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The biology of Latimeria chalumnae and evolution of coelacanths

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...this book may well rank as the most important contribution to coelacanth biology ever published. Copeia' By delivering this message as its bottom line, this book may well rank as the most important contribution to coelacanth biology ever published.' Copeia 3 1992

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Prelude: the mystery of a persistent life form.
Introduction: the recent chronology and contributions.
Systematics and evolution.
Patterns, trends, and rates of evolution within the Actinistia.
Diversity of extinct and living actinistian fishes (Sarcopterygii).
Latimeria chalumnae and its pedigree.
A phylogenetic analysis of the 18S ribosomal RNA sequence of the coelacanth Latimeria chalumnae.
The relationships of the coelacanth Latimeria chalumnae: evidence from sequences of vertebrate 28S ribosomal RNA genes.
Central nervous system myelin proteins of the coelacanth Latimeria chalumnae: phylogenetic implications.
Morphology and physiology.
Innervation of the basicranial muscle of Latimeria chalumnae.
Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging studies of Latimeria chalumnae.
CT scan reconstruction of the palate region of Latimeria chalumnae.
Enzymes of the coelacanth Latimeria chalumnae evidenced by starch gel electrophoresis.
Guppies, toadfish, lungfish, coelacanths and frogs: a scenario for the evolution of urea retention in fishes.
Urea and chloride sensitivities of coelacanth hemoglobin.
Reproduction, feeding and parasites.
Viviparity and the maternal-embryonic relationship in the coelacanth Latimeria chalumnae.
Probable evolution of the coelacanth's reproductive style: lecithotrophy and orally feeding embryos in cichlid fishes and in Latimeria chalumnae.
Observations on locomotion and feeding of released coelacanths, Latimeria chalumnae.
Stomach contents of Latimeria chalumnae and further notes on its feeding habits.
Juvenile anisakine parasites from the coelacanth Latimeria chalumnae.
Ecology and conservation.
Habitat and population size of the coelacanth Latimeria chalumnae at Grand Comoro.
The demography of the coelacanth Latimeria chalumnae.
The ecology and conservation of the coelacanth Latimeria chalumnae.
The fishery of the Comoros, with comments on its possible impact on coelacanth survival.
Occurrence of organochlorine contaminants in tissues of the coelacanth Latimeria chalumnae.
Inventory and bibliography.
An inventory of all known specimens of the coelacanth Latimeria chalumnae, with comments on trends in the catches.
Literature relating to fossil coelacanths.
Bibliography of the living coelacanth Latimeria chalumnae, with comments on publication trends.
Species and subject index.

Pressestimmen

...this book may well rank as the most important contribution to coelacanth biology ever published.
Copeia
' By delivering this message as its bottom line, this book may well rank as the most important contribution to coelacanth biology ever published. ' Copeia 3 1992

EAN: 9780792312895
ISBN: 0792312899
Untertitel: Reprinted from `ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY OF FISHES', 32: 1-4, 1991, 1991. Book. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Springer
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 1991
Seitenanzahl: 448 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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