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Sharks and rays: A field guide to common elasmobranchs of East Africa

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Per Berggren


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Elasmobranchs (sharks and rays) are among the most fascinating but also the most unknown and misunderstood animals of our oceans. With nearly 200 species recorded, the East African region is a major hotspot for sharks and rays in the world. However, very little is known about their status, distribution, and taxonomy, whereas a large number of species face major threats including fisheries and habitat degradation. The aim of this book is to help and encourage scientists, fishermen, divers, and other interested to identify, document and promote the presence of the 70 most common species of elasmobranchs in East Africa.

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Author(s): Kiszka J, Quod J-P, Berggren P

Publication type: Authored Book

Publication status: Published

Year: 2016

Number of Pages: 200

Acceptance date: 01/08/2016

Publisher: Western Indian Ocean Marine Association (WIOMSA)

Place Published: Zanzibar, Tanzania

Notes: Illustrations by Phil Coles

Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 9789987955961