Fishes of the southern ocean / edited by O. Gon and P.C. Heemstra.

Contributor(s): Gon, O. (Ofer), 1949- | Heemstra, Phillip C | J.L.B. Smith Institute of Ichthyology.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Grahamstown, South Africa : J.L.B. Smith Institute of Ichthyology, 1990Description: xviii, 462 pages, 12 leaves of plates : illustrations (some colour), maps ; 31 cm.ISBN: 0868102113; 9780868102115..Subject(s): SOUTHERN OCEAN | ANTARCTICA | FISH | ANATOMY | GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION | TAXONOMY | OTOLITHS | EVOLUTION | PHYSIOLOGICAL ECOLOGY | EXPLOITATION | CONSERVATION | NOTOTHENIIDAEHoldings: GRETA POINT: 597(269) FIS
Contents:
A historical review of Antarctic Ichthyology -- The oceanography and fish distribution of the Southern Ocean -- The origin and evolution of the Antarctic ichthyofauna -- The biology and physiological ecology of notothenioid fishes -- Exploitation and conservation of Antarctic fishes and recent ichthyological research in the Southern Ocean -- Otoliths: an introduction to their morphology and use in the identification of Southern Ocean fishes -- Systematic section: -- Introduction ... Key to families -- Family accounts -- Colour plate section -- Glossary -- list of abbreviations -- Museum acronyms.
Summary: Valuable synthesis of information on the distribution, taxonomy and biology of the Antarctic fishes ; all but three of the 272 species and subspecies being meticulously illustrated.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 424-453) and index.

A historical review of Antarctic Ichthyology -- The oceanography and fish distribution of the Southern Ocean -- The origin and evolution of the Antarctic ichthyofauna -- The biology and physiological ecology of notothenioid fishes -- Exploitation and conservation of Antarctic fishes and recent ichthyological research in the Southern Ocean -- Otoliths: an introduction to their morphology and use in the identification of Southern Ocean fishes -- Systematic section: -- Introduction ... Key to families -- Family accounts -- Colour plate section -- Glossary -- list of abbreviations -- Museum acronyms.

Valuable synthesis of information on the distribution, taxonomy and biology of the Antarctic fishes ; all but three of the 272 species and subspecies being meticulously illustrated.

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