A reflection on Sharks International

Words by Sarah Fowler | Illustrations by Patrick Latimer
Illustration by Patrick Latimer
The number of currently recognised shark and ray species described in each decade since 1785 and the cumulative number of species.<br />
Source: White W.T. and Last P.R. 2012. A review of the taxonomy of chondrichthyan fishes: a modern perspective. Journal of Fish Biology 80: 901–917.
Recent publications on manta and mobula rays.<br />
Source: Couturier et al. 2012. Biology, ecology and conservation of the Mobulidae. Journal of Fish Biology 80: 1075–1119.