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Metamorphosis in Fish

1st Edition

Edited by Sylvie Dufour, Karine Rousseau, B. G. Kapoor

CRC Press

268 pages | 5 Color Illus. | 54 B/W Illus.

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This book gathers current data on the two types of fish metamorphoses and their endocrine controls. It will be of interest for fish biologists as well as comparative physiologists and endocrinologists. Metamorphosis is a major developmental phase characterized by morphological and physiological changes. It prepares organisms for a drastic shift in habitat and behavior. Among vertebrates, besides the well-known larval metamorphosis in amphibians, two types of metamorphosis are also described in the life cycle of some fish species. Larval metamorphosis, also called first metamorphosis or true metamorphosis, is encountered in lampreys, representative species of basal vertebrates as well as in some teleost groups, elopomorphs and pleuronectiforms, and possibly also in some other teleost species. Secondary metamorphosis occurs in juveniles of some diadromic migratory teleosts, such as salmons and eels, and compared to larval metamorphosis, involves less drastic morphological changes.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Fish First and Secondary Metamorphoses, K. Rousseau and S. Dufour

Lamprey Metamorphosis, John H. Youson and Richard G. Manzon

Metamorphosis of Elopomorphs, Keisuke Yamano

Metamorphosis of Flatfish (Pleuronectiformes), Yasuo Inui and Satoshi Miwa

Metamorphosis in an Amphidromous Goby, Sicyopterus Lagocephalus (Pallas 1767) (Teleostei: Gobioidei: Sicydiinae): A True Metamorphosis? Philippe Keith, Laura Taillebois, Clara Lord, Céline Ellien, Sylvie Dufour and Karine Rousseau

Salmonid Secondary Metamorphosis: Smoltification, Karine Rousseau, Patrick Martin, Gilles Boeuf and Sylvie Dufour

Eel Secondary Metamorphosis: Silvering, Karine Rousseau, Salima Aroua and Sylvie Dufour

About the Editors

Dufour\, Sylvie; Rousseau\, Karine ; Kapoor\, B. G.

Subject Categories

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