Metamorphosis in FishSylvie Dufour (Editor), Karine Rousseau (Editor), B. G. Kapoor (Editor)
Publisher: Science Publishers
ISBN: 1578087139 ISBN13: 9781578087136 DDC: 571.17 Edition: Hardcover; 2012-02-15
Summary:This book gathers current data on the two types of fish metamorphoses
and their endocrine controls. It will be of interest for fish
biologists as well as comparative physiologists and endocrinologists.
Metamorphosis is a major developmental phase characterized by
morphological and physiological changes. It prepares organisms for a
drastic shift in habitat and behavior. Among vertebrates, besides the
well-known larval metamorphosis in amphibians, two types of
metamorphosis are also described in the life cycle of some fish
species. Larval metamorphosis, also called first metamorphosis or
true metamorphosis, is encountered in lampreys, representative
species of basal vertebrates as well as in some teleost groups,
elopomorphs and pleuronectiforms, and possibly also in some other
teleost species. Secondary metamorphosis occurs in juveniles of some
diadromic migratory teleosts, such as salmons and eels, and compared
to larval metamorphosis, involves less drastic morphological changes.
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