Academic Press, Oct 1, 1997 - Science - 388 pages
The deep ocean is home to some of the most unusual of all fishes. This book is the first Fish Physiology volume devoted to these bizarre undersea creatures. Practically every organ system is affected by the constraints imposed by benthic pressure, the absence of light, and the relatively scarce supply of both food and mates. Deep Sea Fishes demonstrates how these fishes living in extremely harsh conditions metabolize, behave, and evolve.
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Chapter 2 Systematics of Deepsea Fishes
Chapter 3 Distribution and Population Ecology
Chapter 4 Feeding at Depth
Chapter 5 Buoyancy at Depth
Chapter 6 Biochemistry at Depth
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