Histology is the discipline of biology that involves the microscopic examination of thin stained tissue sections in order to study their structure and correlate it with function. Histology can detect signs of disease not easily recognized on gross examination and can therefore be of interest in fish health supervision. The aim of this volume is to present a general reference guide providing an extensive set of histological images of fishes (about 40 species). This atlas is designed for use by students and researchers, biologists, ichthyologists, fish farmers, veterinarians working in fisheries and, of course, by comparative histologists who want to learn more about the fish world.
Introduction to Histotechniques and Fish Gross Anatomy: Tissue processing; Sectioning; Routine staining of paraffin sections; Histochemical stainings; Immunohistochemistry & lectin cytochemistry; Coverslipping; Pictures of gross anatomy; Key to the gross anatomy figures A to S; Alphabetical key to the figures A to S Tissue of Fishes Skeletal Tissues: Cartilage; Bone; Notochord Muscular Tissue: Skeletal muscle; Cardiac muscle; Smooth muscle Cardiovascular System and Blood: Heart; Blood vessels; Cellular components of blood Immune System and Hematopoiesis: Spleen; Thymus; Renal hemopoietic system; Phagocytic system; Epigonal organ Integument: Epidermis; Dermis and hypodermis; Skin Coloration Digestive System: Oral cavity and pharynx; General outline plan of the digestive tract; Esophagus; Stomach; Intestine Glands Associated with the Gastrointestinal Tract: Liver; Exocrine pancreas Swim and Gas Bladders Respiratory System Excretion and Osmoregulation: Excretory kidney; Chloride cells; Rectal gland of elasmobranchs Nervous System: The central nervous system; The peripheral nervous system Endocrine Glands: Pituitary Gland; Urophysis (caudal neurosecretory system); Interrenal and chromaffin tissues; Thyroid gland; Endocrine pancreas; Corpuscles of stannius; Ultimobranchial gland; Pseudobranch and choroid body; Pineal gland; Endrocrine cells of the cut; Gonads Reproductive System: Male; Female Sensory System and Communication: Auditory and lateral line system; Chemoreception; Electric organs and electroreception; Vision