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Sharks, skates, and rays : the biology of elasmobranch fishes

Author: William C Hamlett
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"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  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William C Hamlett
OCLC Number: 1153520299
Description: 1 online resource (x, 515 pages : illustrations)
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.
Responsibility: edited by William C. Hamlett.


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The range and detail of information in this book will make it a valued library addition to students of anatomy and physiology as well as those specializing in ichthyology. -- R. H. Wettach Read more...

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