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The Histology of Fishes

1st Edition

Edited by Krzysztof Formicki, Frank Kirschbaum

CRC Press

448 pages

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The book is a multi-authored book of 18 chapters comprising the state of the art work of all relevant topics on modern fish histology from 28 authors from ten countries. The topics include Introduction to Histological Techniques, Integument, Fish Skeletal Tissues, Muscular System, Structure and Function of Electric Organs, Digestive System, Glands of the Digestive Tract, Swim Bladder, Kidney, Ovaries and Eggs, Egg Envelopes, Testis Structure, Spermatogenesis, and Spermatozoa in Teleost Fishes, Cardiovascular System and Blood, Immune System of Fish, Gills: Respiration and Ionic-Osmoregulation, Sensory Organs, Morphology and Ecomorphology of the Fish Brain, and Endocrine System. Structural and functional aspects are treated and in a comparative way fish diversity at various taxonomic levels is integrated.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Histological Techniques

Anna Pecio and Rafal P. Piprek


Frank Kirschbaum and Shaun P. Collin

Fish Skeletal Tissues

François J. Meunier

Muscular System

Wincenty Kilarski

Structure and Function of Electric Organs

Frank Kirschbaum

Digestive System

Ostaszewska Teresa and Kamaszewski Maciej

Glands of the Digestive Tract

Bogdana Wilczyńska and Katarzyna Wołczuk

Swim Bladder

Ostaszewska Teresa and Kamaszewski Maciej


Frank Kirschbaum

Ovaries and Eggs

Mari Carmen Uribe, Harry J. Grier and Arlette Amalia Hernández Franyutti

Egg Envelopes

Krzysztof Formicki and Agata Korzelecka-Orkisz

Testis Structure, Spermatogenesis, and Spermatozoa in Teleost Fishes

Anna Pecio

Cardiovascular System and Blood

José M. Icardo

Immune System of Fish

Teresa Wlasow and Małgorzata Jankun

Gills: Respiration and Ionic-Osmoregulation

Marisa Narciso Fernandes

Sensory Organs

Jacqueline F. Webb, Shaun P. Collin, Michał Kuciel, Tanja Schulz-Mirbach, Krystyna Żuwała, Jean-Pierre Denizot and Frank Kirschbaum

Morphology and Ecomorphology of the Fish Brain: The Rhombencephalon of Actinopterygians

Anastasia S. Kharlamova and Sergei V. Saveliev

Endocrine System

Werner Kloas and Frank Kirschbaum

About the Editors

Frank Kirschbaum is a retired Professor at the Humboldt University of Berlin. He obtained his PhD from the University of Cologne in 1972. As postdoc he worked in Gif sur Yvette (France) performing studies on the reproduction and ontogeny of weakly electric fishes. Back in Cologne he did his Habilitation in 1984. The next steps were the Free University and then the Humboldt University in Berlin where he became Head of the Department of Biology and Ecology of Fishes and at the same time he led the Department Biology and Ecology of Fishes at the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries. Teaching activities comprised fish biology, tropical fish communities, fish systematics, and histology.

Krzysztof Formicki received his MSc (1981) and PhD (1984) at the University of Agriculture, Szczecin, Poland. Subsequently he has been engaged as a lecturer and researcher. He received his Habilitation in 1991. He has been a Professor since 1993 and Head of the Department at West Pomeranian University of Technology, Szczecin, Poland since 2000. He was also a Dean and Vice-Rector of the University. He has had research stays in USA (University of California) and Japan.

Subject Categories

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