Joseph T. Eastman's Antarctic Fish Biology: Evolution in a Unique Environment PDF

By Joseph T. Eastman

ISBN-10: 0122281403

ISBN-13: 9780122281402

this significant quantity offers an unique synthesis and novel assessment of Antarctic fish biology, detailing the evolution of those fish in the most strange and severe environments on the earth. targeting one team of fish, the notothenoioids, which include nearly all of the present organismal range, this ebook describes a fauna that has developed in isolation and skilled terrific adaptive radiation via buying a variety of physiological specializations. Darwin's finches and African cichlids should be joined via Antarctic fishes as exemplars of adaptive radiation.
The books' assurance is particular and entire, and the writer basically acknowledges the truth that those fish are an element of a best and biologically distinct surroundings and surroundings. subject matters in Antarctic Fish Biology contain earlier and current environments, fossil documents, taxonomic composition of fauna, systematic relationships, diversification, and physiological adaptations.

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