Sharks, skates, rays, and chimaeras
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Published by U.S. G.P.O. in Washington, D.C .
Written in English


  • Sharks,
  • Skates (Fishes),
  • Rays (Fishes),
  • Chimaeridae

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Statementby J.R. Thompson and Stewart Springer.
SeriesCircular -- 119, Circular (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) -- 119
ContributionsSpringer, Stewart.
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 19 p. :bill. ;
Number of Pages19
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20880204M

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  I recently wrapped up my Masters in Marine Biology, focusing on “Habitat use throughout a Chondrichthyan’s life.” Chondrichthyans (class Chondrichthyes) are sharks, skates, rays, and chimaeras. Today, there are more than species of sharks and about species of rays known, with many more being discovered every year. All living sharks, rays, and chimaeras belong to the class Chondrichthyes (Greek, chondro meaning cartilage and ichthos meaning fish), a group of aquatic, gill-breathing, finned vertebrates. In contrast to the bony fishes or class Osteichthyes (Greek, osteos meaning bone and ichthos meaning fish), these fishes have a simplified internal. of skates and rays and 16% of sharks [17, 18, 36]. This recent biological diversity boom is certainly related to the REVIZEE scienti c surveys in the recent past (–) and its. How do scientists study the movements of large sharks? Appendix A Sharks, Skates, Rays, and Chimaeras of the World Appendix B Organizations That Promote the Study and Conservation of Sharks Appendix C Websites That Provide Useful and Accurate Information on Sharks Bibliography Index