Deep–Sea Cartilaginous Fishes of the Southeastern Atlantic Ocean

FAO Species Catalogue for Fishery Purposes No. 9

This volume is a comprehensive, fully illustrated Catalogue of the Sharks, Batoid Fishes, and Chimaeras of the southeastern Atlantic Ocean, encompassing FAO Fishing Area 47. The present volume includes 10 orders, 23 families, 45 genera, and 78 species of cartilaginous fishes occurring in the southeastern Atlantic. It provides accounts for all orders, families, and genera and all keys to taxa are fully illustrated.


A species representative account of each genus is also provided and includes: valid modern names and original citation of the species; 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 sections; and literature. The volume is fully indexed and also includes sections on terminology and measurements, an extensive glossary, and a dedicated bibliography.


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