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The biology of Latimeria chalumnae and evolution of coelacanths : Developments in Environmental Biology of Fishes - J.A. Musick

The biology of Latimeria chalumnae and evolution of coelacanths

Developments in Environmental Biology of Fishes

By: J.A. Musick (Editor), Michael N. Bruton (Editor), E. K. Balon (Editor)

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Published: 1st July 1991
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this book may well rank as the most important contribution to coelacanth biology ever published. Copeia ' By delivering this message as its bottom line, this book may well rank as the most important contribution to coelacanth biology ever published. ' Copeia 3 1992

...this book may well rank as the most important contribution to coelacanth biology ever published. Copeia ' By delivering this message as its bottom line, this book may well rank as the most important contribution to coelacanth biology ever published. ' Copeia 3 1992

Prelude: the mystery of a persistent life form.- Introduction: the recent chronology and contributions.- Systematics and evolution.- Patterns, trends, and rates of evolution within the Actinistia.- Diversity of extinct and living actinistian fishes (Sarcopterygii).- Latimeria chalumnae and its pedigree.- A phylogenetic analysis of the 18S ribosomal RNA sequence of the coelacanth Latimeria chalumnae.- The relationships of the coelacanth Latimeria chalumnae: evidence from sequences of vertebrate 28S ribosomal RNA genes.- Central nervous system myelin proteins of the coelacanth Latimeria chalumnae: phylogenetic implications.- Morphology and physiology.- Innervation of the basicranial muscle of Latimeria chalumnae.- Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging studies of Latimeria chalumnae.- CT scan reconstruction of the palate region of Latimeria chalumnae.- Enzymes of the coelacanth Latimeria chalumnae evidenced by starch gel electrophoresis.- Guppies, toadfish, lungfish, coelacanths and frogs: a scenario for the evolution of urea retention in fishes.- Urea and chloride sensitivities of coelacanth hemoglobin.- Reproduction, feeding and parasites.- Viviparity and the maternal-embryonic relationship in the coelacanth Latimeria chalumnae.- Probable evolution of the coelacanth's reproductive style: lecithotrophy and orally feeding embryos in cichlid fishes and in Latimeria chalumnae.- Observations on locomotion and feeding of released coelacanths, Latimeria chalumnae.- Stomach contents of Latimeria chalumnae and further notes on its feeding habits.- Juvenile anisakine parasites from the coelacanth Latimeria chalumnae.- Ecology and conservation.- Habitat and population size of the coelacanth Latimeria chalumnae at Grand Comoro.- The demography of the coelacanth Latimeria chalumnae.- The ecology and conservation of the coelacanth Latimeria chalumnae.- The fishery of the Comoros, with comments on its possible impact on coelacanth survival.- Occurrence of organochlorine contaminants in tissues of the coelacanth Latimeria chalumnae.- Inventory and bibliography.- An inventory of all known specimens of the coelacanth Latimeria chalumnae, with comments on trends in the catches.- Literature relating to fossil coelacanths.- Bibliography of the living coelacanth Latimeria chalumnae, with comments on publication trends.- Species and subject index.

ISBN: 9780792312895
ISBN-10: 0792312899
Series: Developments in Environmental Biology of Fishes
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 446
Published: 1st July 1991
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 27.94 x 20.96  x 2.31
Weight (kg): 1.0