Edited By: Gloria Arratia, BG Kapoor, Michel Chardon and R Diogo
812 pages, illustrations
Vol 1 contains 26 chapters on anatomy, function and functional morphology and phylogenetic relationships among siluriforms, and systematics of certain catfish groups. Vol 2 deals with the fossil record and paleodistribution, ecology and ethology, development and sensory biology.
Volume 1 Part 1 Anatomy: catfish head skeleton - an overview; review of superficial cranial musculature of catfishes, with comments on plesiomorphic states; morphology, development and evolution of the Weberian apparatus in catfish; the siluriform postcranial skeleton - an overview; internal anatomy of catfish; the skin of catfish. Part 2 Function and functional morphology: functional morphology of catfish out movements of barbels; feeding mechanisms; sound production, spine locking and related adaptations; venom apparatus, acanthotoxins, crinotoxins and other skin secretions. Part 3 Phylogeny, systematics and some problematic groups: state of the art of recent siluriform systematics; higher-level phylogeny of siluriformes (Teleostei, Ostariophysi) - an overview; phylogeny and classification of Pimelodidae; anatomy, phylogeny and taxonomy of Amphilidae (Teleostei - siluriformes); phylogeny and systematics of Bagridae; taxonomy and phylogeny of Clariidae - an overview. Volume 2 Part 4 Fossil Record: palaeontology and palaeobiogeography of catfishes; ecology and behaviour of catfishes. Part 5 Ecology and ethology: life cycles, limiting factors and behavioural ecology of four loricariid catfishes in a Panamanian stream; ecology and ethology of subterranean catfishes. Part 6 Development: embryonic and larval development in catfishes. Part 7 Sensory biology: vision of catfishes; audition; olfactory system in catfishes; taste and solitary chemorecepter cells; nitric oxide synthase in the gill and air-sac of the Indian catfish heteropneustes fossilis.
There are currently no reviews for this product. Be the first to review this product!
Your orders support book donation projects
The shipment arrived, beautifully packaged, in perfect condition. Thanks for your exceptional service.
Search and browse over 110,000 wildlife and science products
Multi-currency. Secure worldwide shipping
Wildlife, science and conservation since 1985