Systematics, Biology, And Distribution Of The Species Of The Oceanic Oarfish Genus Regalecus (teleostei, Lampridiformes, Regalecidae) by Tyson R. RobertsSystematics, Biology, And Distribution Of The Species Of The Oceanic Oarfish Genus Regalecus (teleostei, Lampridiformes, Regalecidae) by Tyson R. Roberts

Systematics, Biology, And Distribution Of The Species Of The Oceanic Oarfish Genus Regalecus…

byTyson R. Roberts

Book & Toy | July 15, 2012

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Since the Middle Ages, the almost-mythical oarfish has both fascinated and terrified fishermen, sailors, and scientists all around the world. This book offers a wealth of information about these long-bodied creatures and their remarkable biology. Quelling debates about the number of species in existence, Tyson R. Roberts demonstrates that there are at least two and presents new information on the oarfish’s distribution, food habits, predators, behavior, reproduction, and early life. He also puts forward several fascinating hypotheses about the fish, including one theorizing that the distinctive scar on the body of nearly all large oarfish is the result of self-amputation. The book also includes over seventy paintings and engravings of these charismatic creatures.
 Tyson R. Roberts is a research associate of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama and is affiliated with the Conservation Genetics and Ecology Laboratory of the Institute of Molecular Sciences at Mahidol University in Thailand. He is the world’s foremost authority on Regalecus.
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Title:Systematics, Biology, And Distribution Of The Species Of The Oceanic Oarfish Genus Regalecus…Format:Book & ToyDimensions:268 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.7 inPublished:July 15, 2012Publisher:French National Museum Natural HistoryLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:2856536778

ISBN - 13:9782856536773

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