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

Imprint Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1999.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    597.3 SHA    Available
Description x, 515 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Systematics and body form / Leonard J.V. Compagno -- Integumentary system and teeth / Norman E. Kemp -- Endoskeleton / Leonard J.V. Compagno -- Muscular system: gross anatomy and functional morphology of muscles / Karel F. Liem, Adam P. Summers -- Muscular system: microscopical anatomy, physiology and biochemistry of Elasmobranch muscle fibers / Quentin Bone -- Digestive system / Susanne Holmgren, Stefan Nilsson -- Respiratory system / Patrick J. Butler -- Circulatory system: anatomy of the peripheral circulatory system / Ramʹon Muñoz-Chʹapuli -- Circulatory system: distrinctive attributes of the circulation of Elasmobranch fish / Geoffrey H. Satchell -- Heart / Bruno Tota -- Nervous system / Michael H. Hofmann -- Special senses / Horst Bleckmann, Michael H. Hofmann -- Rectal gland and volume homeostasis / Kenneth R. Olson -- Urinary system / Eric R. Lacy, Enrico Reale -- Female reproductive system / William C. Hamlett, Thomas J. Koob -- Male reproductive system / William C. Hamlett -- 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."--Jacket.
Subject Chondrichthyes.
Sharks -- Physiology.
Skates (Fishes) -- Physiology.
Rays (Fishes) -- Physiology.
Added Author Hamlett, William C.
ISBN 0801860482 (alk. paper)
9780801860485 (alk. paper)

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