Taxonomy of Sharks

Thomas, Sujitha and Kizhakudan, Shoba Joe and Purushottama, G B and Akhilesh, K V (2022) Taxonomy of Sharks. In: ICAR-CMFRI -Winter School on Recent Development in Taxonomic Techniques of Marine Fishes for Conservation and Sustainable Fisheries Management. ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi, pp. 346-359.

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    Abstract

    Sharks, along with skates, guitarfishes, rays (batoids) and chimaeras belong to the Phylum Chordata, and the Class Chondrichthyes. Species in the class Chondrichthyes can be characterized by their cartilaginous skeleton, allowing their skeletal structure greater flexibility than rigid bone would. Chondrichthyes have placoid scales, sometimes referred to as dermal denticles; tiny hard modified teeth that aid in the movement of the fish through the water by reducing drag. Other anatomical features that all Chondrichthyes share are paired pectoral fins and ampullae of Lorenzini, which are used to sense electrical fields within their environment.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Subjects: Demersal Fisheries > Shark fisheries
    Elasmobranch Fisheries
    Demersal Fishes
    Fish and Fisheries > Fish Taxonomy
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2022 06:34
    Last Modified: 11 Feb 2022 04:40
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/15724

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