1996 reprint edition. Thorough introduction to the subject, covering basic diversity, biology and physiology. Contents: Systematics and distribution of fishes. Body form and movement through the water. Buoyancy and steering mechanisms. Circulation and gas transport. Osmo- and ismo-regulation. Feeding and digestion. Reproduction and life-history patterns. Environmental tolerances and preferences. Indexes.
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