The Development of Form and Function in Fishes and the Question of Larval Adaptation
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John Jeffrey Govoni, editor
Published by American Fisheries Society
Publication date: March 2004
This book, the proceedings of a symposium held at the 26th Annual Larval Fish Conference, of the Early Life History Section of the American Fisheries Society, in Bergen, Norway presented current thought that reflected upon the following questions: when and in what capacity do developing organs or organ systems come on line, and more importantly, are these organs and their functions specializations unique to embryos and larvae, or are they simply rudimentary functional anlage of the adult form. Understanding how larval fish function, how they acquire energy to grow, and how they expend energy to survive is basic to any endeavor in either mariculture or aquaculture. This symposium, and book, invited and drew in scientists from around the world, who have compiled information, achieved understanding, and made their information available in a published symposium volume. The chapters included in this book show the development of form and function in the following major anatomical systems: gross external anatomy (swimming), the integument (osmoregulation and taste), the alimentary canal, other visceral organs, the swim bladder, gills, and sensory systems, as well as blood and circulation.
Table of Contents
Preface Prologue Symbols and Abbreviations