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The Physiology of Fishes, Volume I focuses on authoritative reviews of the state of knowledge of the various aspects of fish physiology.
The selection first offers information on aquatic respiration of fish and cardiovascular systems. Topics include respiration system, metabolic rate, air-breathing organs, relative dimensions of the cardiovascular system, and reaction of piscine circulation to hormones and drugs. The text then elaborates on the alimentary canal and digestion, including esophagus, stomach, intestine, rectum, gastric digestion, and control of digestive functions.
The book examines excretion and osmoregulation and the skin and scales, as well as stenohaline and anadromous fishes, skin, and scales. The publication also underscores endocrine organs, gonads and reproduction, and early development and hatching.
The selection is a dependable reference for general zoologists and comparative physiologists.
Contributors to Volume I
Contents of Volume II
Chapter I Respiration
Part 1. The Aquatic Respiration of Fish
II. The Respiratory System
III. The Metabolic Rate
Part 2. Air Breathing
III. Air-Breathing Organs
Chapter II The Cardiovascular System
I. Fragmentary Nature of the Available Information
III. Relative Dimensions of the Cardiovascular System
IV. The Myocardium
VI. The Circulatory System and Oxygen Transport
VII. The Influence of Environmental Factors
VIII. Nervous Control of the Circulation
IX. The Reaction of the Piscine Circulation to Some Hormones and Drugs
X. The Lymph System
Chapter III The Alimentary Canal and Digestion
I. General Organization of the Digestive System
II. Buccal Cavity and Pharynx
V. Intestine (Mid-Gut)
VI. Rectum (Hind-Gut)
VII. Gastric Digestion
VIII. Intestinal Digestion
IX. Adaptations of Enzymes to Diet
XI. The Control of Digestive Functions
Chapter IV Excretion and Osmoregulation
II. Stenohaline Fishes
III. Anadromous Fishes (Salmon and Lamprey)
IV. Catadromous Fishes (Eel)
V. Euryhaline Teleost Fishes
VI. Concluding Remarks
Chapter V The Skin and Scales
I. The Skin
Chapter VI Endocrine Organs
II. Anatomical Relations and Generalized Statement of Function
III. Growth, Development, and Metamorphosis
VI. Seasonal Cycles of Endocrine Activity
Chapter VII The Gonads and Reproduction
II. Structural Relationships
HI. Physiology of the Prespawning Fish
Chapter VIII Early Development and Hatching
II. The Fish Egg
III. The Effects of Environmental Conditions upon Development
IV. The Metabolism of the Egg and Alevin
V. Developmental Mechanics of the Fish Egg
Chapter IX Experimental Studies on Growth
II. Theoretical Considerations
III. The Size Hierarchy Effect
IV. Effects of Parental Factors on Growth
V. Growth Cycles and Changes in Growth Rate with Age
VI. The Relation between Food and Growth
VII. The Effects of Environmental Factors on Growth
VIII. Growth Hormones
IX. Pond Culture
Chapter X The Biochemical Composition of Fish
II. Reliability of Methods
III. Factors Affecting Composition
IV. Nature and Amount of Fish Constituents
V. Composition and Function
VI. General Conclusions
VII. The Constituents of Fish
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- © Academic Press 1957
- 1st January 1957
- Academic Press
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