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Essential Fish Biology: Diversity, structure, and function

Derek Burton and Margaret Burton

Abstract

This book summarizes the basic features of living fish. It is introduced by a chapter on the diversity of a group which has over 30,000 species, the largest within the vertebrates, describing the classification systems used for them and the variety of their habitats and morphology. Thereafter the physiology of fish is described and discussed initially by categories such as the outer boundary (the skin), the circulatory system, food processing, reproduction, hormones as integrators and controllers, the nervous system and the very complex set of sensory receptors including the eyes, ears, latera ... More

Keywords: living fish, diversity, classification, habitat, physiology, behaviour, future for fish, conservation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198785552
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198785552.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Derek Burton, author
Professor Emeritus, Department of Biology, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada

Margaret Burton, author
Professor Emeritus, Department of Biology, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada