1st Edition

Development of Non-teleost Fishes

Edited By Yvette W Kunz, Carl A. Luer, B.G. Kapoor Copyright 2009
    309 Pages
    by CRC Press

    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).

    Embryonic Development of Chondrichthyan Fishes-A Review Jennifer T. Wyffels
    Staging of the Early Development of Polypterus (Cladistia: Actinopterygii) Salif Diedhiou and Peter Bartsch
    Early Development of Acipenseriformes (Chondrostei: Actinopterygii) Teresa Ostaszewska and Konrad Dabrowski
    Early Ontogeny of Semionotiformes and Amiiformes (Neopterygii: Actinopterygii) Marta Jaroszewska and Konrad Dabrowski
    Early Development in Sarcopterygian Fishes Felisa Kershaw, Gregory H. Joss and Jean M.P. Joss
    Subject Index
    Species Index
    Color Plate Section


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