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Fish Evolution and Systematics: Evidence from Spermatozoa: With a Survey of Lophophorate, Echinoderm and Protochordate Sperm and an Account of Gamete Cryopreservation

By: BGM Jamieson

319 pages, 21 b/w illus, 319 line illus, 10 tabs

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Jun 2011 | #190413 | ISBN-13: 9780521292566
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Hardback | May 1991 | #12565 | ISBN: 0521413044
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Brings together the literature on fish spermatozoa and voluminous work on the evolutionary history of fishes to provide a detailed synthesis of the two fields of fish spermatology and fish systematics. The author begins by considering invertebrate phyla related to the chordates, and goes through the lower chordates and early fishes to the line leading to amphibians and to highest teleosts. His treatment provides a review of fish systematics based on the classical evidence of gross morphology in a cladistic framework and a critical integration of this with information on the degree to which spermatozoa support of conflict with the various hypotheses of relationship.

Reissue of a book first published in 1991.


Foreword Joseph S. Nelson; Preface; 1. Introduction. Lophophorata and Echinodermata; 2. Hemichordata; 3. Urochordata; 4. Cephalochordata; 5. Introduction to fish spermatozoa. The significance of the micropyle in fertilization B. G. M. Jamieson and L. K. -P. Leung; 6. Agnatha. Class Myxini. Order Myxiniformes. Class Cephalaspidomorphi. Order Petromyzontiformes; 7. Superclass Gnathostomata. Class Chondrichthyes. Subclasses Holocephali and Elasmobranchii; 8. Class Osteichthyes. Subclass Actinopterygii. Infraclass Cladistia. Order Polypteriformes. Infraclass Chondrostei. Order Acipenseriformes; 9. Subclass Crossopterygii. Superorder Coelacanthimorpha. Subclass Dipnoi. Orders Lepidosireniformes and Ceratodontiformes; 10. Infraclass Neopterygii. 'Holosteans'. Division Ginglimodi. Order Lepisosteriformes. Division Halecostomi. Subdivision Halecomorphi. Order Lepisosteriformes. Division Halecostomi. Subdivision Halecomorphi. Order Amiiformes. Superorder Osteoglossomorpha. Order Osteoglossiformes; 11. Superorder Elopomorpha. Orders Elopoformes and Anguilliformes. Superorder Clupeomorpha. Order Clupeomorpha; 12. Infradicision Eitelostei. Superorder Esocomorpha. Order Esociformes. Superorder Ostariophysi. Orders Cypriniformes, Siluriformes and Characiformes; 13. Order Salmoniformes ('Protacanthopterygii'); 14. Neoteleostei. Superorder Scopelomopha. Orders Aulopiformes and Myctophiformes. Superorder Paracanthopterygii. Order Ophidiiformes, Gadiformes, Batrachoidiformes, Gobiesociformes and Lophiiformes; 15. Superorder Acanthopterygii. Series Percomorpha. Orders Zeiformes, Syngnathiformes, Dactylopteriformes, Scorpaeniformes, Perciformes: Percoidei and Mugiloidei; 16. Series Percomorpha. Perciformes Labroidei, Trachinoidei, Blennioidei, Scombroidei. Orders Pleuonectiformes and Tetraodontiformes; 17. Series Atherinomorpha. Orders Atheriniformes, Cyprinodontiformes and Beloniformes; 18. Summary and Conclusions. Fish sperm types and the plesiomorphic mode of fertilization. Morphological summary. Systematic and phylogenetic summary B. G. M. Jamieson and L. K. -P. Leung; 19. Principles of biological cryopreservation L. K. -P. Leung; 20. Live preservation of fish gametes L. K. -P. Leung and B. G. M. Jamieson; References; Author index; Subject index; Taxonomic index.

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