Fishes of the World
John Wiley & Sons, 16. 3. 2016 - 752 strán (strany)
Take your knowledge of fishes to the next level
Fishes of the World, Fifth Edition is the only modern, phylogenetically based classification of the world’s fishes. The updated text offers new phylogenetic diagrams that clarify the relationships among fish groups, as well as cutting-edge global knowledge that brings this classic reference up to date. With this resource, you can classify orders, families, and genera of fishes, understand the connections among fish groups, organize fishes in their evolutionary context, and imagine new areas of research. To further assist your work, this text provides representative drawings, many of them new, for most families of fishes, allowing you to make visual connections to the information as you read. It also contains many references to the classical as well as the most up-to-date literature on fish relationships, based on both morphology and molecular biology.
The study of fishes is one that certainly requires dedication—and access to reliable, accurate information. With more than 30,000 known species of sharks, rays, and bony fishes, both lobe-finned and ray-finned, you will need to master your area of study with the assistance of the best reference materials available. This text will help you bring your knowledge of fishes to the next level.
These include studies about the evolution of jaws, teeth, paired fins, internal fertilization, mimicry, hearing, and the biomechanics of feeding and ...
... nervous system, paired lateral gill slits (at least in embryo), post-anal tail, hepatic portal system, and endostyle (homologous with the thyroid).
... a dental apparatus of many distinctively shaped, phosphatic, tooth-like structures arranged in an intricate pattern of paired and unpaired elements.
... segmentally arranged, anterior spinal nerves); body naked, eel-like; no paired fins; no trace of lateral-line system in adults, neuromasts absent.
... body naked, eel-like; no bone; no paired fins; one or two dorsal fins present; tail diphycercal (isocercal) in adults, hypocercal in ammocoete larvae; ...