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Electric fishes : history and behavior

Author: Peter Moller
Publisher: London ; New York : Chapman & Hall, 1995.
Series: Fish and fisheries series, 17.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This book covers in detail the development and use of the electric sense in fishes. Contents include coverage of taxonomy of the species involved, electric organs and electroreception, hormones  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Moller, Peter, 1941-
Electric fishes.
London ; New York : Chapman & Hall, 1995
(OCoLC)656200235
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Moller
ISBN: 0412373807 9780412373800
OCLC Number: 33100429
Description: xxiv, 584 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Series foreword / T. J. Pitcher --
Foreword / Hans W. Lissmann --
Introduction: electric fishes in perspective --
Pt. 1. History --
1. A history of bioelectrogenesis --
2. A history of electroreception / Bernd Fritzsch and Peter Moller --
Pt. 2. Behavior of Strongly Discharging Electric Fish --
3. The African electric catfish Malapterurus electricus (Malapteruridae) / Peter Moller and Catherine H. Rankin --
4. Marine electric rays (Torpedinidae), the South American electric eel Electrophorus electricus (Electrophoridae) and electric stargazers (Uranoscopidae) --
Pt. 3. Behavior of Weakly Discharging Electric Fish --
5. Active electrolocation --
6. Passive electrolocation --
7. Coping with foreign signals: jamming avoidance and phase-locking --
8. Basic elements of electrocommunication systems --
9. Electric models and the study of electrocommunication --
10. Controlled interactions in pairs of fish / Peter Moller and Jacques Serrier --
11. Social interactions in free-swimming fish --
12. Reproduction and development in mormyriform and gymnotiform fishes / Frank Kirschbaum --
13. Sources of plasticity in behavior and its physiology: sex, hormones, environment and the captivity model / Robert E. Landsman --
14. Locomotor and electric organ discharge rhythms --
15. Non-electric senses and behavior --
Pt. 4. The Electric Sensorimotor System: Generating and Sensing Electric Organ Discharges --
16. Electric organs --
17. Electroreception --
Pt. 5. Taxonomy, Zoogeography, General Ecology --
18. Taxonomy, zoogeography, general ecology --
Conclusion: future directions and a light finale --
Appendix: a selection of major reviews on electric fishes.
Series Title: Fish and fisheries series, 17.
Responsibility: Peter Moller ; with a foreword by Hans W. Lissmann ; illustrations by Jacques Serrier.
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