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Metamorphosis in Fish - Sylvie Dufour

Metamorphosis in Fish

By: Sylvie Dufour (Editor), Karine Rousseau (Editor), B. G. Kapoor (Editor)

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This book gathers current data on the two types of fish metamorphoses and their endocrine controls. It will be of interest for fish biologists as well as comparative physiologists and endocrinologists. Metamorphosis is a major developmental phase characterized by morphological and physiological changes. It prepares organisms for a drastic shift in habitat and behavior. Among vertebrates, besides the well-known larval metamorphosis in amphibians, two types of metamorphosis are also described in the life cycle of some fish species. Larval metamorphosis, also called first metamorphosis or true metamorphosis, is encountered in lampreys, representative species of basal vertebrates as well as in some teleost groups, elopomorphs and pleuronectiforms, and possibly also in some other teleost species. Secondary metamorphosis occurs in juveniles of some diadromic migratory teleosts, such as salmons and eels, and compared to larval metamorphosis, involves less drastic morphological changes.

List of Contributorsp. vii
Introduction to Fish First and Secondary Metamorphosesp. 1
Lamprey Metamorphosisp. 12
Metamorphosis of Elopomorphsp. 76
Metamorphosis of Flatfish (Pleuronectiformes)p. 107
Metamorphosis in an Amphidromous Goby, Sicyopterus Lagocephalus (Pallas 1767) (Teleostei: Gobioidei: Sicydiinae): a True Metamorphosis?p. 154
Salmonid Smoltificationp. 167
Eel Secondary Metamorphosis: Silveringp. 216
Indexp. 251
The Editorsp. 255
Color Plate Sectionp. 257
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ISBN: 9781578087136
ISBN-10: 1578087139
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 268
Published: 8th March 2012
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 1