Sharks and Rays of Australia

Sharks and Rays of Australia

Author: Peter Robert Last

Publisher:

ISBN: 0643094571

Category: Chimaeriformes

Page: 644

View: 680

SDCovers 323 species of sharks, rays and chimaerids, including species descriptions, full-colour illustrations, line illustrations and distribution maps. This book covers major changes to the systematics of some groups, such as the dogfishes and skates, and includes family keys, and species distributional information.

Field Guide to Australian Sharks & Rays

Field Guide to Australian Sharks & Rays

Author: Ross K. Daley

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN: 1876996102

Category: Nature

Page: 84

View: 898

Australia has an extremely diverse shark and ray fauna. There are more than 300 different species and at least half of these only swim in our waters. This user friendly guide is for fishers, scientists and observers to identify the main Australian species.

Sharks and Rays of Australia

Sharks and Rays of Australia

Author: P. R. Last

Publisher: International Specialized Book Service Incorporated

ISBN: 0643051430

Category: Science

Page: 513

View: 135

Describes and illustrates over 180 species of sharks and 100 rays - Gives distinctive features, colour, size and distribution; Tiger shark - Stingray - Hammerhead shark _____________

Sharks & Rays

Sharks & Rays

Author: Tony Ayling

Publisher: Steve Parish

ISBN: UCSD:31822037183472

Category: Mammals

Page: 96

View: 264

Wild Australia Guides are must-have, ready references for around the home, in the car or to be tucked into a backpack. The series features stunning photographs and compact text for quick and easy identification. Each species profile provides essential information about its identifying features, habitat, diet, distribution and breeding.

The Action Plan for Australian Sharks and Rays 2020

The Action Plan for Australian Sharks and Rays 2020

Author: Peter Kyne

Publisher:

ISBN: 0646825526

Category:

Page:

View: 322

The Action Plan for Australian Sharks 2020 is the first action plan for Australia's chondrichthyan fishes (sharks, rays, and chimaeras). This book presents the IUCN Red List status of all 329 species occurring in Australian waters including Subantarctic ad Antarctic waters. The majority of the fauna is secure, although roughly one in eight species is threatened with extinction. The Action Plan presents specific actions required to address knowledge gaps, and outlines conservation actions for each species. This book is a call to action to secure all of Australia's sharks, rays, and chimaeras.

Sharks and Their Relatives II

Sharks and Their Relatives II

Author: Jeffrey C. Carrier

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420080482

Category: Science

Page: 746

View: 270

Since the award-winning first volume, The Biology of Sharks and Their Relatives, published in 2004, the field has witnessed tremendous developments in research, rapid advances in technology, and the emergence of new investigators beginning to explore issues of biodiversity, distribution, physiology, and ecology in ways that eluded more traditional studies. As an entirely new companion volume, Sharks and Their Relatives II: Biodiversity, Adaptive Physiology, and Conservation brings you up to speed on these significant changes, specifically examining how elasmobranch fishes – the sharks, skates, rays, and chimaeras – successfully survive in a wide range of habitats. Emphasizes Conservation of Threatened Species This multidisciplinary volume begins by examining elasmobranch biodiversity patterns and their integrated sensory systems. It then explores the physiological adaptations – from unique sensory modalities to compensatory mechanisms for physiological and environmental stress – that make these animals particularly well-suited for the range of habitats where they are found, in both oceanic and freshwater realms. Features Established Researchers and Introduces New Pioneers in the Field The book then considers the human interactions and anthropogenic effects on worldwide elasmobranch populations and the potential extinction risks posed by increasing threats from changes in habitat, changes in water chemistry, and growing commercial exploitation. This text truly is unrivaled in terms of coverage and readability, and it is a must-have reference for marine biologists, fishery scientists, oceanographers, and also marine, zoo, and aquarium veterinarians. To address subject areas and subdisciplines where coverage was absent or superficial in volume one, Jeffrey Carrier and associates have assembled in the current volume a collection of works that reveal patterns of biodiversity, the physiological attributes that contribute to elasmobranchs’ successful exploitation of oceanic and freshwater realms, and the unique issues associated with the interaction between elasmobranchs and humans, all of this with overarching attention to issues of conservation. "We begin with chapters examining biodiversity. We have chosen to approach this discussion by presenting elasmobranchs as inhabitants of the range of zoogeographic provinces, realizing that significant overlap may occur for more pelagic species. This realization was reflected in the dialogue that occurred during preparation of the book between our chapter authors, and the recognition that many species simply cannot be confined to a specific habitat or range of habitats. We then continue by examining some of the unique physiological adaptations that allow these animals to exploit the range of habitats where they are found, from unique sensory modalities to compensatory mechanisms for physiological and environmental stress. "Our concluding section presents some of the challenges faced by members of these groups. We have asked our authors to consider human interactions and anthropogenic effects on worldwide populations and the potential extinction risks posed from survival under increasing threats from changes in habitat, changes in water chemistry, and increasing commercial exploitation. Conservation of species under threat remains a theme throughout the book. "Our authors represent an international group of investigators including established scientists whose work has been widely published and respected, and emerging younger scientists who have exploited recent advances in technology to ask and answer new questions as well as offering new insights and interpretations to enduring problems in the fields of ecology and physiology. We have asked them to be speculative and challenging, and we have asked them to predict future areas for investigation in hopes that their work will both inspire and provoke additional studies of these fascinating animals." - from the Preface

Rays of the World

Rays of the World

Author: Peter Last

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9780643109148

Category: Science

Page: 800

View: 108

Rays are among the largest fishes and evolved from shark-like ancestors nearly 200 million years ago. They share with sharks many life history traits: all species are carnivores or scavengers; all reproduce by internal fertilisation; and all have similar morphological and anatomical characteristics, such as skeletons built of cartilage. Rays of the World is the first complete pictorial atlas of the world’s ray fauna and includes information on many species only recently discovered by scientists while undertaking research for the book. It includes all 26 families and 633 valid named species of rays, but additional undescribed species exist for many groups. Rays of the World features a unique collection of paintings of all living species by Australian natural history artist Lindsay Marshall, compiled as part of a multinational research initiative, the Chondrichthyan Tree of Life Project. Images sourced from around the planet were used by the artist to illustrate the fauna. This comprehensive overview of the world’s ray fauna summarises information such as general identifying features and distributional information about these iconic, but surprisingly poorly known, fishes. It will enable readers to gain a better understanding of the rich diversity of rays and promote wider public interest in the group. Rays of the World is an ideal reference for a wide range of readers, including conservationists, fishery managers, scientists, fishers, divers, students and book collectors.

Sharks, Rays, and Chimaeras of California

Sharks, Rays, and Chimaeras of California

Author: David Ebert

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520222656

Category: Science

Page: 284

View: 334

"Ebert has herein assembled an enormous body of knowledge about California's 43 shark species ranging from shark and human behavior to taxonomic minutiae, along with up-to-date explanations of their ecology, status and fisheries. More importantly, his Herculean effort includes the often-overlooked 25 species of skates, rays and chimaeras. That, along with the fine illustrations of Mat Squillante, should answer any question that a student, diver, natural history buff, or recreational or commercial fisher might ask."—John E. McCosker, coauthor of Great White Shark "The timing of this publication is ideal given the status of some of California's elasmobranch populations and the need for a deeper understanding of their biology, ecology, and fishery management. The book is a comprehensive treatment—if one wants to find out the latest information on any species of shark or ray off California, this is the place to go. An outstanding work!"—Gregor M. Cailliet, Professor, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, and Director, Pacific Shark Research Center