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

By Joseph T. Eastman

this crucial quantity presents an unique synthesis and novel evaluate of Antarctic fish biology, detailing the evolution of those fish in essentially the most strange and severe environments on this planet. targeting one workforce of fish, the notothenoioids, which comprise the vast majority of the present organismal variety, this publication describes a fauna that has developed in isolation and skilled very good adaptive radiation by way of buying various physiological specializations. Darwin's finches and African cichlids could be joined through Antarctic fishes as exemplars of adaptive radiation.
The books' insurance is specified and accomplished, and the writer sincerely acknowledges the truth that those fish are an element of a best and biologically certain surroundings and setting. 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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