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By Rüdiger Riesch,Michael Tobler,Martin Plath

This e-book summarizes the major variations allowing extremophile fishes to outlive lower than harsh environmental stipulations. It studies the latest study on acidic, Antarctic, cave, barren region, hypersaline, hypoxic, transitority, and fast-flowing habitats, in addition to certainly and anthropogenically poisonous waters, whereas mentioning generalities which are obtrusive throughout diversified research platforms. wisdom of different variations that permit fish to deal with demanding environmental stipulations furthers our knowing of uncomplicated physiological, ecological, and evolutionary rules. in numerous situations, proof is equipped for the way the difference to severe environments promotes the emergence of latest species. additionally, a hyperlink is made to conservation biology, and the way human actions have exacerbated latest severe environments and created new ones. The booklet concludes with a dialogue of significant open questions in our realizing of the ecology and evolution of existence in severe environments.

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