John Wiley and Sons, April 2009. 726 pages, hard cover, illustrations.
Incorporates various advances in the biology of fishes, covering taxonomy, anatomy, physiology, biogeography, ecology, and behaviour. This book contains a chapter on genetics and molecular ecology of fishes.
Preface. Part I Introduction.1 The science of ichthyology.2 Systematic procedures. Part II Form, Function, and Ontogeny.3 Skeleton, skin, and scales.4 Soft anatomy.5 Oxygen, metabolism, and energetics.6 Sensory Systems.7 Homeostasis.8 Functional morphology of locomotion and feeding.9 Early life history.10 Juveniles, adults, age, and growth. Part III Taxonomy, Phylogeny, and Evolution.11 A history of fishes.12 Chondrichthyes: Sharks, skates, rays, and chimaeras.13 Living representatives of primitive fishes.14 Teleosts at last I: bonytongues through anglerfishes.15 Teleosts at last II: spiny-rayed fishes.Part IV Zoogeography, Habitats, and Adaptations.16 Zoogeography.17 Fish genetics.18 Special habitats and special adaptations.Part V Behavior and Ecology.19 Fishes as predators.20 Fishes as prey.21 Fishes as social animals: reproduction.22 Fishes as social animals: aggregation, aggression, and cooperation.23 Cycles of activity and behavior.24 Individuals, populations, and assemblages.25 Communities, ecosystems, and the functional role ofn fishes.Part VI The Future of Fishes.26 Conservation.References.Index