Fishes: an introduction to ichthyology
This book provides a comprehensive and current source of information on fishesincluding systematics, zoogeography, behavior, and conservation of fishesthat is often needed by professionals as background for writing accurate reports. This book covers the structure and physiology, evolution and taxonomy, zoogeography, and ecology and conservation of fishes. For fisheries biologists, conservation biologists, and aquatic ecologists that need an up-to-date reference on Ichthyology.
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STRUCTURE AND FORM
Buoyancy and Thermal Regulation
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