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The diversity of fishes : biology, evolution, and ecology

Author: Gene S Helfman; Bruce Baden Collette; Douglas E Facey
Publisher: Malden (Mass.) : Blackwell science, cop. 2009.
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The authors have meticulously updated and revised the first volume as well as including a chapter on fish genetics into Part IV. There is also a new co-author Brian Bowen to increase the genetics  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gene S Helfman; Bruce Baden Collette; Douglas E Facey
ISBN: 9781405124942 1405124946
OCLC Number: 495200667
Notes: Edition révisée de "The diversity of fishes " cop. 1997.
Description: 1 vol. (xiv-720 p.) : ill., couv. ill. en coul. ; 29 cm.
Contents: Preface. Part I Introduction . 1 The science of ichthyology. 2 Systematic procedures. Part II Form, Function, and Ontogeny . 3 Skeleton, skin, and scales. 4 Soft anatomy. 5 Oxygen, metabolism, and energetics. 6 Sensory Systems. 7 Homeostasis. 8 Functional morphology of locomotion and feeding. 9 Early life history. 10 Juveniles, adults, age, and growth. Part III Taxonomy, Phylogeny, and Evolution . 11 A history of fishes. 12 Chondrichthyes: Sharks, skates, rays, and chimaeras. 13 Living representatives of primitive fishes. 14 Teleosts at last I: bonytongues through anglerfishes. 15 Teleosts at last II: spiny-rayed fishes. Part IV Zoogeography, Habitats, and Adaptations . 16 Zoogeography. 17 Fish genetics. 18 Special habitats and special adaptations. Part V Behavior and Ecology . 19 Fishes as predators. 20 Fishes as prey. 21 Fishes as social animals: reproduction. 22 Fishes as social animals: aggregation, aggression, and cooperation. 23 Cycles of activity and behavior. 24 Individuals, populations, and assemblages. 25 Communities, ecosystems, and the functional role ofn fishes. Part VI The Future of Fishes. 26 Conservation. References. Index
Responsibility: Gene S. Helfman,... Bruce B. Collette,... Douglas E. Facey,....

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"This new edition of the Diversity of Fishes, with its comprehensive view of fish biology sensu latu, should be welcomed by teachers, students, and professional ichthyologists. The book, with its Read more...

 
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