By Joseph T. Eastman

this crucial quantity offers an unique synthesis and novel evaluate of Antarctic fish biology, detailing the evolution of those fish in essentially the most strange and severe environments on the planet. concentrating on one staff of fish, the notothenoioids, which comprise the vast majority of the present organismal range, this ebook describes a fauna that has developed in isolation and skilled exceptional adaptive radiation by means of buying a number of physiological specializations. Darwin's finches and African cichlids can be joined by way of Antarctic fishes as exemplars of adaptive radiation.
The books' insurance is particular and entire, and the writer sincerely acknowledges the truth that those fish are an element of a finest and biologically specified surroundings and surroundings. issues in Antarctic Fish Biology comprise prior and current environments, fossil files, taxonomic composition of fauna, systematic relationships, diversification, and physiological adaptations.

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