The Neuroecology of Cartilaginous Fishes: Sensory Strategies for Survival

  title={The Neuroecology of Cartilaginous Fishes: Sensory Strategies for Survival},
  author={Shaun P. Collin},
  journal={Brain, Behavior and Evolution},
  pages={80 - 96}
  • S. Collin
  • Published 1 September 2012
  • Environmental Science, Biology
  • Brain, Behavior and Evolution
As apex predators, chondrichthyans, or cartilaginous fishes, hold an important position within a range of aquatic ecosystems and influence the balance between species’ abundance and biodiversity. Having been in existence for over 400 million years and representing the earliest stages of the evolution of jawed vertebrates, this group also covers a diverse range of eco-morphotypes, occupying both marine and freshwater habitats. The class Chondrichthyes is divided into two subclasses: the… 

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