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Title Fish diversity of Japan : evolution, zoogeography, and conservation / Yoshiaki Kai, Hiroyuki Motomura, Keiichi Matsuura, editors
Published Singapore : Springer, [2022]


Description 1 online resource (vi, 454 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Introduction -- Part I. Fish diversity and ichthyology of Japan. Geography, currents, and fish diversity of Japan -- Origins and present distribution of fishes in Japan -- Ichthyology and collection building in Japan -- Part II. Habitat distribution and species diversity. Fish diversity along the Kuroshio current -- What is known of fish diversity in the Sea of Japan? Flatfishes : a case study -- Fish diversity of subarctic waters in Japan -- Diversity and distribution patterns of deep-sea demersal fishes of Japan : a perspective from Grenadiers -- Fish diversity of estuaries revealed by environmental DNA -- Part III. Diversity within species : phylogeographic perspective on Japanese fishes. Deep-sea fishes -- Phylogeography of coastal fishes of Japan -- Lake Biwa and the phylogeography of freshwater fishes in Japan -- Part IV. Morphological and ecological diversifications. Migration of fishes in Japan -- Adaptive phenotypic divergence in fishes of Japan : potential model systems for ecological and evolutionary genomics -- Ecological diversity of larval fishes : ontogeny of deep-sea demersal species -- Morphological diversity of the lateral line system in Teleostei -- Recent distributional shifts and hybridization in marine fishes of Japan -- Part V. Conservation of fish diversity in Japan. Coastal fishes in sandy beaches -- Coastal fishes in rocky and coral reefs -- Fishes in seagrass habitats -- Coastal fishes in mangroves -- Coastal fishes in tidal flats and salt marshes -- Conservation of freshwater fish diversity in Japan -- Using Gyotaku to reveal past records of fishes including extinct populations -- Convention on biological diversity and its impact on research, with special reference to ichthyology
Summary This book reviews and summarizes the studies on the fish diversity of Japan. It covers the present knowledge of ichthyofauna, habitat distribution, phylogeography, ecology, morphology, and conservation, as well as the history of ichthyology and fish collections in Japan. The book comprises five parts: I. Fish Diversity and Ichthyology of Japan, II. Habitat Distribution and Species Diversity, III. Diversity within Species: Phylogeographic Perspective on Japanese Fishes, IV. Morphological and Ecological Diversifications, and V. Conservation of Fish Diversity in Japan. The Japanese Archipelago is surrounded by two major warm and one cold currents. It is located in the western North Pacific and encompasses several climatic regimes from north to south. Although the land area of Japan is small, the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of Japan ranks as the sixth largest in the world, including several marginal seas (Sea of Okhotsk, Sea of Japan, and East China Sea), and deep trenches (Izu-Ogasawara, Japan, and Kurile Trenches). Owing to a variety of marine habitats and a complex geological history, Japan has a rich fish species diversity, representing over 4,500 species in 370 families. The richness of fish species diversity has attracted many scientists since the late 1700s, and continuous studies have led to the development of ichthyology in Japan. With chapters written by leading experts in the field, the book will provide a stimulating and reliable resource for future research and contribute to the progress of ichthyology of the world
Notes Includes index
Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed February 4, 2022)
Subject Fishes -- Ecology -- Japan
Biodiversity -- Japan
Marine ecology -- Japan
Fishes -- Ecology.
Marine ecology.
Form Electronic book
Author Kai, Yoshiaki, editor
Motomura, Hiroyuki, editor.
Matsuura, Keiichi, editor.
ISBN 9789811674273