Fishes: an Introduction to Ichthyology

Fishes: an Introduction to Ichthyology

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For junior/senior-level courses in Fish Biology/Ecology, Ichthyology, and Fish Physiology.One of the most comprehensive and current general sources of information on fishes, this text covers the structure and physiology, evolution and taxonomy, zoogeography, and ecology and conservation of fishes. Broad in perspective and flexibly arranged, it integrates the basics with recent developments in other areas and provides a feeling for the excitement being generated by recent research on fishes.show more

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  • Paperback | 612 pages
  • 180.34 x 238.76 x 30.48mm | 1,111.3g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • 4th edition
  • 0130112828
  • 9780130112828

Table of contents

I. INTRODUCTION. 1. Introduction. II. STRUCTURE AND FORM. 2. Form and Movement. 3. Respiration. 4. Blood and Its Circulation. 5. Buoyancy and Thermal Regulation. 6. Hydromineral Balance. 7. Feeding, Nutrition, Digestion, and Excretion. 8. Growth. 9. Reproduction. 10. Sensory Perception. 11. Behavior and Communication. III. THE FISHES. 12. Systematics, Genetics, and Speciation. 13. Evolution. 14. Hagfishes and Lampreys. 15. Sharks, Rays and Chimaeras. 16. Relict Bony Fishes. 17. Teleost Offshoots: Bonytongues, Herrings, and Eels. 18. Minnows, Characins, and Catfishes. 19. Pike, Smelt, and Salmon. 20. Anglerfish, Barracudinas, Cods, and Dragonfish. 21. Silversides, Flying Fish, and Killifish. 22. Opahs, Squirrelfish, Dories, Pipefish, and Sculpins. 23. Perciforms: Snooks to Snakeheads. 24. Flounders, Puffers, and Molas. IV. ZOOGEOGRAPHY. 25. Zoogeography of Freshwater Fishes. 26. Zoogeography of Marine Fishes. V. ECOLOGY. 27. Introduction to Ecology. 28. Temperate Streams. 29. Temperate Lakes and Reservoirs. 30. Tropical Freshwater Lakes and Streams. 31. Estuaries. 32. Coastal Habitats. 33. Tropical Reefs. 34. Epipelagic Zone. 35. Deepsea Habitats. 36. Polar Regions. 37. Conservation. Bibliography. Index.show more

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