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Reproduction and Early Life History

Theodore W. Pietsch

in Oceanic Anglerfishes: Extraordinary Diversity in the Deep Sea

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255425
eISBN:
9780520942554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255425.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter details the reproduction and early life history of ceratioid anglerfishes. It presents family accounts, providing information for each ceratioid family on taxonomic content, available ... More


Oceanic Anglerfishes: Extraordinary Diversity in the Deep Sea

Theodore Pietsch

Enrique Lessa and Jorge Salazar-Bravo (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255425
eISBN:
9780520942554
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255425.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

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 ... More


What Makes an Anglerfish?

Theodore W. Pietsch

in Oceanic Anglerfishes: Extraordinary Diversity in the Deep Sea

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255425
eISBN:
9780520942554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255425.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

Anglerfishes differ radically from all other fishes. With the first dorsal-fin spine mounted on the snout and modified to serve as a luring apparatus, and gill openings narrowly constricted to form ... More


Biodiversity

Theodore W. Pietsch

in Oceanic Anglerfishes: Extraordinary Diversity in the Deep Sea

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255425
eISBN:
9780520942554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255425.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

The Ceratioidei, containing all the deep-sea anglerfishes, is by far the most species-rich vertebrate taxon within the bathypelagic realm—a vast, largely empty body of cold, nutrient-poor water that ... More


Evolutionary Relationships

Theodore W. Pietsch

in Oceanic Anglerfishes: Extraordinary Diversity in the Deep Sea

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255425
eISBN:
9780520942554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255425.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

Under the extreme selective pressures imposed by meso- and bathypelagic environments, a vast array of bizarre and wonderful creatures has evolved, displaying behaviors and associated morphological ... More


Geographic Distribution

Theodore W. Pietsch

in Oceanic Anglerfishes: Extraordinary Diversity in the Deep Sea

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255425
eISBN:
9780520942554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255425.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter discusses the seasonal distribution, vertical distribution; distribution relative to physical, chemical, and biological parameters; and geographical distribution of anglerfishes. ... More


Bioluminescence and Luring

Theodore W. Pietsch

in Oceanic Anglerfishes: Extraordinary Diversity in the Deep Sea

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255425
eISBN:
9780520942554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255425.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter discusses the internal anatomy, functional morphology, and luminescence of ceratioids, along with the biological significance of bioluminescence in these fishes. Specialized structures ... More


Locomotion, Food, and Feeding

Theodore W. Pietsch

in Oceanic Anglerfishes: Extraordinary Diversity in the Deep Sea

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255425
eISBN:
9780520942554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255425.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter discusses how ceratioids make their living. It covers locomotion, food and feeding, biomechanics of feeding, specialized feeding mechanisms, and predation of ceretioid. Inhabiting such ... More


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