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      Air-breathing fishes; morphology; hematology; histochemistry; morphometrics; physiology; behaviour; pollutants

    • Abstract


      This review of the air-breathing fishes deals with morphology, histochemical analyses of respiratory membrane and muscles, morphometrics and development of respiratory organs, hematology and other blood parameters, oxygen uptake by gills and skin, physiological and behavioural aspects, ecology and effects of pollutants on the morphology and behaviour. The scientific significance and application of the studies of functional morphology and physiology in understanding the alteration caused by pollutants have also been elucidated.

    • Author Affiliations


      Hiran M Dutta1 J S Datta Munshi2

      1. Department of Biological Sciences, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio - 44242, USA
      2. Department of Zoology, Bhagalpur University, Bhagalpur - 812007, India
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