Encyclopedia of Fish Physiology, 1st Edition

  • Anthony Farrell
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  • ISBN-10: 0080923232
  • ISBN-13: 9780080923239
  • DDC: 597.0103
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 2163 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released August 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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The Encyclopedia of Fish Physiology is a comprehensive source of information on fish physiology with topic coverage from fish genomics through behavior. This encyclopedia boasts extensive online, hyperlinked cross-referencing between entries and considerable use of color. Entries are written in a succinct and easily understood fashion making this reference work an essential resource for both seasoned physiologists and new investigators to the field.

Key Features:

  • This definitive reference work contains over 250 entries written by the world's foremost authorities on fish physiology.
  • Integrates extensive entries in systems physiology with anatomy, the environment, and phylogentics.
  • Describes the genomic bases of fish physiology and biology and the use of fish as model organisms in human physiological research.
  • A glossary of terms

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Editors’ Biographies.
Section Editors.
How to Use the Encyclopedia.
1: Sensing the Environment: Brain and Nervous System.
2: Functional Morphology of the Nervous System: An Introduction.
3: Cranial and Spinal Nerves of Fishes: Evolution of the Craniate Pattern.
4: Functional Morphology of the Brains of Agnathans.
5: Functional Morphology of the Brains of Cartilaginous Fishes.
6: Functional Morphology of the Brains of Ray-Finned Fishes.
7: Functional Morphology of the Brains of Sarcopterygian Fishes: Lungfishes and Latimeria.
8: Motor Control Systems of Fish.
9: Physiology of the Mauthner Cell: Discovery and Properties.
10: Physiology of the Mauthner Cell: Function.
11: Autonomic Nervous System of Fishes.
12: Opioids and Opioid Receptors in Fishes.
13: Sensing The Environment: Vision.
14: Vision in Fishes: An Introduction.
15: Physiological Optics in Fishes.
16: Photoreceptors and Visual Pigments.
17: Adaptations of Photoreceptors and Visual Pigments.
18: Inner Retina and Ganglion Cells.
19: Optic Tectum.
20: Behavioral Assessment of the Visual Capabilities of Fish.
21: Color Vision and Color Communication in Reef Fish.
22: Extraretinal Photoreception.
23: Visual Adaptations to the Deep Sea.
24: Sensing the Environment: Smell, Taste, and Chemical Sensing.
25: Chemoreception (Smell and Taste): An Introduction.
26: Morphology of the Gustatory (Taste) System in Fishes.
27: Morphology of the Olfactory (Smell) System in Fishes.
28: Neurophysiology of Olfaction.
29: Neurophysiology of Gustation.
30: Chemosensory Behavior.
31: Sensing the Environment: Hearing and Lateral Line.
32: Fish Bioacoustics: An Introduction.
33: Vestibular System Anatomy and Physiology.
34: Auditory System Morphology.
35: The Ear and Hearing in Sharks, Skates, and Rays.
36: Biomechanics of the Inner Ear in Fishes.
37: Psychoacoustics: What Fish Hear.
38: Auditory/Lateral Line CNS: Anatomy.
39: Physiology of the Ear and Brain: How Fish Hear.
40: Sound Source Localization and Directional Hearing in Fishes.
41: Effects of Human-Generated Sound on Fish.
42: Acoustic Behavior.
43: Vocal Behavior of Fishes: Anatomy and Physiology.
44: Lateral Line Neuroethology.
45: Lateral Line Structure.
46: Sensing the Environment: Detection and Generation of Electric Signals.
47: Detection and Generation of Electric Signals in Fishes: An Introduction.
48: Morphology of Electroreceptive Sensory Organs.
49: Physiology of Ampullary Electrosensory Systems.
50: Physiology of Tuberous Electrosensory Systems.
51: Active Electrolocation.
52: Electric Organs.
53: Generation of Electric Signals.
54: Development of Electroreceptors and Electric Organs.
55: Muscles, Skeleton, Skin, and Movement.
56: Functional Anatomy of Bones, Muscle, and Skin: An Introduction.
57: Muscles, Skeleton, Skin, And Movement: The Skeleton.
58: Cartilaginous Fish Skeletal Anatomy.
59: Cartilaginous Fish Skeletal Tissues.
60: Bony Fish Skeleton.
61: Muscles, Skeleton, Skin, And Movement: The Muscles.
62: Cartilaginous Fishes Cranial Muscles.
63: Bony Fish Cranial Muscles.
64: Muscles, Skeleton, Skin, and Movement: The Skin.
65: The Many Functions of Fish Integument.
66: Functional Morphology of the Integumentary System in Fishes.
67: Coloration and Chromatophores in Fishes.
68: Bioluminescence in Fishes.
69: Hagfish Slime.
70: Muscles, Skeleton, Skin, and Movement: Buoyancy, Locomotion, and Movement in Fishes.
71: Buoyancy, Locomotion, and Movement in Fishes: An Introduction.
72: Buoyancy in Fishes.
73: Swimbladder Function and Buoyancy Control in Fishes.
74: Experimental Hydrodynamics.
75: Undulatory Swimming.
76: Functional Properties of Skeletal Muscle: Work Loops.
77: Paired Fin Swimming.
78: Maneuverability.
79: Stability and Turbulence.
80: Fast Start.
81: Feeding Mechanics.
82: Biomimetics: Robotics Based on Fish Swimming.
83: Reproduction.
84: The Diversity of Fish Reproduction: An Introduction.
85: Reproduction: The Reproductive Organs and Processes.
86: Anatomy and Histology of Fish Testis.
87: Regulation of Spermatogenesis.
88: Vitellogenesis in Fishes.
89: Behavior and Physiology.
90: Linking Fish Behavior and Physiology: An Introduction.
91: Behavior and Physiology: Social and Reproductive Behaviors.
92: Dominance Behaviors.
93: Sexual Behavior in Fish.
94: Socially Controlled Sex Change in Fishes.
95: Parental Care in Fishes.
96: Nutritional Provision During Parental Care.
97: Behavior and Physiology: Sensory Systems, Perception, and Learning.
98: How Fishes Use Sound: Quiet to Loud and Simple to Complex Signalling.
99: Communication Behavior: Visual Signals.
100: Shocking Comments: Electrocommunication in Teleost Fish.
101: Fish Learning and Memory.
102: Nociception or Pain in Fish.
103: Spatial Orientation: How do Fish Find their Way Around?.
104: Magnetic Sense in Fishes.
105: Circadian Rhythms in Fish.
106: Behavior and Physiology: Behavioral Responses to the Environment.
107: A Survival Guide for Fishes: How to Obtain Food While Avoiding Being Food.
108: Effects of Compensatory Growth on Fish Behavior.
109: Temperature Preference: Behavioral Responses to Temperature in Fishes.
110: Behavioral Responses to Hypoxia.
111: Sleep in Fish.
112: Manipulation of Fish Phenotype by Parasites.
113: Anthropogenic Influences on Fish Behavior.