Australia has an extremely diverse shark and ray fauna. There are more than 300 different species and at least half of these are thought to only occur in our waters. This user-friendly guide was developed by CSIRO, the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) and the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC) so that fishers, observers and scientists can identify the main Australian target and bycatch species of sharks, rays and chimaerids.
It includes full-colour illustrations, distribution maps and descriptions, which will be of interest to divers, naturalists and students in aquatic science.
Full colour throughout
Distribution maps, descriptions and images of each species
Scientific and common names included
". . . a user-friendly format with pictorial keys to families and full colour photographs annotated with key features for identification. . . Very useful as a portable general field guide." Simon Wilkinson, (Aquaculture Asia 2004)