Oceanic Anglerfishes: Extraordinary Diversity in the Deep Sea

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University of California Press, Apr 22, 2009 - Science - 576 pages
No environment on Earth imposes greater physical and biological constraints on life than the deep oceanic midwaters. Near-freezing temperatures, the absence of sunlight, enormous pressure, and a low food supply make habitation by any living thing almost inconceivable. Yet 160 species of anglerfishes are found there in surprising profusion. Monstrous in appearance, anglerfishes possess a host of unique and spectacular morphological, behavioral, and physiological innovations. In this fully illustrated book, the first to focus on these intriguing fish, Theodore W. Pietsch delivers a comprehensive summary of all that is known about anglerfishes—morphology, diversity, evolution, geographic distribution, bioluminescence, and reproduction.
 

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Contents

The Biology of DeepSea Anglerfishes
1
A Classification of DeepSea Anglerfishes
309
REALLOCATION OF NOMINAL SPECIES OF THE CERATIOIDEI BASED ON FEMALES
511
REALLOCATION OF NOMINAL SPECIES OF THE CERATIOIDEI BASED ON FREELIVING MALES
519
SYMBOLIC CODES FOR INSTITUTIONAL COLLECTIONS
521
GLOSSARY
523
REFERENCES
527
ILLUSTRATION CREDITS
547
INDEX
549
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Theodore W. Pietsch is Dorothy T. Gilbert Professor in the College of Ocean and Fishery Sciences, and Curator of Fishes at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington.

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