Fish Physiology: The Physiology of Tropical Fishes: Volume 21
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Fish Physiology: The Physiology of Tropical Fishes: Volume 21 : The Physiological Of Tropical Fishes

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The Physiology of Tropical Fishes is the 21st volume of the well-known Fish Physiology series and consists of 12 chapters. The purpose of the book is to consolidate and integrate what is known about tropical fishes (marine and freshwater species). The twelve chapters focus on the physiological adaptations acquired during the evolutionary process to cope with warm and shallow hypoxic waters from tropical and neotropical hydrographic basins as well as with the intertidal and coral reef habitats which occur in abundance in tropical seas. The special characteristics of tropical fish fauna will be issued in order to explain the tropical fish radiation, which gave rise to such extreme fish diversity.

This present volume, is a voyage through the tropical region reviewing the fish diversity of the main tropical freshwater sheds, including the major tropical rivers and lakes, the major dams, and marine environments.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 158 x 230 x 34mm | 1,220.17g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0123504457
  • 9780123504456
  • 2,116,712

Table of contents

Tropical Environment
Diversity of Tropical Fishes
The Growth of Tropical Fish
Biological Rhythms
Feeding plasticity and nutritional physiology in tropical fish
The Cardiorespiratory System in Tropical Fish: Structure, Function and Control
Oxygen Transfer
Nitrogen excretion and defense against ammonia toxicity
Ionoregulation in tropical fish from ion-poor, acidic blackwaters
Metabolic and physiological adjustments induced by low oxygen and high temperature in fishes of the Amazon
Physiological adaptations of fishes to tropical intertidal environments
Hypoxia tolerance in coral reef fishes
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The Physiology of Tropical Fishes is the 21st volume of the well-known Fish Physiology series and consists of 12 chapters. The purpose of the book is to consolidate and integrate what is known about tropical fishes (marine and freshwater species). The twelve chapters focus on the physiological adaptations acquired during the evolutionary process to cope with warm and shallow hypoxic waters from tropical and neotropical hydrographic basins as well as with the intertidal and coral reef habitats which occur in abundance in tropical seas. The special characteristics of tropical fish fauna will be issued in order to explain the tropical fish radiation, which gave rise to such extreme fish diversity.This present volume, is a voyage through the tropical region reviewing the fish diversity of the main tropical freshwater sheds, including the major tropical rivers and lakes, the major dams, and marine environments.
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"...covers all the major topics in fish physiology...a valuable resource for those with interest in tropical fish fisheries, aquaculture, or conservation..."
-FISHERIES (2006)
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