Higher Education

Bond's Biology of Fishes, 3rd Edition

  • Michael Barton Centre College
  • ISBN-10: 0120798751  |  ISBN-13: 9780120798759
  • 912 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 1996, 1979
  • © 2007 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $210.00



This revision of Bond's classic text is an introduction to the study of fishes. This text can be used for undergraduate courses in ichthyology or for fish sections of vertebrate biology courses. It provides an excellent background for the study of more advanced works on fishes.

Table of Contents

1. Ichthyologists and What They Do.
2. Origins of Fishes.
3. The Architecture of Fishes.
4. Evolution and Systematics.
5. Jawless Fishes: Early Chordate Experiments and Descendant Forms.
6. The Gnathostomes: Fishes with Jaws.
7. The Bony Fishes (Teleostomi): Acanthodians and Sarcopterygians.
8. Introduction to the Actinopterygian Fishes: Origins and Modern Diversity.
9. Teleostean Fishes: Early Members of the Most Diverse Assemblage of Fishes.
10. The Ostariophysi: Masters of the Freshwater Domain.
11. The Euteleosteii: Argentiniform and Salmoniform Fishes.
12. Faster and Deeper: Esociformes and Some Basal Neoteleosts (Stomiiformes, Aulopiformes, Myctophiformes, Lampridiformes, and Polymyxiiformes).
13. The Paracanthopterygii: Cods, Toadfishes, And Other Bottom-Dwelling Teleosts.
14. Acanthopterygian Fishes: Stephanoberyciformes, Zeiformes, and Beryciformes – Possibly Percomorphs, Possibly Not.
15. More Acanthopterygians: The Synbranchiformes, Elassoma, Gasterosteiformes, Mugilomorpha, and Atherinomorpha.
16. Perciform Fishes: Perches and a Whole Lot More.
17. The Spiny and the Strange: Scorpaenoid, Pleuronectiform, and Tetraodontiform Fishes.
18. The Integument of Fishes: Skin, Scales, and Associated Structures.
19. Muscles, Locomotion, and Buoyancy.
20. The Sensory Arsenal of Fishes I: Vision.
21. The Sensory Arsenal II: Systems For The Detection and Production of Auditory, Mechanical, and Electrical Stimuli.
22. The Sensory Arsenal III: Olfaction, Taste, and Other Chemical Senses.
23. Utilization and Acquisition of Food.
24. Circulation and Gas Exchange.
25. Osmotic and Solute Regulation.
26. Nervous And Endocrine Systems.
27. Reproduction and Development.
28. The Genetics of Fishes (Anthony Gharrett).
29. Distribution of Fishes (Camm Swift).
30. Ecology of Fishes I: An Introduction to Some Basic Ecological Concepts.
31. Ecology of Fishes II: Freshwater Fishes in Flowing Waters.
32. Ecology of Fishes III: Freshwater Fishes in Still Waters.
33. Ecology of Fishes IV: Coastal Marine Environments – The Continental Shelf.
34. Ecology Of Fishes V: Coastal Marine Environments - Beaches, Estuaries and Rocky Intertidal Shores.
35. Ecology Of Fishes VI: The Pelagic And Benthic Realm Beyond the Continental Shelf; Polar Environments.
36. Behavior I: Getting Along in the Physical World.
37. Behavior II: Feeding, Fooling Around, and Finding Your Friends – The Social World of Fishes.
38. Parasites and Diseases of Fishes.
39. Fishes and Fishery Resources: Their Use and Conservation.

What's New

  • 4-color 32-page art insert helps students visualize the concepts and details.
  • Revised art program - 95 new pieces of art and 3 revised pieces.
  • 8 additional chapters expanding on the subjects of ecology and behavior of fishes, and introducing the subjects of fisheries and fish diseases.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Michael Barton

As a professor at Centre College since 1979, Michael Barton has extensive teaching experience and his research expertise lies in the ecology and physiology of marine and freshwater fishes. He received his PhD in Fisheries and Wildlife from Oregon State in 1978, and is presently conducting research in the Bahamas.