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Feeding and Digestive Functions in Fishes

1st Edition

Edited by J E P Cyrino

CRC Press

589 pages

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Understanding the biology of the innumerable number of aquatic species on our planet is the focus of sustained research efforts. Environmental degradation, management or rehabilitation of wild stocks, and the forecasted climatic changes are fueling interest in the study of the ecology, feeding behavior, and nutrition of aquatic animals in their natural habitat. In parallel, the rapid expansion of aquaculture in many parts of the world has supported vigorous research programs on nutrition, and feeding of cultivated aquatic organisms. More than 250 aquatic species are cultivated on a commercial scale using a wide variety of production systems. This great diversity results in great opportunities and tremendous challenges. Topics covered in this book are as diverse as, feeding ecology of fish in their natural habitat, feeding behavior, digestive anatomy, biochemistry and physiology of different fish species at different life stages, the impact of diet on gastro-intestinal development and health, nutrition and disease resistance, and modeling conversion of food or feed inputs into biomass.

Table of Contents


List of Contributors

1. Feeding Ecology of Fishes in the Brazilian Amazon -

A Naturalistic Approach

Jansen Zuanon and Efrem Ferreira

2. Environmental Changes, Habitat Modifications and

Feeding Ecology of Freshwater Fish

Norma Segatti Hahn and Rosemara Fug

3. Feeding Activity in Teleost Fish: Influence of Biotic and

Abiotic Factors

Ann L. Gannam

4. Classical and Modern Concepts in Fish Digestion

Victoria V. Kuz'mina

5. Temperature Adaptation of Digestive Enzymes in Fish

Alexander Gelman, Victoria Kuz'mina, Vladimir Drabkin

and Larisa Glatman

6. Diets, Physiology, Biochemistry and Digestive Tract

Development of Freshwater Fish Larvae

Maria Célia Portella and Konrad Dabrowski

7. Ontogeny and Physiology of the Digestive System of

Marine Fish Larvae

José Luiz Zambonino Infante, Enric Gisbert, Carmen Sarasquete,

Isabel Navarro, Joachim Gutiérrez and Chantal L. Cahu

8. Tracer Studies in Fish Larvae

Luís E.C. Conceiçã o, Sofia Morais, Maria Teresa Dinis

and Ivar Rø nnestad

9. An Overview of the Feeding Ecology and Physiology of

Elasmobranch Fishes

Enric Corté s, Yannis P. Papastamatiou, John K. Carlson,

Lara Ferry-Graham and Bradley M. Wetherbee

10. Alternative Protein Sources and Digestive Function

Alterations in Teleost Fishes

Anne Marie Bakke-McKellep and Ståle Refstie

11. Nutrition and Disease Resistance in Fish

Chhorn Lim, Mediha Yildirim-Aksoy and Phillip H. Klesius

12. Efficiency of Conversion of Feed Inputs into Animal

Biomass: The Usefulness of Bioenergetics Models and

Need for a Transition to Nutrient-flow Models

Dominique P Bureau, Katheline Hua and Paula A. Azevedo


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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Evolution
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Marine Biology