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« Rays of the World » : 800 pages sur 630 espèces connues!

By Peter Last, William White, Marcelo de Carvalho, Bernard Séret, Matthias Stehmann, Gavin Naylor (Eds) The first illustrated guide to the over 630 known species of rays found on the planet. Rays are among the largest fishes and evolved from shark-like ancestors nearly 200 million years ago. Rays of the World is the first complete pictorial atlas of the world’s ray fauna and includes information on many species only recently discovered by scientists while undertaking research for the book. It includes all 26 families and 633 valid named species of rays, but additional undescribed species exist for many groups. Rays of the World features a unique collection of paintings of all living species by Australian natural history artist Lindsay Marshall. This comprehensive overview of the world’s ray fauna summarises information such as general identifying features and … Read entire article »

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