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The biology of sharks and rays

Author: A Peter Klimley; Steve Oerding
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, [2013].
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Deals with the biological and physiological characteristics of the cartilaginous fishes: sharks, rays, and chimaeras. In this title, each chapter commences with an anecdote from the author about his  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A Peter Klimley; Steve Oerding
ISBN: 9780226442495 0226442497
OCLC Number: 1131569988
Notes: Index: pages 495-512.
Description: xi, 512 pages : illustrations en partie en couleur ; 26 cm
Contents: An introduction to the cartilaginous fishes --
Evolutionary history --
Body design and swimming modes --
Water and ionic regulation --
Warming of the body --
Sense of smell: chemoreception --
Sense of hearing: mechanoreception --
Sense of sight: photoreception --
Sense of electromagnetic fields: electroreception/magnetoreception --
Brain organization and intelligence --
Courtship and reproduction --
Feeding behavior and biomechanics --
Diet and growth --
Daily movements, home range, and migration --
Cartilaginous fishes and humans --
Fisheries and conservation.
Responsibility: A. Peter Klimley ; with illustrations by Steven Oerding.

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