Special Issue: Age and Growth of Chondrichthyan Fishes: New Methods, Techniques and Analysis

  • Carlson John K. 
  • Goldman Kenneth J. 

Part of the Developments in Environmental Biology of Fishes book series (DEBF, volume 25)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. Maurice W. Clarke, Sarah B. Irvine
    Pages 273-277
  3. Miguel Araya, Luis A. Cubillos
    Pages 293-300
  4. Loraine F. Hale, John V. Dudgeon, Andrew Z. Mason, Christopher G. Lowe
    Pages 317-325
  5. Steven E. Campana, Cynthia Jones, Gordon A. McFarlane, Sigmund Myklevoll
    Pages 327-336
  6. Lisa A. Kerr, Allen H. Andrews, Gregor M. Cailliet, Thomas A. Brown, Kenneth H. Coale
    Pages 337-353
  7. Daniele Ardizzone, Gregor M. Cailliet, Lisa J. Natanson, Allen H. Andrews, Lisa A. Kerr, Thomas A. Brown
    Pages 355-366
  8. Lisa J. Natanson, Nancy E. Kohler, Daniele Ardizzone, Gregor M. Cailliet, Sabine P. Wintner, Henry F. Mollet
    Pages 367-383
  9. Rory B. McAuley, Colin A. Simpfendorfer, Glenn A. Hyndes, Rick R. Allison, Justin A. Chidlow, Stephen J. Newman et al.
    Pages 385-400
  10. Andrew N. Piercy, Travis S. Ford, Laura M. Levy, Franklin F. Snelson Jr
    Pages 401-406

About this book


Shark conservation and management is often hindered by a lack of basic biological information for most species. An understanding of the age structure and growth dynamics of a population is important for effective conservation and management because this information is often utilized for determination of natural mortality and longevity. Ultimately age and growth information is used for calculation of vital rates in population models. Over the last few years there have been advances in the quantitative study of age and growth of chondrichthyan fishes. Novel approaches to ageing of various chondrichthyan fishes continue to arise.

This volume is a collection of papers on several of these topics that include new hard parts (e.g. caudal thorns) for assessments of age, new techniques for validation (e.g. bomb radiocarbon) and reexaminations of previous age and growth models. This volume also contains papers on the importance of assessing the precision and accuracy of statistical formulas, analyses, and models that are used in age and growth studies. There is currently a great deal of research being conducted, some of which is truly "pushing the envelope," in attempts to assess the life history parameters of numerous chondrichthyan fishes.


chondrichthyan fishes conservation ecology fish information morphology ocean population ecology sharks

Editors and affiliations

  • Carlson John K. 
    • 1
  • Goldman Kenneth J. 
    • 2
  1. 1.National Marine Fisheries ServicePanama CityUSA
  2. 2.Alaska Department of Fish and GameHomerUSA

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