Antarctic Fish Biology: Evolution in a Unique Environment by Joseph T. Eastman

By Joseph T. Eastman

this crucial quantity offers an unique synthesis and novel evaluate of Antarctic fish biology, detailing the evolution of those fish in the most strange and severe environments on the planet. targeting one crew of fish, the notothenoioids, which comprise nearly all of the present organismal range, this e-book describes a fauna that has developed in isolation and skilled fantastic adaptive radiation via buying a variety of physiological specializations. Darwin's finches and African cichlids will be joined through Antarctic fishes as exemplars of adaptive radiation.
The books' insurance is specified and entire, and the writer essentially acknowledges the truth that those fish are an element of a finest and biologically certain atmosphere and atmosphere. subject matters in Antarctic Fish Biology contain earlier and current environments, fossil documents, taxonomic composition of fauna, systematic relationships, diversification, and physiological adaptations.

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