By Robert J. Wootton
Among the fishes, a remarkably wide selection of organic variations to assorted habitats has advanced. in addition to residing within the traditional habitats of lakes, ponds, rivers, rock swimming pools and the open sea, fish have solved the issues of lifestyles in deserts, within the deep sea, within the chilly antarctic, and in hot waters of excessive alkalinity or of low oxygen. in addition to those variations, we discover the main amazing specializations of morphology, body structure and behavior. for instance we will surprise on the high-speed swimming of the marlins, sailfish and warm-blooded tunas, air-breathing in catfish and lungfish, parental care within the mouth-brooding cichlids and viviparity in lots of sharks and toothcarps. in addition, fish are of substantial significance to the survival of the human species within the kind of nutritious and scrumptious nutrition of various forms. Rational expoitation and administration of our international shares of fishes needs to depend upon an in depth and designated perception in their biology. The Chapman and corridor Fish and Fisheries sequence goals to provide well timed volumes reviewing vital facets of fish biology. such a lot volumes should be of curiosity to investigate staff in biology, zoology, ecology and body structure yet an extra objective is for the books to be obtainable to a large spectrum of non expert readers starting from undergraduates and postgraduates to these with an curiosity in commercial and advertisement features of fish and fisheries.