Deep-Sea Fishes - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123504401, 9780080585406

Deep-Sea Fishes, Volume 16

1st Edition

Series Editors: William Hoar David Randall
Series Volume Editors: David Randall Anthony Farrell
eBook ISBN: 9780080585406
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123504401
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 18th August 1997
Page Count: 388
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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.


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.


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


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@qu:"The Fish Physiology Series has set a very high standard of quality from its first volume published in 1969... and have become increasingly more focused in their subject treatments." @source:--Joseph J. Torres in COPEIA @qu:"Deep-Sea Fishes is a volume that is definitely worth having as an excellent, up-to-date reference. Whether you are teaching a course or otherwise researching a deep-sea topic, you'll find this a great place to begin your research. In most cases, you'll be able to find what you need; in others, you'll know where to look next." @source:--Joseph J. Torres in COPEIA

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About the Series Editors

William Hoar Series Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

David Randall Series Editor

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 Series Volume Editor

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 Series Volume Editor

Tony Farrell is a graduate of Bath University, where he was fortunate to study with Peter Lutz. His fortunes grew further when he moved in 1974 to Canada and the Zoology Department at the University of British Columbia to complete his Ph.D. degree under the superb tutelage of Dave Randall. In 2004, Tony returned to UBC when he accepted an endowed research chair in Sustainable Aquaculture.

In between these positions at UBC, Tony was employed at the University of Southern California (PDF), the University of New Brunswick (sessional lecturer), Mount Allison University (first real job) and Simon Fraser University (moving through the ranks to a full professor). In addition to highly controlled laboratory experiments on fish cardiorespiratory physiology, Tony is committed to working on animals in their own environment. Therefore, his research on fish physiology has taken him on an Alpha Helix expedition to the Amazon, the University of Gothenburg and the Kristineberg Marine Research Station in Sweden, the Portobello Marine Biological Station in New Zealand, the University of Christchurch and Massey University in New Zealand, the Bamfield Marine Science Station and the Huntsman Marine Station in Canada, the University of Aarhus in Denmark, the University of Adelaide Charles and Darwin University in Australia, and to the Danish Arctic Marine Station on Disco Island in Greenland. These travels have allowed him to work and with many superb collaborators word-wide, as well as study the physiology of over 70 different species of fish. Tony has received a number of awards for his scientific contributions: an honorary degree from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden; Awards of Excellence from the American Fisheries Society for Fish Physiology, Conservation and Management; the Fry Medal from the Canadian Society of Zoologists; and the Beverton Medal from the Fisheries Society of the British Isles.

Affiliations and Expertise

Dept of Zoology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada