- Hardcover: 408 pages
- Publisher: Science Publishers; illustrated edition edition (8 Jan 2007)
- Language English
- ISBN-10: 1578083575
- ISBN-13: 978-1578083572
- Product Dimensions: 24.6 x 16 x 1.8 cm
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.