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Multidisciplinary Approach

Edited by Luis Fernando Rodrigues-Filho

Federal University of Para, Brazil


Chondrichthyes are a group of cartilaginous fish, where we have sharks, rays, and chimeras as members. This group plays an important role in aquatic ecology, as they act as predators throughout the food chain (e.g., sharks). However, many populations of Chondrichthyes are threatened by several factors (increased direct fishing, high mortality rate as accompanying fauna, marine pollution, habitat destruction, etc.). These declines are evident in many parts of the world and have come to the attention of scientists, conservation organizations, the media, and the general public. Fisheries legislation regulating international fisheries markets has been amended to provide greater protection for this group along with other species of fish. However, little is known about these species, which reinforces the importance of studies in order to have a better understanding of the elasmobranch stocks, as well as to identify the influences of the anthropic action of fishing. In response to knowledge on the low sustainability of cartilaginous fish fisheries on a global scale, FAO has developed an international plan of action for the management and conservation of these fish, with the aim of developing and implementing national plans of action to ensure management and conservation of these stocks, having as main recommendation the collection of information about the Chondrichthyes, especially the sharks. Even so, this group is little known in terms of biodiversity, ecology, behavior, and a host of other characteristics relevant to this taxon, which is very worrying. Chondrichthyes - Multidisciplinary Approach attempts to portray to the readers up-to-date information on Chondrichthyes to promote an overview of the current taxon, serving as an indispensable source of access to more accurate and detailed information on shark rays and chimeras.

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ChondrichthyesMultidisciplinary ApproachEdited by Luis Fernando Rodrigues-Filho

Published: December 20th 2017

DOI: 10.5772/65879

ISBN: 978-953-51-3712-2

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-3711-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-3991-1

Copyright year: 2017

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6791 Total Chapter Downloads

9 Crossref Citations

14 Web of Science Citations

24 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: The Elasmobranchs as a Fishery Resource

By Luis Fernando da Silva Rodrigues Filho and João Bráullio de Luna Sales


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2. A Tale on the Demersal and Bottom Dwelling Chondrichthyes in the South of Sicily through 20 Years of Scientific Survey

By Michele Luca Geraci, Sergio Ragonese, Giacomo Norrito, Danilo Scannella, Fabio Falsone and Sergio Vitale


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3. Fisheries Bycatch of Chondrichthyes

By Sara Bonanomi, Jure Brčić’, Alessandro Colombelli, Emilio Notti, Jacopo Pulcinella and Antonello Sala


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4. The Importance of Academic Research in the Field of Shark-Human Interactions: A Three-Pronged Approach to a Better Understanding of Shark Encounters

By Erich Ritter and Raid Amin


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5. Deep-Water Sharks, Rays, and Chimaeras of Brazil

By Getulio Rincon, Rodrigo Cordeiro Mazzoleni, Ana Rita Onodera Palmeira and Rosangela Lessa


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6. A Review of the Mitogenomic Phylogeny of the Chondrichthyes

By Divino Bruno da Cunha, Luis Fernando da Silva Rodrigues‐Filho and João Bráullio de Luna Sales


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