Bond's Biology of Fishes

ISBN-10: 0120798751
ISBN-13: 9780120798759
Edition: 3rd 2007
Authors: Michael Barton
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List price: $281.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 1/4/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 912
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 4.884
Language: English

Master the study of fishes with BOND'S BIOLOGY OF FISHES! Providing an excellent background for the study of more advanced works on fishes, this fish biology text gives you a clear and concise introduction to the study of fishes and provides you with tools that you need to succeed.

Michael Barton is professor of American studies and social science at Pennsylvania State University at Harrisburg and author of Goodmen: The Character of Civil War Soldiers. Logue and Barton are co-editors of The Civil War Soldier: A Historical Reader (NYU Press, 2002).

Preface
An Introduction to the Fishes
Ichthyologists and What They Do
A History of Ichthyology
Diversification of Ichthyological Research
Methods in Fish Biology
Origins of Fishes
Fishes-The First Vertebrates
Origins of Vertebrates
Major Groups of Living Fishes
The Architecture of Fishes
Environmental Constraints on the Design of Fishes
General Body Form and Fins
Skin and Scales
Internal Support: The Skeletal System
Skeletal Muscle
General Relationships of Internal Organs
The Diversity of Fishes
Evolution and Systematics
Foundations of Evolutionary Theory
Processes of Selection
Systematic Studies: Tracing Evolutionary Histories
An Integrated Approach to Understanding Evolution
Jawless Fishes: Early Vertebrate Experiments and Descendant Forms
The First Fishes: Relationships of Modern and Extinct Forms
The Hagfishes and Lampreys: A Monophyletic Group?
The "Ostracoderm" Fishes: Proto-Gnathostomes?
The Gnathostomes: Fishes with Jaws
Origin of the Jaws
Gnathostomes at the Silurian/Ordovician Transition
Class Chondrichthyes (Elasmoranchiomorphi)
The Bony Fishes (Teleostomi): Acanthodians and Sarcopterygians
Introduction to the Teleostomi
Class Acanthodii
Class Sarcopterygii: Lobe-Finned Fishes and the Tetrapods
The Origins of Tetrapods
Introduction to the Actinopterygian Fishes: Origins and Modern Diversity
Adaptations of the Actinopterygians
Origins of the Actinopterygii
Class Actinopterygii
Teleostean Fishes: Early Members of the Most Diverse Assemblage of Fishes
What Are the Teleosts?
Division Teleostei: Identifying Features
Extinct Primitive Teleosts
Diversity of Living Teleosts
The Ostariophysi: Masters of the Freshwater Domain
Ostariophysi as a Sister Group of the Clupeomorpha?
Superorder Ostariophysi
The Euteleostei: Argentiniform and Salmoniform Fishes
Classification of the Euteleostei
Faster and Deeper: Esociformes and Some Basal Neoteleosts (Stomiiformes, Aulopiformes, Myctophiformes, Lampridiformes, and Polymixiiformes)
Straddling the Neoteleostean Fence
Esociformes: Sister Group of the Neoteleosts
Neoteleostei
Acanthomorph Fishes
The Paracanthopterygii: Cods, Toadfishes, and Other Bottom-Dwelling Teleosts
Paracanthopterygians at a Glance
Superorder Paracanthopterygii
Acanthopterygian Fishes: Stephanoberyciformes, Zeiformes, and Beryciformes-Possibly Percomorphs, Possibly Not
Introducing the Acanthopterygians
Percomorph Fishes
More Acanthopterygians: The Synbranchiformes, Elassoma, Gasterosteiformes, Mugilomorpha, and Atherinomorpha
The Smegmamorpha: Housecleaning among the Percomorphs, or Just a Spurious Notion?
Series Mugilomorpha
Series Atherinomorpha
Perciform Fishes: Perches and a Whole Lot More
The Perciformes: An Embarrassment of Riches
The Spiny and the Strange: Scorpaenoid, Pleuronectiform, and Tetraodontiform Fishes
The Scorpaenoidei: Welcome to the Perciformes-Again
The Most Highly Derived Teleosts?
Form and Function
The Integument of Fishes: Skin, Scales, and Associated Structures
Integumentary Composition and Embryonic Origins
Hydrodynamics of Fishes
Color
Bioluminescence
Venomous Fishes
Muscles, Locomotion, and Buoyancy
Musculoskeletal System
Modes of Locomotion
The Swim Bladder and the Regulation of Buoyancy
Adaptation to the External Environment
The Sensory Arsenal of Fishes I: Vision
Integrating Sensory Biology with the Ecology and Behavior of Fishes
General Morphology of Fish Eyes
Structure and Function of Fish Visual Systems
Visual Adaptation in the Lives of Fishes
The Sensory Arsenal of Fishes II: Systems for the Detection and Production of Auditory, Mechanical, and Electrical Stimuli
Structure of Auditory, Mechanosensory, and Electrosensory Systems
Function of Auditory, Mechanosensory, and Electrosensory Systems
Production of Electricity
Sound Production in Fishes
The Sensory Arsenal of Fishes III: Olfaction, Taste, and Other Chemical Senses
Chemosensation in Fishes
Olfaction
Taste
Other Chemosensory Receptors
Coda: Relating Sensory Adaptations to the Environment
Homeostatic Mechanisms
Use and Acquisition of Food
Metabolism and Growth
Nutrition
The Alimentary Canal: Anatomical Features
Foraging Activity and Feeding in Fishes
Functional Morphology of the Feeding Apparatus
Digestion
Circulation and Gas Exchange
Architecture of the Gills
Gills as Gas Exchange Surfaces
Extrabranchial and Aerial Oxygen Uptake
Circulation
The Blood of Fishes
Osmotic and Solute Regulation
Osmoregulation
The Urinary System
Evolutionary Considerations
Nervous and Endocrine Systems
The Central and Peripheral Nervous System
The Endocrine System
Neurosecretory Cells
Evolutionary and Environmental Considerations
Generations of Fishes
Reproduction and Development
Anatomy of the Reproductive System
Function and Reproductive Patterns
Embryonic and Early Development in Fishes
The Genetics of Fishes
Introduction
Fundamental Concepts
Chromosomes
Sex Determination
Quantitative Genetics
Genetics and Phylogenetics
Evolution, Conservation, and Management
Recent Directions
Interactions of Fishes with Their Environment
The Distribution of Fishes
Introduction
Historical Geology and Fish Distribution
Distribution of Freshwater or Inland Fishes
Distribution of Marine Fishes
Ecology of Fishes I: An Introduction to Some Basic Ecological Concepts
Understanding Ecology
Methods of Ecological Study
The Abiotic Environment of Fishes
The Biotic Environment of Fishes
Structure and Continuity in Ecological Systems
Looking at the Big Picture: Landscape Ecology, Metapopulations, and Macroecology
Ecology of Fishes II: Freshwater Fishes in Flowing Waters
Water-Abundant and Essential
Stream Environments in Temperate Zones
Tropical Rivers and Streams
Energetics and Trophic Structure of Riverine Food Webs
The Landscape Connection
Ecology of Fishes III: Freshwater Fishes in Still Waters
Environmental Features of Lentic Systems
Fish Assemblages of Lentic Waters
Trophic Adaptations
Optimal Foraging Theory
Hypogean Systems: An Unusual Aquatic Habitat
Inland Saline Waters and Associated Fish Assemblages
Ecology of Fishes IV: Coastal Marine Environments: The Continental Shelf
Introduction to the Marine Realm
Coastal Marine Environments
Ecology of Fishes V: Coastal Marine Environments: Beaches, Estuaries, and Rocky Intertidal Shores
The Nearshore Environment
Protected Inshore Environments: Bays and Estuaries
Exposed Inshore Environments: Surf Zones of Sandy Beaches and Rocky Shores
Seasonal Variation in Coastal Fish Assemblages
Ecology of Fishes VI: The Pelagic and Benthic Realm Beyond the Continental Shelf; Polar Environments
Large Marine Ecosystems
The Open-Water Pelagic Realm
The Bathypelagic Realm and Beyond
Marine Fishes of Polar Environments
Behavior I: Getting Along in the Physical World
Behaviro: The Ichthyological Perspective
Locomotor Responses to Stimuli
Homing and Migration
Behavior II: Feeding, Fooling Around, and Finding Your Friends: The Social World of Fishes
Feeding Behavior of Individuals
Fish with Other Fish: Social Interactions
Reproductive and Parental Behavior
Shoals and Schools
Symbiosis
Learning in Fishes
Fishes and Humanity
Parasites and Diseases of Fishes
Parasites as Extremely Symbiotic Creatures
Evolution of Parasitic Forms and Life Histories
Survey of Parasitic Organisms and the Diseases They Cause
Impact of Parasites on Evolution and Adaptation of Host Species
Nonparasitic Fish Diseases
Fishes as Carriers of Human Parasites and Diseases
Toxic Fishes
Fishes and Fishery Resources: Their Use and Conservation
The Value of Fishes
Fishery Resources
Freshwater and Anadromous Fisheries
Marine Fisheries
The Science and Technology of Fisheries
Scientific Management of Fisheries
Recreational Fisheries
The Ornamental Fish Trade
Aquaculture
Conservation of Habitat and Biodiversity
Are There Fish in Our Future?
Greek and Latin Word Roots and Terms
Glossary
Subject Index
Systematic Index

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