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Development of Non-teleost Fishes



ISBN 9781578085002
Published January 8, 2009 by CRC Press
309 Pages

 
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A compilation of the development of non-teleost fishes has so far been unavailable. These fishes include the jawless fishes (hagfish and lampreys), the cartilaginous fishes (sharks, rays, skates and chimaeras), the forerunners of the teleostei: the cladistia (bichirs and reedfish), the chondrostei (sturgeon and paddlefish, the neopterygii (gar pike and bowfin), and, finally, the closest relations to the tetrapods: the lungfishes (the coelacanh [ living fossil], Protopterus of Africa, Lepidosiren of South America and Neoceratodus of Australia). Therefore, the present volume has been devoted to closing the gap by an up-to-date scientific review of the early life-history of these non-teleost fishes (agnathi excepted).

Table of Contents

Embryonic Development of Chondrichthyan Fishes A Review; Staging of the Early Development of Polypterus (Cladistia: Actinopterygii); Early Development of Acipenseriformes (Chondrostei, Actinopterygii); Early Ontogeny of Semionotiformes and Amiiformes (Neopterygii: Actinopterygii); Early Development in Sarcopterygian Fishes

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Kunz, Yvette W ; Luer, Carl A.; Kapoor, B.G.