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Title Sharks, skates, and rays : the biology of elasmobranch fishes / edited by William C. Hamlett.

Published Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, [1999]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM BioMed  597.3 SHAR    AVAILABLE
Physical description x, 515 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Ch. 1. Systematics and Body Form / Leonard J. V. Compagno -- Ch. 2. Integumentary System and Teeth / Norman E. Kemp -- Ch. 3. Endoskeleton / Leonard J. V. Compagno -- Ch. 4. Muscular System: Gross Anatomy and Functional Morphology of Muscles / Karel F. Liem and Adam P. Summers -- Ch. 5. Muscular System: Microscopical Anatomy, Physiology, and Biochemistry of Elasmobranch Muscle Fibers / Quentin Bone -- Ch. 6. Digestive System / Susanne Holmgren and Stefan Nilsson -- Ch. 7. Respiratory System / Patrick J. Butler -- Ch. 8. Circulatory System: Anatomy of the Peripheral Circulatory System / Ramon Munoz-Chapuli -- Ch. 9. Circulatory System: Distinctive Attributes of the Circulation of Elasmobranch Fish / Geoffrey H. Satchell -- Ch. 10. Heart / Bruno Tota -- Ch. 11. Nervous System / Michael H. Hofmann -- Ch. 12. Special Senses / Horst Bleckmann and Michael H. Hofmann -- Ch. 13. Rectal Gland and Volume Homeostasis / Kenneth R. Olson.
Ch. 14. Urinary System / Eric R. Lacy and Enrico Reale -- Ch. 15. Female Reproductive System / William C. Hamlett and Thomas J. Koob -- Ch. 16. Male Reproductive System / William C. Hamlett -- App. Checklist of Living Elasmobranchs / Leonard J. V. Compagno.
Summary Successor to the classic work in shark studies, The Elasmobranch Fishes by John Franklin Daniel (first published 1922, revised 1928 and 1934), Sharks, Skates, and Rays provides a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of elasmobranch morphology. Coverage has been expanded from anatomy to include modern information on physiology and biochemistry. The new volume also provides equal treatment for skates and rays. The authors present general introductory material for the relative novice but also review the latest technical citations, making the book a valuable primary reference resource. More than 200 illustrations supplement the text.
Other author Hamlett, William C.
Subject Chondrichthyes.
ISBN 0801860482 (alk. paper)