Fish Respiration and Environment: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Fish Respiration and Environment

1st Edition

Edited by Marisa N Fernandes, Francisco T. Rantin, Mogens Lesner Glass

CRC Press

408 pages

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Hardback: 9781578083572
pub: 2007-01-08
SAVE ~$23.25
eBook (VitalSource) : 9780429093906
pub: 2016-04-19
from $28.98

FREE Standard Shipping!


Gills of healthy fishes are their lifeline to meet the challenges arising from their changing environment: oxygen gradient, alkalinity, temperature fluctuations and the added pollutants. The diverse and ever changing aquatic environment has a major impact on the organization of various organ-systems of fishes. This book contains seventeen chapters covering bony fishes which are focal to the current study. The chapters primarily cover fish respiration but also include osmoregulation, these being the two main functions of gills. Concurrently, cardiorespiratory synchronization has been well addressed. It is hoped that this book with its broad coverage and well-supported with illustrations will not only infuse interest in readers but merit a permanent place on the shelves of ichthyological literature.

Table of Contents


List of Contributors

1. Adaptation of Gas Exchange Systems in

Fish Living in Different Environments

S.M. Kisia and D.W. Onyango

2. Morpho-physiological Divergence Across Aquatic

Oxygen Gradients in Fishes

Lauren J. Chapman

3. Swimbladder-Lung Homology in Basal Osteichthyes


Steven F. Perry

4. The Effects of Temperature on Respiratory and

Cardiac Function of Teleost Fish

Francisco Tadeu Rantin, Ana Lúcia Kalinin and

Mogens L. Glass

5. Oxygen Consumption during Embryonic Development

of the Mudskipper (Periophthalmus modestus):

Implication for the Aerial Development in Burrows

Aya Etou, Tatsusuke Takeda, Yu Yoshida and Atsushi Ishimatsu

6. Gill Morphological Adjustments to Environment

and the Gas Exchange Function

Marisa Narciso Fernandes, Sandro Estevan Moron

and Marise Margareth Sakuragui

7. Behavior and Adaptation of Air-breathing Fishes

Marisa Fernandes-Castilho, Eliane Gonçalves-de-Freitas,

Percilia Cardoso Giaquinto, Christiane Patricia Feitosa de

Oliveira, Vera Maria de Almeida-Val and Adalberto Luís Val

8. The Osmo-respiratory Compromise in Fish:

The Effects of Physiological State and the Environment

Brian A. Sardella and Colin J. Brauner

9. Dissolved Oxygen and Gill Morphometry

Marco Saroglia, Genciana Terova and Mariangela Prati

10. Environmental Influences on the Respiratory

Physiology and Gut Chemistry of a Facultatively

Air-breathing, Tropical Herbivorous Fish

Hypostomus regani (Ihering, 1905)

Jay A. Nelson, Flavia Sant’Anna Rios, José Roberto

Sanches, Marisa Narciso Fernandes and Francisco Tadeu Rantin

11. Osmoregulatory and Respiratory Adaptations of

Lake Magadi Fish (Alcolapia grahami)

Daniel W. Onyango and Seth M. Kisia

12. Respiratory Function of the Carp, Cyprinus carpio (L.):

Portrait of a Hypoxia-tolerant Species

Mogens L. Glass and Roseli Soncini

13. Blood Gases of the South American Lungfish,

Lepidosiren paradoxa: A Comparison to Other

Air-breathing Fish and to Amphibians

Jalile Amin-Naves, A.P. Sanchez, M. Bassi, H. Giusti,

F.T. Rantin and M.L. Glass

14. Transition from Water to Land in an Extant Group

of Fishes: Air Breathing and the Acquisition

Sequence of Adaptations for Amphibious Life

in Oxudercine Gobies

Jeffrey B. Graham, Heather J. Lee and Nicholas C. Wegner

15. Respiratory Function in the South American Lungfish,

Lepidosiren paradoxa

Mogens L. Glass, A.P. Sanchez, J. Amin-Naves, M. Bassi and

F.T. Rantin

16. Respiration in Infectious and Non-infectious

Gill Diseases

Mark D. Powell

17. Control of the Heart in Fish

Edwin W. Taylor, Cleo Leite, Hamish Campbell, ltsara Intanai

and Tobias Wang


Subject Categories

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