Cyprinid Fishes

Systematics, biology and exploitation

  • Ian J. Winfield
  • Joseph S. Nelson

Part of the Fish & Fisheries Series book series (FIFI, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. T. M. Cavender
    Pages 34-54
  3. D. G. Buth, T. E. Dowling, J. R. Gold
    Pages 83-126
  4. P. Bănărescu, B. W. Coad
    Pages 127-155
  5. W. J. Rainboth
    Pages 156-210
  6. P. H. Skelton, D. Tweddle, P. B. N. Jackson
    Pages 211-239
  7. R. L. Mayden
    Pages 240-263
  8. A. R. Brumley
    Pages 264-283
  9. K. Kotrschal, R. Brandstätter, A. Gomahr, H. Junger, M. Palzenberger, M. Zaunreiter
    Pages 284-331
  10. M. Chardon, P. Vandewalle
    Pages 332-352
  11. E. H. R. R. Lammens, W. Hoogenboezem
    Pages 353-376
  12. F. A. Sibbing
    Pages 377-412
  13. R. Hofer
    Pages 413-425
  14. R. H. K. Mann
    Pages 456-482
  15. C. A. Mills
    Pages 483-508
  16. R. J. F. Smith
    Pages 509-529
  17. L. Persson
    Pages 530-551
  18. I. J. Winfield, C. R. Townsend
    Pages 552-571
  19. M. Bnińska
    Pages 572-589
  20. H. R. Lin, R. E. Peter
    Pages 590-622
  21. Back Matter
    Pages 623-667

About this book


Among the fishes. a remarkably wide range ofbiological adaptations to diverse habitats has evolved. As weIl as living in the conventional habitats of lakes. ponds. rivers. rock pools and the open sea. fish have solved the problems of life in deserts. in the deep sea. in the cold Antarctic. and in warm waters of high alkalinity or of low oxygen. Along with these adaptations. we find the most impressive specializations of morphology. physiology and behaviour. For example we can marvel at the high-speed swimming of the marlins. sailfish and warm-blooded tunas. air breathing in catfish and lungfish. parental care in the mouth-brooding cichlids and viviparity in many sharks and toothcarps. Moreover. fish are of considerable importance of the survival of the human species in the form ofnutritious and delicious food ofnumerous kinds. Rational exploitation and management of our global stocks of fishes must rely upon a detailed and precise insight of their biology. The Chapman and Hall Fish and Fisheries Series aims to present timely volumes reviewing important aspects of fish biology. Most volumes will be of interest to research workers in biology. zoology. ecology and physiology. but an additional aim is for the books to be accessible to a wide spectrum of non­ specialist readers ranging from undergraduates and postgraduates to those with an interest in industrial and commercial aspects of fish and fisheries.


adaptation aquaculture arctic biology ecology ecophysiology fish migration morphology physiology reproduction social behavior system systematics zoology

Editors and affiliations

  • Ian J. Winfield
    • 1
  • Joseph S. Nelson
    • 2
  1. 1.Windermere LaboratoryInstitute of Freshwater EcologyAmbleside, CumbriaUK
  2. 2.Department of ZoologyUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Ian J. Winfield and Joseph S. Nelson 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-5369-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-3092-9
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