Fishes: An Introduction to Ichthyology, 5th edition

Published by Pearson (July 30, 2003) © 2004

  • Peter B. Moyle
  • Joseph J. Cech University of California, Davis


ISBN-13: 9780131008472
Fishes: An Introduction to Ichthyology
Published 2003


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For junior/senior-level courses in Fish Biology/Ecology, Ichthyology, and Fish Physiology.

One of the most comprehensive and current general sources of information on fishes, this text covers a broad number of topics such as including the structure and physiology, evolution, otaxanomy, zoogeography, ecology, and conservation of fishes. While providing the basic background of fish biology, the conservation approach and up-to-date coverage conveys the excitement being generated by recent research on fishes.

Brief Contents

  1. Introduction.
  2. Form and Movement.
  3. Respiration.
  4. Blood and its Circulation.
  5. Buoyancy and Thermal Regulation.
  6. Hydronuneral Balance.
  7. Feeding, Nutrition, Digestion, and Excretion.
  8. Growth.
  9. Reproduction.
  10. Sensory Perception.
  11. Behavior and Communication.
  12. Systematics, Genetics and Speciation.
  13. Evolution.
  14. Hagfishes and Lampreys.
  15. Sharks, Rays and Chimaeras.
  16. Relict Bony Fishes.
  17. Bonytongues, Eels and Herrings.
  18. Minnows, Characins, and Catfishes.
  19. Smelt, Salmon and Pike.
  20. Angler Fish, Barracudinas, Cods, and Dragonfishes.
  21. Mullets, Silversides, Flying Fish, and Killifish.
  22. Opahs, Squirrelfish, Dories, Pipefish, and Sculpins.
  23. Perciformes: Snooks to Snakeheads.
  24. Flounders, Puffers, and Molas.
  25. Zoogeography of Freshwater Fishes.
  26. Zoogeography of Marine Fishes.
  27. Introduction to Ecology.
  28. Temperate Streams.
  29. Temperate Lakes and Reservoirs.
  30. Tropical Freshwater Lakes and Streams.
  31. Estuaries.
  32. Coastal Habitats.
  33. Tropical Reefs.
  34. Epipelagic Zone.
  35. Deep Sea Habitats.
  36. Polar Regions.
  37. Conservation.

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