Papua New Guinea (PNG) is renowned for the diversity of its terrestrial fauna. Iconic species include the birds of paradise, tree kangaroos and the cryptic but photogenic cuscus. In contrast, the marine fauna of PNG is poorly documented, despite the importance of marine resources for domestic consumption and international trade.
A partnership between The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), PNG National Fisheries Authority (NFA) and Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) resulted in the publication that this website is based upon.
Sharks and Rays of Papua New Guinea is a comprehensive synthesis of the taxonomy and biology of all the sharks and rays present in PNG waters. It is an invaluable guide for fisheries managers, and a high-quality resource for universities delivering marine biology courses in the Australia–Pacific region and beyond.
This website is to accompany the information provided in the publication. A PDF copy of the book is available via the ACAIR website - just click on the cover image below:
Sharks and Rays of Papua New Guinea - 2018