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Shīrakansu no Nazo: Rikujō Seibutsu no Idenshi o Motsu Sakana [The Mystery of the Coelacanth: A Fish with Genes of Terrestrial Organisms]

By: Abe Yoshitaka(Author), Iwata Masamitsu(Author)
143 pages, colour photos, colour illustrations, colour tables
Shīrakansu no Nazo: Rikujō Seibutsu no Idenshi o Motsu Sakana [The Mystery of the Coelacanth: A Fish with Genes of Terrestrial Organisms]
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  • Shīrakansu no Nazo: Rikujō Seibutsu no Idenshi o Motsu Sakana [The Mystery of the Coelacanth: A Fish with Genes of Terrestrial Organisms] ISBN: 9784416614822 Hardback right-to-left binding Jul 2014 Usually dispatched within 4 days
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Shīrakansu no Nazo: Rikujō Seibutsu no Idenshi o Motsu Sakana [The Mystery of the Coelacanth: A Fish with Genes of Terrestrial Organisms]Shīrakansu no Nazo: Rikujō Seibutsu no Idenshi o Motsu Sakana [The Mystery of the Coelacanth: A Fish with Genes of Terrestrial Organisms]Shīrakansu no Nazo: Rikujō Seibutsu no Idenshi o Motsu Sakana [The Mystery of the Coelacanth: A Fish with Genes of Terrestrial Organisms]Shīrakansu no Nazo: Rikujō Seibutsu no Idenshi o Motsu Sakana [The Mystery of the Coelacanth: A Fish with Genes of Terrestrial Organisms]Shīrakansu no Nazo: Rikujō Seibutsu no Idenshi o Motsu Sakana [The Mystery of the Coelacanth: A Fish with Genes of Terrestrial Organisms]

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Language: Japanese

Although the coelacanth has been called a "living fossil", many people know the name don't really know what kind of living thing it is. The coelacanth has not changed its appearance in almost 400 million years, and its fins have a structure resembling that of a quadrupedal animal. They seem ideal candidates to solve the mystery of the evolution from fish to land animals. Recently, research using CT scans and genomic analysis of DNA has been done, and the mystery is being revealed. This book introduces new knowledge about the ecology and body mechanism and the latest research results, allowing the coelacanth to be better understood. The author is a member of Aquamarine Fukushima, who succeeded in photographing Indonesian coelacanths, and were the first in the world to photograph juvenile fish. The book also introduces on-site investigations and tells the photographer's story.

Please note that this book is written entirely in Japanese, without scientific nomenclature being used.

Summary in Japanese:
魚の図鑑などでも“生きた化石”として紹介されているシーラカンスですが、「名前は知っているけど、どんな生き物かは知らない」という人が多くいます。
シーラカンスは、約4億年前からその姿をほとんど変えておらず、四足動物の足に似た構造の特別なヒレを持っているため、魚から陸上動物への進化の謎を解くための重要なカギを握っていると注目されています。
最近では、CTスキャンでの撮影やDNAのゲノム解析による研究なども行われ、その謎が明らかにされつつあります。
本書は、生態や体のしくみについての新しい知見や最新の研究成果を紹介して、シーラカンスがまるごとわかる内容になっています。
著者は、インドネシアシーラカンスの生体撮影や世界で初めて稚魚の撮影に成功したアクアマリンふくしまのメンバーで、現地調査や撮影秘話なども紹介しています。

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By: Abe Yoshitaka(Author), Iwata Masamitsu(Author)
143 pages, colour photos, colour illustrations, colour tables
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