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Fish Ecophysiology

  • J. Cliff Rankin
  • Frank B. Jensen

Part of the Chapman & Hall Fish and Fisheries Series book series (FIFI, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. D. F. Houlihan, E. M. Mathers, A. Foster
    Pages 45-71
  3. Lis Olesen Larsen, Sylvie Dufour
    Pages 72-104
  4. Regina Fritsche, Stefan Nilsson
    Pages 180-206
  5. Steve F. Perry, Pierre Laurent
    Pages 231-264
  6. David J. Randall, Hong Lin
    Pages 265-275
  7. D. G. McDonald, C. M. Wood
    Pages 297-321
  8. C. R. Bridges
    Pages 375-400
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 401-421

About this book

Introduction

Among the fishes. a remarkably wide range of biological adaptations to diverse habitats has evolved. As well as living in the conventional habitats of lakes. ponds, rivers, rock pools and the open sea, fish have solved the problems of life in deserts. in the deep sea. in the cold antarctic. and in warm waters of high alkalinity or of low oxygen. Along with these adaptations, we find the most impressive specialisations of morphology, physiology and behaviour. For example we can marvel at the high-speed swimming of the marlins. sailfish and warm-blooded tunas, air-breathing in catfish and lungfish. parental care in the mouth-brooding cichlids and viviparity in many sharks and toothcarps. Moreover, fish are of considerable importance to the survival of the human species in the form of nutritious. delicious and diverse food. Rational exploi­ management of our global stocks of fishes must rely upon a detailed tation and and precise insight of their biology. The Chapman [.,. Hall Fish and Fisheries series aims to present timely volumes reviewing important aspects of fish biology. Most volumes will be of interest to research workers in biology. zoology. ecology and physiology but an additional aim is for the books to be accessible to a wide spectrum of non-specialist readers ranging from undergraduates and postgraduates to those with an interest in industrial and commercial aspects of IIsh and t1sheries.

Keywords

ecophysiology fish physiology

Editors and affiliations

  • J. Cliff Rankin
    • 1
  • Frank B. Jensen
    • 2
  1. 1.Biologisk InstitutOdense UniversitetOdense MDenmark
  2. 2.Institute of BiologyOdense UniversityOdense MDenmark

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-2304-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-412-45920-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-2304-4
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