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Fish Physiology, Volume 16: Deep Sea Fishes

Series: Fish Physiology Volume: 16

Edited By: David J Randall and Anthony P Farrell

388 pages, B/w illus

Academic Press

Hardback | Dec 1997 | #66589 | ISBN: 0123504406
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The deep ocean is home to some of the most unusual of all fishes. Practically every organ system is affected by the constraints imposed by benthic pressure, the absence of light and the relatively scarce supply of both food and mates. This book demonstrates how these fishes, living in extremely harsh conditions, metabolise, behave and evolve.

The Fish Physiology Series has set a very high standard of quality from its first volume published in 1969... and have become increasingly more focused in their subject treatments. --Joseph J. Torres in COPEIA "Deep-Sea Fishes is a volume that is definitely worth having as an excellent, up-to-date reference. Whether you are teaching a course or otherwise researching a deep-sea topic, you'll find this a great place to begin your research. In most cases, you'll be able to find what you need; in others, you'll know where to look next." --Joseph J. Torres in COPEIA


Contributors. Preface. M.V. Angel, What Is the Deep-Sea? S.H. Weitzman, Systematics of Deep Sea Fishes: Introduction. A Classification of Living Fishes Occurring Near or Below about 500 to 600 M with an Annotated List of Deep Sea Fish. References. R.L. Haedrich, Distribution and Population Ecology. J.V. Gartner Jr., R.E. Crabtree, and K.J. Sulak, Feeding at Depth. B. Pelster, Buoyancy at Depth: Introduction. The Problem of Buoyancy. Swimbladder Function. Lipid Accumulation. Watery Tissues. Hydrodynamic Lift. Conclusions. References. A.G. Gibbs, Biochemistry at Depth: Introduction. Effects of Pressure on Biochemical Systems: Protein Interactions and Enzyme Kinetics. Tolerance Adaptions: Maintenance of Biochemical Function in the Deep Sea. Capacity Adaptation: Biochemical Correlates of Organismal Metabolism. Future Directions: Phylogenetic and Molecular Approaches. References. P. Sebert, Pressure Effects on Shallow Water Fish: Introduction. Fish as a Model. Methods. Effects of Short-Term Pressure Exposure. Acclimation of Fish to Hydrostatic Pressure. Comparison of Shallow Water Fish (SWF) and Deep Water Fish (DWF). Conclusion. References. J. Montgomery, Sensory Physiology: Introduction. Olfaction/Chemoreception. Vision. Touch. Octavolateralis Systems. General Comments. References. Laboratory and in Situ. K.L. Smith, Jr., and R.J. Baldwin, Methods for Studying Deep Sea Fishes: Introduction. Laboratory Studies. In Situ Studies. Future Directions. References. Index.

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