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Fish Physiology, Volume 34A: Physiology of Elasmobranch Fishes: Structure and Interaction with Environment

Provides needed comprehensive content on the physiology of elasmobranchs
Offers a systems approach between structure and interaction with the environment and internal physiology
Contains contributions by leading experts in their respective fields, under the guidance of internationally recognized and highly respected editors
Highlights areas of interest for future research, including perspective on future problems

Series: Fish Physiology Volume: 34A

By: Robert E Shadwick (Editor), Anthony P Farrell (Editor), Colin J Brauner (Editor)

393 pages, colour & b/w photos, colour & b/w illustrations, tables

Academic Press

Hardback | Nov 2015 | #227187 | ISBN-13: 9780128012895
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NHBS Price: £72.99 $89/€82 approx

About this book

Fish Physiology, Volume 34A: Physiology of Elasmobranch Fishes: Structure and Interaction with Environment is a useful reference for fish physiologists, biologists, ecologists, and conservation biologists. Following an increase in research on elasmobranchs due to the plight of sharks in today’s oceans, this volume compares elasmobranchs to other groups of fish, highlights areas of interest for future research, and offers perspective on future problems. Covering measurements and lab-and-field based studies of large pelagic sharks, this volume is a natural addition to the renowned Fish Physiology series.


1. Systematics, Molecular Phylogeny and Evolutionary History
      Philippe Janvier
2. How Elasmobranchs Sense Their Environment
      Shaun P. Collin, Ryan M. Kempster and Kara E. Yopak
3. Elasmobranch Gill Structure
      Nicholas C. Wegner
4. Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics of Feeding in Elasmobranchs
      Cheryl A.D. Wilga and Lara A. Ferry
5. Elasmobranch Muscle Structure and Mechanical Properties
      Scott G. Seamone and Douglas A. Syme and Lara A. Ferry
6. Swimming Mechanics and Energetics of Elasmobranch Fishes
      George V. Lauder and Valentina Di Santo
7. Reproduction Strategies of Elasmobranchs
      C. A. Awruch
8. Field Studies of Elasmobranch Physiology
      Diego Bernal and Christopher G. Lowe

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