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Fishes: An Introduction to Ichthyology


By: Peter B Moyle and Joseph J Cech

726 pages, B/w illus, figs

Prentice-Hall (Pearson Education)

Hardback | Aug 2003 | Edition: 5 | #142869 | ISBN: 0131008471
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One of the most comprehensive and current general sources of information on fish, this widely recognised text covers the structure and physiology, evolution and taxonomy, zoogeography, and ecology and conservation of fish.


I. INTRODUCTION. 1. Introduction. II. STRUCTURE AND FORM. 2. Form and Movement. 3. Respiration. 4. Blood and Its Circulation. 5. Buoyancy and Thermal Regulation. 6. Hydromineral Balance. 7. Feeding, Nutrition, Digestion, and Excretion. 8. Growth. 9. Reproduction. 10. Sensory Perception. 11. Behavior and Communication. III. THE FISHES. 12. Systematics, Genetics, and Speciation. 13. Evolution. 14. Hagfishes and Lampreys. 15. Sharks, Rays and Chimaeras. 16. Relict Bony Fishes. 17. Teleost Offshoots: Bonytongues, Herrings, and Eels. 18. Minnows, Characins, and Catfishes. 19. Pike, Smelt, and Salmon. 20. Anglerfish, Barracudinas, Cods, and Dragonfish. 21. Silversides, Flying Fish, and Killifish. 22. Opahs, Squirrelfish, Dories, Pipefish, and Sculpins. 23. Perciforms: Snooks to Snakeheads. 24. Flounders, Puffers, and Molas. IV. ZOOGEOGRAPHY. 25. Zoogeography of Freshwater Fishes. 26. Zoogeography of Marine Fishes. V. ECOLOGY. 27. Introduction to Ecology. 28. Temperate Streams. 29. Temperate Lakes and Reservoirs. 30. Tropical Freshwater Lakes and Streams. 31. Estuaries. 32. Coastal Habitats. 33. Tropical Reefs. 34. Epipelagic Zone. 35. Deepsea Habitats. 36. Polar Regions. 37. Conservation. Bibliography. Index.

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