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    Fish Physiology: Euryhaline Fishes Fish Physiology Vol 32

    ISBN-10: 0123969514
    ISBN-13: 9780123969514
    Author(s): Stephen D. Mccormick, Anthony Peter Farrell, Colin J. Brauner
    Description: The need for ion and water homeostasis is common to all life. For fish, ion and water homeostasis is an especially important challenge because they live in direct contact with water and because of the large variation in the salt content of natural  More...
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    Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
    Binding: Hardcover
    Pages: 594
    Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
    Weight: 2.354
    Language: English

    The need for ion and water homeostasis is common to all life. For fish, ion and water homeostasis is an especially important challenge because they live in direct contact with water and because of the large variation in the salt content of natural waters (varying by over 5 orders of magnitude). Most fish are stenohaline and are unable to move between freshwater and seawater. Remarkably, some fishes are capable of life in both freshwater and seawater. These euryhaline fishes constitute an estimated 3 to 5% of all fish species. Euryhaline fishes represent some of the most iconic and interesting of all fish species, from salmon and sturgeon that make epic migrations to intertidal mudskippers that contend with daily salinity changes. With the advent of global climate change and increasing sea levels, understanding the environmental physiology of euryhaline species is critical for environmental management and any mitigative measures. This volume will provide the first integrative review of euryhalinity in fish. There is no other book that focuses on fish that have the capacity to move between freshwater and seawater. The different challenges of salt and water balance in different habitats have led to different physiological controls and regulation, which heretofore has not been reviewed in a single volume. Collects and synthesizes the literature covering the state of knowledge of the physiology of euryhaline fish Provides the foundational information needed for researchers from a variety of fields, including fish physiology, conservation and evolutionary biology, genomics, ecology, ecotoxicology, and comparative physiologyAll authors are the leading researchers and emerging leaders in their fields

    Contributors
    Preface
    Glossary of Terms
    List of Abbreviations
    Principles and Patterns of Osmoregulation and Euryhalinity in Fishes
    Introduction
    Principles of Ion and Water Transport
    Osmoregulatory Organs
    Hagfishes
    Lampreys
    Elasmobranchs
    Teleost Fishes
    Conclusions and Perspectives
    Osmosensing
    Introduction
    Whole-Organism (Systemic) Osmosensing
    Molecular Mechanisms of Cellular Osmosensing
    Conclusions and Perspectives
    Hormonal Control of Fish Euryhalinity
    Introduction
    Rapid-Acting Hormones
    Slow-Acting Hormones
    Target Tissues
    Developmental (Ontogenic) Aspects
    Evolutionary (Phylogenetic) Aspects
    Conclusions and Perspectives
    Euryhaline Elasmobranchs
    Introduction
    Distribution
    Phylogeny of Euryhaline Elasmobranchs
    Osmoregulation
    Metabolism
    Sensory Biology
    Behavior
    Reproduction
    Conclusions and Perspectives
    Smolt Physiology and Endocrinology
    Introduction
    Morphology
    Migration
    Imprinting
    Osmoregulation
    Endocrine Control
    Developmental and Environmental Regulation
    Conclusions and Perspectives
    Freshwater to Seawater Transitions in Migratory Fishes
    Introduction
    Life History Patterns
    Movement Patterns
    Osmoregulatory Competence
    Preparatory Adaptation and Mechanistic Trends
    Growth and Osmoregulation
    Conclusions and Perspectives
    Seawater to Freshwater Transitions in Diadromous Fishes
    Introduction
    Behavior and Timing
    Ionoregulation
    Endocrine Control
    Mechanisms for Selection of Freshwater Habitat
    Effect of Diadromy on Genetic Population Structure
    Conclusions and Perspectives
    Osmoregulation in Estuarine and Intertidal Fishes
    Introduction
    Intertidal Habitats: Estuaries and Tide Pools
    Osmoregulatory Strategies
    Osmoregulatory Stresses
    Estuarine Fishes as Physiological Models
    Conclusions and Perspectives
    Extreme Environments: Hypersaline, Alkaline, and Ion-Poor Waters
    Introduction
    Hypersaline Waters
    Alkaline Lakes
    Ion-Poor Waters
    Conclusions and Perspectives
    Euryhalinity in an Evolutionary Context
    Introduction
    Diversity of Halotolerance
    Evolutionary Transitions in Euryhalinity
    Convergence and Euryhalinity
    Conclusions and Perspectives
    Index
    Other Volumes in the Fish Physiology Series
    Color Plate Section

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