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No environment on Earth imposes greater physical and biological constraints on life than the deep oceanic midwaters. Near-freezing temperatures, the absence of sunlight, enormous pressure, and a low food supply make habitation by any living thing almost inconceivable. Yet 160 species of anglerfishes are found there in surprising profusion. Monstrous in appearance, anglerfishes possess a host of unique and spectacular morphological, behavioral, and physiological innovations. In this fully illustrated book, the first to focus on these intriguing fish, Theodore W. Pietsch delivers a comprehensive summary of all that is known about anglerfishes—morphology, diversity, evolution, geographic distribution, bioluminescence, and reproduction.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Copyright
  2. p. 2
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  1. Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. PART I: The Biology of Deep-Sea Anglerfishes
  2. pp. 1-2
  1. 1. Introduction and Historical Perspective
  2. pp. 3-22
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  1. 2. What Makes an Anglerfish?
  2. pp. 23-50
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  1. 3. Biodiversity
  2. pp. 51-172
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  1. 4. Evolutionary Relationships
  2. pp. 173-196
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  1. 5. Geographic Distribution
  2. pp. 197-228
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  1. 6. Bioluminescence and Luring
  2. pp. 229-252
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  1. 7. Locomotion, Food, and Feeding
  2. pp. 253-276
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  1. 8. Reproduction and Early Life History
  2. pp. 277-308
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  1. PART II: A Classification of Deep-Sea Anglerfishes
  2. pp. 309-312
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 313-318
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  1. Families, Genera, and Species of the Ceratioidei
  2. pp. 319-510
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  1. REALLOCATION OF NOMINAL SPECIES OF THE CERATIOIDEI BASED ON FEMALES
  2. pp. 511-518
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  1. REALLOCATION OF NOMINAL SPECIES OF THE CERATIOIDEI BASED ON FREE-LIVING MALES
  2. pp. 519-520
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  1. SYMBOLIC CODES FOR INSTITUTIONAL COLLECTIONS
  2. pp. 521-522
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  1. Glossary
  2. pp. 523-526
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  1. References
  2. pp. 527-546
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  1. Illustration Credits
  2. pp. 547-548
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 549-557
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780520942554
Related ISBN
9780520255425
MARC Record
OCLC
703138063
Pages
576
Launched on MUSE
2014-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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