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Successor to The Elasmobranch Fishes by Frank Daniel (1922), this title provides a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of elasmobranch morphology. Coverage includes anatomy and modern information on both physiology and biochemistry with equal treatment for both skates and rays.
Systematics and body form, Leonard J.V. Compagno; integumentary system and teeth, Norman E. Kemp; endoskeleton, Leonard J.V. Compagno; muscular system, Karen F. Liem, Adam P. Summers and Quenton Bone; digestive system, Suzanne Holmgren and Stephan Nilsson; respiratory system, P.J. Butler; circulatory system, Ramon Munoz-Chapuli and Geoffrey H. Satchell; the heart, Bruno Tota; nervous system, Michael R. Hoffman; special senses, Horst Bleckmann and Michael H. Hoffman; the rectal gland and volume homeostasis, Kenneth R. Olson; urinary system, Enrico Reale and Eric Lacy; female reproductive system, William C. Hamlett and Thomas J. Koob; male reproductive system, William C. Hamlett.
William C. Hamlett is an associate professor of anatomy at Indiana University School of Medicine and an adjunct associate professor of biological sciences at the University of Notre Dame.
'Sharks, Skates, and Rays' is an important contribution to the literature on elasmobranch fishes. It successfully presents current reviews of many elasmobranch organ systems, and its equal treatment of batoids and sharks will be of great interest and value to all biologists in the field.--David M. Koester, University of New England