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Environmental Biology of Fishes

Series: Fish & Fisheries Series Volume: 16

By: M Jobling

480 pages, Illus

Chapman & Hall

Paperback | Dec 1995 | #33011 | ISBN: 0412580802
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NHBS Price: £135.00 $165/€152 approx

About this book

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.

'It is a book aimed at meeting the requirements of colleges and university students - a task it fulfills splendidly...this book is excellently well written and illustrated with 130 figures and 20 tables on 455 pages. Not only will students find pleasure in reading this book but anyone who has worked in specific fields of fish biology and is interested in fish and the question - 'how does it work?" Archive of Fishery and Marine Research 'This is a first class text for undergraduate level fish biology courses.' Aquaculture News 'This is a good, useful book. It really meets the requirements of college and university students, as is promised in the preface. And I would like to add that it also meets my requirements to brush up my knowledge and to help in teaching fisheries biology and ecology.' Limnologica '...this information-packed book is a very useful introduction to the environmental biology of fishes.' Aquaculture


Fish - an introduction; environmental links - sensory systems; foodstuffs and feeding; vascular transport and gaseous exchange - the circulatory and respiration systems; physiological integration - nervous and endocrine systems; digestion and absorption; osmotic and ionic regulation - water and salt balance; body form, swimming and movement through the water; reproduction; development of eggs and larvae; recruitment and population fluctuations; human impacts on aquatic environments.

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