• M. A. Ali
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That fishes have rhythms was known to the oldest of human civilisations. There is mention of this in the Egyptian, Chinese and Indian legends. A “scientific” mention of this was made by Aristotle. Fishermen, fish farmers and gardeners who had ponds with fishes in them, knew about the cyclic nature of various aspects of the fishes’ life histories. I thought that it will be suitable to give a brief historical account of some of the pioneering studies (up to the late 1930s) in this field, as we know it.


Rhythmic Activity Largemouth Bass Daily Rhythm Black Bullhead Rock Bass 
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  • M. A. Ali
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  1. 1.Département de biologieUniversité de MontréalMontréalCanada

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