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Baró-Camarasa, I., Galván-Magaña, F., Cobelo-García, A., & Marmolejo-Rodríguez, A. J. 2023. Major, minor and trace element concentrations in the muscle and liver of a pregnant female Pacific sharpnose shark (Rhizoprionodon longurio) and its embryos. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 188, 114619.


Estupiñán-Montaño, C., Zetina-Rejón, M.J., Galván-Magaña, F. et al. 2023. Trophic connectivity between the terrestrial and marine ecosystems of Malpelo Island, Colombia, evaluated through stable isotope analysis. Mar Biol 170, 11.


Reinero, F. R., Becerril-García, E. E., Elorriagaverplancken, F. R., Melo-Barrera, F. N., Toraldoserra, M. L., Giglio, G., Micarelli, P., Tripepi, S., Galván-Magaña, F., Sperone, E. 2023. Stable isotopes provide evidence of a trophic shift in the lesser spotted dogfish Scyliorhinus canicula from the Central Tyrrhenian Sea. Mediterranean Marine Science, 24(1), 1–6. 


Andrzejaczek, S., Lucas, T. C., Goodman, M. C., Hussey, N. E., Armstrong, A. J., Carlisle, A., .et al.... & Sulikowski, J. A. 2022. Diving into the vertical dimension of elasmobranch movement ecology. Science advances8(33), eabo1754.


Baró-Camarasa, I., Marmolejo-Rodríguez, A.J., O'Hara, T.M., Castellini, J.M., Murillo-Cisneros, D.A., Martínez-Rincón, R.O., Elorriaga-Verplancken, F.R., Galván-Magaña, F. 2022 Mercury maternal transfer in two placental sharks and a yolk-sac ray from Baja California Sur, Mexico, Marine Pollution Bulletin, Volume 179, 113672


Becerril-García, E.E., Arauz, R., Arellano-Martínez, M., Bonfil, R., Ayala-Bocos, A., Castillo-Geniz, J.L., Carrera-Fernandez, M., Charvet, P., Chiaramonte, G., Cisneros-Montemayor, A.M., Concha, F., Espinoza, M., Ehemann, N.R., Estupinan-Montano, C., Fuentes, K., Galván-Magana, F., Graham, R., Hacohen-Domene, A., Hazin, F., Hernandez, S., Hoyos-Padilla, E.M., Ketchum, J.T., Kingma, I., Mendez, O., Oddone, M.C., Perez-Jimenez, J.C., Petatan-Ramírez, D., Polo-Silva, C., Rangel, B., Salinas-De-Leon, P., Santana-Morales, O., Zanella, I., Velez-Zuazo, X., Godard-Codding C.A.G. 2022. Research priorities for the conservation of chondrichthyans in Latin America, Biological Conservation, 269: 109535


Canfield, S.J., Galván-Magaña, F., Bowen, B.W. 2022. Little Sharks in a Big World: Mitochondrial DNA Reveals Small-scale Population Structure in the California Horn Shark (Heterodontus francisci), Journal of Heredity, esac008


Del Moral-Flores L.F., Paleo-Delgado S., Ballesteros-Hernández S., Galván-Magaña F. 2022. First record of Squalus clarkae (Elasmobranchii: Squalidae) in the Southwest Gulf of Mexico. Société Française d'Ichtyologie. 46(1): 45-48.


Fernández-Aguirre, E., Galván-Magaña, F., Sánchez-González, A., González-Armas, R., Abitia-Cárdenas, L.A., Elorriaga-Verplancken, F.R., Villalejo-Fuerte, M.T., Tripp-Valdéz, A., Barajas-Calderón, A.V., Delgado-Huerta, A., Torres-García, R.Q. 2022. Changes in the feeding habits of the bat ray Myliobatis californica (Gill 1865) during climatic anomalies off the west coast of the Baja California Peninsula, Mexico. Regional Studies in Marine Science, 53(102462): 1 - 7.


Fonseca-Ponce I.A., Zavala-Jiménez A.A., Aburto-Oropeza O., Maldonado-Gasca A., Galván-Magaña F., González-Armas R., Stewart J.D. 2022. Physical and environmental drivers of oceanic manta ray Mobula birostris sightings at an aggregation site in Bahía de Banderas, Mexico. Marine Ecology Progress Series 694:133-148.


Lara, A., Galván-Magaña, F., Elorriaga-Verplancken, F. R., Marmolejo-Rodríguez, A. J., González-Armas, R., Arreola-Mendoza, L., Sujitha S. B., Jonatha, M. P., Pantoja-Echevarría, L. M. 2022. Mercury, selenium and cadmium in juvenile blue (Prionace glauca) and smooth hammerhead (Sphyrna zygaena) sharks from the Northwest Mexican Pacific coast. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 175: 113311.


Pantoja-Echevarría, L. M., Marmolejo-Rodríguez, A. J., Galván-Magaña, F., Elorriaga-Verplancken, F. R., Tripp-Valdéz, A., Tamburin, E., Lara, A., Jonathan, M. P., Sujitha, S. B., Delgado-Huerta, A. & Arreola-Mendoza, L. 2022. Trophic structure and biomagnification of cadmium, mercury and selenium in brown smooth hound shark (Mustelus henlei) within a trophic web. Food webs, 34: e00263


Reyes-Ramírez, H., Tripp-Valdez, A., Elorriaga-Verplancken, F. R., Piñón-Gimate, A., Zetina Rejón, M. J., & Galván-Magaña, F. (2022). Feeding guilds among batoids in the northwest coast of the Baja California Sur, Mexico. Marine Ecology, e12728.


Rodriguez-Arana Favela, J. P., Hernández, S., González-Armas, R., Galván-Magaña, F., Tripp-Valdez, A., Hoyos-Padilla, M., & Ketchum, J. T. (2022). A priority nursery area for the conservation of the scalloped hammerhead shark Sphyrna lewini in Mexico. Journal of Fish Biology, 1–5.


Vega-Barba, C., Páez-Osuna, F., Galván-Magaña, F., Baró-Camarasa, I., Aguilar-Palomino, B., Galván-Piña, V. H., Marmolejo-Rodríguez, A. J. 2022. Trace elements in the silky shark Carcharhinus falciformis in the Central Pacific Mexican Shelf. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 185, 114263.


Whitehead, D.A., Ayres, K.A., Gayford, J.H., Ketchum, J.T., Galván-Magaña, F., Christiansen, F. 2022. Aerial photogrammetry of whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) in the Bay of La Paz, using an unoccupied aerial vehicle. Marine Biology 169, 94.


Whitehead, D.A., Gayford, J.H., Hoyos, E.M. Madland N. S., Galván-Magaña, F., Ketchum, J. 2022. First description of a sex segregated aggregation of silky sharks (Carcharhinus falciformis) and the frequency and distribution of mating wounds off the tip of the Baja California Peninsula. Environmental Biology of Fishes.



Ángel-Moreno, A. B., Hernández-Guzmán, F. A., González-Armas, R., Galván-Magaña, F., Marmolejo-Rodríguez, A. J., Sánchez-González, A., Ramírez-Álvarez, N. 2021. Organochlorine pesticides in immature scalloped hammerheads Sphyrna lewini from the western coast of the Gulf of California, Mexico: Bioaccumulation patterns and human exposure, Science of The Total Environment, 151369.


Aquino-Baleytó, M., Leos-Barajas, V., Adam, T., Hoyos-Padilla, M., Santana-Morales, O., Galván-Magaña, F., González-Armas, R., Lowe, C.G., Ketchum, J.T., Villalobos, H. 2021. Diving deeper into the underlying white shark behaviors at Guadalupe Island, Mexico. Ecology and Evolution; 1–18.


Ayres, K. A., Ketchum, J. T., González-Armas, R., Galván-Magaña, F., Hearn, A., Elorriaga-Verplancken, F. R., Hoyos-Padilla, E. M., and Kajiura, S. M. 2021. The use of an unoccupied aerial vehicle to survey shark species over sand and rocky-reef habitats in a marine protected area. Journal of Fish Biology, 1–6


Baró-Camarasa, I., Marmolejo-Rodríguez, A.J., Cobelo-García, A., Palacios, M. D., Murillo-Cisneros D. A., Galván-Magaña, F. 2021. Essential and non-essential trace element concentrations in muscle and liver of a pregnant Munk’s pygmy devil ray (Mobula munkiana) and its embryo. Environmental Science and Pollution Research.


BaróCamarasa, I., MarmolejoRodríguez A. J., O'Hara T.M.,  ElorriagaVerplancken F., TrejoRamírez A., MartínezRincón R. and  GalvánMagaña F. 2021. Isotopic (δ15N) relationship of pregnant females and their embryos: Comparing placental and yolksac viviparous elasmobranchs. Journal of Fish Biology, 98(3), 784-790.


BecerrilGarcía, E. E., Pancaldi, F., CruzVillacorta, A. A., RiveraCamacho, A. R., AguilarCruz, C. A., Whitehead, D. A., González-Armas, R., Arellano-Martínez, M., and GalvánMagaña, F. 2021. General descriptions of the dermis structure of a juvenile whale shark Rhincodon typus from the Gulf of California. Journal of Fish Biology.


Bernal-Pérez, S., Ochoa-Báez, R. I., Galván-Magaña, F., Soto-Lopez, K. (2021). Reproductive biology of the swell shark Cephaloscyllium ventriosum (Carcharhiniformes: Scyliorhinidae). Journal of Fish Biology, 1–13.


Besnard, L., Le Croizier, G., Galván-Magaña, F., Point, D., Kraffe, E., Ketchum, J., Martínez-Rincón R. O. and Schaal, G. 2021. Foraging depth depicts resource partitioning and contamination level in a pelagic shark assemblage: Insights from mercury stable isotopes. Environmental Pollution. 283: 117066.


Bevacqua, L., Reinero, F. R., Becerril-García, E. E., Elorriaga-Verplancken, F. R., Juaristi-Videgaray, D., Micarelli, P., Galván-Magaña, F., Curiel-Godoy, P., Giglio, G., Tripepi, S., Barca, D. and Sperone, E. 2021. Trace elements and isotopes analyses on historical samples of white sharks from the Mediterranean Sea. The European Zoological Journal, 88(1), 132-141.


Castro-Rendón, R.D., Calle-Morán, M.D., García-Arévalo, I., Ordiano-Flores, A., Galván-Magaña, F. 2021. Mercury and Cadmium Concentrations in Muscle Tissue of the Blue Shark (Prionace glauca) in the Central Eastern Pacific Ocean. Biological Trace Element Research.


Estupiñán-Montaño C., Galván-Magaña F., Elorriaga-Verplancken F., Zetina-Rejón M.J., Sánchez-González A., Polo-Silva C.J., Villalobos-Ramírez D.J., Rojas-Cundumí J. and Delgado-Huertas A. 2021.Ontogenetic feeding ecology of the scalloped hammerhead shark (Sphyrna lewini) in the Colombian Eastern Tropical Pacific. Marine Ecology Progress Series.


Estupiñán-Montaño C, Carrera-Fernández M, Galván-Magaña F, 2021. Reproductive biology of the scalloped hammerhead (Sphyrna lewini) in the central-eastern Pacific Ocean. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 1–6.


Estupiñán-Montaño, C. and Galván-Magaña, F. 2021. First Insight into the Biological Aspects of the Crocodile Shark Pseudocarcharias kamoharai in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Thalassas: An International Journal of Marine Sciencesvolume 37, 229–233 press


Juaristi-Videgaray, D., Hernández-Herrera, A., Galván-Magaña, F., Ochoa-Báez, R. I., Villalejo-Fuerte, M.T. and Bejarano-Álvarez, O. M. 2021. Reproductive parameters of the shovelnose guitarfish Pseudobatos productus (Ayres, 1856) in Northwest Mexico. The European Zoological Journal, 88:1, 204-215


Larson, S., Lowry, D., Dulvy, N. K., Wharton, J., Galván-Magaña, F., Sianipar, A. B., Lowe, C.G. and Meyer, E. 2021. Current and future considerations for shark conservation in the Northeast and Eastern Central Pacific Ocean. Advances in Marine Biology, 90,1-49


Malpica-Cruz L., Abadía-Cardoso A., Aquino-Baleytó M., Beas-Luna R., Becerril-García E.E., Castillo-Géniz J.L., Galván-Magaña F., García-Rodríguez E., Herzka S.Z., Hoyos-Padilla E.M., Lara-Mendoza R.E., Lorda J., Oñate-González E.C., Pérez-Weil R.J., Saavedra-Sotelo N.C., Santana-Morales O., Towns V., and Zepeda-Domínguez J.A. 2021. Empowering fishers for Great White Shark stewardship: Reply to Madigan et al. 2021. Conservation Letters. e12828


Murillo-Cisneros, D.A., Zenteno-Savín, T., Harley, J., Cyr, A., Hernández-Almaraz, P., Gaxiola-Robles, R., Galván-Magaña, F., and O´Hara, T.M. 2021. Mercury concentrations in Baja California Sur fish: Dietary exposure assessment. Chemosphere, 267:129233.


Ordiano-Flores, A., Galván-Magaña, F., Sánchez-González, A., Soto-Jiménez, M.F., Páez-Osuna, F. 2021. Mercury, selenium, and stable carbon and nitrogen isotopes in the striped marlin Kajikia audax and blue marlin Makaira nigricans food web from the Gulf of California, Marine Pollution Bulletin, 170: 112657.


Páez-Rosas, D., Suarez-Moncada, J., Elorriaga-Verplancken, F.R., Proaño, A., Arnés-Urgellés, C., Salinas-de-Leónd, P. and Galván-Magaña, P. 2021. Trophic variation during the early stages of blacktip sharks (Carcharhinus limbatus) within coastal nurseries of the Galapagos Marine Reserve. Journal of Sea Research, 170, 102023


Palacios, M.D., Hoyos-Padilla, E.M., Trejo-Ramírez, A. Croll D.A., Galván-Magaña, F, Zilliacus, K.M., O´Sullivn, J.B., Ketchum, J.T. and González-Armas, R. 2021 Description of first nursery area for a pygmy devil ray species (Mobula munkiana) in the Gulf of California, Mexico. Scientific Reports, 11, 132.


Pancaldi, F., Páez-Osuna, F., Marmolejo-Rodríguez, A.J., Whitehead, D.A., González-Armas, r., Soto-Jiménez, M.F., O’Hara, T., Vazquéz-Haikin, A. and Galván-Magaña, F. 2021. Variation of essential and non-essential trace elements in whale shark epidermis associated to two different feeding areas of the Gulf of California. Environmental Science and Pollution Research.


Pancaldi, F., Páez-Osuna, F., Soto-Jiménez, M.F., Whitehead, D.A., González-Armas, R., Vázquez-Haikin A., Becerril-García E.E. and Galván-Magaña, F. 2021. Concentrations of Silver, Chrome, Manganese and Nickel in Two Stranded Whale Sharks (Rhincodon typus) from the Gulf of California. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 60.


Pancaldi, F., Marmolejo-Rodríguez, A., Soto-Jiménez, M., Murillo-Cisneros, D., Becerril-García, E., Whitehead, D., González-Armas, R., Galván-Magaña, F. and Páez-Osuna, F. 2021. Trace elements in the whale shark Rhincodon typus liver: an indicator of the health status of the ecosystem base (plankton). Latin American Journal of Aquatic Research, 49(2), 359-364.


Pantoja-Echevarría, L.M., Marmolejo-Rodríguez, A.J., Galván-Magaña, F., Elorriaga-Verplancken, F.R., Tripp-Valdez, A., Tamburin, E., Lara, A., Jonathan, M.P., Sujitha, S.B., Arreola-Mendoza, L. 2021. Mercury and selenium concentrations in different tissues of brown smooth-hound shark (Mustelus henlei) from the western coast of Baja California Sur, Mexico. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 170, 112609.


SerranoLópez, J.N., SotoLópez, K., OchoaBáez. R.I., O'Sullivan, J. and GalvánMagaña F. 2021. Morphometry and histology to assess the maturity stage of three endangered devil ray species (Elasmobranchii: Mobulidae) from the Gulf of California. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. Online Version.


SotoLópez, K., OchoaBáez, R. I., GalvánMagaña, F. and Oddone, M. C. 2021. Reproductive biology of the Rasptail skate Rostroraja velezi (Rajiformes: Rajidae). Journal of Fish Biology, 98(3),791-802.


Soto-López, K., García-Vázquez, G., Martínez-Ayala, J., Galván-Magaña, F., & Ochoa-Báez, R. (2021). First record of clasper malformation of Pseudobatos buthi (Chondrichthyes: Rhinobatidae) in the Gulf of California. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 1-7


Pelamatti T., Ríos-Mendoza, L.M., Hoyos-Padilla, E.M., Galván-Magaña, F., De Camillis, R., Marmolejo-Rodríguez, A.J., González-Armas, R. 2021. Contamination knows no borders: Toxic organic compounds pollute plastics in the biodiversity hotspot of Revillagigedo Archipelago National Park, Mexico. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 70: 112623 


Velázquez-Chiquito, V.M., Méndez-Macías, J.S., Estupiñán-Montaño, C. and Galván-Magaña, F. 2021 Dietary ecology and trophic level of adults of the Chilean angel shark Squatina armata Philippi 1887 in the Central-Eastern Pacific Ocean. Regional Studies in Marine Science, 43, 101675


Whitehead, D. A., Galvan Magaña, F., Ketchum, J. T., Hoyos, E. M., González Armas, R., Pancaldi, F., and Olivier, D. 2021. The use of machine learning to detect a foraging behaviour in whale sharks: A new tool in conservation. Journal of Fish Biology. 98(3), 865-869


Aldana-Moreno, A., Hoyos-Padilla, E. M., González-Armas R., Galván-Magaña, F., Hearn, A., Klimley, A. P., Winram William, Becerril-García E. E., and Ketchum J. T2020. Residency and diel movement patterns of the endangered scalloped hammerhead Sphyrna lewini in the Revillagigedo National Park. Journal of Fish Biology. 96(2).543–548


Becerril-García E.E., Arellano-Martínez M, Bernot-Simon D, Hoyos-Padilla EM, Galván-Magaña F and Godard-Codding C. 2020. Steroid hormones and chondrichthyan reproduction: physiological functions, scientific research, and implications for conservation. PeerJ 8:e9686


Becerril-García E.E., Hoyos-Padilla E.M., Micarelli P., Galvan-Magáña F. and Sperone E. 2020. Behavioural responses of white sharks to specific baits during cage diving ecotourism. Sci Rep 10, 11152.


BecerrilGarcía, E. E., HoyosPadilla, E. M., SantanaMorales, O., GutiérrezOrtiz, M. A., AyalaBocos, A.,and GalvánMagaña, F. 2020. An estimate of the number of white sharks Carcharodon carcharias interacting with ecotourism in Guadalupe Island. Journal of Fish Biology.  97(6): 1861 - 1864


Becerril-García, E.E., Bernot-Simon, D., Arellano-Martínez, M., Galván-Magaña, F., Santana-Morales, O., and Hoyos-Padilla, M.E. 2020. Evidence of interactions between white sharks and large squids in Guadalupe Island, Mexico. Science Report 10, 17158.


Becerril-García EE, Martínez-Rincón RO, Galván-Magaña F, Santana-Morales O, and Hoyos-Padilla E.M. (2020) Statistical modelling reveals spatial, temporal, and environmental preferences for white sharks at an oceanic aggregation site. Marine Ecology Progress Series 655:171-183.


Becerril-García, E.E. 2020. Destaca exposición fotográfica de un politécnico en España. Gaceta Politécnica No. 1571,


Calle-Morán, M. D., and Galván-Magaña, F. 2020. Diet composition and feeding habits of the pelagic thresher shark Alopias pelagicus in Eastern Central Pacific Ocean, Ecuadorian waters. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 100(5), 837-845.


Cortés-Fuentes, Ch., Simental-Anguiano, M.R., Galván-Magaña, F., and Medina-López, M.A. 2020. Feeding habits of the horn shark Heterodontus francisci (Girard, 1855) in the northwest of Baja California Sur, Mexico. Journal of Applied Ichthyology. 36(2):197-202.


García-Rodríguez A., Hernández-Herrera A., Galván-Magaña F., Ceballos-Vázquez B.P., Pelamatti T. and Tovar-Ávila J. 2020. Estimation of the size at sexual maturity of the bat ray (Myliobatis californica) in northwestern Mexico through a multi-model inference. Fisheries Research. 231, 105712


Ketchum J. T., Hoyos-Padilla M., Aldana-Moreno A., Ayres K., Galván-Magaña F., Hearn A., Lara-Lizardi F., Muntaner-López G., Grau M., Trejo-Ramírez A., Whitehead D. A. and Klimley A. P. 2020. Shark movement patterns in the Mexican Pacific: A conservation and management perspective. Advances in Marine Biology. Lowry D. & Larson S. E. (eds.). 1 ed. Academic Press.  Vol. 85, no. 1. 1-37 pp. ISBN: 9780128221990


Lara, A., Galván-Magaña, F., Elorriaga-Verplancken, F., Marmolejo-Rodríguez, A.J., González-Armas, R., Arreola-Mendoza, L., Sujitha S.B. and Jonathan, M.P. 2020. Bioaccumulation and trophic transfer of potentially toxic elements in the pelagic thresher shark Alopias pelagicus in Baja California Sur, Mexico. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 156: 111192.


Le Croizie,r G., Lorrain, A., Sonke, J.E., Hoyos-Padilla, E.M., Galván-Magaña, F., Santana-Morales, O., Aquino-Baleytó, M., Becerril-García, E.E., Muntaner-López, G., Ketchum, J., Block, B., Carlisle, A., Jorgensen, S.J., Besnard, L., Jung, A., Schaal, G., and Point, D. 2020 The Twilight Zone as a Major Foraging Habitat and Mercury Source for the Great White Shark  Environmental Science & Technology 54(24), 15872-15882


Méndez-Da Silveira, E. D., Torres-Rojas, Y. E., Galvan-Magaña, F., Sanchez-González, A., Elorriaga-Verplancken, F., Tripp-Valdez, A., and Delgado-Huertas, A. 2020. Trophic interactions between shark species on the western coast of Baja California Sur: Inferences from stable isotopes. Regional Studies in Marine Science, 39, 101463.


Palm, H.W., Morales-Avila, J.R., Galvan-Magaña, F. and Haseli, M. 2020. A new genus and two new species of trypanorhynch cestodes (Tentaculariidae) from the sharks Carcharhinus sorrah (Müller & Henle) and Sphyrna lewini (Griffith & Smith) from off the coasts of Malaysia and Mexico Systematic Parasitology, 97 (2): 133-142


Pantoja-Echevarria, L.M., Marmolejo-Rodriguez, A.J., Galvan-Magaña, F., Arreola-Mendoza, L., Tripp-Valdez, A., Verplancken, F.E., Sujitha, S.B. and Jonathan, M.P. 2020. Bioaccumulation and trophic transfer of Cd in commercially sought brown smoothhound Mustelus henlei in the western coast of Baja California Sur, Mexico. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 151: 110879


Pantoja-Echevarría, L. M., Tamburin, E., Marmolejo-Rodríguez, A. J., Galván-Magaña, F., Elorriaga-Verplancken, F. R., Delgado-Huertas, A., Tripp-Valdez A., Arreola-Mendoza L., and Lara, A. 2020. Stable isotopic inferences on trophic ecology and habitat use of brown smooth-hound Mustelus henlei in the west coast of Baja California Sur, Mexico. Regional Studies in Marine Science, 40: 101520.


Rodríguez-Gutiérrez, J., Galván-Magaña, F., Jacobo-Estrada, T., Arreola-Mendoza, L., Sujitha, S.B. and Jonathan, M.P. 2020. Mercury-selenium concentrations in silky sharks (Carcharhinus falciformis) and their toxicological concerns in the southern Mexican Pacific. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 153: 111011


Sosa-Nishizaki O., Galván-Magaña F., Larson S. E. and Lowry D., 2020. Conclusions: Do we eat them or watch them, or both? Challenges for conservation of sharks in Mexico and the NEPAdvances in Marine Biology. Lowry D. & Larson S. E. (eds.). 1 ed. Academic Press. Vol. 85, no.1. 93-102 pp.


Tamburin, E., Hoyos-Padilla, M., Sanchez-Gonzalez, A., Hernandez-Herrera, A., Elorriaga-Verplancken, F.R. and Galvan-Magaña, F. 2020. New Nursery Area for White Sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 20 (4): 325-329 


Tamburin, E., Elorriaga-Verplancken, F.R., Estupinan-Montano, C., Madigan, D.J., Sanchez-Gonzalez, A., Padilla, M.H., Wcisel, M. and Galvan-Magaña, F. 2020. New insights into the trophic ecology of young white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) in waters off the Baja California Peninsula, Mexico. Marine Biology, 167: 55


Whitehead, D.A., Murillo-Cisneros, D., Elorriaga-Verplancken, F.R., Hacohen-Domene, A., De La Parra, R., Gonzalez-Armas, R. and Galvan-Magaña, F. 2020. Stable isotope assessment of whale sharks across two ocean basins: Gulf of California and the Mexican Caribbean. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 527: 151359


Whitehead, D.A., Jakes-Cota, U., Pancaldi, F., Galvan-Magana, F. and Gonzalez-Armas, R. 2020. The influence of zooplankton communities on the feeding behavior of whale shark in Bahia de La Paz, Gulf of California. Revista Mexicana De Biodiversidad, 91 (1): e913054


Whitehead D.A., Jakes C.U., Galván M. F., Pancaldi F. and González A. R. 2020. Composition and abundance of macro zooplankton in the coastal waters off the El Mogote Sandbar. Hidrobiológica. 30 (1): 21-27.



Becerril-García E.E., Hoyos-Padilla E.M, Petatan-Ramírez D. and Galvan-Magaña, F. 2019. Southernmost record of the white shark Carcharodon carcharias (Chondrichthyes:Lamnidae) in the Mexican Pacific. Latin American Journal of Aquatic Research, 47(1): 190-193.


Becerril-García E.E., Hoyos-Padilla E.M., Micarelli P., Galván-Magaña F., Sperone E. 2019. The surface behaviour of white sharks during ecotourism: A baseline for monitoring this threatened species in Guadalupe Island, Mexico. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. 29 (5): 773–782.


Bolaño-Martínez, N., Hernández-Muñoz, S., Uribe-Alcocer, M., Galván-Magaña, F., Ritchie, P.A., García-De León, F.J. and Díaz-Jaimes, P. 2019. Population genetic divergence as consequence of past range expansion of the smooth hammerhead shark Sphyrna zygaena. Hydrobiologia, 837 (1): 31-46


Burgos-Vázquez M.I., Galván-Magaña F., Carrera-Fernández M., Ochoa-Báez R.I., Oddone M. 2019. Reproductive characteristics and reproductive tract anatomy of the California butterfly ray Gymnura marmorata (Myliobatiformes: Gymnuridae). Journal of Fish Biology, 95:490–501. 


Estupiñán-Montaño, C., Cedeño-Figueroa, L., Estupiñán-Ortiz, J.F., Galván-Magaña, F., Sandoval-Londoño, A., Castañeda-Suarez, D. and Polo-Silva, C.J. 2019. Feeding habits and trophic level of the smooth hammerhead shark, Sphyrna zygaena (Carcharhiniformes: Sphyrnidae), off Ecuador. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 99 (3): 673-680


Estupiñán-Montaño, C., Galván-Magaña, F., Sánchez-González, A., Elorriaga-Verplancken, F.R., Delgado-Huertas, A. and Páez-Rosas, D. 2019. Dietary ontogeny of the blue shark, Prionace glauca, based on the analysis of δ13C and δ15N in vertebrae. Marine Biology, 166 (8):101


Galván-Magaña, F., Castillo-Geniz, J.L., Hoyos-Padilla, M., Ketchum, J., Klimley, A.P., Ramirez-Amaro, S., Torres-Rojas, Y.E. and Tovar-Avila, J. 2019. Chapter Three. Shark ecology, the role of the apex predator and current conservation status. Advances in Marine Biology, 83: 61-114


Méndez-Macías, J.S., Velázquez-Chiquito, V.M., Estupiñán-Montaño, C. and Galván-Magaña, F. 2019. Trophic ecology and ontogenetic shift in the diet of the sicklefin smoothhound (Mustelus lunulatus) in the southeastern Pacific Ocean. Fishery Bulletin, 117 (3): 245–257


Murillo-Cisneros D.A., O’Hara T.M., Elorriaga‑Verplancken F.R., Sánchez‑González A., Marín‑Enríquez E., Marmolejo‑Rodríguez A.J and Galván‑Magaña F. 2019. Trophic structure and biomagnification of total mercury in ray species within a benthic food web. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 77, 321–329


Murillo-Cisneros, D.A., O'hara, T.M., Elorriaga-Verplancken, F.R., Curiel-Godoy, P., Sanchez-Gonzalez, A., Marmolejo-Rodriguez, A.J., Marin-Enriquez, E. and Galvan-Magaña, F. 2019. Trophic assessment and isotopic niche of three sympatric ray species of western Baja California Sur, Mexico. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 102 (12): 1519-1531


Pancaldi, F., Páez-Osuna, F., Soto-Jiménez, M.F., González-Armas, R., O'hara, T., Marmolejo-Rodríguez, A.J., Vázquez, A. and Galván-Magaña, F. 2019. Trace Elements in Tissues of Whale Sharks (Rhincodon typus) Stranded in the Gulf of California, Mexico. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 103 (3): 515–520



Pancaldi, F., Galván-Magaña, F., González-Armas, R., Soto-Jimenez, M. F., Whitehead, D. A., O'Hara, T., Marmolejo-Rodríguez, A. J., Vázquez-Haikin, A., & Páez-Osuna, F. 2019. Mercury and selenium in the filter–feeding whale shark (Rhincodon typus) from two areas of the Gulf of California, MexicoMarine Pollution Bulletin146, 955-961


Pelamatti, T., Fonseca-Ponce, I. A., Rios-Mendoza, L. M., Stewart, J. D., Marín-Enríquez, E., Marmolejo-Rodriguez, A. J., Hoyos-Padilla E.M., Galván-Magaña F. and González-Armas, R. 2019. Seasonal variation in the abundance of marine plastic debris in Banderas Bay, Mexico. Marine pollution bulletin145, 604-610.


Ramírez-Amaro, S.and Galván-Magaña, F. 2019. Effect of gillnet selectivity on elasmobranchs off the northwestern coast of Mexico. Ocean & Coastal Management, 172: 105-116


Tamburin E., Kim, S.L., Elorriaga-Verplancken F.R., Madigan D.J., Hoyos-Padilla M., Sánchez-González A., Hernández-Herrera A., Castillo-Geniz J.L., Godinez-Padilla C.J. and Galván-Magaña F. 2019. Isotopic niche and resource sharing among young sharks (Carcharodon carcharias and Isurus oxyrinchus) in Baja California, Mexico. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 613: 107-124.


Tamburin, E., Amador-Capitanachi, M.J., Galvan-Magana, F., Norris, T.A. and Elorriaga-Verplancken, F.R. 2019. Isotopic variation in blood components based on their biochemistry and physiology: A comparison between sharks and fur seals. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part a-Ecological and Integrative Physiology, 333(2): 104-110


Terrazas-López R., Arreola-Mendoza L., Galván-Magaña F., Sujitha S. B. and Jonathan M. P. 2019. Understanding the antagonism of Hg and Se in two shark species from Baja California South, México. 650(1): 202-209 Science of the Total Environment.


Whitehead D. A., Becerril-García E.E., Petatán-Ramírez D., Vázquez-Haikin A., González-Armas R. and Galván-Magaña F.  2019. Whale shark Rhincodon typus strandings in the Gulf of California, Mexico. Journal of fish biology, 94(1), 165-167.


Whitehead, D., Galvan-Magaña, F., Soto-Lopez, K., Juaristi-Videgaray, D., Cervantes-Gutierrez, F. and Becerril-Garcia, E.E. 2019. First description of a deceased juvenile whale shark Rhincodon typus in La Paz Bay, Mexico with comments on morphometry and age estimates. Latin American Journal of Aquatic Research, 47 (3): 575-579


Whitehead, D.A., Ramirez, D.P., Olivier, D., Armas, R.G., Pancaldi, F. and Galvan-Magana, F. 2019. Seasonal trends in whale shark Rhincodon typus sightings in an established tourism site in the Gulf of California, Mexico. Journal of Fish Biology, 95 (3): 982-984


Becerril-García E.E., Cota-Lucero T.C. and Galván-Magaña F. 2018. Northernmost record of Triaenodon obesus (Rüppell, 1837) in the Eastern Tropical Pacific. Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 18: 833-835.


Cárdenas-Palomo N., Noreña-Barroso E., Herrera-Silveira J., Galván-Magaña F. and Hacohen-Domené A. 2018. Feeding habits of the whale shark (Rhincodon typus) inferred by fatty acid profiles in the northern Mexican Caribbean. Environmental Biology of Fishes. 101,1599-1612


Estupiñan-Montaño C., Pacheco-triviño F., Cedeño-Figueroa L.C., Galván-Magaña F. and Estupiñan-Ortiz J.F. 2018 Diet of three shark species in the Ecuadorian Pacific, Carcharhinus falciformisCarcharhinus limbatus and Nasolamia velox. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. 98(4): 927-935


Huveneers, C., Apps, K., Becerril-García, E.E., Bruce, B., Butcher, P.A., Carlisle, A.B., Chapple, T.K., Christiansen, H.M., Cliff, G., Curtis, T.H., Daly-Engel, T.S., Dewar, H., Dicken, M.L., Domeier, M.L., Duffy, C.A.J., Ford, R., Francis, M.P., French, G.C.A., Galván-Magaña, F., García-Rodríguez, E., Gennari, E., Graham, B., Hayden, B., Hoyos-Padilla, E.M., Hussey, N.E., Jewell, O.J.D., Jorgensen, S.J., Kock, A.A., Lowe, C.G., Lyons, K., Meyer, L., Oelofse, G., Oñate-González, E.C., Oosthuizen, H., O’sullivan, J.B., Ramm, K., Skomal, G., Sloan, S., Smale, M.J., Sosa-Nishizaki, O., Sperone, E., Tamburin, E., Towner, Av., Wcisel, M.A., Weng, K.C. and Werry, J.M. 2018. Future Research Directions on the “Elusive” White Shark. Frontiers in Marine Science, 5: 455


Lara-Lizardi F., Hoyos-Padilla M., Ketchum, J.T y Galván-Magaña F. 2018. Range expansion of the whitenose shark, Nasolamia velox and migratory movements to the oceanic Revillagigedo Archipelago (west Mexico). Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. 98(4): 949-953.


Murillo-Cisneros D.A., O'Hara T.M., Castellini J.M., Sánchez-González A., Elorriaga-Verplancken F.R., Marmolejo-Rodríguez A.J., Marín-Enríquez E. and Galván-Magaña F. 2018. Mercury concentrations in three ray species from the Pacific coast of Baja California Sur, Mexico: Variations by tissue type, sex and length. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 126: 77-85.


Páez-Rosas D., Insuasti-Zarate P., Riofrío-Lazo M. and Galván-Magaña F. 2018 Feeding behavior and trophic interaction of three shark species in the Galapagos. Marine Reserve. 6:e4818.


Soto-López K., Ochoa-Báez R. I., Tovar-Ávila J. y Galván-Magaña F. 2018. Reproductive biology of the brown smooth-hound shark, Mustelus henlei (Chondrichthyes: Triakidae) based on macroscopic and histological analysis in the northwest of Mexico. Ciencias Marinas. 44 (2): 125-139.


Valenzuela-Quiñonez F., Galván-Magaña F., Ebert D.A. y Aragón-Noriega E.A. 2018. Feeding habits and trophic level of the shovelnose guitarfish (Pseudobatos productus) in the upper Gulf of California. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. 98(7): 1783-1792.


Becerril-García E.E., Aguilar-Cruz C.A., Jiménez-Pérez A.A. y Galván-Magaña F. 2017. New record and morphometry of the bluntnose sixgill shark Hexanchus griseus (Chondrichthyes: Hexanchidae) in Baja California Sur, Mexico. Latin American Journal of Aquatic Research. 45(4): 833-836.


Becerril-García E., Tamburin E., González-Armas R. y Galván-Magaña F. 2017. First record of albinism in the swell shark, Cephaloscyllium ventriosum (Elasmobranchii: Carcharhiniformes: Scyliorhinidae). Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria. 47 (2): 201–204. DOI: 10.3750/AIEP/02175


Castillo-Páez A., Sandoval-Castillo J., Corro-Espinosa D., Tovar-Ávila J., Blanco-Parra M.P., Saavedra-Sotelo N.C., Sosa-Nishizaki O., Galván-Magaña F. y Rocha-Olivares A. 2017. Cutting through the Gordian knot: Unravelling morphological, molecular and biogeographical patterns in the genus Zapteryx (guitarfish) from the Mexican Pacific. ICES Journal of Marine Science. 74(6): 1630–1638.


Cervantes-Gutiérrez F., Tovar-Ávila, J. y Galván-Magaña F. 2017. Age and growth of the banded guitarfish, Zapteryx exasperata (Chondrichthyes: Trygonorrhinidae). Marine and Freshwater Research. 69(1) 66-73


Estupiñán-Montaño C., Estupiñán-Ortiz J.F., Cedeño-Figueroa L.G., Galván-Magaña F. y Polo-Silva C.J. 2017.Diet of the bull shark, Carcharhinus leucas, and the tiger shark, Galeocerdo cuvier, in the eastern Pacific Ocean. Turkish Journal of Zoology. 41: 1111-1117.



Estupiñán-Montaño C., Estupiñán-Ortiz J.F., Villalobos-Ramírez D.J.,  Tamburín E., Galván-Magaña F., Sánchez-González A., Murillo-Bohórquez N. y Bessudo-Lion S. 2017. Trophic inference in two sympatric sharks, Sphyrna lewini and Carcharhinus falciformis, based on stable isotope analysis at Malpelo Island, Colombia. Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria. 47 (4): 357–364



Flores-Martínez I.A, Torres-Rojas YE, Galván-Magaña F., Ramos-Miranda J. 2017. Diet comparison between silky sharks (Carcharhinus falciformis) and scalloped hammerhead sharks (Sphyrna lewini) off the southwest coast of Mexico. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. 97(2): 337-345.


Furlong-Estrada E., Galván-Magaña F. y Tovar-Ávila J. 2017. Use of the productivity and susceptibility analysis and a rapid management risk assessment to evaluate the vulnerability of sharks caught off the west coast of Baja California Sur, Mexico. Fisheries Research. 194,197–208.


Hacohen-Domené A., Martínez-Rincón R.O., Galván-Magaña F., Cárdenas-Palomo N. y Herrera-Silveira J. 2017. Environmental factors influencing aggregation of manta rays (Manta birostris) off the northeastern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. Marine Ecology. 38(3):1-9.


Ramírez-Amaro S., Ramírez-Macías D., Flores-Ramírez S., Vazquez-Juarez, R, Galván-Magaña F., Gutierrez-Rivera J.  2017. Population structure of the Pacific angel shark (Squatina californica) across the northern Mexican Pacific based on the mitochondrial control region. Ciencias Marinas 43(1): 69–80.


Zeichner S.S., Colman A.S., Koch P.L., Polo-Silva C., Galván-Magaña F., Kim S.L. 2017. Discrimination factors and incorporation rates for organic components in shark teeth based on a captive feeding study. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology. 90(2):257-272. DOI: 10.1086/689192.


Croll D.A., Dewar H., Dulvy N.K., Fernando D., Francis M., Galván-Magaña F., Hall M., Heinrichs S., Marshall A., McCauley D., Newton K.M., Notarbartolo-di-Sciara G., O’Malley M., O’Sullivan J., Poortvliet M., Roman M., Stevens G., Tershy B.R. y White, W.T. 2016. Vulnerabilities and fisheries impacts: the uncertain future of manta and devil rays. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. 26: 562–575.



Curiel-Godoy P., Simental-Anguiano M.R., Galván-Magaña F. 2016. Hábitos alimentarios de la raya guitarra Rhinobatos productus, en Bahía Tortugas, Baja California Sur, México. Revista Ciencia Pesquera. número especial 24, 55-68. ISSN: 0185-0334.


Estupiñán-Montaño C., Galván-Magaña F., Hacohen-Domené A. y Estupiñán-Ortíz J.F. 2016. First reports of smalltooth sand tiger sharks, Odontaspis ferox (Lamniformes: Odontaspididae), in the continental Ecuador. Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria. 46(3):251-253.


Hernández-Aguilar S.B., Escobar-Sánchez O. Galván-Magaña F. y Abitia-Cárdenas L.A. 2016. Trophic ecology of the blue shark Prionace glauca (Linnaeus 1758) based on stable isotopes (δ13C and δ15N) and stomach contents. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. 96(7): 1403-1410.


Hinojosa-Alvarez S., Ryan W.P., Diaz-Jaimes P., Galván-Magaña F., Paig-Tran E.W.M. 2016. A potential third Manta Ray species in the Yucatán Peninsula?. Evidence for a recently diverged and novel genetic Manta group from the Gulf of Mexico. PeerJ 4:e2586.


Hoyos‑Padilla, M.E., Klimley A.P., Galván‑Magaña F. and Antoniou A. 2016 Contrasts in the movements and habitat use of juvenile and adult white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) at Guadalupe Island, Mexico. Animal Biotelemetry 4,14.


Maya-Meneses C.I., Torres-Rojas Y.E., Galván-Magaña F., Aguiñiga-García S. y Trasviña- Carrillo L.D. 2016. Trophic overlap between blue sharks (Prionace glauca) and shortfin mako (Isurus oxyrinchus): trophic linkages of two sharks species in the Pacific Ocean food web. Food webs. 7:13–19.


Méndez O. y Galván-Magaña F. 2016. Cestodes of the blue shark, Prionace glauca (Linnaeus 1758), (Carcharhiniformes: Carcharhinidae), off the west coast of Baja California Sur, Mexico. Zootaxa 4085 (3): 438–444.


Padilla-Serrato J., López-Martínez J., Rodríguez-Romero J., Lluch-Cota D., Galván-Magaña, F. y Acevedo-Cervantes, A. 2016. Composición y aspectos biogeográficos del ensamble de peces de la laguna costera Las Guásimas, Sonora, México. Latin American Journal of Aquatic Research. 44(1): 85-98.


Romero-Caicedo A.F., Hernández-Herrera A., Carrera-Fernández, M. y Galván-Magaña F. 2016. Reproductive parameters of the pacific angel shark, Squatina californica (Selachii: Squatinidae) in the Northern Mexican Pacific. Journal of Fish Biology. 88(4): 1430–1440.


Terrazas-López R., Arreola-Mendoza L., Galván-Magaña F., Anguiano-Zamora M., Sujitha S. B. y Jonathan M. P. 2016.  Cadmium concentration in liver and muscle of Silky shark (Carcharhinus falciformis) in the tip of Baja California Sur, México. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 107(1):389-92.


Bergés-Tiznado M.E., Márquez-Farías F., Lara-Mendoza R., Torres-Rojas Y., Galván-Magaña F., Bojorquéz-Leyva H. and Páez-Osuna F. 2015. Mercury and selenium in muscle and target organs of Scalloped hammerhead sharks Sphyrna lewini of the SE Gulf of California: dietary intake, molar ratios, loads and human health risks. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. 69(4):440-52. DOI: 10.1007/s00244-015-0226-8


Duffy L.M., Olson R.J., Lennert-Cody C.E., Galván-Magaña F., Bocanegra-Castillo N. y Kuhnert P.M. 2015. Foraging ecology of silky sharks, Carcharhinus falciformis, captured by the tuna purse-seine fishery in the eastern Pacific Ocean. Marine Biology. 162: 571-593


Estupiñan-Montaño C. and Galván-Magaña F. 2015. First records of the leopard electric ray Narcine leoparda (Torpediniformes: Narcinidae) in the Ecuadorian Pacific. Revista de Biología Marina y Oceanografía. 50 (3): 593-596.


Galván-Tirado, C.,Galván-Magaña, F. y Ochoa-Báez, R.I. 2015. Reproductive biology of the silky shark Carcharhinus falciformis in the southern Mexican Pacific. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. 95(3): 561-567.


Hacohen-Domené A., Martínez-Rincón R.O., Galván-Magaña F., Cárdenas-Palomo N., De la Parra-Venegas R., Galván-Pastoriza B. y Alistair D.M. 2015. Habitat suitability and environmental factors affecting whale shark (Rhincodon typus) aggregations in the Mexican Caribbean. Environmental Biology of Fishes. 98: 1953-1964.


Loor-Andrade P., Galván-Magaña F., Elorriaga-Verplancken F., Polo-Silva C.J. y Delgado-Huertas A. 2015. Population and individual foraging patterns of two hammerhead sharks using Carbon and Nitrogen stable isotopes. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry. 29(9): 821-829.


Poortvliet, M., Olsen J. L., Croll, D.A., Bernardi, G., Newton, K., Kollias, S., O'Sullivan, J., Fernando, D., Stevens, G., Galván-Magaña, F., Seret, B., Wintner, S., Hoarau, G. 2015. A dated molecular phylogeny of manta and devil rays (Mobulidae) based on mitogenome and nuclear sequences. Molecular, Phylogenetics & Evolution. 83:72–85. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2014.10.012


Torres-Rojas Y.E., Páez-Osuna F., Camalich J., Galván-Magaña F. 2015. Diet and trophic level of scalloped hammerhead shark (Sphyrna lewini) from the Gulf of California and Gulf of Tehuantepec, Mexico. Iranian Journal of Fisheries Sciences. 14(3) 767-785.


Vélez-Alavez, M., De Anda-Montañez, J.A., Galván-Magaña, F. y Zenteno-Savín, T. Comparative study of enzymatic antioxidants in muscle of elasmobranch and teleost fishes. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology. 187 (2015) 61–65.


Castillo-Páez, A., Sosa-Nishizaki, O., Sandoval-Castillo, J., Galván-Magaña, F., Blanco-Parra, M.P. and Rocha-Olivares, A. 2014. Strong population structure and shallow mitochondrial phylogeny in the banded guitarfish Zapteryx exasperata (Jordan y Gilbert, 1880) from the northern Mexican Pacific. Journal of Heredity. 105(1):91–100. DOI: 10.1093/jhered/est067


Galván-Tirado, C., Galván-Magaña, F. and Ochoa-Báez, R.I. 2014. Reproductive biology of the silky shark Carcharhinus falciformis in the southern Mexican Pacific. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. 1-7.


Hoyos-Padilla. M.E., Ketchum, J.T., Klimley, P.A. and Galván-Magaña, F. 2014. Ontogenetic migration of a female scalloped hammerhead shark Sphyrna lewini in the Gulf of California. Animal Biotelemetry. 2: 17.


Jaime-Rivera, M., Caraveo-Patiño, J., Hoyos-Padilla, M. and Galván-Magaña, F. 2014. Feeding and migration habits of white shark Carcharodon carcharias (Lamniformes: Lamnidae) from Isla Guadalupe inferred by analysis of stable isotopes δ15N and δ13C. Revista de Biología Tropical. 62 (2): 637-647.


Romero-Caicedo, A.F., Galván-Magaña, F. y Martínez-Ortiz, J. 2014. Reproduction of the pelagic thresher shark Alopias pelagicus in the equatorial Pacific. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. 94 (7): 1501-1507.


Torres-Rojas, Y.E., Páez-Osuna, F., Hernández-Herrera, A., Galván-Magaña, F., Aguiñiga-García S., Villalobos-Ortíz, H. y Sampson, L. 2014. Feeding grounds of juvenile scalloped hammerhead sharks (Sphyrna lewini) in the south-eastern Gulf of California. Hydrobiologia. 726:81–94.


Vélez-Alavez, M., Méndez-Rodriguez, L.C., De Anda Montañez, J.A, Mejía, C. H, Galván-Magaña, F. y Zenteno-Savín, T. 2014. Vitamin C and E concentrations in muscle of elasmobranch and teleost fish. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology.  170: 26–30. Doi: 10.1016/j.cbpa.2014.01.010 


Alatorre-Ramirez, V.G., Galván-Magaña, F., Torres-Rojas, Y.E. 2013. Trophic habitat of the Pacific sharpnose shark Rhizoprionodon longurio in the Mexican Pacific. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. 93(8): 2217 – 2224.


Barrera-García, A., O’Hara, T., Galván-Magaña, F., Méndez-Rodríguez, L.C., Castellini, J.M., Zenteno-Savín, T. 2013. Trace elements and oxidative stress indicators in liver and kidney of the blue shark (Prionace glauca). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology. 165 (4) 483–490.


Bejarano-Alvarez, O.M. and Galván-Magaña, F. 2013. First report of an embryonic dusky shark (Carcharhinus obscurus) with cyclopia and other abnormalities. Marine Biodiversity Records. 6: E11.


Galván-Magaña, F., Polo-Silva, C.J., Hernández-Aguilar, S.B., Sandoval- Londoño, A., Ochoa-Díaz, M.R., Aguilar-Castro, N., Castañeda-Suárez, D., Cabrera-Chavez-Costa, A., Baigorrí-Santacruz, A., Torres-Rojas, Y.E. y Abitia-Cárdenas, L.A. 2013. Shark predation on cephalopods in the Mexican and Ecuadorian Pacific Ocean. Deep Sea Research II. Topical Studies in Oceanography. 95(15): 52 – 62.


Galván-Tirado, C., Díaz-Jaimes, P., García-de León, F.J., Galván-Magaña, F. y Uribe-Alcocer, M. 2013. Historical demography and genetic differentiation inferred from the mitochondrial DNA of the silky shark (Carcharhinus falciformis) in the Pacific Ocean. Fisheries Research. 147: 36– 46.


Jaime-Rivera, M., Caraveo-Patiño, J., Hoyos-Padilla, M. y Galván-Magaña, F. 2013. Evaluation of biopsy systems for sampling white shark Carcharodon carcharias (Lamniformes: Lamnidae) muscle for stable isotope analysis. Revista de Biología Marina y Oceanografía. 48 (2): 345-351.


Ketchum, J.T.,  Galván-Magaña, F. and Klimley, A.P. 2013. Segregation and foraging ecology of Whale sharks, Rhincodon typus, in the southwestern Gulf of California. Environmental Biology of Fishes. 96: 779 – 795.


Polo-Silva, C., Newsome, SD., Galván-Magaña, F., Grijalba-Bendeck, M. y Sanjuan-Muñoz, A. 2013. Trophic shift in the diet of the pelagic thresher shark based on stomach contents and stable isotopic analysis. Marine Biology Research.  9(10): 958-971.


Ramírez-Amaro, S. R., Cartamil, D., Galván-Magaña, F., González-Barba, G., Graham, J.B., Carrera-Fernández, M., Escobar-Sánchez, O., Sosa-Nishizaki, O., Rochín-Alamillo, A. 2013.  The artisanal elasmobranch fishery of the Pacific coast of Baja California Sur, Mexico, management implications. Scientia Marina. 77(3): 473-487.


Ramírez-Amaro, S.R., González-Barba, G., Galván-Magaña, F. and Cartamil, D. 2013. First record of abnormal cephalic horns in the California bat ray Myliobatis californicaMarine Biodiversity Records. 6: E24.


Segura, A.M., Milessi, A.C, Vogler, R., Galvan-Magaña, F. y Muggeo, V. 2013. The determination of maturity stages in male elasmobranchs (Chondrichthyes) using a segmented regression of clasper length on total length. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 70(6): 1– 4.


Vélez-Alavez, M., Labrada-Martagón, V., Méndez-Rodriguez, L.C., Galván-Magaña, F., Zenteno-Savín, T. 2013. Oxidative stress indicators and trace element concentrations in tissues of mako shark (Isurus oxyrinchus). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology. 165(4): 508 – 514.


Barrera-García, Angélica, O'Hara, Todd, Galván-Magaña, Felipe, Méndez-Rodríguez, Lía C, Castellini, J Margaret and Zenteno- Savín, Tania. 2012. Oxidative stress indicators and trace elements in the blue shark (Prionace glauca) off the east coast of the Mexican Pacific Ocean. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part C: Toxicology & Pharmacology. 156(2): 59–66.


Blanco-Parra, M.P., Galván-Magaña, F., Márquez-Farías, J.F. and Niño-Torres, C.A. 2012. Feeding ecology and trophic level of the banded guitarfish, Zapteryx exasperata, inferred from stable isotopes and stomach contents analysis. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 95 (1): 65–77


Carrera-Fernández, M., Galván-Magaña, F. and Escobar- Sánchez, O. 2012. First record of the Gorgona guitarfish Rhinobatos prahli, from the Gulf of Tehuantepec, mexican Pacific. Marine Biodiversity Records. 5:E6.


Croll, D.A., Newton, K.M., Weng,  Galván-Magaña, F., O’Sullivan, J. and Dewar, H. 2012 Movement and habitat use by the spine-tail devil ray in the eastern Pacific ocean. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 465: 193-200.


Hoyos-Padilla, E.M., Ceballos-Vazquez, B. P and Galván-Magaña, F. 2012. Reproductive biology of the Silky Shark Carcharhinus falciformis (Chondrichthyes:Carcharhinidae) off the west coast of Baja California Sur, México. Aqua, International Journal of Ichtyology, 18(1):15-24.


Ketchum, T. J., Galván-Magaña, F. and Klimley, A.P.  2012. Segregation and foraging ecology of whale sharks, Rhincodon typus, in the southwestern Gulf of California. Environmental Biology of Fishes. 96:779-795.


Kim, S.L., Casper, D.R., Galván-Magaña, F., Ochoa-Díaz, R.,  Hernández-Aguilar, S.B. and Koch, P.L. 2012. Carbon and nitrogen discrimination factors for elasmobranch soft tissues based on a long-term controlled feeding study. Environmental Biology of Fishes. 95(1): 37-52.


Marshall, A.D., Bennett, M.B., Kodja, G., Hinojosa-Alvarez, S., Galván-Magaña, F., Harding, M., Stevens, G. and Kashiwagi, T. 2011. Manta birostris In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2.


Maz-Courrau, A., Lopez-Vera, C., Galván-Magaña, F., Escobar-Sánchez, O., Rosíles-Martínez, R. and Sanjuán-Muñoz, A. 2012. Bioaccumulation and biomagnification of total mercury in four exploited shark species in the Baja California Peninsula, Mexico. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. 88: 129 – 134.


Polo-Silva, C. J., Galván-Magaña, F. and Delgado-Huertas, A. 2012. Trophic inferences of blue shark (Prionace glauca) in the Mexican Pacific from stable isotope analysis in teeth. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry. 26(14): 1631 – 1638.


Bejarano-Álvarez, O.M., F. Galván-Magaña y R.I. Ochoa-Báez. 2011. Further observations on foetal abnormalities in the blue shark Prionace glauca (Chondrichthyes: Carcharhinidae) from north-west Mexico. Marine Biodiversity Records. 4:e82.


Bejarano-Alvarez, M. F. Galván-Magaña y R.I. Ochoa-Báez. 2011. Reproductive biology of the scalloped hammerhead shark Sphyrna lewini (Chondrichthyes: Sphyrnidae) off southwest Mexico. Aqua International Journal of Ichthyology. 17(1):11-22. Corpus ID: 59573185



Blanco-Parra, M.P., F. Galván-Magaña, J. F. Márquez-Farías y C.A. Niño-Torres. 2011. Feeding ecology of the banded guitarfish, Zapteryx exasperata, inferred from stable isotopes and stomach contents analysis. Environmental biology of fishes. 95: 65–77.


Escobar-Sánchez, O., Galván-Magaña, F. and Rosíles-Martínez, R. 2011. Biomagnification of mercury and selenium in blue shark Prionace glauca from the Pacific Ocean off Mexico. Biological Trace Element Research. 144: 550–559.


Escobar-Sánchez, O., F. Galván-Magaña & L.A. Abitia –Cárdenas. 2011. Trophic level and isotopic composition of d13C and d15N of Pacific Angel Shark, Squatina californica (Ayres, 1859), in the Southern Gulf of California, Mexico.   Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science. 6 (2): 141-150. DOI: 10.3923/jfas.2011.141.150


Galván-Magaña, F., O. Escobar-Sánchez y M. Carrera-Fernández. 2011. Embryonic bicephaly in the blue shark, Prionace glauca, from the Mexican Pacific Ocean. Marine Biodiversity Records. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. 4:e1


Holly, N., Klimley, P., Galván-Magaña, F., Martínez-Ortíz, J., Marko, P. Decline and Drift: Demographic processes causing population structure in the scalloped hammerhead Shark, Sphyrna lewini.  PLoS One. 6(7): e21459.


Nance H.A., Klimley, P., Galván-Magaña, F., Martínez-Ortíz, J., Marko, P.B. 2011. Demographic processes underlying subtle patterns of population structure in the scalloped hammerhead shark, Sphyrna lewini. PLoS ONE 6(7): e21459.


Poortvliet, M., Galván-Magaña, F., Bernardi, G., Croll, D.A. and Olsen, J.L. 2011. Isolation and characterization of twelve microsatellite loci for the Japanese Devilray (Mobula japanica). Conservation Genetics Resour. 3:733–735.


Sánchez-de Ita, J.A., Quiñónez-Velázquez, C., Galván-Magaña, F., Bocanegra-Castillo, N. and Félix-Uraga, R. 2011. Age and growth of the silky shark, Carcharhinus falciformis on the Northwest of Mexico. Journal of Applied Ichthyology. 27(1):20-24.


Cabrera-Chávez-Costa, A.A., F. Galván-Magaña and O. Escobar-Sánchez. 2010. Food habits of the silky shark Carcharhinus falciformis (bibron, 1839) off the western coast of Baja California Sur, Mexico. Journal of Applied Ichthyology. 26(4): 499–503.


Carrera-Fernández, M., F. Galván-Magaña and B. P. Ceballos-Vázquez. 2010. Reproductive biology of the blue shark Prionace glauca (Chondrichthyes: Carcharhinidae) off Baja California Sur, México. Aqua International Journal of Ichthyology. 16(3):101110.



Escobar-Sánchez, O., F. Galván-Magaña and X. G. Moreno-Sánchez. 2010. First record of the Pacific electric ray, Torpedo californica (Ayres, 1855) in the Gulf of California, Mexico. Journal of Applied Ichthyology. 26(6): 933–934.


Escobar-Sánchez, O., F. Galván-Magaña and R. Rosiles-Martínez. 2010. Mercury and selenium bioaccumulation in the Smooth Hammerhead Shark, Sphyrna zygaena Linnaeus, from the Mexican Pacific Ocean. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology.  84: 488–491.


Galván-Magaña, F., E.M. Hoyos-Padilla, C.J. Navarro-Serment and F. Márquez-Farias. 2010. Records of the white shark Carcharodon carcharias in the Gulf of California, México. Marine Biodiversity Records. 3:e111


López-Cruz, R.I., Zenteno-Savín, T. y Galván-Magaña, F. 2010. Superoxide production, oxidative damage and enzymatic antioxidant defenses in shark skeletal muscle. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology. 156(1): 50–56.


Sampson, L., Galván-Magaña, F., De Silva-Dávila, R., Aguíñiga-García, S. and O´Sullivan, J.B. 2010. Diet and trophic position of the devil rays Mobula thurstoni and Mobula japanica as inferred from stable isotope analysis. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. 90(5):969–976.


Torres-Rojas, Y.E., Hernández-Herrera, A., Galván-Magaña, F. y Alatorre-Ramírez, V.G. 2010. Stomach content analysis of juvenile scalloped hammerhead shark Sphyrna lewini captured off the coast of Mazatlán, Mexico. Aquatic ecology. 44 (1): 301-308.


Blanco-Parra, M.P., Márquez-Farías, F. y Galván-Magaña, F. 2009. Fishery and morphometric relationships of the banded guitarfish, Zapteryx exasperata (Elasmobranchii, Rhinobatidae), from the Gulf of California, Mexico. Pan-American Journal of Aquatic Sciences. 4(4): 456-465.


Blanco-Parra, M.P., Márquez-Farías, J.F. and Galván-Magaña, F. 2009. Reproductive biology of the banded guitarfish, Zapteryx exasperata, from the Gulf of California, México.  Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. 89(8): 1655–1662.


Escobar-Sánchez, O., Galván-Magaña, F., Downton-Hoffmann, C.A., Carrera-Fernández, M. y Alatorre-Ramírez, V.G. 2009. First record of a morphological abnormality in the longtail stingray Dasyatis longa (Myliobatiformes: Dasyatidae) in the Gulf of California, Mexico. Marine Biodiversity Records. 2:e26


Estupiñán-Montaño, C., Cedeño-Figueroa, L.G. and Galván-Magaña, F. 2009. Hábitos alimenticios de la cornuda común Sphyrna lewini en el Pacífico ecuatoriano. Revista de Biología Marina y Oceanografía. 44(2): 379-386.


Galeana-Villaseñor, I., Galván-Magaña, F. and Santana –Hernández, H. 2009. Pesca con anzuelos en barcos palangreros del Océano Pacífico mexicano: efectos en la captura y peso de tiburones y otras especies. Revista de Biología Marina y Oceanografía44(1):163–172.


Galván, M. F. 2009.  La pesquería de tiburones en Baja California Sur. Pags. 227-244. En: Urciaga G.J, Beltrán M.L.F y Lluch B.D. (Eds.). Recursos marinos y servicios ambientales en el desarrollo regional. Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas del Noroeste, México. 351 pp.


Polo-Silva, C., Rendón, L. y Galván-Magaña, F.  2009. Diet description in the pelagic thresher sharks (Alopias pelagicus) and bigeye thresher shark (Alopias superciliosus) during rainy season in Ecuadorian waters. Pan-American Journal of Aquatic Sciences4(4): 556-571


Ramírez-Macías, D., Shaw, K., Ward, R., Galván-Magaña and F. Vázquez-Juárez, R., 2009. Isolation and characterization of microsatellite loci in the whale shark (Rhincodon typus). Molecular Ecology Resources. 9(3): 798–800.


Blanco-Parra, M.P., Márquez-Farías, F. and Galván-Magaña, F. 2008. Age and growth of the blue shark (Prionace glauca) Linnaeus, 1758, in the northwest coast off Mexico. Revista de Biología Marina y Oceanografía. 43(3): 513–520.


Galeana-Villaseñor, I., Galván-Magaña, F. and Gómez-Aguilar, R. 2008. Influencia del tipo de anzuelo y la profundidad de pesca en la captura con palangre de tiburones y otras especies pelágicas al noroeste del Pacífico Mexicano. Revista de Biología Marina y Oceanografía.43 (1): 99-110.


Bolaño-Martínez, N. y Galván-Magaña, F. 2007. Hábitos alimenticios en juveniles de Sphyrna zygaena Linnaeus 1758 (Chondrichthyes: Sphyrnidae) en Santa Rosa de Salinas, Ecuador. pp. 57-65. En: Martínez-Ortíz J & F Galván-Magaña (eds). Tiburones en el Ecuador: Casos de estudio / Sharks in Ecuador: Case studies. EPESPO - PMRC. Manta, Ecuador.


Carrera-Fernández, M. and Martínez-Ortíz, J. 2007. Aspectos reproductivos de los Tiburones martillo Sphyrna lewini (Grifftith & Smith, 1834) y S. zygaena (Linnaeus, 1758) en aguas del Ecuador / Reproductive aspects of Scalloped Hammerhead Shark Sphyrna lewini (Grifftith & Smith, 1834) and Smooth Hammerhead Shark S. zygaena (Linnaeus, 1758). pp. 51-56. En: Martínez-Ortíz J & F Galván-Magaña (eds). Tiburones en el Ecuador: Casos de estudio. EPESPO - PMRC. Manta, Ecuador.


Cedeño-Figueroa, L., Estupiñán-Montaño, C. y Galván-Magaña, F. 2007. Hábitos alimenticios del Tiburón mico Carcharhinus falciformis (Bibron, 1839) en el Pacífico ecuatoriano. pp. 45-50. En: Martínez-Ortíz J & F. Galván-Magaña (eds). Tiburones en el Ecuador: Casos de estudio / Sharks in Ecuador: Case studies. EPESPO - PMRC. Manta, Ecuador.


Martínez- Ortíz, J., Carrera-Fernández, M., Galván-Magaña, F., Estupiñán-Montaño, C. y Cedeño-Figueroa, L. 2007. Biología, pesquería y comercialización del tiburón come perro, Carcharhinus leucas (Müller & Henle, 1839) en aguas del Ecuador. pp. 90-98. En: Martínez-Ortíz J & F Galván-Magaña (eds). Tiburones en el Ecuador: Casos de estudio / Sharks in Ecuador: Case studies. EPESPO - PMRC. Manta, Ecuador.


Martínez-Ortíz, J., Galván-Magaña, F., Carrera-Fernández, M., Mendoza-Intriago, D., Estupiñán-Montaño, C. y Cedeño-Figueroa, L. 2007. Abundancia estacional de tiburones desembarcados en Manta - Ecuador. pp. 9-27. En: Martínez-Ortíz J & F Galván-Magaña (eds). Tiburones en el Ecuador: Casos de estudio / Sharks in Ecuador: Case studies. EPESPO - PMRC. Manta, Ecuador.


Polo-Silva, C.J. Baigorrí-Santacruz, A.J., Galván- Magaña, F., Grijalva-Bendeck, M. y Sanjuan-Muñoz, A. 2007. Hábitos alimentarios del Tiburón zorro Alopias superciliosus (Lowe, 1839) en el Pacífico ecuatoriano. Revista de Biología Marina y Oceanografía. 42(1):59-69.


Ramírez-Macías, D., Vázquez-Juárez, R., Galván-Magaña, F. and Munguía-Vega, A. 2007. Variations of the mitochondrial control region sequence in whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) from the Gulf of California, Mexico. Fisheries Research. 84(1): 87–95.


Rendón-Macías, L., Pacheco-Triviño, F. y Galván-Magaña, F. 2007. Hábitos tróficos de los tiburones zorros: Alopias pelagicus Nakamura, 1935 y Alopias superciliosus (Lowe, 1839), en el Pacífico ecuatoriano pp. 35-44. En: Martínez-Ortíz J & F Galván-Magaña (eds). Tiburones en el. Ecuador: Casos de estudio / Sharks in Ecuador: Case studies. EPESPO - PMRC. Manta, Ecuador.


Conde-Moreno, M., and Galván-Magaña, F. 2006. Reproductive biology of the mako shark Isurus oxyrinchus on the south-western coast of Baja California, Mexico. Cybium, 30(4), 75-83.


Escobar-Sánchez, O., Abitia-Cardenas, L. A., and Galván-Magaña, F. 2006. Food habits of the Pacific angel shark Squatina californica in the southern Gulf of California, Mexico. Cybium, 30(4), 91-97.


Hacohen-Domené, A., Galván-Magaña, F., and Ketchum-Mejia, J. 2006. Abundance of whale shark (Rhincodon typus) preferred prey species in the southern Gulf of California, Mexico. Cybium, 30(4), 99-102.


Torres-Rojas, Y., Hernandez-Herrera, A., and Galvan-Magaña, F. 2006. Feeding habits of the scalloped hammerhead shark, Sphyrna lewini, in Mazatlán waters, southern Gulf of California, Mexico. Cybium, 30(4), 85-90.


Ribot-Carballal, M. C., Galván-Magaña, F. and Quiñónez-Velázquez, C. 2005. Age and growth of the shortfin mako shark Isurus oxyrinchus from the western coast of Baja California Sur, Mexico. Fisheries Research. 76(1):14-21. 


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