Reproductive Biology and Phylogeny of Chondrichthyes: Sharks, Batoids, and Chimaeras, Volume 3, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Reproductive Biology and Phylogeny of Chondrichthyes

Sharks, Batoids, and Chimaeras, Volume 3, 1st Edition

Edited by William C. Hamlett

CRC Press

576 pages | 40 Color Illus.

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pub: 2005-03-01
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Internal fertilization is universal in chondrichthyan fishes and, as such, requires a suite of biological activities, including behavioral, morphological and physiological mechanisms, to ensure successful copulation and fertilization. This volume correlates available data and ideas concerning the development, reproductive morphology, function, and phylogeny of chondrichthyan fishes. Coverage includes oogenesis, spermatogenesis, gestation, regulation of reproductive tract function, sperm storage, nutrient provision, placentation, and phylogeny. New and exciting data is presented including the idea that yolk sac viviparity is the plesiomorphic state rather than oviparity.

Table of Contents

Phylogenetic Relationships Among the Major Lineages of Modern Elasmobranchs: G.J.P. Naylor, et al.

Population and Reproductive Genetics in Chondrichthyes: E.J. Heist

Reproductive Evolution of Chondrichthyans: J.A. Musick and J.K. Ellis

Reproduction in Fisheries Science: T.I. Walker

Elasmobranch Courtship and Mating Behavior: H.L. Pratt, Jr. and J.C. Carrier

The Testis and Spermatogenesis: K. Bonner Engel and G. Vincz Callard

Spermatozoa and Phylogeny: B.G.M. Jamieson

The Elasmobranch Ovary: B.V. Lutton, et al.

Endocrine Control of the Female Reproductive Tract: I.P. Callard, et al.

Oviducal Glands in Chondrichthyans: W.C. Hamlett, et al.

Alkaline Glands and Clasper Glands of Batoids: E.R. Lacy

Male Genital Ducts and Copulatory Appendages in Chondrichthyans: C.J.P. Jones, et al.

Chondrichthyan Parity, Lecithotrophy and Matrotrophy: W.C. Hamlett, et al.

Oophagy, Intrauterine Cannibalism and Reproductive Strategy in Lamnoid Sharks:R. Grant Gilmore, Jr., et al.

Placentatrophy in Sharks: W.C. Hamlett, et al.

Checklist of Living Chondrichthyes: L.J.V. Compagno

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NATURE / Animals / General
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Evolution
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Developmental Biology