The reproduction and development of sharks, skates, rays and ratfishes: introduction, history, overview, and future prospects

  • John P. Wourms
  • Leo S. Demski
Part of the Developments in environmental biology of fishes book series (DEBF, volume 14)


This volume had its origin in a Symposium on the Reproduction and Development of Cartilaginous Fishes that was held at the annual meetings of the American Elasmobranch Society and the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists in Charleston, South Carolina in June 1990. The aim of this symposium was to bring together many of those scientists interested in chondrichthyan reproduction and development in order to assess the current state of knowledge in these fields.


Female Reproductive System Cartilaginous Fish Spiny Dogfish Lemon Shark Elasmobranch Fish 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John P. Wourms
    • 1
  • Leo S. Demski
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Biological SciencesClemson UniversityClemsonUSA
  2. 2.Division of Natural SciencesNew College of the University of South FloridaSarasotaUSA

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