Sharks of the World

"Fully revised and updated"--Back cover.

Sharks of the World

The most comprehensive reference guide to the world's sharks—now fully revised and updated Sharks of the World is the essential illustrated guide for anyone interested in these magnificent creatures. Now fully revised and updated, it covers 536 of the world's shark species and is packed with colour illustrations, colour photos and informative diagrams. This comprehensive, easy-to-use reference guide incorporates the latest taxonomic revisions of many shark families, featuring many species that were only described in recent years. It also includes a completely revised and expanded introduction and updated line drawings throughout. Covers 536 shark species from around the world Features updated species accounts, illustrations and maps Gives an illustrated overview of shark biology, ecology and conservation Includes fin identification guides Provides a colour distribution map for every species

Sharks of the World

Written by two of the world's leading authorities and superbly illustrated by wildlife artist Marc Dando, this is the first comprehensive field guide to all 440-plus shark species.

Sharks of the World

Written by two of the world's leading authorities and superbly illustrated by wildlife artist Marc Dando, this is the first comprehensive field guide to all 440-plus shark species. Color plates illustrate all species, and detailed accounts include diagnostic line drawings and a distribution map for each species.

A Pocket Guide to Sharks of the World

This expanded second edition presents lavish images, details on newly discovered species, and updated text throughout.

A Pocket Guide to Sharks of the World

An updated and comprehensive guide identifying all of the world's sharks Sharks are some of the most misunderstood animals on the planet. We still have a lot to learn about these fascinating creatures, which are more seriously threatened with extinction and in greater need of conservation and management than any other major group of vertebrates. A Pocket Guide to Sharks of the World is the only field guide to identify, illustrate, and describe every known shark species. Its compact format makes it handy for many situations, including recognizing living species, fishery catches, or parts sold at markets. This expanded second edition presents lavish images, details on newly discovered species, and updated text throughout. The book contains useful sections on identifying shark teeth and the shark fins most commonly encountered in the fin trade, and takes a look at shark biology, ecology, and conservation. A Pocket Guide to Sharks of the World will be an essential resource and definitive reference for years to come. An updated guide to all of the world’s sharks Each species is illustrated and described Handy, compact format with concise text Useful sections on the identification of shark teeth and fins

Sharks of the World

Packed with unique colour illustrations, line drawings and photographs, the book is well-presented and easy to use. It is currently the only single guide to cover over 500 of the world's shark species.

Sharks of the World

The essential book for everyone interested in sharks, from the expert requiring a major reference work, to the layperson fascinated by their beauty, biology and diversity. Packed with unique colour illustrations, line drawings and photographs, the book is well-presented and easy to use. It is currently the only single guide to cover over 500 of the world's shark species. It incorporates the most recent taxonomic revisions of many shark families, featuring not only many species that were only described in recent years, but several more that are still awaiting their scientific names. Its production is timely. Overfishing and the shark fin trade have pushed sharks into the most threatened categories of marine animals. Their depletion has serious implications for the stability of marine ecosystems. Some species are now listed in international environmental agreements, including the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), and they are becoming a management priority for many regional fisheries management organisations. Implementation of conservation and fisheries management measures, and international trade regulation is impossible without a good identification guide.

A Field Guide to the Sharks of the World

Covering all aspects of these extraordinary creatures, from their behaviour, breeding, feeding and ecology, right through to the impact of humans on sharks throughout the world, this is one of the most important shark books ever written.

A Field Guide to the Sharks of the World

The definitive identification guide to the sharks of the world The shark is undeniably the 'lord of the seas', having existed unchanged for 350 million years. Not only is it the biggest of fish, it is also the best equipped for hunting down and destroying its prey. It is capable of living in all waters shallow or deep, tropical or temperate, fresh or salt, and unlike most animals, it has no natural predators apart from the Killer Whale. Set to become a classic natural history title, Collins Field Guide to Sharks describes and illustrates the world's 530 species of shark. Shark families are grouped together and for each individual species there is detailed identification information, and original colour illustration, and a distribution map showing where in the world that species can be found. Covering all aspects of these extraordinary creatures, from their behaviour, breeding, feeding and ecology, right through to the impact of humans on sharks throughout the world, this is one of the most important shark books ever written.

Sharks of the World

Discusses the anatomy of the shark and describes the habits and behavior of the various types of sharks

Sharks of the World

Discusses the anatomy of the shark and describes the habits and behavior of the various types of sharks

Sharks of the World Coloring Book

Twenty-five species of sharks — carefully researched, skillfully rendered, and ready to color — ranging from the tiny cookiecutter shark (11¼ inches) to the monstrous whale shark (up to 65 feet).

Sharks of the World Coloring Book

Twenty-five species of sharks — carefully researched, skillfully rendered, and ready to color — ranging from the tiny cookiecutter shark (11¼ inches) to the monstrous whale shark (up to 65 feet). Also includes hammerhead, tiger, blue, leopard, great white, more. Captioned information on habitat, size, distinguishing characteristics, other data.

Sharks of the World

... Greece: www.isea.com.gr IUCN Shark Specialist Group: www.iucnssg.org Japanese Society for Elasmobranch Studies: www.jses.info Manta Trust (global Mobulid ray research and conservation): www.mantatrust.org.

Sharks of the World

The most comprehensive reference guide to the world's sharks—now fully revised and updated Sharks of the World is the essential illustrated guide for anyone interested in these magnificent creatures. Now fully revised and updated, it covers 536 of the world's shark species and is packed with colour illustrations, colour photos and informative diagrams. This comprehensive, easy-to-use reference guide incorporates the latest taxonomic revisions of many shark families, featuring many species that were only described in recent years. It also includes a completely revised and expanded introduction and updated line drawings throughout. Covers 536 shark species from around the world Features updated species accounts, illustrations and maps Gives an illustrated overview of shark biology, ecology and conservation Includes fin identification guides Provides a colour distribution map for every species

An Illustrated Pocket Guide to the Sharks of the World

Three species of large-eyed oceanic sharks with small mouths, large pectoral, pelvic, and first dorsal fins, ... The White Shark, the film star of the shark world (in fact and fiction), uses a very varied range of marine habitats and ...

An Illustrated Pocket Guide to the Sharks of the World

Sharks are probably the most misunderstood animals on the planet. We all still have a lot to learn about these fascinating creatures, which are sadly more seriously threatened with extinction and in greater need of conservation and management action than any other major group of vertebrates. We have produced this guide not just because we and so many other people love sharks. It is also because their identification, whether of living animals, fishery catches or body parts sold at markets, is an essential tool to support shark conservation, fisheries management and international trade regulation, prevent further depletion of stocks, and enable their recovery. ● the first pocket guide to all 501 shark species ● all species illustrated and described ● handy, compact format with concise text ● a six-page guide to shark teeth identification ● an eight-page guide to the identification of the shark fins most commonly encountered in the fin trade Colour plates are by Marc Dando from the hugely acclaimed Sharks of the World: A Fully Illustrated Guide.

The Top 10 Deadliest Sharks in the World

wild; however, killer whales have been known to occasionally consume tiger sharks in times of hunger. ... As such, the tiger shark is an incredibly dangerous species and certainly one of the world's most dangerous. 2.

The Top 10 Deadliest Sharks in the World

This eBook examines (and ranks) the 10 deadliest sharks in the world. It provides a brief overview of each shark species, discussing their behavioral patterns, basic characteristics, level of aggression, as well as threat to humans.

The Shark Handbook Second Edition

This is the perfect gift for any shark fan!

The Shark Handbook  Second Edition

This fully revised and updated edition of the bestselling SHARK HANDBOOK features an all-new, expanded feature on the Great White Shark, plus stunning, full-color photos and a complete overview of every known shark in the world! There’s no one better than Greg Skomal to detail sharks in this comprehensive, stunning field guide. In addition to a definitive, fully up-to-date feature on the Great White, plus amazing original images from Skomal and award-winning National Geographic photographer Nick Caloyianis throughout, this handbook contains a complete listing of every known shark in existence as well as some extinct species. Learn about sharks from their birth to death, their anatomy, how to distinguish one shark from the next, how their teeth are developed, how they hunt and attack, and their importance and purpose within our eco system. This is the perfect gift for any shark fan!

Sharks of the World

Telemetered small sharks in this area tended to stay near the surface above 20 m depth and in waters 20 to 21 ° C ... Biology : The peregrine falcon of the shark world , the shortfin mako may be the fastest shark and one of the swiftest ...

Sharks of the World

Volume 2: This is the second volume of an extensively rewritten, revised, and updated version of the original FAO Catalogue of Sharks of theWorld. The present volume reviews all 15 families 25 genera and 57 species of living bullhead, mackerel and carpet sharks (orders Heterodontiformes, Lamniformes and Orectolobiformes), that is, the non-carcharhinoid galeomorph sharks, including certain well-established but currently undescribed species mainly from Australia. It gives accounts for all orders, families and genera 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 English, French, and Spanish FAO Names for the species; 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 includes sections on terminology and measurements including an extensive glossary, a list of species by FAO Statistical Areas, an appendix on shark preservation, and a dedicated bibliography.

Sharks of the World Bullhead mackerel and carpet sharks Heterodontiformes Lamniformes and Orectolobiformes

This volume reviews all 15 families, 25 genera and 57 species of living bullhead, mackerel and carpet sharks, including certain well-established but currently undescribed species, mainly from Australia.

Sharks of the World  Bullhead  mackerel  and carpet sharks  Heterodontiformes  Lamniformes  and Orectolobiformes

An extensively rewritten, revised and updated version of the original FAO Catalogue of Sharks of the World. This volume reviews all 15 families, 25 genera and 57 species of living bullhead, mackerel and carpet sharks, including certain well-established but currently undescribed species, mainly from Australia.

Sharks of the World

Sharks of the World


Field Identification Guide to the Sharks and Rays of the Mediterranean and Black Sea

Compagno , L.J.V. 1984a . FAO species catalogue . Vol . 4. Sharks of the world . An annotated and illustrated catalogue of sharks species known to date . Part 1. Hexanchiformes to Lamniformes . FAO Fish . Synop . , ( 125 ) Vol .

Field Identification Guide to the Sharks and Rays of the Mediterranean and Black Sea

This volume presents a fully illustrated field guide for the identification of the sharks and rays most relevant to the fisheries of the Mediterranean and Black Sea. An extensive literature review was carried out for the preparation of this document. A total of 49 sharks, 34 batoids and 1 chimaera are fully treated. The presence of 5 sharks and 2 batoids included in this field guide, need, however, to be confirmed. The guide includes sections on technical terms and measurements for sharks and batoids, and fully illustrated keys to those orders and families that occur in the region. Each species account includes: at least one annotated illustration of the species highlighting its relevant identification characters; basic information on nomenclature, synonyms and possible misidentifications; FAO common names; basic information on size, habitat and biology, distribution, importance to fisheries, and conservation and exploitation status.

Sharks of the World

An Annotated and Illustrated Catalogue of Shark Species Known to Date Leonard J. V. Compagno ... Biology : The peregrine falcon of the shark world , the shortfin mako may be the fastest shark and one of the swiftest and most active ...

Sharks of the World


Sharks and Their Relatives II

Compagno LJV (2001) Sharks of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of shark species known to date. Volume 2. Bullhead, mackerel and carpet sharks (Heterodontiformes, Lamniformes and Orectolobiformes).

Sharks and Their Relatives II

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