By G. J. Howes (auth.), Ian J. Winfield, Joseph S. Nelson (eds.)

Among the fishes. a remarkably wide variety ofbiological diversifications to varied habitats has developed. As weIl as residing within the traditional habitats of lakes. ponds. rivers. rock swimming pools and the open sea. fish have solved the issues of existence in deserts. within the deep sea. within the chilly Antarctic. and in hot waters of excessive alkalinity or of low oxygen. in addition to those variations. we discover the main awesome specializations of morphology. body structure and behavior. for instance we will wonder on the high-speed swimming of the marlins. sailfish and warm-blooded tunas. air inhaling catfish and lungfish. parental care within the mouth-brooding cichlids and viviparity in lots of sharks and toothcarps. additionally. fish are of substantial significance of the survival of the human species within the shape ofnutritious and scrumptious nutrition ofnumerous varieties. Rational exploitation and administration of our worldwide shares of fishes needs to depend on an in depth and certain perception in their biology. The Chapman and corridor Fish and Fisheries sequence goals to offer well timed volumes reviewing vital features of fish biology. such a lot volumes can be of curiosity to investigate staff in biology. zoology. ecology and body structure. yet an extra target is for the books to be obtainable to a large spectrum of non­ professional readers starting from undergraduates and postgraduates to these with an curiosity in business and advertisement elements of fish and fisheries.

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