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Fish Adaptations

Edited By: Adalberto Luis Val and BG Kapoor

418 pages, B/w plates, illus, figs, tabs

Science Publishers

Hardback | Dec 2003 | #136226 | ISBN: 1578082498
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Contains a variety of accounts, by various contributors, ranging from fish adaptations to Amazonian Blackwater, fish adaptations to pressure, osmoregulatory adaptations, and adaptations of the elasmobranch electroreceptive system.


Fish adaptations to Amazonian blackwaters; hypoxia tolerance and adaptations in fishes - the case of Amazon cichlids; steady swimming by fishes - kinetic properties and power production by the aerobic musculature; fish adaptations to pressure; morphological adaptations in the digestive system of Antarctic notothenioid fishes; fish feeding and nutrition in intensive systems; vitamins C, D and E in fish; osmoregulatory adaptations of freshwater teleosts; environmental pollution and fish gill morphology; adaptations in the elasmobranch electroreceptive system; morphological adaptations of pearlfish (carapidae) to their various habitats; homologies and evolutionary transformation of the skeletal elements of catfish (teleostei - siluriformes) suspensorium - a morphofunctional hypothesis; chromosomal changes and adaptation of cichlid fishes during evolution; cytogenetics and evolution in extreme environment - the case of Antarctic fishes; eyes and vision of the New Zealand torrentfish Cheimarrichthys fosteri von Haast (1874) - histology, photochemistry and electrophysiology; seasonal changes in fish hepatocytes and correlations with the endocrine system.

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