Freshwater Fishes Book

Freshwater Fishes


  • Author : Lionel Cavin
  • Publisher : Iste Press - Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: Evolutionary paleobiology
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN 10 : 178548138X

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Freshwater Fishes Excerpt :

Front Cover -- Freshwater Fishes: 250 Million Years of Evolutionary History -- Copyright -- Contents -- Foreword -- Introduction -- Chapter 1. Freshwater Environments and Fishes -- 1.1. Environments of freshwater ichthyofauna -- 1.2. What is a freshwater fish? -- Chapter 2. Assemblages of Freshwater Fishes in the Mesozoic -- 2.1. Triassic -- 2.2. Jurassic -- 2.3. Cretaceous -- Chapter 3. Assemblages of Freshwater Fishes in the Cenozoic -- 3.1. Paleogene -- 3.2. Neogene -- Chapter 4. Evolutionary Histories of Freshwater Fishes -- 4.1. Coelacanths (Actinistia) -- 4.2. Lungfish (Dipnoi) -- 4.3. Polypterids (Cladistia) -- 4.4. Coccolepidids -- 4.5. Sturgeons and related fishes (Acipenseriformes) -- 4.6. "Paleopterygians" and "sub-holosteans" -- 4.7. Redfieldiiforms (Redfieldiiformes) -- 4.8. Scanilepiforms (Scanilepiformes) -- 4.9. Perleidiforms (Perleidiformes) -- 4.10. Holosteans (Holostei) -- 4.11. Basal teleosteomorphs (Teleosteomorpha) and incertae sedis -- 4.12. Ichthyodectiforms (Ichthyodectiformes) -- 4.13. Elopomorphs (Elopomorpha) -- 4.14. Osteoglossomorphs (Osteoglossomorpha) -- 4.15. Otomorphs (Otomorpha) -- 4.16. Euteleosteans (Euteleosteomorpha) -- Chapter 5. Evolutionary Patterns in Freshwater Fishes -- 5.1. Vicariances and dispersals -- 5.2. Evolutionary radiations -- 5.3. Lineage depletion, evolutionary stases and refuge zones -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index: Topics, Families and Genera -- Back Cover

Freshwater Fishes Book

Freshwater Fishes


  • Author : Lionel Cavin
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2017-05-31
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081011416

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Freshwater Fishes Excerpt :

With more than 15,000 species, nearly a quarter of the total number of vertebrate species on Earth, freshwater fishes are extremely varied. They include the largest fish species, the beluga at over 7 meters long, and the smallest, the Paedocypris at just 8 millimeters, as well as the carnivorous, such as the piranha, and the calm, such as the Chinese algae eater. Certain species evolve rapidly, cichlids for example, while others transform very slowly, like lungfish. The fossils of these animals are very diverse in nature, sometimes just small scattered bones where sites correspond to ancient river beds or magnificent fossils of entire fish where there was once a lake. This book covers the history of these fishes over the last 250 million years by exploring the links between their biological evolution and the paleogeographic and environmental transformations of our planet, whether these be gradual or sudden. Gathers and synthetizes data from a vast number of publications regarding past freshwater assemblages and several fish lineages that invaded freshwaters Describes the work of the author's own team, concerning fauna from the Cretaceous of France, Morocco, and Thailand Presents the recent results of the tempo of diversification in freshwater environments and the evolutionary histories of clades and gar lineages

The Desert Bones Book

The Desert Bones


  • Author : Jamale Ijouiher
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release Date : 2022-11-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 327
  • ISBN 10 : 9780253063328

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An essential introduction to the age of dinosaurs in Africa. Once Africa was referred to as the ''Lost World of the dinosaur era,'' so poorly known were its ancient flora and fauna. Worse still, many priceless fossil specimens from the Sahara Desert were destroyed during the Second World War. Fortunately, in the twentieth-first century, more researchers are now working in north Africa than ever before and making fascinating discoveries such as the dinosaur Spinosaurus. Based on a decade of study, The Desert Bones brings the world of African dinosaurs fully into the light. Jamale Ijouiher skillfully draws on the latest research and knowledge about paleoecology to paint a compelling and comprehensive portrait of the mid-Cretaceous in North Africa.

Freshwater Fishes of Texas Book

Freshwater Fishes of Texas


  • Author : Chad Thomas
  • Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: NATURE
  • Pages : 217
  • ISBN 10 : 9781603444941

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Freshwater Fishes of Texas Excerpt :

Containing habitat information, physical descriptions, photographs, and range maps for more than 150 species of freshwater fishes that can be found in Texas, this field guide is an indispensable reference and research tool for ichthyologists, professional fisheries biologists, amateur naturalists, and anglers alike.

Freshwater Fishes of North eastern Australia Book

Freshwater Fishes of North eastern Australia


  • Author : Brad Pusey
  • Publisher : CSIRO PUBLISHING
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 702
  • ISBN 10 : 0643069666

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The ecology, systematics, biogeography and management of North East Autralia's native fish.

Evolution and Development of Fishes Book

Evolution and Development of Fishes


  • Author : Zerina Johanson
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-01-10
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 283
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107179448

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World-class palaeontologists and biologists summarise the state-of-the-art on fish evolution and development.

The Evolution and Fossil Record of Parasitism Book

The Evolution and Fossil Record of Parasitism


  • Author : Kenneth De Baets
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-05-07
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 565
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030424848

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This two-volume edited book highlights and reviews the potential of the fossil record to calibrate the origin and evolution of parasitism, and the techniques to understand the development of parasite-host associations and their relationships with environmental and ecological changes. The book deploys a broad and comprehensive approach, aimed at understanding the origins and developments of various parasite groups, in order to provide a wider evolutionary picture of parasitism as part of biodiversity. This is in contrast to most contributions by parasitologists in the literature that focus on circular lines of evidence, such as extrapolating from current host associations or distributions, to estimate constraints on the timing of the origin and evolution of various parasite groups. This approach is narrow and fails to provide the wider evolutionary picture of parasitism on, and as part of, biodiversity. Volume one focuses on identifying parasitism in the fossil record, and sheds light on the distribution and ecological importance of parasite-host interactions over time. In order to better understand the evolutionary history of parasites and their relationship with changes in the environment, emphasis is given to viruses, bacteria, protists and multicellular eukaryotes as parasites. Particular attention is given to fungi and metazoans such as bivalves, cnidarians, crustaceans, gastropods, helminths, insects, mites and ticks as parasites. Researchers, specifically evolutionary (paleo)biologists and parasitologists, interested in the evolutionary history of parasite-host interactions as well as students studying parasitism will find this book appealing.

Fish Biology and Fisheries Book

Fish Biology and Fisheries


  • Author : Jaden Howard
  • Publisher : Scientific e-Resources
  • Release Date : 2019-12-06
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781839474484

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The goal of the book Fish Biology and Fisheries is to help integrate the study of fish biology with the study of fisheries. One might not expect these two subjects to need further integration. However, strong declines in many fish stocks around the world, combined with growing concerns about the impact of fisheries on marine and freshwater biodiversity, are raising new questions about aspects of fish biology that have traditionally dwelt outside mainstream fisheries research. Fisheries form an important sector of the country's economy in terms of food supply, employment, income and foreign exchange earnings. Fishes are one of the important sources of cheap protein food for the people and millions of fishermen and several industries depend on this source. Lack of a comprehensive treatise on the biology of fishes has prompted this humble piece of work leading to Essentials of Fish Biology. A wide coverage of fish biology will make it of interest not only to ichthyologist but to professional fishery biologist as well desiring to learn basic structure and function of fish body in daily life of the fish. This is an ideal textbook of fish biology which will serve as valuable work for undergraduates and graduates looking for a comprehensive source on a wide variety of topics in fish Biology and Fisheries.

Hawaiian Natural History  Ecology  and Evolution Book

Hawaiian Natural History Ecology and Evolution


  • Author : Alan C. Ziegler
  • Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
  • Release Date : 2002-09-30
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN 10 : 0824821904

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Not since Willam A. Bryan's 1915 landmark compendium, Hawaiian Natural History, has there been a single-volume work that offers such extensive coverage of this complex but fascinating subject. Illustrated with more than two dozen color plates and a hundred photographs and line drawings, Hawaiian Natural History, Ecology, and Evolution updates both the earlier publication and subsequent works by compiling and synthesizing in a uniform and accessible fashion the widely scattered information now available. Readers can trace the natural history of the Hawaiian Archipelago through the book's twenty-eight chapters or focus on specific topics such as island formation by plate tectonics, plant and animal evolution, flightless birds and their fossil sites, Polynesian migrational history and ecology, the effects of humans and exotic animals on the environment, current conservation efforts, and the contributions of the many naturalists who visited the islands over the centuries and the stories behind their discoveries. An extensive annotated bibliography and a list of audio-visual materials will help readers locate additional sources of information.

Historical Biogeography of Neotropical Freshwater Fishes Book
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Historical Biogeography of Neotropical Freshwater Fishes


  • Author : James S. Albert
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2011-03-08
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520948501

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Historical Biogeography of Neotropical Freshwater Fishes Excerpt :

The fish faunas of continental South and Central America constitute one of the greatest concentrations of aquatic diversity on Earth, consisting of about 10 percent of all living vertebrate species. Historical Biogeography of Neotropical Freshwater Fishes explores the evolutionary origins of this unique ecosystem. The chapters address central themes in the study of tropical biodiversity: why is the Amazon basin home to so many distinct evolutionary lineages? What roles do ecological specialization, speciation, and extinction play in the formation of regional assemblages? How do dispersal barriers contribute to isolation and diversification? Focusing on whole faunas rather than individual taxonomic groups, this volume shows that the area’s high regional diversity is not the result of recent diversification in lowland tropical rainforests. Rather, it is the product of species accumulating over tens of millions of years and across a continental arena.

Fishes and the Break up of Pangaea Book

Fishes and the Break up of Pangaea


  • Author : Lionel Cavin
  • Publisher : Geological Society of London
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN 10 : 186239248X

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This volume, in honour of Peter L. Forey, is about fishes as palaeobiogeographic indicators in the Mesozoic and Cenozoic. The last 250 million years in the history of Earth have witnessed the break-up of Pangaea, affecting the biogeography of organisms. Fishes occupy almost all freshwater and marine environments, making them a good tool to assess palaeogeographic models. The volume begins with studies of Triassic chondrichthyans and lungfishes, with reflections on Triassic palaeogeography. Phylogeny and distribution of Late Jurassic neoselachians and basal teleosts are broached, and are followed by five papers about the Cretaceous, dealing with SE Asian sharks, South American ray-finned fishes and coelacanths, European characiforms, and global fish palaeogeography. Then six papers cover Tertiary subjects, such as bony tongues, eels, cypriniforms and coelacanths. There is generally a good fit between fish phylogenies and the evolution of the palaeogeographical pattern, although a few discrepancies question details of current palaeogeographic models and/or some aspects of fish phylogeny.

Pacific Salmon   their Ecosystems Book

Pacific Salmon their Ecosystems


  • Author : Deanna J. Stouder
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 732
  • ISBN 10 : 0412986914

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This text examines the ecology of the Pacific salmon

Fish   Fishing Book

Fish Fishing


  • Author : Nicolae Sfetcu
  • Publisher : Nicolae Sfetcu
  • Release Date : 2014-05-03
  • Genre: Pets
  • Pages : 472
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

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Fish Fishing Excerpt :

A detailed guide of everything you want and need to know about fish. A fish is a water-dwelling vertebrate with gills that doesn''t change form, as amphibians do, during its life. Most are cold-blooded, though some (such as some species of tuna and shark) are warm-blooded. There are over 29,000 species of fish, making them the most diverse group of vertebrates. Fishing is the activity of hunting for fish. Fishing is a very ancient practice that dates back at least to the Mesolithic period which began about 10,000 years ago. Fishing is the activity of hunting for fish. By extension, the term fishing is also applied to hunting for other aquatic animals such as various types of shellfish as well as squid, octopus, turtles, frogs and some edible marine invertebrates. Fish as a food describes the edible parts of water-dwelling, cold-blooded vertebrates with gills, as well as certain other water-dwelling animals such as mollusks, crustaceans, and shellfish. An aquarium (plural aquariums or aquaria) is a vivarium, usually contained in a clear-sided container (typically constructed of glass or high-strength plastic) in which water-dwelling plants and animals (usually fish, and sometimes invertebrates, as well as amphibians, marine mammals, and reptiles) are kept in captivity, often for public display; or it is an establishment featuring such displays. A detailed guide of everything you want and need to know about fish.

Encyclopedia of Aquarium and Pond Fish Book
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Encyclopedia of Aquarium and Pond Fish


  • Author : David Alderton
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-02-12
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781465499653

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The most complete owner's manual for keeping all types of freshwater and saltwater fish in indoor tropical and coldwater aquariums and outdoor ponds. Choose the right fish for any water temperature--tropical or coldwater--and for all types of environments, including indoor aquariums or outdoor ponds. Know the difference between keeping saltwater fish and freshwater fish, including differences in aquarium setups, and feeding and caring for your pet fish. Learn to tell whether your fish are healthy and find out everything you need to breed them successfully. The Encyclopedia of Aquarium and Pond Fish contains a huge photographic color reference directory of more than 800 of the most popular fish, not only showing you what they look like, but also giving you key information you need, such as how big they will grow, whether they integrate with different fish, what food they eat, and what water type and temperature they prefer.

Nature through Time Book

Nature through Time


  • Author : Edoardo Martinetto
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-07-27
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 468
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030350581

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Nature through Time Excerpt :

This book simulates a historical walk through nature, teaching readers about the biodiversity on Earth in various eras with a focus on past terrestrial environments. Geared towards a student audience, using simple terms and avoiding long complex explanations, the book discusses the plants and animals that lived on land, the evolution of natural systems, and how these biological systems changed over time in geological and paleontological contexts. With easy-to-understand and scientifically accurate and up-to-date information, readers will be guided through major biological events from the Earth's past. The topics in the book represent a broad paleoenvironmental spectrum of interests and educational modules, allowing for virtual visits to rich geological times. Eras and events that are discussed include, but are not limited to, the much varied Quaternary environments, the evolution of plants and animals during the Cenozoic, the rise of angiosperms, vertebrate evolution and ecosystems in the Mesozoic, the Permian mass extinction, the late Paleozoic glaciation, and the origin of the first trees and land plants in the Devonian-Ordovician. With state-of-the art expert scientific instruction on these topics and up-to-date and scientifically accurate illustrations, this book can serve as an international course for students, teachers, and other interested individuals.