Atlas of Fish Histology: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Atlas of Fish Histology

1st Edition

By Franck Genten, Eddy Terwinghe, André Danguy

CRC Press

224 pages | 440 Color Illus.

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pub: 2009-01-01
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Histology is the discipline of biology that involves the microscopic examination of thin stained tissue sections in order to study their structure and correlate it with function. Histology can detect signs of disease not easily recognized on gross examination and can therefore be of interest in fish health supervision. The aim of this volume is to present a general reference guide providing an extensive set of histological images of fishes (about 40 species). This atlas is designed for use by students and researchers, biologists, ichthyologists, fish farmers, veterinarians working in fisheries and, of course, by comparative histologists who want to learn more about the fish world.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Histotechniques and Fish Gross Anatomy - Tissue processing


Routine staining of paraffin sections

Histochemical stainings

Immunohistochemistry & lectin cytochemistry


Pictures of gross anatomy

Key to the gross anatomy figures A to S

Alphabetical key to the figures A to S

Tissue of Fishes

Skeletal Tissues - Cartilage



Muscular Tissue - Skeletal muscle

Cardiac muscle

Smooth muscle

Cardiovascular System and Blood - Heart

Blood vessels

Cellular components of blood

Immune System and Hematopoiesis - Spleen


Renal hemopoietic system

Phagocytic system

Epigonal organ

Integument - Epidermis

Dermis and hypodermis

Skin Coloration

Digestive System - Oral cavity and pharynx

General outline plan of the digestive tract




Glands Associated with the Gastrointestinal Tract - Liver

Exocrine pancreas

Swim and Gas Bladders

Respiratory System

Excretion and Osmoregulation - Excretory kidney

Chloride cells

Rectal gland of elasmobranchs

Nervous System - The central nervous system

The peripheral nervous system

Endocrine Glands - Pituitary Gland

Urophysis (caudal neurosecretory system)

Interrenal and chromaffin tissues

Thyroid gland

Endocrine pancreas

Corpuscles of STANNIUS

Ultimobranchial gland

Pseudobranch and choroid body

Pineal gland

Endrocrine cells of the cut


Reproductive System - Male


Sensory System and Communication - Auditory and lateral line system


Electric organs and electroreception


List of Fish Names

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Research
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Marine Biology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General