The Physiology of Fishes

4th Edition

David H. Evans, James B. Claiborne, Suzanne Currie

CRC Press
Published November 25, 2013
Reference - 491 Pages - 27 Color & 150 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781439880302 - CAT# K13773
Series: CRC Marine Biology Series


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  • Presents the most recent advances in important topics in fish physiology
  • Covers fundamental subjects such as cardiovascular physiology, intestinal transport, and gill ion uptake
  • Explores ecological, behavioral, and molecular approaches to fish physiology
  • Includes timely topics such as muscle plasticity, metabolism and membranes, oxygen sensing, endocrine disruption, pain, cardiac regeneration, and neuronal regeneration
  • Contains a 24-page full-color insert
  • Provides a Systematic Index as well as a General Index to make the book more useful for those searching for specific information
  • Features new authors from five countries and three continents


Following the success of the bestselling third edition, this newly updated and completely revised fourth edition of The Physiology of Fishes provides comprehensive coverage of the most important aspects of the form and function of fishes. It covers the most recent advances as well as fundamental subjects such as cardiovascular physiology, intestinal transport, and gill ion uptake. Written by an international group of experts, this book contains fresh approaches, with completely new treatment of the original topics and the addition of new chapters:

  • Muscle plasticity
  • Membranes and Metabolism
  • Oxygen Sensing
  • Endocrine Disruption
  • Pain Perception
  • Cardiac Regeneration
  • Neuronal Regeneration

Two decades after the publication of the first edition, this book remains the only published single-volume work on fish physiology. Each chapter contains an extensive bibliography, providing readers with the best sources from the primary literature. The fourth edition provides an important reference for aquatic biologists, ichthyologists, fisheries scientists, and comparative physiologists.