Catalogue


Sharks of the world : an annotated and illustrated catalogue of shark species known to date /
by Leonard J.V. Compagno.
edition
[Rev. and updated]
imprint
Rome : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2001-
description
v. : ill., col. maps ; 30 cm.
ISBN
9251045437 (v.2)
format(s)
Book
Holdings
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imprint
Rome : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2001-
isbn
9251045437 (v.2)
contents note
v. 2. Bullhead, mackerel and carpet sharks (Heterodontiformes, Lamniformes and Orectolobiformes).
general note
"FIR/Cat.1/2."
Originally published: 1984-
catalogue key
4698537
 
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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Summaries
Unpaid Annotation
This is an extensively rewritten, revised and updated version of the original FAO Catalogue of Sharks of the World. The present volume reviews all 15 families, 25 genera and 57 species of living bullhead, mackerel and carpet sharks. The volume is fully indexed and also contains sections on terminology and measurements including an extensive glossary, a list of species by FAO Statistical Areas, an appendix on shark preservation and an extensive bibliography. (Vol. 1 and Vol. 3 are expected in 2004).
Main Description
This is an extensively rewritten, revised and updated version of the original FAO Catalogue of Sharks of the World. The present volume reviews all 15 families, 25 genera and 57 species of living bullhead, mackerel and carpet sharks (orders Heterodontiformes, Lamniformes and Orectolobiformes - the non-carcharhinoid galeomorph sharks), including certain well-established but currently undescribed species mainly from Australia. Accounts for all orders, families and genera are given and all keys to taxa are fully illustrated. Information under each species account includes: valid modern names and original citation of the species (or subspecies); synonyms; the official FAO names for the species in English, French and Spanish; a lateral view and often other useful illustrations; field marks; diagnostic features; distribution, including a GIS map; habitat; biology; size; interest to fisheries and human impact; local names when available; a remarks section when necessary; and literature. The volume is fully indexed and also contains sections on terminology and measurements including an extensive glossary, a list of species by FAO Statistical Areas, an appendix on shark preservation and an extensive bibliography. (Vol. 1 and Vol. 3 are in preparation).
Main Description
This is the second volume of a revised and updated version of the original FAO Catalogue of Sharks of the World. It contains reviews all 15 families, 25 genera and 57 species of living bullhead, mackerel and carpet sharks. Information under each species account includes: official names, original citation and synonyms; illustrations; field marks; diagnostic features; distribution; habitat; interest to fisheries and human impact; as well as an extensive glossary and bibliography.

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