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Diversity of fishes

Author: Gene S Helfman; Bruce B Collette; Douglas E Facey
Publisher: Malden, Mass. Blackwell Science 1999
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4. printingView all editions and formats
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As the largest group of extant vertebrates, fish offer and almost limitless number of striking examples of evolutionary adaptation to environmental and biotic selection pressure. This book includes  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gene S Helfman; Bruce B Collette; Douglas E Facey
ISBN: 0865422567 9780865422568
OCLC Number: 248044178
Description: XII, 528 Seiten Illustrationen, Diagramme, Karten
Contents: Preface; Part I: Introduction; The science of ichthyology; Systematic procedures; Part II: Form, Function and Ontogeny; Skeleton and skin; Soft anatomy;Oxygen, metabolism and energetics; The sensory systems; Homeostasis; Functional morphology of locomotion and feeding; Early life history; Juveniles, adults, age and growth; Part III: 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 angler fishes; Teleosts at last II: spiny-rayed fishes; Part IV: Zoogeography, Habitats and Adaptations; Zoogeography; Special habitats and special adaptations; Part V: 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 behaviour; Individuals, populations and assemblages; Communities, ecosystems and the functional role of fishes; Part VI: The Future of Fishes;Conservation References; Index;
Responsibility: Gene S. Helfman; Bruce B. Collette; Douglas E. Facey

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