Biology and Physiology of Freshwater Neotropical Fishes is the all-inclusive guide to fish species prevalent in the neotropical realm. It provides the most updated systematics, classification, anatomical, behavioural, genetic, and functioning systems information on freshwater neotropical fish species. This book begins by analysing the differences in phylogeny, anatomy, and behaviour of neotropical fish. Systems such as cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, digestive, reproductive, muscular, and endocrine are described in detail. This book also looks at the effects of stress on fish immune systems, and how color and pigmentation play into physiology and species differentiation.
Biology and Physiology of Freshwater Neotropical Fishes is a must-have for fish biologists and zoologists. Students in zoology, ichthyology, and fish farming will also find this book useful for its coverage of some of the world's rarest and least-known fish species.
1. Phylogeny and Classification of Neotropical Fish
2. Anatomy of Teleosts and Elasmobranchs
3. The Genetic Bases of Physiological Processes in Fishes
4. Behavior and Welfare
5. Stress and Immune Systems in Fish
6. Evolution and Physiology of Electroreceptors and Electric Organs in Neotropical Fish
7. Color and Physiology of Pigmentation
8. Morphology, Development and Muscle Growth
9. The Cardiovascular System
10. Breathing and Respiratory Adaptations
11. Nutrition and Functional Aspects of Fish Digestion
12. Osmotic and Ionic Regulation
13. Reproduction and Embryogenesis
14. Brain-Hypophysis-Gonads and Gametogenesis
Bernardo Baldisserotto is a full professor in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology at the Federal University of Santa Maria, Camobi campus. He has published five books on fish physiology and fish culture, and has organized and participated in numerous other books and journal publications. Dr. Baldisserotto is a member of the editorial board for Neotropical Ichthyology, and the part-time editor-in-chief for its Physiology and Biochemistry section.
Elisabeth Urbinati is an associate professor in fish physiology at the Sao Paulo State University (UNESP), Jaboticabal campus. She was founder and president of the Aquabio, the Brazilian Society of Aquaculture and Aquatic Biology, and has published books and journal publications on fish physiology and fish culture. She has been working as member of committees of scientific meetings and research funding agencies.
Jose Cyrino is a full professor in fish culture and nutrition at the University of Sao Paulo, and is an accredited 'ad hoc' scientific adviser to all major Brazilian research funding agencies. Dr. Cyrino is an associate editor with the Journal of the World Aquaculture Society, and a member of the editorial boards for several international scientific journals.