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Extremophile Fishes : Ecology, Evolution, and Physiology of Teleosts in Extreme Environments / edited by Rüdiger Riesch, Michael Tobler, Martin Plath.

Publication:
Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2015.
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1 online resource (XII, 326 pages) : 30 illustrations, 16 illustrations in color.
Edition:
1st ed. 2015.
Series:
Biomedical and Life Sciences (Springer-11642)
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Subjects:
Aquatic ecology.
Animal ecology.
Anatomy.
Physiology.
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Freshwater & Marine Ecology. (search)
Animal Ecology. (search)
Animal Anatomy / Morphology / Histology. (search)
Animal Physiology. (search)
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Summary:
This book summarizes the key adaptations enabling extremophile fishes to survive under harsh environmental conditions. It reviews the most recent research on acidic, Antarctic, cave, desert, hypersaline, hypoxic, temporary, and fast-flowing habitats, as well as naturally and anthropogenically toxic waters, while pointing out generalities that are evident across different study systems. Knowledge of the different adaptations that allow fish to cope with stressful environmental conditions furthers our understanding of basic physiological, ecological, and evolutionary principles. In several cases, evidence is provided for how the adaptation to extreme environments promotes the emergence of new species. Furthermore, a link is made to conservation biology, and how human activities have exacerbated existing extreme environments and created new ones. The book concludes with a discussion of major open questions in our understanding of the ecology and evolution of life in extreme environments.
Contents:
Extremophile fishes: An Introduction
Low-Oxygen Lifestyles
The Adaptive Radiation of Notothenioid Fishes in the Waters of Antarctica
Desert Environments
Hypersaline Environments
Life in the Fast Lane: A Review of Rheophily in Freshwater Fishes
Hydrogen Sulfide-Toxic Habitats
Cave Environments
Pickled Fish Anyone?
Temporary Environments
Evolutionary Toxicology: Population Adaptation in Response to Anthropogenic Pollution
Extremophile fishes: an integrative synthesis.
Contributor:
Riesch, Rüdiger, editor., Editor,
Tobler, Michael, editor., Editor,
Plath, Martin, editor., Editor,
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ISBN:
978-3-319-13362-1
9783319133621
Publisher Number:
10.1007/978-3-319-13362-1 doi
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