Archontia Chatzispyrou

Archontia Chatzispyrou

PhD Student

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Short CV

  • BSc in Zoology – Marine Biology, Aberdeen University, Scotland, U.K. (1996-2000)
  • MSc in Biological Oceanography, National and Kapodistrian Univeristy of Athens, Athens, Greece (2002-2005)
  • PhD in Fisheries Biology, Department of Biology, University of Patras, Rio, Greece (2017-present)

Archontia’s main research interest lies on the reproductive biology and ageing methodology of fish, and the investigation of the biological and ecological traits of Chondrichthyan species of the Hellenic Seas.

She has participated on 5 national and international research programs, where she obtained knowledge on fisheries biology, conservation and protection of marine life, as well as rescuing/ rehabilitating marine mammals in the wild. Since 2013, she has been a research assistant in the National Data Fisheries Collection Program (DCF) of the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, during which she started her PhD on skates and rays (Batoidae) of the Ionian Sea, in collaboration with the University of Patras. The aim of this study is to record the spatial distribution of batoids in the area, their reproductive strategies and ecological roles. Additionally, she has been focusing in resolving some taxonomic issues in several species, which will contribute to future assessments of their status in the IUCN Red List of threatened species.

She has published in 12 peer-reviewed journals and participated in 22 national and international Conferences; she is currently contributing in the preparation of a Handbook and has been assigned to review papers on 3 International Journals.


  • Pierluigi Carbonara, Walter Zupa, Aikaterini Anastasopoulou, Andrea Bellodi, Isabella Bitetto, Charis Charilaou, Archontia Chatzispyrou, Romain Elleboode, Antonio Esteban, Maria Cristina Follesa, Igor Isajlovic, Angélique Jadaud, Cristina García-Ruiz, Amalia Giannakaki, Beatriz Guijarro, Sotiris Elias Kiparissis, Alessandro Ligas, Kelig Mahé, Andrea Massaro, Damir Medvesek, Chryssi Mytilineou, Francesc Ordines, Paola Pesci, Cristina Porcu, Panagiota Peristeraki, Ioannis Thasitis, Pedro Torres, Maria Teresa Spedicato, Angelo Tursi, Letizia Sion, 2019. “Explorative analysis on Mullus barbatus ageing data variability in Mediterranean basin”. Scientia Marina 83S1. (
  • Archontia Chatzispyrou, Maria Aroni, Evgenia Lefkaditou, Kostas Kapiris, Ioannis Giovos, Aikaterini Anastasopoulou, 2019. “Some biological information on a female kitefin shark, Dalatias licha (Bonnaterre, 1788) stranded in the Laconikos gulf of Greece (SE Ionian Sea)”. Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 19(12):1069-1072.
  • Mario Sbrana, Walter Zupa, Alessandro Ligas, Francesca Capezzuto, Archontia Chatzispyrou, Maria Cristina Follesa, Vita Gancitano, Beatriz Guijaro, Igor Isajlovic, Angelique Jadaud, Olivera Markovic, Reno Micallef, Panagiota Peristeraki, Corrado Piccinetti, Ioannis Thasitis, Pavlos Vidoris, Pierluigi Carbonara, 2019. “Spatiotemporal abundance pattern of deep-water rose shrimp, Parapenaeus longirostris, and Norway lobster, Nephrops norvegicus, in European Mediterranean waters”. Scientia Marina 83S1 (
  • Pazartzi T., Siaperopoulou S., Gubili C., Maradidou S., Loukovitis D., Chatzispyrou A., Griffiths A.M., Minos G., Imsiridou A., 2019. “High levels of mislabeling in shark meat – investigating patterns of species utilisation with DNA barcoding in Greek retailers”. Food Control,98: 179-186 (
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