Biology of Sharks and Their Relatives (Marine Biology) by Jeffrey C. Carrier, John A. Musick, Michael R. Heithaus

By Jeffrey C. Carrier, John A. Musick, Michael R. Heithaus

Winner of selection Magazine’s notable educational identify award, January 2005!

Sharks and their family are the themes of great curiosity. The public’s fascination is inspired by way of their roles in videos and well known literature, whereas the media races to hide tales of predators endangering helpless people. The alarming hazard to shark populations is usually garnering major exposure and resulting in a world raise in conservation projects. eventually, technological advances are impacting each region of shark learn and revealing brilliant secrets and techniques approximately those mysterious animals. those significant elements point out the necessity for a well timed synthesis of the biology of sharks and their family.

Biology of Sharks and Their Relatives brings jointly the most recent info at the phylogeny, body structure, habit, and ecology of sharks and their kin, the skates, rays, and chimaeras. Written via a “Who’s Who” lineup in North American elasmobranch study, this single-source overview of elasmobranch fishes provides cohesive and built-in insurance of key issues and discusses technological advances utilized in glossy shark examine. The textual content establishes relationships one of the sharks and their kinfolk that dominate the Chondrichthyes, describes their features and physiological techniques, and examines concerns proper to coping with depleted and threatened fisheries. all the 19 chapters incorporates a entire evaluation of the topic with vast up to date citations.

This authoritative e-book presents a synopsis of the present knowing of elasmobranch fishes whereas choosing gaps in our wisdom to stimulate additional examine. Its wide insurance and inclusive nature make this an enormous source for marine and conservation biologists, fishery scientists, organic oceanographers, zoologists, ecologists, environmental planners, and scholars.

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Gen. , Spec. ), an autodiastylic chondrichthyan from the Mississippian Bear Gulch Limestone of Montana (USA), the relationships of the Chondrichthyes, and comments on Gnathostome evolution. J. Morphol. 243:219–245. Grogan, E. D. and R. Lund. 2002. The geological and biological environment of the Bear Gulch Limestone (Mississippian of Montana, USA) and a model for its deposition. Geodiversitas 24(2):295–315. Grogan, E. D. and D. T. Yucha. 1999. Endoskeletal mineralization in Squalus: types, development, and evolutionary implications, in Annual Joint Meeting Abstracts of the American Elasmobranch Society/American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists.

J. Morphol. 243:219–245. Grogan, E. D. and R. Lund. 2002. The geological and biological environment of the Bear Gulch Limestone (Mississippian of Montana, USA) and a model for its deposition. Geodiversitas 24(2):295–315. Grogan, E. D. and D. T. Yucha. 1999. Endoskeletal mineralization in Squalus: types, development, and evolutionary implications, in Annual Joint Meeting Abstracts of the American Elasmobranch Society/American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists. Pennsylvania State University, College Park, 108.

Grogan. In press, b. Two tenaculum-bearing Holocephalimorpha (Chondrichthyes) from the Bear Gulch Limestone (Chesterian, Serpukhovian) of Montana, USA, and their impact on the evolution of the Holocephali, in Recent Advances in the Origin and Early Radiation of Vertebrates. G. Arratia, R. Cloutier, and M. V. H. Wilson, Eds. Lund, R. and C. Poplin. 1999. Fish diversity of the Bear Gulch Limestone, Namurian, Lower Carboniferous of Montana, USA. Geobios 32(2):285–295. , P. Janvier, E. D. Grogan, and L.

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