On The Spade Nose Shark Scoliodon Laticaudus

ISBN Number : 81-7866-085-7

Library Price : Rs.350

Library Dollar Price : 14$

Book Edition : First

Year of Publication : 2002

About The Book

  • An in-depth study of a single species of shark common along the entire Indo-Pacific Region.

  • Covers every thing from taxonomy to endocrine glands.

  • Each chapter sufficiently elaborate and well illustrated and written after consulting new information published upto 1996.

  • A new sense organ tuberous receptorsi, perhaps first time reported and described in sharks.

  • Contains 50 accurate fully labelled diagrams and 50 histology and other original photographs.

  • Incorporates general information on sharks and topics like economic importance.

  • Very useful for teachers and students alike as this fish is a routine vertebrate, included in most syllabi.

  • Will be very useful for fisheries people and research workers on fishes in general and sharks in particular.

  • Will provide foundation for comparative studies on other sharks found in our waters.

Book Content of On The Spade Nose Shark Scoliodon Laticaudus


  1. Taxonomy and External Morphology
  2. The Endoskeleton
  3. The Muscular System and Locomotion
  4. The Coelom and the Digestive System
  5. The Respiratory System
  6. The Circulatory System
  7. The Excretory System
  8. The Male Urinogenital System
  9. The Female Reproductive System and Development
  10. The Nervous System and the Sense Organs
  11. The Endocrine System

- Plates

- References


About The Author

Dr. S. Sundara Rajan obtained the D.Sc. degree in Botany from the University of Mysore, specializing in Plant Chemistry, Population Genetics and Gene Ecology. He has also got a D.Litt. degree from Tumkur University for his thesis entitled Glimpses of Plant Science from Sanskrit Literature. He has been teaching and conducting research in Botany and Microbiology for the past 50 years. He has worked as head of P.G. Dept. of Botany, St. Joesphs College for nearly 38 years and also as a Dean, School of Biotechnology, Rai University, Bangalore Campus, Bangalore. Currently, he is the Director, Center for Research in Ancient and Modern Biology, Bengaluru. Dr. Sundara Rajans research interests include Plant Morphology, Physiology, Genetics and Evolution. He has published over 85 research papers in National and International Journals and has authored more than 90 books on Biological Sciences including Microbiology published by leading publishers of India.

Dr. Sundara Rajan has travelled abroad widely and has presented papers in many International conferences. He has contributed several invited articles to many books and encyclopedias and has done extensive research on History of Botany in Ancient India, on which he has published about half a dozen papers. He has also published two books on Ancient Indian Botany – Vedic Botany and Dictionary of Sanskrit plant names with botanical equivalents. Dr. Sundara Rajan has received many research awards and grants. Recently, he has been given the state award for being the best college teacher in science by the Government of Karnataka.

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