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Systematische Zoologie



Ana Lúcia Furtado Soares

PhD student Ana Lúcia Furtado Soares

PhD student


Telefon: +49 152 52433638

Angola Elasmo ProjektResearch interests: My research focuses on elasmobranchs (sharks and rays) small-scale fisheries in Angola (South West Africa). The methodologies include elasmobranch’s species identification, abundance, composition and biodiversity using DNA barcoding, morphological identification, size composition and sex ratios. This study aims to increase knowledge on sharks and rays in Angola providing baseline information and long-term scientific data to fill the gap on species-specific information, in order to understand the biodiversity of elasmobranchs and the threat of small-scale fisheries to contribute for their protection.


  • Rima W. Jabado, Peter M. Kyne, Riley A. Pollom, David A. Ebert, Colin A. Simpfendorfer, Gina M. Ralph, ShaikhaArtisanal fishing documentation and interviews S. Al Dhaheri, K. V. Akhilesh, Khadeeja Ali, Mohamud Hassan Ali, Tariq M. S. Al Mamari, K. K. Bineesh, Igbal S. El Hassan, Daniel Fernando, Edwin M. Grandcourt, Muhammad Moazzam Khan, Alec B. M. Moore, Fereidoon Owfi, David P. Robinson, Evgeny Romanov, Ana-Lucia Soares, Julia L. Y. Spaet, Dawit Tesfamichael, Tooraj Valinassab, Nicholas K. Dulvy (2018)
    Troubled waters: Threats and extinction risk of the sharks, rays and chimaeras of the Arabian Sea and adjacent waters.
    Fish Fish. 19: 1043– 1062. https://doi.org/10.1111/faf.12311
  • Jabado RW, Dia M, De Bruyne G, Williams AB, Seidu I, Chartrain E, Leurs GHL, Tamo A, Metcalfe K, Doherty P, SharkmarketSoares A, Dossa J, VanderWright WJ, Derrick D, Diop M (2021)
    Rhinobatos albomaculatus The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2021:e.T161320A124465045.
  • Jabado RW, Pacoureau N, Diop M, Dia M, Ba A, Williams AB, Dossa J, Badji L, Seidu I, Chartrain E, Leurs GHL, Tamo A, Porriños G, VanderWright WJ, Derrick D, Doherty P, Soares A, De Bruyne G, Metcalfe K (2021) Rhinobatos rhinobatos The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2021: e.T63131A124461877. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2021-1.RLTS.T63131A124461877.en.
  • Jabado RW, Chartrain E, Dia M, De Bruyne G, Doherty P, Derrick D, Williams AB, Seidu I, Leurs GHL, Metcalfe K, Tamo A, Soares, A., VanderWright WJ, Ba A, Dossa J, Diop M (2021)shark projekt
    Rhinobatos irvinei The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2021. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2021-1.RLTS.T161409A124479989.en

Participation on the "IUCN Red List assessment workshop of sharks, rays and chimaeras in the Arabian sea and its adjacent waters" (2017, U.A.E.)
Participation on the "IUCN Red List assessment workshop of sharks, rays and chimaeras in the Africa region " (2020, online)
Participation on the "IUCN SSC Shark Specialist Group's Global Report workshop" (2022, Valencia)shark projekt
Sharks International 2022 Poster : “Elasmobranch fisheries in Angola: a fisher’s perspective” (2022,Valencia)
Participation on the "EAF-Nansen Regional inception workshop for the analysis of shark catch data from R/V Dr. Fridtjof Nansen surveys" from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (2023, South Africa)

IUCN SSC Shark Specialist Group, Member for the Africa region

Supporters of research project:
Elasmo Project
Save Our Seas Foundation
The Lisbon Oceanarium (Oceanário de Lisboa)
The Shark Foundation (Hai Stiftung)
Sharkproject Germany