Anatomy of fishes, Volume 1

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Schweizerbart, 1975 - Nature - 744 pages
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For this second, considerably enlarged edition, the statements made concerning the previous edition are without reservations still valid. The literature in the field of fish anatomy and morphology has grown enormously since this book first appeard (1964), as can be seen from the much larger bibliography in the present volume. Since this "Fish anatomy", unlike the previous version, does not form a part of the "Handbook of the Inland Fishery of Middle Europe", it was necessary to devote more attention to non-European and marine species, and in addition, our knowledge of the structure of the fish body and its function has greatly increased in the last decade. I could not include all details, not even all those which have been published, since it is inevitable that I have missed some of the literature. Nevertheless I have made an effort to depict all of the information discussed here as correctly as possible. I hope that I have mentioned the majority of the technical terms concerning fish anatomy (but I prefer not to define "majority". Redoing all of them with the same graphic technique would, at best, have improved them optically, but most likely would have worstened their informative value. To prepare completely new drawings was not possible and would have been much too expensive. When, as is customary, illustrations are shoved between portions of the text, differences in their quality are only less apparent. Placing the illustrations in a separate volume, however, allows the reader to always have those pertaining to the portion of the text being studied in front of him. This has widely been recognised as an advantage by the users of the first edition. It is unfortunately not possible for me to individually thank all those who gave me impotent tips; the list would be too long and nervertheless remain incomplete. I would like to express my special thanks to the publishers, the late Mr. I. Nagele, and his successor, Dr. E. Nagele, for their readiness to considerably enlarge this book and to fulfill my various other wishes and suggestion. I also thank the translator, Mr. Stephen Sokoloff, a graduate biologist, for his painstaking work and self-sacrifice. I hope this book will be as well received as the first edition, and will be of help to a great number of ichthyologists.

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Classification of Fish
The Planes which Pass through the Body Designations of Spatial
The Tissues

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