Deep-Sea Fishes

Deep-Sea Fishes

1st Edition - August 18, 1997

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  • Editors: William Hoar, David Randall
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080585406

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The deep ocean is home to some of the most unusual of all fishes. This book is the first Fish Physiology volume devoted to these bizarre undersea creatures. Practically every organ system is affected by the constraints imposed by benthic pressure, the absence of light, and the relatively scarce supply of both food and mates. Deep Sea Fishes demonstrates how these fishes living in extremely harsh conditions metabolize, behave, and evolve.

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AUDIENCE:Audience includes fisheries, biologists, physiologists, and ichthyologists interested in an up-to-date review of deep-sea fish physiology, ecology, and evolution.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors.
    Preface.
    M.V. Angel, What Is the Deep-Sea?
    S.H. Weitzman, Systematics of Deep Sea Fishes:
    Introduction.
    A Classification of Living Fishes Occurring Near or Below about 500 to 600 M with an Annotated List of Deep Sea Fish.
    References.
    R.L. Haedrich, Distribution and Population Ecology.
    J.V. Gartner Jr., R.E. Crabtree, and K.J. Sulak, Feeding at Depth.
    B. Pelster, Buoyancy at Depth:
    Introduction.
    The Problem of Buoyancy.
    Swimbladder Function.
    Lipid Accumulation.
    Watery Tissues.
    Hydrodynamic Lift.
    Conclusions.
    References.
    A.G. Gibbs, Biochemistry at Depth:
    Introduction.
    Effects of Pressure on Biochemical Systems: Protein Interactions and Enzyme Kinetics.
    Tolerance Adaptions: Maintenance of Biochemical Function in the Deep Sea.
    Capacity Adaptation: Biochemical Correlates of Organismal Metabolism.
    Future Directions: Phylogenetic and Molecular Approaches.
    References.
    P. Sebert, Pressure Effects on Shallow Water Fish:
    Introduction.
    Fish as a Model. Methods.
    Effects of Short-Term Pressure Exposure.
    Acclimation of Fish to Hydrostatic Pressure.
    Comparison of Shallow Water Fish (SWF) and Deep Water Fish (DWF).
    Conclusion.
    References.
    J. Montgomery, Sensory Physiology:
    Introduction.
    Olfaction/Chemoreception.
    Vision.
    Touch.
    Octavolateralis Systems.
    General Comments.
    References.
    Laboratory and in Situ.
    K.L. Smith, Jr., and R.J. Baldwin, Methods for Studying Deep Sea Fishes:
    Introduction.
    Laboratory Studies.
    In Situ Studies.
    Future Directions.
    References.
    Index.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 388
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1997
  • Published: August 18, 1997
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080585406

About the Series Editors

William Hoar

Affiliations and Expertise

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

David Randall

Affiliations and Expertise

Zoology Department, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada and Department of Biology and Chemistry, City University of Hong Kong, China

About the Series Volume Editors

David Randall

Affiliations and Expertise

Zoology Department, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada and Department of Biology and Chemistry, City University of Hong Kong, China

Anthony Farrell

Anthony Farrell
Dr. Tony Farrell is a professor in the Department of Zoology & Faculty of Land and Food Systems at the University of British Columbia and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. His research had provided an understanding of fish cardiorespiratory systems and has applied this knowledge to salmon migratory passage, fish stress handling and their recovery, sustainable aquaculture and aquatic toxicology. He has over 470 research publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and an h-factor of 92. He has co-edited of 30 volumes of the Fish Physiology series, as well as an award-winning Encyclopedia of Fish Physiology. As part of his application of physiology to aquaculture, he has studied the sub-lethal impacts of sea lice and piscine orthoreovirus on the physiology of juvenile salmon. Dr. Farrell has received multiple awards, including the Fry Medal, which is the highest honour to a scientist from the Canadian Society of Zoologists, the Beverton Medal, which is the highest honour to a scientist from the Fisheries Society of the British Isles, the Award of Excellence, which is the highest honour of the American Fisheries Society and the Murray A. Newman Awards both for Research and for Conservation from the Vancouver Marine Sciences Centre. He is a former President of the Society of Experimental Biologists and a former Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Fish Biology. He served as a member of the Minister’s Aquaculture Advisory Committee on Finfish Aquaculture for British Columbia and was a member of the Federal Independent Expert Panel on Aquaculture Science.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Zoology and Faculty of Land and Food Systems, University of British Columbia and Fellow, Royal Society of Canada, Vancouver, Canada

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