This is the fourth in the FAO series of worldwide annotated and illustrated catalogues of major groups of organisms that enter marine fisheries. The present volume includes 342 shark species belonging to 8 orders and 31 families. It provides a comprehensive and illustrated key to all orders and families and sharks, with a glossary of technical terms and measurements. Within each family are given individual accounts of species which include drawings, scientific and vernacular names, information on habitat, biology and fisheries, and a distribution; map for most families there is also a key to genera. The work is fully indexed and there is ample reference to pertinent literature.
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