Using genetic inference to re-evaluate the minimum longevity of the lemon shark Negaprion brevirostris
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A combination of mark-recapture and genetic sampling was used to extend the minimum longevity of an elasmobranch species and the life span estimate of the lemon shark Negaprion brevirostris was increased conservatively from 20·2 to 37 years. This increase in longevity means higher vulnerability and a longer recovery time from exploitation.
This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Brooks, J. and Guttridge, T. and Franks, B. and Grubbs, R. and Chapman, D. and Gruber, S. and Di Battista, J. et al. 2016. Using genetic inference to re-evaluate the minimum longevity of the lemon shark Negaprion brevirostris. Journal of Fish Biology. 88 (5): pp. 2067-2074., which has been published in final form at http://doi.org/10.1111/jfb.12943. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving at http://olabout.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-828039.html#terms