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The diversity of fishes : biology, evolution, and ecology

Publisher: Chichester : Blackwell, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd ed

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
ISBN: 9781405124942 1405124946
OCLC Number: 470674902
Notes: Bibliogr. p. 625-692.
Description: 1 v. (XIV-720 p.) : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: pt. 1: Introduction. The science of ichthyology ; Systematic procedures --
pt. 2: Form, function, and ontogeny. Skeleton, skin, and scales ; Soft anatomy ; Oxygen, metabolism, and energetics ; Sensory systems ; Homeostasis ; Functional morphology of locomotion and feeding ; Early life history ; Juveniles, adults, age, and growth --
pt. 3: Taxonomy, phylogeny, and evolution. "A history of fishes" ; Chondrichthyes: sharks, skates, rays, and chimaeras ; Living representatives of primitive fishes ; Teleosts at last I: bonytongues through anglerfishes ; Teleosts at last II: spiny-rayed fishes --
pt. 4: Zoogeography, genetics, and adaptations. Zoogeography ; Fish genetics ; Special habitats and special adaptations --
pt. 5: Behavior and ecology. Fishes as predators ; Fishes as prey ; Fishes as social animals: reproduction ; Fishes as social animals: aggregation, aggression, and cooperation ; Cycles of activity and behavior ; Individuals, populations, and assemblages ; Communities, ecosystems, and the functional role of fishes --
pt. 6: The future of fishes. Conservation.
Responsibility: Gene Helfman [et autres].
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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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