The diversity of fishes (Book, 2005) []
skip to content
The diversity of fishes Preview this item
ClosePreview this item

The diversity of fishes

Author: Gene S Helfman; Bruce B Collette; Douglas E Facey
Publisher: Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Science, 2005, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 9th printView all editions and formats

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...


(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...


Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gene S Helfman; Bruce B Collette; Douglas E Facey
ISBN: 9780865422568 0865422567
OCLC Number: 299475257
Notes: Originally published 1997; 9th printing 2005.
Description: xii, 528 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
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.


Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"The Diversity of Fishes is a massive enterprise. The books 25 readable chapters explore the diversity of fish in terms of anatomy, taxonomy, phylogeny, physiology, ecology and behaviour, even Read more...

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...


Be the first.

Similar Items

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.