Sharks of the World. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of Shark species known to date

FAO SPECIES CATALOGUE

Sharks of the World

An annotated and illustrated catalogue of Shark species known to date

Volume 2. Bullhead, mackerel and carpet sharks (Heterodontformes, Lamniformes and Orectolobiformes)

prepared by
Leonard J.V. Compagno
Shark Research Center
Iziko-Museums of Cape Town
South African Museum
Cape Town
South Africa


FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS

Rome, 2002

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Compagno, L.J.V.
Sharks of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of shark species known to date.
Volume 2. Bullhead, mackerel and carpet sharks (Heterodontiformes, Lamniformes and Orectolobiformes).
FAO Species Catalogue for Fishery Purposes. No. 1, Vol. 2. Rome, FAO. 2001. 269p.

ABSTRACT

This is the second volume of an extensively rewritten, revised, and updated version of the original FAO Catalogue of Sharks of theWorld. The present volume reviews all 15 families 25 genera and 57 species of living bullhead, mackerel and carpet sharks (orders Heterodontiformes, Lamniformes and Orectolobiformes), that is, the non-carcharhinoid galeomorph sharks, including certain well-established but currently undescribed species mainly from Australia. It gives accounts for all orders, families and genera and all keys to taxa are fully illustrated. Information under each species account includes: valid modern names and original citation of the species (or subspecies); synonyms; the English, French, and Spanish FAO Names for the species; a lateral view and often other useful illustrations; field marks; diagnostic features; distribution, including a GIS map; habitat; biology; size; interest to fisheries and human impact; local names when available; a remarks section when necessary; and literature. The volume is fully indexed and also includes sections on terminology and measurements including an extensive glossary, a list of species by FAO Statistical Areas, an appendix on shark preservation, and a dedicated bibliography.


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FAO Species Catalogue for Fishery Purposes No.1, Vol.2pdf

PREPARATION OF THIS DOCUMENT
CONTENTS

INTRODUCTIONpdf

SYSTEMATIC CATALOGUEpdf

HETERODONTIFORMES - Bullhead sharks
HETERODONTIDAE
Heterodontus
Heterodontus francisci
Heterodontus galeatus
Heterodontus japonicus
Heterodontus mexicanus
Heterodontus portusjacksoni
Heterodontus quoyi
Heterodontus ramalheira
Heterodontus zebra
Heterodontus
sp. A
LAMNIFORMES - Mackerel sharks
ODONTASPIDIDAE
Carcharias
Carcharias taurus
Odontaspis
Odontaspis ferox
Odontaspis noronhai
MITSUKURINIDAE
Mitsukurina
Mitsukurina owstoni
PSEUDOCARCHARIIDAE
Pseudocarcharias
Pseudocarcharias kamoharai
MEGACHASMIDAE
Megachasma
Megachasma pelagios
ALOPIIDAE
Alopias
Alopias pelagicus
Alopias superciliosus
Alopias vulpinus
CETORHINIDAE
Cetorhinus
Cetorhinus maximus
LAMNIDAE
Carcharodon
Carcharodon carcharias
Isurus
Isurus oxyrinchus
Isurus paucus
Lamna
Lamna ditropis
Lamna nasus
ORECTOLOBIFORMES - Carpet sharks
PARASCYLLIIDAE
Cirrhoscyllium
Cirrhoscyllium expolitum
Cirrhoscyllium formosanum
Cirrhoscyllium japonicum
Parascyllium
Parascyllium collare
Parascyllium ferrugineum
Parascyllium variolatum
Parascyllium
sp. A
BRACHAELURIDAE
Brachaelurus
Brachaelurus waddi
Heteroscyllium
Heteroscyllium colcloughi
ORECTOLOBIDAE
Eucrossorhinus
Eucrossorhinus dasypogon
Orectolobus
Orectolobus japonicus
Orectolobus maculatus
Orectolobus ornatus
Orectolobus wardi

Orectolobus sp. A
Sutorectus
Sutorectus tentaculatus
HEMISCYLLIIDAE
Chiloscyllium
Chiloscyllium arabicum
Chiloscyllium burmensis
Chiloscyllium griseum
Chiloscyllium hasselti
Chiloscyllium indicum
Chiloscyllium plagiosum
Chiloscyllium punctatum
Hemiscyllium
Hemiscyllium freycineti
Hemiscyllium hallstromi
Hemiscyllium ocellatum
Hemiscyllium strahani
Hemiscyllium trispeculare
STEGOSTOMATIDAE
Stegostoma
Stegostoma fasciatum
GINGLYMOSTOMATIDAE
Ginglymostoma
Ginglymostoma cirratum
Nebrius
Nebrius ferrugineus
Pseudoginglymostoma
Pseudoginglymostoma brevicaudatum
RHINCODONTIDAE
Rhincodon
Rhincodon typus

LIST OF SPECIES BY MAJOR FISHING AREASpdf

APPENDIXpdf

BIBLIOGRAPHYpdf

INDEX OF SCIENTIFIC AND VERNACULAR NAMESpdf