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The biology of hypogean fishes

Author: Aldemaro Romero Díaz
Publisher: Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, [2001] ©2001
Series: Developments in environmental biology of fishes, 21.
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Hypogean (cave, artesian) fishes have fascinated researchers even before they were described in the scientific literature in 1842. Since then, a number of scientists have used them to justify their own evolutionary ideas, from neo-Lamarckism to neo-Darwinism, from neutral evolution to selectionist approaches. Research in recent years has shown that these fishes are much more complex in their adaptations to the  Read more...
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Biology of hypogean fishes
(DLC) 2001045955
(OCoLC)47971520
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Aldemaro Romero Díaz
ISBN: 9789401597951 9401597952
OCLC Number: 861705846
Notes: "Reprinted from Environmental biology of fishes, volume 62 (1-3), 2001 with addition of species and subject index."
Description: 1 online resource (376 pages) : illustrations, maps (some color).
Contents: An introduction to the special volume on the biology of hypogean fishes; A. Romero. It's a wonderful hypogean life: a guide to the troglomorphic fishes of the world; A. Romero, K.M. Paulson. Scientists prefer them blind: the history of hypogean fish research; A. Romero. Nontroglobitic fishes in Bruffey-Hills Creek Cave, West Virginia, and other caves worldwide; W.J. Poly. Part 1: Anatomy, physiology and behavior. The mechanosensory lateral line system of the hypogean form of Astyanax fasciatus; J.C. Montgomery, et al. Metabolic rate and natural history of Ozark cavefish, Amblyopsis rosae, in Logan Cave, Arkansas; G.L. Adams, J.E. Johnson. Locomotory responses of the dave cyprinid Phreatichthys andruzzii to Chemical signals from conspecifics and related species: new findings; R. Berti, L. Zorn. Responses to light in epigean and hypogean populations of Gambusia affinis (Cyprinodontiformes: Poeciliidae); M.M. Camassa. Temporal organization in locomotor activity of the hypogean loach, Nemacheilus evezardi, and its epigean ancestor; A.K. Pati. Part 2: Ecology and conservation. Ecology of subterranean fishes: an overview; E. Trajano. Population biology and growth of Ozark cavefish in Logan Cave National Wildlife Refuge, Arkansas; J.Z. Brown, J.E. Johnson. Threatened fishes of the world: Ophisternon infernale (Hubbs, 1938) (Synbranchidae); R. Medina-Gonzalez, et al. How hydrogeology has shaped the ecology of Missouri's Ozark cavefish, Amblyopsis rosae, and southern cavefish, Typhlichthys subterraneus: insights on the sightless from understanding the underground; D.B. Noltie, C.M. Wicks. Habitat and population data of troglobitic armored cave catfish, Ancistrus cryptophthalmus Reis, 1987, fromcentral Brazil (Siluriformes: Loricariidae); E. Trajano. The conservation status of hypogean fishes; G.S. Proudlove. Threatened fishes of the world: Ogilbia pearsei (Hubbs, 1938) (Bythitidae); G. Proudlove, et al. Status of the federally endangered Alabama cavefish, Speoplatyrhinus poulsoni (Amblyopsidae), in Key Cave and surrounding caves, Alabama; B.R. Kuhajda, R.L. Mayden. Part 3: Genetics and evolution. Genetic differentiation among populations of the cave fish Schistura oedipus (Cypriniformes: Balitoridae); R.B. Borowsky, L. Mertz. Origins and relationship of cave populations of the blind Mexican tetra, Astyanax fasciatus, in the Sierra de El Abra; L. Espinasa, R.B. Borowsky. Threatened fishes of the world: Caecobarbus geertsii Boulenger, 1921 (Cyprinidae); G.S. Proudlove, A. Romero. Morphological and physiological correlates of evolutionary reduction of metabolic rate among amblyopsid cave fishes; T.L. Poulson. Convergent adaptations to cave life in the Rhamdia laticauda catfish group (Pimelodidae, Teleostei); H. Wilkens. A review of morphological and behavioural changes in the cave molly, Poecilia mexicana, from Tabasco, Mexico; J. Parzefall. Part 4: Special cases. Troglomorphic sculpins of the Cottus carolinae species group in Perry County, Missouri: distribution, external morphology, and conservation status; B.M. Burr, et al. Milyeringa veritas (Eleotridae), a remarkably versatile cave fish from the arid tropics of northwestern Australia; W.F. Humphreys. Mexican blindcat genus Prietella (Siluriformes: Ictaluridae): an overview of recent explorations; D.A. Hendrickson, et al. A new blind cave fish population of genus Astyanax: geography, morphology and behavior;
Series Title: Developments in environmental biology of fishes, 21.
Other Titles: Environmental biology of fishes.
Responsibility: guest editor, Aldemaro Romero.
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