Essential Fish Biology: Diversity, structure, and function by Derek BurtonEssential Fish Biology: Diversity, structure, and function by Derek Burton

Essential Fish Biology: Diversity, structure, and function

byDerek Burton, Margaret Burton

Hardcover | November 4, 2017

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An introductory overview of the functional biology of fish and how that may be affected by the contrasting habitat conditions within the aquatic environment. It describes the recent advances in comparative animal physiology which have greatly influenced our understanding of fish function aswell as generating questions that have yet to be resolved. Fish taxa represent the largest number of vertebrates, with over 25,000 extant species. However, much of our knowledge, apart from taxonomy and habitat descriptions, has been based on relatively few of these species, usually those which live in fresh water and/or are of commercial interest.Unfortunately there has also been a tendency to base interpretation of fish physiology on that of mammalian systems, as well as to rely on a few type species of fish. This accessible textbook will redress the balance by using examples of fish from a wide range of species and habitats, emphasizingdiversity as well as recognizing shared attributes with other vertebrates.
Professor Emeritus, Derek Burton has always been interested in how things (and animals) function. With a B.Sc. (Hons) in Zoology from the University of Wales and a Ph.D from the University of London (UK) Derek transferred his base to Newfoundland (Canada) where he has continued his investigations in fish physiology. He has taught a wid...
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Title:Essential Fish Biology: Diversity, structure, and functionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:416 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0 inPublished:November 4, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198785550

ISBN - 13:9780198785552

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Table of Contents

1. FISH DIVERSITY: Classification and variety2. THE INTEGUMENT: The skin and associated structures3. THE SKELETON, SUPPORT AND MOVEMENT4. FOOD PROCUREMENT AND PROCESSING5. TRANSPORT: Blood and circulation6. GAS EXCHANGE7. METABOLISM, HOMEOSTASIS AND GROWTH8. EXCRETION9. REPRODUCTION10. INTEGRATION AND CONTROL: Hormones11. INTEGRATION AND CONTROL: The nervous system12. PERCEPTION AND SENSATION: Sensory cells, organs and systems13. SPECIAL ADAPTATIONS14. FISH BEHAVIOUR15. OBTAINING INFORMATION The typical fish16. CONSERVATION AND FISH FUNCTION: The future for fish