Fish Physiology

Fish Physiology

1st Edition - March 28, 1979

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  • Editors: William Hoar, D.J. Randall, J.R. Brett
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080585284

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Table of Contents

  • Contributors

    List of Contributors


    Chapter 1: Nutrition

    I. Introduction

    II. Proteins

    III. Carbohydrates

    IV. Lipids

    V. Vitamins

    VI. Minerals

    VII. Addendum

    Chapter 2: Feeding Strategy

    I. Introduction

    II. Trophic Diversity

    III. Characteristics that Influence Patterns of Food Acquisition

    IV. An Appraisal of Some Approaches to Assessing Patterns of Food Exploitation in the Natural Environment

    V. Summary

    Chapter 3: The Brain and Feeding Behavior*

    I. Introduction

    II. The Relationship Between Food Intake and Body Weight

    III. Brain Regulation of Food Intake and Factors Influencing Intake

    IV. Concluding Remarks

    Chapter 4: Digestion

    I. Introduction

    II. Feeding Mechanisms

    III. Anatomy and Histology of the Alimentary Canal

    IV. Digestive Fluids and Enzymes

    V. Digestion and Absorption

    VI. Movement of Food Through the Alimentary Canal

    VII. Physiological Studies on Fish Gastrointestinal Motility

    VIII. Perspectives

    Chapter 5: Metabolism and Energy Conversion During Early Development

    I. Introduction

    II. Embryogenesis

    III. Energy Metabolism

    IV. Concluding Remarks

    Chapter 6: Physiological Energetics

    I. Introduction

    II. Energy: Relations and Measurements

    III. Metabolism: Rates of Energy Expenditure

    IV. Excretion: Rates of Energy Loss

    V. Growth: Rates of Energy Gain and Food Conversion

    VI. Energy Budgets

    VII. Concluding Commentary

    VIII. Glossary

    Chapter 7: Cytogenetics

    I. Introduction: Chromosomes and Fishes

    II. Techniques and Methods of Karyotyping Fishes

    III. Sexuality, Sex Chromosomes, and Sex Determination

    IV. Chromosome Numbers, Chromosome Morphology, and Genome Sizes: the Evolution of Fish Karyotypes

    V. Cytogenetics and Fish Culture

    Chapter 8: Population Genetics*

    I. Introduction

    II. Isozyme Methodology

    III. Major Areas of Current Investigations

    IV. Genetic Variation in Populations of Fish

    V. The Use of Genetic Data in Fishery Management

    VI. Summary

    Chapter 9: Hormonal Enhancement of Growth

    I. Introduction

    II. Growth Hormone*

    III. Steroid Hormones and Substances Related in Function*

    IV. Thyroid Hormones*

    V. Insulin*

    VI. Additive and Synergistic Effects of Hormones on Teleost Growth*

    Chapter 10: Environmental Factors and Growth

    I. Introduction


    III. Abiotic Factors

    IV. Biotic Factors

    V. Interaction and Optimizing

    VI. Governing Mechanisms

    VII. Concluding Commentary

    Chapter 11: Growth Rates and Models

    I. Measuring Length and Weight of Fish

    II. Estimation of Growth Rates in Nature

    III. Characteristics of Fish Growth

    IV. Growth Models Related to Age

    V. Growth in Relation to Temperature

    VI. Growth in Relation to Rations

    VII. Summary

    Author Index

    Systematic Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 785
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1979
  • Published: March 28, 1979
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080585284

About the Series Editors

William Hoar

Affiliations and Expertise

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

D.J. Randall

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

J.R. Brett

Affiliations and Expertise

Pacific Biological Station, Fisheries and Marine Service, Department of Fisheries of Canada

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