© 2004

Developmental Biology of Teleost Fishes


  • Will be a valuable tool for scientists and students in the fields of biology, developmental biology, molecular biology and fish biology


Part of the Fish & Fisheries Series book series (FIFI, volume 28)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Yvette W. Kunz
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About this book


In the compiling of this book, the vast literature dealing with the descriptive morphology, histology and cytology of teleost development has been combed and integrated. The book is divided into 21 chapters, starting with the egg and embryonic development up to hatching. This is followed by a description of ectodermal, mesodermal and entodermal derivatives and the development of various organs. The subject index, species index and the abundant illustrations add extra value to this long awaited book.

Developmental Biology of Teleost Fishes will be a valuable tool for scientists and students in the fields of biology, developmental biology, molecular biology and fish biology.


Embryology Gastrulation Ichthyology Mesoderm Neurulation Teleosts development developmental biology morphology

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Maurice Kennedy Research Centre for Emeritus StaffUniversity College Dublin, The National University of IrelandDublin 4Ireland

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Developmental Biology of Teleost Fishes
  • Authors Yvette Kunz-Ramsay
  • Series Title Fish & Fisheries Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4020-2995-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4020-2996-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4020-2997-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 636
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Zoology
    Cell Biology
    Developmental Biology
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"This volume on the Developmental Biology of Teleost Fishes is long overdue and most welcome. It is a magnificent achievement by a distinguished scientist who has devoted her career to the subject. It provides a goldmine of information, from classic descriptions of fish embryology to modern cell and molecular analyses. Extensively referenced, it is a must read for anyone studying or simply interested in teleost fish development, such as fish breeders. Its scope is astonishing; reviewing the literature from early in the 19th century (the earliest reference I found was 1833) to the present. The summaries provided at the end of each section are particularly helpful in emphasizing the key points. There are over 24,000 species of teleost fish; hence, the enormity of the undertaking by the author. Fortunately for us, she provides everything you ever wanted to know about fish development and more!"

John Dowling, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University, USA