A number of major advances in our understanding of how physiological processes, and related behaviour patterns, are controlled and integrated in fish are presented in this book. Such information is not merely of academic interest since it is also fundamental to the scientific basis of fish farming and fisheries. The contributors are acknowledged experts from Europe and North America. The major themes covered are the autonomic and central nervous systems, the control of digestion, respiration and circulation, kidney function, endocrinology, and control of metabolism. Particular attention is given to reproduction in chapters on trout and teleost reproduction.Although oestradiol (Stacey and Liley 1974) and other steroids (Stacey 1977) do restore the spawning response to egg injection in intact, regressed females, these results need not imply a direct action of exogenous steroids in goldfishanbsp;...
|Title||:||Control Processes in Fish Physiology|
|Author||:||J.C. Rankin, T.J. Pitcher, R.T. Duggan|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 1983-04-30|