Sensory Physiology of Aquatic Lower Vertebrates - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080273525, 9781483190204

Sensory Physiology of Aquatic Lower Vertebrates

1st Edition

Satellite Symposium of the 28th International Congress of Physiological Sciences, Keszthely, Hungary, 1980

Editors: T. Szabó G. Czéh
eBook ISBN: 9781483190204
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1981
Page Count: 296
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Advances in Physiological Sciences, Volume 31: Sensory Physiology of Aquatic Lower Vertebrates covers the proceedings of the symposia of the 28th International Congress of Physiology. The book presents 17 papers that detail advance findings in the sensory physiology of aquatic lower vertebrates. The coverage of the text includes electroreceptors in Indian catfish teleosts; electroreceptive microampulla in the African mudfish Clarias lazera; and species specificity of electric organ discharges in a sympatric group of gymnotoid fish from Manaus. The book also presents comparative studies, such as the sex differences in the electric organ discharge of Eigenmannia virescens and the effect of gonadal maturation; and behavioral studies, such as social behavior in mormyrid fish. The book will be of great interest to marine biologists, ethologists, and zoologists.

Table of Contents


Electroreceptors in Indian Catfish Teleosts

Electroreceptive Microampullae in the African Mudfish Clarias Lazera

Innervation Pattern in the Tuberous Organs of Gymnotus Carapo

High Sensitivity Processes in the Sensory Transduction of the Plotosus Electroreceptors

The Action of Divalent Ions and Drugs on Thermal and Electric Sensitivity of the Ampullae of Lorenzini

Patterns of Neurotransmitter Function in the Optic Tectum of Teleosts

Comparative Study of the Medullary Command (Pacemaker) Nucleus in Species of the Four Weakly Electric Fish Families

Comparative Synaptology of the Pacemaker Nucleus in the Brain of Weakly Electric Fish (Gymnotidae)

Ontogeny of Both Larval Electric Organ and Electromotoneurones in Pollimyrus Isidori (Mormyridae, Teleostei)

Efferent Connections of the Cerebellum of the Weakly Electric Fish Eigenmannia Sp. (Gymnotoidei)

Eod Time Series Analysis of Gnathonemus Petersii

Sex Differences in the Electric Organ Discharge of Eigenmannia Virescens and the Effect of Gonadal Maturation

Species Specificity of Electric Organ Discharges in a Sympatric Group of Gymnotoid Fish from Manaus (Amazonas)

Social Behavior in Mormyrid Fish (Mormyriformes, Pisces): Short and Long-Term Changes Associated with Repeated Interactions

Sensory Control of Predatory and Defensive Behaviours in Torpedo Marmorata (Pisces)

Electrocommunication in Gymnotoid Wave Fish: Significance of a Temporal Feature in the Electric Organ Discharge

Concluding Remarks on Sensory Physiology of Aquatic Lower Vertebrates



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