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Author Moller, Peter, 1941-

Title Electric fishes : history and behavior / Peter Moller ; with a foreword by Hans W. Lissmann ; illustrations by Jacques Serrier.

Published London ; New York : Chapman & Hall, 1995.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM BioMed  597.019127 MOLL    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description xxiv, 584 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Series Chapman & Hall fish and fisheries series ; 17.
Chapman & Hall fish & fisheries series ; 17.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [473]-532) and indexes.
Contents Series foreword / T. J. Pitcher -- Foreword / Hans W. Lissmann -- Introduction: electric fishes in perspective -- Pt. 1. History. 1. A history of bioelectrogenesis. 2. A history of electroreception / Bernd Fritzsch and Peter Moller -- Pt. 2. Behavior of Strongly Discharging Electric Fish. 3. The African electric catfish Malapterurus electricus (Malapteruridae) / Peter Moller and Catherine H. Rankin. 4. Marine electric rays (Torpedinidae), the South American electric eel Electrophorus electricus (Electrophoridae) and electric stargazers (Uranoscopidae) -- Pt. 3. Behavior of Weakly Discharging Electric Fish. 5. Active electrolocation. 6. Passive electrolocation. 7. Coping with foreign signals: jamming avoidance and phase-locking. 8. Basic elements of electrocommunication systems. 9. Electric models and the study of electrocommunication. 10. Controlled interactions in pairs of fish / Peter Moller and Jacques Serrier. 11. Social interactions in free-swimming fish.
12. Reproduction and development in mormyriform and gymnotiform fishes / Frank Kirschbaum. 13. Sources of plasticity in behavior and its physiology: sex, hormones, environment and the captivity model / Robert E. Landsman. 14. Locomotor and electric organ discharge rhythms. 15. Non-electric senses and behavior -- Pt. 4. The Electric Sensorimotor System: Generating and Sensing Electric Organ Discharges. 16. Electric organs. 17. Electroreception -- Pt. 5. Taxonomy, Zoogeography, General Ecology. 18. Taxonomy, zoogeography, general ecology -- Conclusion: future directions and a light finale -- Appendix: a selection of major reviews on electric fishes.
Subject Electric fishes -- Ecology.
Electric fishes -- Behavior.
Electric organs in fishes.
ISBN 0412373807