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 tradeColour plates are by Marc Dando from the hugely acclaimed Sharks of the World: A Fully Illustrated Guide.
- Paperback | 256 pages
- 15 x 226 x 4mm | 666g
- 16 Jun 2014
- Wild Nature Press
- United Kingdom
Table of contents
Acknowledgements 4Introduction 5How to use this book 10Topography 11Tooth guide 14Fin guide 20Key to orders and families of living sharks 28Species accounts 41 Frilled and cow sharks Order Hexanchiformes 42 Bramble sharks Order Echinorhiniformes 46 Dogfish sharks Order Squaliformes 46 Sawsharks Order Pristiophoriformes 84 Angelsharks Order Squatiniformes 85 Bullhead sharks Order Heterodontiformes 96 Mackerel sharks Order Lamniformes 97 Carpetsharks Order Orectolobiformes 112 Ground sharks Order Carcharhiniformes 132Glossary 224Oceans and seas 229Field observations 231Further reading 235Scientific societies and conservation organisations 236Other sources of online information 236Species checklist 237Index 249
About Marc Dando
David A. Ebert is the program director for the Pacific Shark Research Center and a research faculty member at Moss Landing Marine Laboratories. Sarah Fowler cofounded the UK Shark Trust and the European Elasmobranch Association. She has been a member of the IUCN Shark Specialist Group since 1992 and is currently vice-chair of international treaties. Marc Dando is a freelance artist specializing in marine ecology and wildlife.