Life history traits and maximum intrinsic population growth rate of 107 chondrichthyan species
Datasets usually provide raw data for analysis. This raw data often comes in spreadsheet form, but can be any collection of data, on which analysis can be performed.
All apart from two rows of these data were originally collated and reported by:
García VB, Lucifora LO, Myers RA. 2008. The importance of habitat and life history to extinction risk in sharks, skates, rays and chimaeras. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, B 275: 83-89.
We have added the basking shark Cetorhinus maximus data from:
Pauly D. 2002. Growth and mortality of the Basking Shark Cetorhinus maximus and their implications for management of Whale Sharks Rhincodon typus. In Proceedings of the international seminar and workshop, Sabah, Malaysia, July 1997, Fowler SL, Reed TM, Dipper FA (eds). IUCN Species Survival Commission Shark Specialist Group: Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK; 199-208.
And data on a genric manta ray (Manta spp.) as reported originally as:
Dulvy NK, Pardo SA, Simpfendorfer CA, Carlson JK. 2013. Diagnosing the dangerous demography of manta rays using life history theory. PeerJ PrePrints 1: e162v161.
This prepreint has since been published as a paper at PeerJ:
Dulvy NK, Pardo SA, Simpfendorfer CA, Carlson JK. 2014. Diagnosing the dangerous demography of manta rays using life history theory. PeerJ 2: e400; doi:10.7717/peerj.400
We urge the readers to read the original papers especialy the Garcia et al. paper to understand how these data were put together.