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A Cavernicolous Form of the Poeciliid Fish Poecilia sphenops from Tabasco, Mexico
The reproductive behaviour of the ten-spined stickleback (Pygosteus pungitius L.) and the cottid fish Oligocottus snyderi Greeley are studied.
Aspects of the physiology of terrestrial life in amphibious fishes. III. The Chinese mudskipper Periophthalmus cantonensis.
The present paper describes the results of a study of physiological adaptive responses shown by another amphibious fish, one phylogenetically quite distinct from all others previously studied.
Effects of Solar UV‐B Radiation on Embryonic Development in Hyla cadaverina, Hyla regilla, and Taricha torosa
The data suggest that under natural conditions, solar UV-B radiation influences embryo survival in both Hyla cadaverina and Taricha torosa, and additional studies are required to determine whether susceptibility toUV-B affects these species at the population level.
Osmotic Regulation in the Crab-Eating Frog ( Rana Cancrivora )
Observations on osmoregulatory mechanisms in a close relative of R. cancrivora, the tiger frog, show that the latter species is similar to ordinary fresh-water frogs, as well as various possible implications of data regarding nitrogen metabolism in tadpoles and kidney function in adult frogs.
The Greatest Step in Vertebrate History: A Paleobiological Review of the Fish‐Tetrapod Transition*
  • J. Long, M. Gordon
  • Geography, Environmental Science
    Physiological and Biochemical Zoology
  • 1 September 2004
This review summarizes major advances made and reevaluates alternative interpretations of important parts of the evidence of the fish‐tetrapod transition, and discusses each of these steps with respect to inferred functional utility of acquired character sets.
Hydrodynamic stability of swimming in ostraciid fishes: role of the carapace in the smooth trunkfish Lactophrys triqueter (Teleostei: Ostraciidae)
Three complementary experimental approaches all indicate that the carapace of the smooth trunkfish effectively generates self-correcting forces for pitching and yawing motions — a characteristic that is advantageous for the highly variable velocity fields experienced by trunkfish in their complex aquatic environment.
A kinematic examination of wild sockeye salmon jumping up natural waterfalls
Wild Alaskan sockeye salmon Oncorhynchus nerka jumping natural waterfalls were observed and photographed to obtain insight into factors important to the fish in dealing with obstacles during their
Body-induced vortical flows: a common mechanism for self-corrective trimming control in boxfishes
A quantitative study of flows around the carapaces of three morphologically distinct boxfishes using stereolithographic models and three separate but interrelated analytical approaches indicates that body-induced vortical flows are a common mechanism that is probably significant for trim control in all species of tropical boxfishing.