Cyprinid Fishes: Systematics, Biology And Exploitation by Ian J. WinfieldCyprinid Fishes: Systematics, Biology And Exploitation by Ian J. Winfield

Cyprinid Fishes: Systematics, Biology And Exploitation

byIan J. WinfieldEditorJoe S. Nelson

Paperback | November 22, 2012

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Among the fishes. a remarkably wide range ofbiological adaptations to diverse habitats has evolved. As weIl 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 specializations 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 of the survival of the human species in the form ofnutritious and delicious food ofnumerous kinds. Rational exploitation and management of our global stocks of fishes must rely upon a detailed and precise insight of their biology. The Chapman and 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 fish and fisheries.
Title:Cyprinid Fishes: Systematics, Biology And ExploitationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:667 pagesPublished:November 22, 2012Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9401053693

ISBN - 13:9789401053693

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Table of Contents

1 Systematics and biogeography: an overview.- 2 The fossil record of the Cyprinidae.- 3 Morphometric investigations in cyprinid biology.- 4 Molecular and cytological investigations.- 5 Cyprinids of Eurasia.- 6 Cyprinids of South East Asia.- 7 Cyprinids of Africa.- 8 Cyprinids of the New World.- 9 Cyprinids of Australasia.- 10 Brain and sensory systems.- 11 Acoustico-lateralis system.- 12 Diets and feeding behavior.- 13 Food capture and oral processing.- 14 Digestion.- 15 Physiological energetics and ecophysiology.- 16 Growth and production.- 17 Reproduction and life history.- 18 Social behaviour, homing and migration.- 19 Interspecific interactions.- 20 The role of cyprinids in ecosystems.- 21 Fisheries.- 22 Aquaculture.- Author index.- Taxonomic index.

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`It is a magnificent and stimulating piece of work ...' The Biologist `There is no doubt that Cyprinids is an important book which should be in all University and other libraries where fish biology is the chief occupation.' Journal of Fish Biology ` ...draws the knowledge of over thirty international experts to provide the first comprehensive account of the biology of the family.' Aquaculture News `The importance of cyprinids in world fisheries and aquaculture ensures that this book will be of great interest to many working in these fields.' Aquaculture News ` ...succeeds remarkably well in its aim to review the vast literature of cyprinid biology in a readable form...should be, and probably is already, a standard reference for ichthyologists and their students.' Copeia