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The Biology of Sharks and Rays is a comprehensive resource on the biological and physiological characteristics of the cartilaginous fishes: sharks, rays, and chimaeras. In sixteen chapters, organized by theme, A. Peter Klimley covers a broad spectrum of topics, including taxonomy, morphology, ecology, and physiology. For example, he explains the body design of sharks and why the ridged, toothlike denticles that cover their entire bodies are present on only part of the raysandrsquo; bodies and are absent from those of chimaeras. Another chapter explores the anatomy of the jaws and the role of the muscles and teeth in jaw extension, seizure, and handling of prey. The chapters are richly illustrated with pictures of sharks, diagrams of sensory organs, drawings of the body postures of sharks during threat and reproductive displays, and maps showing the extent of the speciesandrsquo; foraging range and long-distance migrations. Each chapter commences with an anecdote from the author about his own personal experience with the topic, followed by thought-provoking questions and a list of recommended readings in the scientific literature.and#160;

The book will be a useful textbook for advanced ichthyology students as well as an encyclopedic source for those seeking a greater understanding of these fascinating creatures.

About the Author

A. Peter Klimley is adjunct professor in the Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation and director of the Biotelemetry Laboratory at the University of California, Davis. He is the author of The Secret Life of Sharks.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226442495
Author:
Klimley, Peter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Author:
Klimley, A. Peter
Author:
Oerding, Steven
Subject:
Marine Biiology
Subject:
Oceanography-Fish
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20130731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
57 color plates, 87 halftones, 103 line
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
10 x 7 in

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Science and Mathematics » Biology » Evolution
Science and Mathematics » Biology » Zoology » General
Science and Mathematics » Biology » Zoology » Ichthyology
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Fish
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Ocean and Marine Biology
Science and Mathematics » Oceanography » Fish
Science and Mathematics » Oceanography » Sharks Rays and Skates

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