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By Peter Last,Gavin Naylor,Bernard Séret,William White,Matthias Stehmann,Marcelo de Carvalho

Rays are one of the biggest fishes and advanced from shark-like ancestors approximately 2 hundred million years in the past. They proportion with sharks many existence background qualities: all species are carnivores or scavengers; all reproduce via inner fertilisation; and all have comparable morphological and anatomical features, equivalent to skeletons outfitted of cartilage. Rays of the realm is the 1st entire pictorial atlas of the world’s ray fauna and contains info on many species just recently stumbled on through scientists whereas project examine for the e-book. It contains all 26 households and 633 legitimate named species of rays, yet extra undescribed species exist for plenty of teams.
Rays of the realm encompasses a distinctive selection of work of all dwelling species by means of Australian normal historical past artist Lindsay Marshall, compiled as a part of a multinational study initiative, the Chondrichthyan Tree of existence undertaking. photos sourced from round the planet have been utilized by the artist to demonstrate the fauna. This entire evaluation of the world’s ray fauna summarises info equivalent to common selecting gains and distributional information regarding those iconic, yet unusually poorly recognized, fishes. it is going to permit readers to achieve a greater knowing of the wealthy variety of rays and advertise wider public curiosity within the group.
Rays of the realm is a perfect reference for a variety of readers, together with conservationists, fishery managers, scientists, fishers, divers, scholars and publication collectors.

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