SENSORY BIOLOGY OF JAWED FISHES: NEW INSIGHTS. B. G. Kapoor and T. J. Hara (eds.). 2001. Science Publishers, Inc., Enfield, New Hampshire. ISBN 1-57808-099-1. 387 p. $119.50 (hardbound).—Over the past few decades, edited volumes in the area of sensory biology of fishes have focused on a single sensory system or modality (e.g., Coombs et al., 1989; Douglas and Djamgoz, 1990; Hara, 1992; Möller, 1995; Fay and Popper, 1999; Tricas and Gruber, 2001). In contrast, Sensory Biology of Jawed Fishes: New Insights, composed of 15 chapters contributed by 36 authors from North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia, covers some aspects of each of the major sensory systems of fishes: vision, hearing, mechanosensory lateral line, electroreception, olfaction, and taste.

This volume samples the range of themes and approaches encompassed in the field of neuroethology, including the structure and function of sensory receptors, sensory...

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