About the Book: This book introduces the reader to the insights of diverse facets of fish life. The entire text of organ-systems is a testimony to the mastery of this fascinating organism for survival in an aquatic environment. Table of Contents: Evolution; Phylogeny; Classification / Morphometrics; Taxonomy; Meristic Variation / Integument; Dermal Skeleton; Coloration and Pigment Cells; Epidermal Breeding Tubercles and Bony Contact Organs; Biotoxins; Alarm Pheromones / Minerals and Tissues: Bone and Cartilage / Swimming Muscles; Myotoma; Muscle Fibres / Locomotion Propulsion System / Digestive System; Growth; Gastro-intestinal hormones; Age Determination / Cardiovascular System / Respiratory System / Swim Bladder and Webrian Apparatus / Excretory System; Acid Base Regulation; Ion Exchange / Reproductive System; Rhythms; Physiological Aging (Senescence) in Fish; Development / Endocrine System / Nervous System / Receptors / Sound Production, Detection and Communication / Electric Organs and Electroreceptors / Bioluminescence / Lymphomyeloid (Lymphohaemopoietic) System; Immune Defence Mechanisms; Fish Pathology; Teratology; Regeneration / Adaptations to Unique Habitats / Migration; Schools (Shoals); Habitat Maintenance / Nuclear and Cytogenetic Studies; Atavism Audience: Postgraduate and Doctoral students and Researchers
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