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Rays of the world

Rays of the world

Author: P R Last
Publisher: Ithaca [New York] : Comstock Publishing Associates, a division of Cornell University Press ; Clayton South VIC, Australia : CSIRO Publishing, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"This book is the first complete pictorial atlas of the world's ray fauna. It also provides general identifying features and distributional information about this iconic, but surprisingly poorly known, group of fishes"--

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Field guides
Pictorial works
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2016017487
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: P R Last
ISBN: 9780643109148 0643109145 9780643109155 0643109153
OCLC Number: 967717812
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 790 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps
Contents: Foreword --
Introduction --
Phylogeny and classification of rays --
Human interactions --
Ray conservation --
About this book --
Glossary --
Key to families of living rays --
Pristidae (Sawfishes) --
Rhinidae (Wedgefishes) --
Rhinobatidae (Guitarfishes) --
Glaucostegidae (Giant guitarfishes) --
Trygonorrhinidae (Banjo rays) --
Platyrhinidae (Fanrays) --
Zanobatidae (Panrays) --
Narcinidae (Numbfishes) --
Narkidae (Sleeper rays) --
Hypnidae (Coffin rays) --
Torpedinidae (Torpedo rays) --
Rajidae (Skates) --
Arhynchobatidae (Softnose skates) --
Gurgesiellidae (Pygmy skates) --
Anacanthobatidae (Legskates) --
Hexatrygonidae (Sixgill stingrays) --
Gymnuridae (Butterfly rays) --
Dasyatidae (Stingrays) --
Potamotryconidae (Neotropical stingrays) --
Urotrygonidae (Round rays) --
Plesiobatidae (Giant stingarees) --
Urolophidae (Stingarees) --
Myliobatidae (Eagle rays) --
Aetobatidae (Pelagic eagle rays) --
Rhinopteridae (Cownose rays) --
Mobulidae (Devilrays) --
Suggested reading --
Checklist of the world's rays.
Responsibility: editors, Peter R. Last, William T. White, Marcelo R. de Carvalho, Bernard Séret, Matthias F.W. Stehmann, and Gavin J.P. Naylor ; colour illustrations, Lindsay Marshall.
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Rays of the World is the first complete pictorial atlas of the world's ray fauna and features paintings of more than six hundred species by the fish artist Lindsay Marshall.  Read more...


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"Overall, this was a tremendous effort and the editors and illustrator should be commended. This is a must have book for anyone with an interest in chondrichthyans, and should find a place in the Read more...

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