Fish Physiology Behaviour and Physiology of Fish

Author: Katherine A. Sloman
Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing
ISBN: 0123504481
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Science

Traditionally, behaviour, and physiology have been considered two separate fields of biology. This work focuses on different aspects of the life history of a fish, from predator avoidance through to reproduction, each written by scientists bridging the gap between behaviour and physiology in their own specialised subdiscipline.

Ecological and Environmental Physiology of Fishes

Author: F. Brian Eddy
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199540952
Release Date: 2012-05-03
Genre: Medical

Fishes have evolved to colonise almost every type of aquatic habitat and today they are a hugely diverse group of over 25,000 species. This book presents a current and comprehensive overview of fish physiology to demonstrate how living fishes function in their environment.

Control Processes in Fish Physiology

Author: J.C. Rankin
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0709922469
Release Date: 1983-04-30
Genre: Science

A number of major advances in our understanding of how physiological processes, and related behaviour patterns, are controlled and integrated in fish are presented in this book. Such information is not merely of academic interest since it is also fundamental to the scientific basis of fish farming and fisheries. The contributors are acknowledged experts from Europe and North America. The major themes covered are the autonomic and central nervous systems, the control of digestion, respiration and circulation, kidney function, endocrinology, and control of metabolism. Particular attention is given to reproduction in chapters on trout and teleost reproduction.

The Behaviour of Teleost Fishes

Author: Tony J. Pitcher
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781468482614
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

This book is about the behaviour of teleosts, a well-defined, highly successful, taxonomic group of vertebrate animals sharing a common body plan and forming the vast majority of living bony fishes. There are weH over 22000 living species of teleosts, including nearly all those of importance in com mercial fisheries and aquaculture. Teleosts are represented injust about every conceivable aquatic environment from temporary desert pools to the deep ocean, from soda lakes to sub-zero Antarctic waters. Behaviour is the primary interface between these effective survival machines and their environment: behavioural plasticity is one of the keys to their success. The study of animal behaviour has undergone revolutionary changes in the past decade under the dual impact of behavioural ecology and sociobiology. The modern body of theory provides quantitatively testable and experi mentaHy accessible hypotheses. Much current work in animal behaviour has concentrated on birds and mammals, animals with ostensibly more complex structure, physiology and behavioural capacity, but there is a growing body of information about the behaviour of fishes. There is now increasing awareness that the same ecological and evolutionary rules govern teleost fish, and that their behaviour is not just a simplified version of that seen in birds and mammals. The details of fish behaviour intimately reflect unique and efficient adaptations to their three-dimensional aquatic environment.

Diversity and Adaptation in Fish Behaviour

Author: Miles H.A. Keenleyside
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642813740
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Science

Fish are extremely successful vertebrates. Because of a long and divergent history they are now found in almost every conceiv able aquatic habitat. This radiation has been accompanied by great diversity in structure, physiology, and behaviour. Despite this variability, fish must solve a number of basic problems that are common to all animals. The most important of these are: (1) to find and ingest appropriate food; (2) to avoid predation; and (3) to reproduce. The main purpose of this book is to describe the variety of behavioural strategies that fish use in coping with these problems. My approach has been to draw together material from both field and laboratory work that is widely scattered in the litera ture. The major emphasis is on field studies, since my main concern is with adaptive solutions to problems, and I believe these are most likely to be correctly perceived by workers who are familiar with the natural ecological setting of their animals. Of course, many details of behaviour cannot be seen and quantified adequately in the field, and therefore I have not ignored laboratory studies. However, even here I have concen trated on work that illustrates the variety of solutions that fish use to solve the three basic problems. Much important work, for instance on causation, development, and learning, is not included.

Behaviour of Fishes

Author: A.n. Shukla
Publisher: Discovery Publishing House
ISBN: 8183563902
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Genre: Biological Clock

Physiology of Fishes

Author: A.n. Shukla
Publisher: Discovery Publishing House
ISBN: 8183563848
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Genre: Air-bladder (in fishes)

Issues in Anatomy Physiology Metabolism Morphology and Human Biology 2011 Edition

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions
ISBN: 9781464964763
Release Date: 2012-01-09
Genre: Science

Issues in Anatomy, Physiology, Metabolism, Morphology, and Human Biology: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Anatomy, Physiology, Metabolism, Morphology, and Human Biology. The editors have built Issues in Anatomy, Physiology, Metabolism, Morphology, and Human Biology: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Anatomy, Physiology, Metabolism, Morphology, and Human Biology in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Anatomy, Physiology, Metabolism, Morphology, and Human Biology: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at

Nitric Oxide

Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 008054620X
Release Date: 2011-09-02
Genre: Science

This volume provides a novel insight to the evolutionary and comparative aspects of nitric oxide- nitric oxide synthase system as a central regulator of invertebrate and vertebrate homeostasis. By critically selecting and summarizing the ever–increasing number of original studies, these presentations review a variety of important signalling and modulatory roles played by nitric oxide at molecular, cell, organ and organ system levels. It addresses not only specialists and graduate students in the field, but also all biologists concerned with how this unique, gaseous, pleiotropic molecule has been employed by living systems, uncovering a new dimension of the wonders of life.

Comparative Toxicogenomics

Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080560024
Release Date: 2008-07-11
Genre: Science

Functional genomics has come of age. No longer is it an adventure for the avant garde scientist, but it has become an increasingly standardized mainstream tool accessible to any modern biological laboratory. Toxicogenomics studies are now generating an avalanche of data that, with the aid of established informatics methodology, is being translated into biologically meaningful information. This is enabling us to start harvesting the benefits from years of investment in terms of technology, time, and (of course) money. It is therefore timely to bring together leading toxicologists with a wide variety of scientific aims in this book to demonstrate how microarray technology can be successfully applied to different research areas. This book transects biology from bacteria to human, from ecologically relevant sentinel organisms to well-characterized model species, and represents the full toxicogenomics arena from exploratory "blue sky" science to the prospects for incorporation into regulatory frameworks. * Reviews some of the first really fruitful studies made in this area * Covers different organisms ranging from humans to model species and environmental sentinels * Provides a broad view of the area, increasing its attractiveness to researchers working in a variety of specialties

Fish Cognition and Behavior

Author: Culum Brown
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470996041
Release Date: 2008-04-15
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The study of animal cognition has been largely confined to birds and mammals; a historical bias which has led to the belief that learning plays little or no part in the development of behaviour in fishes and reptiles. Research in recent decades has begun to redress this misconception and it is now recognised that fishes exhibit a rich array of sophisticated behaviour with impressive learning capabilities entirely comparable with those of mammals and other terrestrial animals. In this fascinating book an international team of experts have been brought together to explore all major areas of fish learning, including: foraging skills Predator recognition Social organisation and learning Welfare and pain Fish Cognition and Behavior is an important contribution to all fish biologists and ethologists and contains much information of commercial importance for fisheries managers and aquaculture personnel. Libraries in universities and research establishments will find it an important addition to their shelves.

Fish Behaviour

Author: Carin Magnhagen
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781439843024
Release Date: 2008-01-09
Genre: Science

Fishes are by far the most species-rich vertebrate taxon, and it is also the vertebrate group with the most strikingly diverse repertoire of behaviours and behavioural adaptations. As such, they provide us with many opportunities to explore the fascinating complexities of animal behaviour. Central questions addressed in this book include: How do sensory input, hormones, genetics and experience interact to shape individual behaviour? What should a fish do to be in the right place at the right time and how should it behave to be an efficient predator yet not become the subject of predation itself? How to find a mate or to find the best mate? Should all fish do the same, or is the optimal behaviour dependent on individual characteristics? How does reproductive behaviour affect what fish look like, in terms of colour, body form or body size? And how do fish cope with their complex social and biological environment, including parasites, competitors and collaborators? This new book provides an exciting overview of the many new insights offered by recent research on fish behaviour. The chapters are written by prominent international scientists and are aimed not only at fish biology students and researchers but anyone interested in the interplay between behaviour, ecology and evolution.