Biology and Physiology of Freshwater Neotropical Fish

Biology and Physiology of Freshwater Neotropical Fish

1st Edition - November 8, 2019

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  • Editors: Bernardo Baldisserotto, Elisabeth Urbinati, Jose Cyrino
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128158739
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128158722

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Biology and Physiology of Freshwater Neotropical Fish is the all-inclusive guide to fish species prevalent in the neotropical realm. It provides the most updated systematics, classification, anatomical, behavioral, genetic, and functioning systems information on freshwater neotropical fish species. This book begins by analyzing the differences in phylogeny, anatomy, and behaviour of neotropical fish. Systems such as cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, digestive, reproductive, muscular, and endocrine are described in detail. This book also looks at the effects of stress on fish immune systems, and how color and pigmentation play into physiology and species differentiation. Biology and Physiology of Freshwater Neotropical Fish is a must-have for fish biologists and zoologists. Students in zoology, ichthyology, and fish farming will also find this book useful for its coverage of some of the world’s rarest and least-known fish species.

Key Features

  • Features chapters written by top neotropical fish researchers and specialists
  • Discusses environmental effects on neotropical fishes, including climate change and pollution
  • Details the phylogenetic occurrence of electroreceptors and electric organs in fish


Researchers and graduate students in fish biology (ichthyology), zoology, and physiology

Table of Contents

  • 1. Phylogeny and Classification of Neotropical Fish
    2. Anatomy of Teleosts and Elasmobranchs
    3. The Genetic Bases of Physiological Processes in Fishes
    4. Behavior and Welfare
    5. Stress and Immune Systems in Fish
    6. Evolution and Physiology of Electroreceptors and Electric Organs in Neotropical Fish
    7. Color and Physiology of Pigmentation
    8. Morphology, Development and Muscle Growth
    9. The Cardiovascular System
    10. Breathing and Respiratory Adaptations
    11. Nutrition and Functional Aspects of Fish Digestion
    12. Osmotic and Ionic Regulation
    13. Reproduction and Embryogenesis
    14. Brain-Hypophysis-Gonads and Gametogenesis

Product details

  • No. of pages: 358
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2019
  • Published: November 8, 2019
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128158739
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128158722

About the Editors

Bernardo Baldisserotto

Bernardo Baldisserotto is a full professor in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology at the Federal University of Santa Maria. He has published five books on fish physiology and fish culture, and has organized and participated in numerous other books and journal publications. Dr. Baldisserotto is editor-in-chief for the Physiology and Biochemistry section of Neotropical Ichthyology and associate editor of Fishes and the Journal of the World Aquaculture Society.

Affiliations and Expertise

Full Professor, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Federal University of Santa Maria, Santa Maria, Brazil

Elisabeth Urbinati

Elisabeth Criscuolo Urbinati is an associate professor in fish physiology at the São Paulo State University (Unesp), Jaboticabal campus. She was founder and president of the Aquabio, the Brazilian Society of Aquaculture and Aquatic Biology, and has published books and journal publications on fish physiology and fish culture. She has been working as member of committees of scientific meetings and research funding agencies.

Affiliations and Expertise

Aquaculture Center, Universidade Estadual Paulista Julio de Mesquita Filho

Jose Cyrino

José Eurico Cyrino is a full professor in fish culture and nutrition at the University of São Paulo, and is an accredited ‘ad hoc’ scientific adviser to all major Brazilian research funding agencies. Dr. Cyrino is an associate editor with the Journal of the World Aquaculture Society, and a member of the editorial boards for several international scientific journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Fish Culture, Animal Science Department, College of Agriculture Luiz de Quieroz, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

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