich, V., De Wever, A., Dell, A.I., Freyhof, J., Gessner, M.O., Grossart, H.-., Harrison, I., Irvine, K., Jähnig, S.C., Jeschke, J.M., Lee, J.J., Lu, C., Lewandowska, A.M., Monaghan, M.T., Nejstgaard, J.C., Patricio, H., Schmidt-Kloiber, A., Stuart, S.N., Thieme, M., Tockner, K., Turak, E. & Weyl, O. 2018, "The Alliance for Freshwater Life: A global call to unite efforts for freshwater biodiversity science and conservation", Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, vol. 28, no. 4, pp. 1015-1022.

Diedericks, G., Henriques, R., von der Heyden, S., Weyl, O.L.F. & Hui, C. 2018, "Sleeping with the enemy: introgressive hybridization in two invasive centrarchids", Journal of fish biology, vol. 93, no. 2, pp. 405-410.

Diedericks, G., Henriques, R., von der Heyden, S., Weyl, O.L.F. & Hui, C. 2018, "The ghost of introduction past: Spatial and temporal variability in the genetic diversity of invasive smallmouth bass", Evolutionary Applications, vol. 11, no. 9, pp. 1609-1629. OA 

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. 2018, "Working together for our oceans: A marine spatial plan for Algoa Bay, South Africa", South African Journal of Science, vol. 114, no. 3-4. OA 

Ebert, D.A., Akhilesh, K.V. & Weigmann, S. 2018, "Planonasus indicus sp. n., a new species of pygmy false catshark (Chondrichthyes: Carcharhiniformes: Pseudotriakidae), with a revised diagnosis of the genus and key to the family", Marine Biodiversity, .

Ebert, D.A. & Van Hees, K.E. 2018, "Etmopterus marshae sp. nov, a new lanternshark (Squaliformes: Etmopteridae) from the Philippine Islands, with a revised key to the Etmopterus lucifer clade", Zootaxa, vol. 4508, no. 2, pp. 197-210.

Edworthy, C., James, N.C., Erasmus, B., Kemp, J.O.G., Kaiser, H. & Potts, W.M. 2018, "Metabolic activity throughout early development of dusky kob Argyrosomus japonicus (Sciaenidae)", African Journal of Marine Science, vol. 40, no. 1, pp. 67-74.

Ellender, B.R., Weyl, O.L.F., Alexander, M.E., Luger, A.M., Nagelkerke, L.A.J. & Woodford, D.J. 2018, "Out of the pot and into the fire: Explaining the vulnerability of an endangered small headwater stream fish to black-bass Micropterus spp. invasion", Journal of fish biology, vol. 92, no. 4, pp. 1035-1050.

Fahmi & Ebert, D.A. 2018, "Parmaturus nigripalatum n. sp., a new species of deep-sea catshark (Chondrichthyes: Carcharhiniformes: Scyliorhinidae) from Indonesia", Zootaxa, vol. 4413, no. 3, pp. 531-540.

Gennari, E., Cowley, P.D. & Johnson, R.L. 2018, "Performance and reliability of active acoustic biotelemetry to best track marine pelagic species in temperate coastal waters", Marine Biology, vol. 165, no. 8.

Hargrove, J.S., Allen, M.S., Weyl, O.L.F., Crandall, C.A.C. & Austin, J.D. 2018, "Global Patterns in the Motivations and Behaviors of Tournament Anglers Targeting Bedding Bass", North American Journal of Fisheries Management, vol. 38, no. 2, pp. 334-345.

Healey, A.J.E., Gouws, G., Fennessy, S.T., Kuguru, B., Sauer, W.H.H., Shaw, P.W. & McKeown, N.J. 2018, "Genetic analysis reveals harvested Lethrinus nebulosus in the Southwest Indian Ocean comprise two cryptic species", ICES Journal of Marine Science, vol. 75, no. 4, pp. 1465-1472. 

Healey, A.J.E., McKeown, N.J., Taylor, A.L., Provan, J., Sauer, W., Gouws, G. & Shaw, P.W. 2018, "Cryptic species and parallel genetic structuring in Lethrinid fish: Implications for conservation and management in the southwest Indian Ocean", Ecology and Evolution, vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 2182-2195. OA 

Héritier, L., Verneau, O., Smith, K.G., Coetzer, C. & Du Preez, L.H. 2018, "Demonstrating the value and importance of combining DNA barcodes and discriminant morphological characters for polystome taxonomy (Platyhelminthes, Monogenea)", Parasitology international, vol. 67, no. 1, pp. 38-46.

Hewitt, A.M., Kock, A.A., Booth, A.J. & Griffiths, C.L. 2018, "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", Environmental Biology of Fishes, vol. 101, no. 1, pp. 39-54.

Ho, H.-., Holleman, W., Hilton, E.J., Smith, D.G. & McCosker, J.E. 2018, "Systematics and biodiversity of eels (orders Anguilliformes and Saccopharyngiformes) of Taiwan (II)", Zootaxa, vol. 4454, no. 1, pp. 1-2.

Human, L.R.D., Magoro, M.L., Dalu, T., Perissinotto, R., Whitfield, A.K., Adams, J.B., Deyzel, S.H.P. & Rishworth, G.M. 2018, "Natural nutrient enrichment and algal responses in near pristine micro-estuaries and micro-outlets", Science of the Total Environment, vol. 624, pp. 945-954.

Iwatsuki, Y. & Heemstra, P.C. 2018, "Taxonomic review of the genus argyrops (perciformes; sparidae) with three new species from the indo-west pacific", Zootaxa, vol. 4438, no. 3, pp. 401-442.

James, N.C., Cowley, P.D. & Whitfield, A.K. 2018, "The marine fish assemblage of the East Kleinemonde Estuary over 20 years: Declining abundance and nursery function?", Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, vol. 214, pp. 64-71.

James, N.C., Lamberth, S.J., Midgley, C. & Whitfield, A.K. 2018, "Resilience of fish assemblages in the Breede Estuary, South Africa, to environmental perturbations", Environmental Biology of Fishes, vol. 101, no. 1, pp. 109-126.

Jew, M., Ebert, D.A., Kemper, J.M., Walovich, K. & Quaranta, K.L. 2018, "Redescription of the bigeye chimaera, Hydrolagus macrophthalmus de Buen, 1959 (Chondrichthyes: Chimaeriformes), with a genetic characterization of the species", Marine Biodiversity, , pp. 1-10.

Johnston, E.M., Halsey, L.G., Payne, N.L., Kock, A.A., Iosilevskii, G., Whelan, B. & Houghton, J.D.R. 2018, "Latent power of basking sharks revealed by exceptional breaching events", Biology Letters, vol. 14, no. 9.

Kock, A.A., Photopoulou, T., Durbach, I., Mauff, K., Meÿer, M., Kotze, D., Griffiths, C.L. & O'Riain, M.J. 2018, "Summer at the beach: Spatio-temporal patterns of white shark occurrence along the inshore areas of False Bay, South Africa", Movement Ecology, vol. 6, no. 1. OA 

Kuguru, G., Maduna, S., da Silva, C., Gennari, E., Rhode, C. & Bester-van der Merwe, A. 2018, "DNA barcoding of chondrichthyans in South African fisheries", Fisheries Research, vol. 206, pp. 292-295.

Landman, W., Verneau, O. & Du Preez, L. 2018, "First record of viviparity in polystomatid flatworms (Monogenea: Polystomatidae) with the description of two new species of Madapolystoma from the Madagascan anuran hosts Blommersia domerguei and Mantella expectata", International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife, vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 343-354. OA 

Landschoff, J., Komai, T., du Plessis, A., Gouws, G. & Griffiths, C.L. 2018, "MicroCT imaging applied to description of a new species of Pagurus Fabricius, 1775 (Crustacea: Decapoda: Anomura: Paguridae), with selection of three-dimensional type data", PLoS ONE, vol. 13, no. 9. OA 

Leslie, R.W., Gon, O. & Gouws, G. 2018, "The taxonomic status of the South African straptail, Macruronus capensis Davies, 1950 (Pisces, Gadiformes, Macruronidae)", Zootaxa, vol. 4374, no. 1, pp. 91-98. OA 

Maduna, S.N., Van Wyk, J.H., Da Silva, C., Gennari, E. & Bester-Van Der Merwe, A.E. 2018, "Evidence for sperm storage in common smoothhound shark Mustelus mustelus and paternity assessment in a single litter from South Africa", Journal of fish biology, vol. 92, no. 4, pp. 1183-1191.

Majewska, R., Ashworth, M.P., Lazo-Wasem, E., Robinson, N.J., Rojas, L., Van de Vijver, B. & Pinou, T. 2018, "Craspedostauros alatus sp. nov., a new diatom (Bacillariophyta) species found on museum sea turtle specimens", Diatom Research, .

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. 2018, "Folding mechanisms steer the amyloid fibril formation propensity of highly homologous proteins", Chemical Science, vol. 9, no. 13, pp. 3290-3298. OA 

Mann, B.Q., Cowley, P.D., Dunlop, S.W. & Potts, W.M. 2018, "Is catch-and-release shore angling compatible with the conservation goals of marine protected areas? A case study from the iSimangaliso Wetland Park in South Africa", Fisheries Research, vol. 208, pp. 179-188.

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

Marr, S.M., Gouws, G., Avlijas, S., Khosa, D., Impson, N.D., van der Westhuizen, M. & Weyl, O.L.F. 2018, "Record of Blue tilapia Oreochromis aureus (Steindachner, 1864) in the Eerste River catchment, Western Cape province, South Africa", African Journal of Aquatic Science, vol. 43, no. 2, pp. 187-193.

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

Marufu, L.T., Dalu, T., Crispen, P., Barson, M., Simango, R., Utete, B. & Nhiwatiwa, T. 2018, "The diet of an invasive crayfish, Cherax quadricarinatus (Von Martens, 1868), in Lake Kariba, inferred using stomach content and stable isotope analyses", BioInvasions Records, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 121-132. OA 

Mbandzi, N., Wasserman, R.J., Deyzel, S.H.P., Vine, N.G. & Whitfield, A.K. 2018, "River flow, zooplankton and dominant zooplanktivorous fish dynamics in a warm-temperate South African estuary", Journal of fish biology, vol. 92, no. 6, pp. 1747-1767.

Melly, B.L., McGregor, G., Hofmeyr, G.J.G. & Plön, S. 2018, "Spatio-temporal distribution and habitat preferences of cetaceans in Algoa Bay, South Africa", Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, vol. 98, no. 5, pp. 1065-1079.

Murray, T.S., Cowley, P.D., Bennett, R.H. & Childs, A.-. 2018, "Fish on the move: Connectivity of an estuary-dependent fishery species evaluated using a large-scale acoustic telemetry array1", Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, vol. 75, no. 11, pp. 2038-2052.

Ndaleni, P.M., Wasserman, R.J., Ellender, B.R. & Weyl, O.L.F. 2018, "Diet of bluegill Lepomis macrochirus in a South African reservoir during winter and summer", African Journal of Aquatic Science, vol. 43, no. 1, pp. 85-88.

Nel, H.A., Dalu, T. & Wasserman, R.J. 2018, "Sinks and sources: Assessing microplastic abundance in river sediment and deposit feeders in an Austral temperate urban river system", Science of the Total Environment, vol. 612, pp. 950-956.

Netherlands, E.C., Cook, C.A., Du Preez, L.H., Vanhove, M.P.M., Brendonck, L. & Smit, N.J. 2018, "Monophyly of the species of Hepatozoon (Adeleorina: Hepatozoidae) parasitizing (African) anurans, with the description of three new species from hyperoliid frogs in South Africa", Parasitology, vol. 145, no. 8, pp. 1039-1050. OA 

Nodo, P., James, N.C., Childs, A.-. & Nakin, M.D.V. 2018, "Response of demersal fish assemblages to an extreme flood event in a freshwater-deprived estuary in South Africa", Marine and Freshwater Research, vol. 69, no. 2, pp. 253-266.

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. 2018, "A framework for engaging stakeholders on the management of alien species", Journal of environmental management, vol. 205, pp. 286-297.

Okamoto, M. & Ofer, G. 2018, "A review of the deepwater cardinalfish genus Epigonus (Perciformes: Epigonidae) of the Western Indian ocean, with description of two new species", Zootaxa, vol. 4382, no. 2, pp. 261-291.

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. 2018, "The ecology of fish in the surf zones of ocean beaches: A global review", Fish and Fisheries, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 78-89. OA 

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. 2018, "Silica diatom shells tailored with Au nanoparticles enable sensitive analysis of molecules for biological, safety and environment applications", Nanoscale Research Letters, vol. 13. OA 

Ortega-Cisneros, K., Yokwana, S., Sauer, W., Cochrane, K., Cockcroft, A., James, N.C., Potts, W.M., Singh, L., Smale, M., Wood, A. & Pecl, G. 2018, "Assessment of the likely sensitivity to climate change for the key marine species in the southern Benguela system", African Journal of Marine Science, vol. 40, no. 3, pp. 279-292.

Peer, N., Rajkaran, A., Miranda, N.A.F., Taylor, R.H., Newman, B., Porri, F., Raw, J.L., Mbense, S.P., Adams, J.B. & Perissinotto, R. 2018, "Latitudinal gradients and poleward expansion of mangrove ecosystems in South Africa: 50 years after Macnae’s first assessment", African Journal of Marine Science, vol. 40, no. 2, pp. 101-120. OA 

Pollard, M., Whitfield, A.K. & Hodgson, A.N. 2018, "Possible influences of a macroalgal bloom in eelgrass beds on fish assemblages in the lower Knysna Estuary, South Africa", African Journal of Aquatic Science, vol. 43, no. 3, pp. 319-323.

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. 2018, "Effects of auditory and visual stimuli on shark feeding behaviour: the disco effect", Marine Biology, vol. 165, no. 1.

Salinas-De-León, P., Phillips, B., Ebert, D., Shivji, M., Cerutti-Pereyra, F., Ruck, C., Fisher, C.R. & Marsh, L. 2018, "Deep-sea hydrothermal vents as natural egg-case incubators at the Galapagos Rift", Scientific Reports, vol. 8, no. 1. OA 

Scheepers, M.J., Gouws, G. & Gon, O. 2018, "Evidence of multiple paternity in the bluntnose klipfish, Clinus cottoides (Blennioidei: Clinidae: Clinini)", Environmental Biology of Fishes, .

Shelton, J.M., Bird, M.S. & Marr, S.M. 2018, "Evidence for diet partitioning among three coexisting native freshwater fishes in South Africa's Cape Fold Ecoregion", African Journal of Aquatic Science, vol. 43, no. 2, pp. 89-100.

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. 2018, "Vulnerability of Cape Fold Ecoregion freshwater fishes to climate change and other human impacts", Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 68-77.

Shelton, J.M., Weyl, O.L.F., Esler, K.J., Paxton, B.R., Impson, N.D. & Dallas, H.F. 2018, "Temperature mediates the impact of non-native rainbow trout on native freshwater fishes in South Africa’s Cape Fold Ecoregion", Biological Invasions, vol. 20, no. 10, pp. 2927-2944.

Skelton, P.H., Swartz, E.R. & Vreven, E.J. 2018, "The identity of barbus capensis Smith, 1841 and the generic status of southern African tetraploid cyprinids (Teleostei, Cyprinidae)", European Journal of Taxonomy, vol. 2018, no. 410. OA 

Stauffer, J.R. 2018, "Description of metriaclima koningsi, a new species (Teleostei: Cichlidae) from Lake Malawi, Malawi, Africa", Zootaxa, vol. 4370, no. 1, pp. 95-100.

Stauffer, J.R., Phiri, T.B. & Konings, A.F. 2018, "Description of two deep-water fishes of the genus Diplotaxodon (Teleostei: Cichlidae) from Lake MalaĆ”i, Africa", Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, vol. 131, no. 1, pp. 90-100.

Svitin, R. & Du Preez, L. 2018, "Amphibiophilus mooiensis n. sp. (Nematoda: Amphibiophilidae), a parasite of Amietia delalandii (Duméril & Bibron) (Amphibia: Pyxicephalidae) from South Africa", Systematic parasitology, vol. 95, no. 1, pp. 81-89.

Svitin, R., Kuzmin, Y. & Preez, L.D. 2018, "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", Acta Parasitologica, vol. 63, no. 1, pp. 55-64.

Svitin, R., Schoeman, A.L. & du Preez, L.H. 2018, "New information on morphology and molecular data of camallanid nematodes parasitising Xenopus laevis (Anura: Pipidae) in South Africa", Folia parasitologica, vol. 65. OA 

Tagliarolo, M., Porri, F. & Scharler, U.M. 2018, "Temperature-induced variability in metabolic activity of ecologically important estuarine macrobenthos", Marine Biology, vol. 165, no. 1.

Thomson, A.W. & Swartz, E.R. 2018, "A new species catfish, Amphilius pagei (Siluriformes: Amphiliidae) from Angola", Zootaxa, vol. 4420, no. 2, pp. 292-300.

Uiblein, F. & Nielsen, J.G. 2018, "Review of the steatiticus-species group of the cuskeel genus Neobythites (Ophidiidae) from the Indo-Pacific, with description of two new species", Zootaxa, vol. 4387, no. 1, pp. 157-173. OA 

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. 2018, "Indian Ocean humpback dolphin (Sousa plumbea) movement patterns along the South African coast", Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 231-240.

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