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Fishes: An Introduction to Ichthyology, 5th edition

  • Peter B. Moyle
  • Joseph J. Cech

Published by Pearson (July 30th 2003) - Copyright © 2004

5th edition

Fishes: An Introduction to Ichthyology

ISBN-13: 9780131008472

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This book provides a comprehensive and current source of information on fishes—including systematics, zoogeography, behavior, and conservation of fishes—that is often needed by professionals as background for writing accurate reports. KEY TOPICS: This book covers the structure and physiology, evolution and taxonomy, zoogeography, and ecology and conservation of fishes. MARKET: For fisheries biologists, conservation biologists, and aquatic ecologists that need an up-to-date reference on Ichthyology.

Table of 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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