The Central Nervous System of Cartilaginous Fishes

Structure and Functional Correlations

  • Wilhelmus J. A. J. Smeets
  • Rudolf Nieuwenhuys
  • Barry L. Roberts

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Wilhelmus J. A. J. Smeets, Rudolf Nieuwenhuys, Barry L. Roberts
    Pages 1-6
  3. Wilhelmus J. A. J. Smeets, Rudolf Nieuwenhuys, Barry L. Roberts
    Pages 7-10
  4. Wilhelmus J. A. J. Smeets, Rudolf Nieuwenhuys, Barry L. Roberts
    Pages 11-15
  5. Wilhelmus J. A. J. Smeets, Rudolf Nieuwenhuys, Barry L. Roberts
    Pages 16-21
  6. Wilhelmus J. A. J. Smeets, Rudolf Nieuwenhuys, Barry L. Roberts
    Pages 22-30
  7. Wilhelmus J. A. J. Smeets, Rudolf Nieuwenhuys, Barry L. Roberts
    Pages 31-67
  8. Wilhelmus J. A. J. Smeets, Rudolf Nieuwenhuys, Barry L. Roberts
    Pages 68-77
  9. Wilhelmus J. A. J. Smeets, Rudolf Nieuwenhuys, Barry L. Roberts
    Pages 78-88
  10. Wilhelmus J. A. J. Smeets, Rudolf Nieuwenhuys, Barry L. Roberts
    Pages 89-121
  11. Wilhelmus J. A. J. Smeets, Rudolf Nieuwenhuys, Barry L. Roberts
    Pages 122-148
  12. Wilhelmus J. A. J. Smeets, Rudolf Nieuwenhuys, Barry L. Roberts
    Pages 149-153
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 155-266

About this book

Introduction

Although a large body of data about the structure of the central nervous system of cartilaginous fishes has now been accumulated, a systematic survey of the neuromorphology of this, in so many respects, highly interesting group of animals is lacking. The present book is an effort to fill this gap. The information provided is derived partly from the literature and partly from original observations based on our own material. We have attempted to present a complete review of the relevant literature of the last 25 years, but the earlier literature has also been thoroughly scrutinized. Wherever possible we have commented on the functional significance of the various structures. The information available in the literature has been incorporated with our own findings from a detailed study of four species, the sharks Squalus acanthias and Scyliorhinus canicula, the ray Raja clavata and the holocepha­ Ii an Hydrolagus collei. Although these species do not reflect the total range of cartilaginous fishes they do exemplify the main features of the major groups.

Keywords

Knorpelfische Zentralnervensystem animals morphology nervous system system

Authors and affiliations

  • Wilhelmus J. A. J. Smeets
    • 1
  • Rudolf Nieuwenhuys
    • 2
  • Barry L. Roberts
    • 3
  1. 1.University of NijmegenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of AnatomyUniversity of NijmegenThe Netherlands
  3. 3.PlymouthEngland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-68923-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-68925-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-68923-9
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