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Title Primitive fishes / edited by David J. McKenzie, Anthony P. Farrell, Colin J. Brauner.
Imprint Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier/Academic Press, [2007]

Series Fish physiology ; v. 26
Fish physiology ; v. 26.
Subject Fishes -- Physiology.
Fishes -- Evolution.
Living fossils.
Alt Name McKenzie, David J. (David John), 1962-
Farrell, Anthony Peter, 1952-
Brauner, Colin J.
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 562 pages) : illustrations (some color).
polychrome rdacc
Note "The primitive fishes that this book focuses on include the jawless agnathans (hagfishes and lampreys), the lobe-finned sarcopterygians (coelacanth and lungfishes), and the primitive ray-finned actinopterygian fishes (the sturgeons, the bichirs and the ropefish, the gars, and the bowfin)"--Preface.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Living primitive fishes and fishes from deep time / Philippe Janvier -- Cardiovascular systems in primitive fishes / Anthony P. Farrell -- Nervous and sensory systems / Shaun P. Collin -- Ventilatory systems / Emily Coolidge, Michael S. Hedrick, and William K. Milsom -- Gas transport and exchange / C.J. Brauner and M. Berenbrink -- Ionic, osmotic, and nitrogenous waste regulation / Patricia A. Wright -- Locomotion in primitive fishes / D.J. McKenzie, M.E. Hale, and P. Domenici -- Peripheral endocrine glands. I, The gastroenteropancreatic endocrine system and the thyroid gland ; Peripheral endocrine glands. II, The adrenal glands and the corpuscles of Stannius / John H. Youson -- Why have primitive fishes survived? / K.L. Ilves and D.J. Randall.
Summary A systems approach to understanding the evolution of fish species.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780080549521 (electronic bk.)
0080549527 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 173523881
Additional Format Print version: Primitive fishes. Amsterdam ; Boston : Academic Press, ©2007 9780123736710 0123736714 (OCoLC)154760332

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