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Metamorphosis in Fish

Edited By: Sylvie Dufour, Karine Rousseau and BG Kapoor

260 pages, 4 colour plates, b/w photos, b/w illustrations, tables

Science Publishers

Hardback | Nov 2011 | #194812 | ISBN-13: 9781578087136
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About this book

This book gathers current data on the two types of fish metamorphoses and their endocrine controls. It will be of interest for fish biologists as well as comparative physiologists and endocrinologists. Metamorphosis is a major developmental phase characterized by morphological and physiological changes. It prepares organisms for a drastic shift in habitat and behavior. Among vertebrates, besides the well-known larval metamorphosis in amphibians, two types of metamorphosis are also described in the life cycle of some fish species. Larval metamorphosis, also called first metamorphosis or true metamorphosis, is encountered in lampreys, representative species of basal vertebrates as well as in some teleost groups, elopomorphs and pleuronectiforms, and possibly also in some other teleost species. Secondary metamorphosis occurs in juveniles of some diadromic migratory teleosts, such as salmons and eels, and compared to larval metamorphosis, involves less drastic morphological changes.


- Introduction to Fish First and Secondary Metamorphoses, K. Rousseau and S. Dufour
- Lamprey Metamorphosis, John H. Youson and Richard G. Manzon
- Metamorphosis of Elopomorphs, Keisuke Yamano
- Metamorphosis of Flatfish (Pleuronectiformes), Yasuo Inui and Satoshi Miwa
- Metamorphosis in an Amphidromous Goby, Sicyopterus Lagocephalus (Pallas 1767) (Teleostei: Gobioidei: Sicydiinae): A True Metamorphosis? Philippe Keith, Laura Taillebois, Clara Lord, Celine Ellien, Sylvie Dufour and Karine Rousseau - Salmonid Secondary Metamorphosis: Smoltification, Karine Rousseau, Patrick Martin, Gilles Boeuf and Sylvie Dufour
- Eel Secondary Metamorphosis: Silvering, Karine Rousseau, Salima Aroua and Sylvie Dufour

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