© 1992

Fish Chemoreception

  • Toshiaki J. Hara

Part of the Fish & Fisheries Series book series (FIFI, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. T. J. Hara
    Pages 1-12
  3. Jagmeet S. Kanwal, Thomas E. Finger
    Pages 79-102
  4. Mary Whitear
    Pages 103-125
  5. Toshiaki J. Hara
    Pages 150-170
  6. Takayuki Marui, John Caprio
    Pages 171-198
  7. Peter W. Sorensen
    Pages 199-228
  8. K. Håkan Olsén
    Pages 229-248
  9. Masahiko Takeda, Kenji Takii
    Pages 271-287
  10. Dorthy A. Klaprat, Robert E. Evans, Toshiaki J. Hara
    Pages 321-341
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 343-373

About this book


This book describes in general how the chemosensory systems of fish function at various levels. In many ways, fish are typical vertebrates differing only slightly from other vertebrates including humans. In other ways, their aquatic environment imposes strict requirements or offers unique opportunities which have resulted in some unusual functions having no counterpart in higher vertebrates. This new volume is necessitated by advances in many vital areas as the field of chemical senses continues to grow at a rapid pace. Most significant is the application of the contemporary electrophysiological technique of patch-clamping, recognition of a second messenger system in chemosensory transduction processes and the identification of hormonal pheromones in fish reproductive behaviour. The last major synthesis of our knowledge about fish chemoreception, Chemoreception in Fishes, was published ten years ago (Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1982). In that volume four aspects of fish chemoreception, Le. morphology of the peripheral chemoreceptors. primary sensory processes, roles in behaviour, and its interactions with environment, were discussed. This book is intended to be helpful to students, scientists and aquacul­ turists not only as a source book but also as a textbook on chemical senses.


aquaculture development environment fishing migration

Editors and affiliations

  • Toshiaki J. Hara
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Fisheries and OceansFreshwater InstituteCanada
  2. 2.Department of ZoologyUniversity of ManitobaWinnipegCanada

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Some important new information on receptors is presented...This book is a good mix of detailed information on physiology and anatomy linked with information on behaviour, ecology and aquaculture. A wide range of readers from comparative anatomists to fishery managers will find it a useful addition to their libraries - Journal of Fish Biology