Evolutionary and Cardio‐Respiratory Physiology of Air‐breathing and Amphibious Fishes

Type Article
Date 2020-03
Language English
Author(s) Damsgaard Christian1, Baliga Vikram B.1, Bates Eric2, Burggren Warren3, McKenzie David4, Taylor Edwin5, Wright Patricia A.6
Affiliation(s) 1 : Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia Vancouver BC ,Canada
2 : Derailleur Interactive Vancouver BC, Canada
3 : University of North Texas ,Department of Biological Sciences Denton TX, U.S.A
4 : UMR Marbec CNRS, IRD, Ifremer, Université Montpellier Montpellier, France
5 : School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham Birmingham, UK
6 : Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph Guelph ON, Canada
Source Acta Physiologica (1748-1708) (Wiley), 2020-03 , Vol. 228 , N. 3 , P. e13406 (22p.)
DOI 10.1111/apha.13406
WOS© Times Cited 32
Keyword(s) development, evolution, phenotypic plasticity, terrestrialization, water-to-air transition

Air‐breathing and amphibious fishes are essential study organisms to shed insight into the required physiological shifts that supported the full transition from aquatic water‐breathing fishes to terrestrial air‐breathing tetrapods. While the origin of air‐breathing in the evolutionary history of the tetrapods has received considerable focus, much less is known about the evolutionary physiology of air‐breathing among fishes. This review summarises recent advances within the field with specific emphasis on the cardiorespiratory regulation associated with air‐breathing and terrestrial excursions, and how respiratory physiology of these living transitional forms are affected by development and personality. Finally, we provide a detailed and re‐evaluated model of the evolution of air‐breathing among fishes that serves as a framework for addressing new questions on the cardiorespiratory changes associated with it. This review highlights the importance of combining detailed studies on piscine air‐breathing model species with comparative multi‐species studies, to add an additional dimension to our understanding of the evolutionary physiology of air‐breathing in vertebrates.

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Damsgaard Christian, Baliga Vikram B., Bates Eric, Burggren Warren, McKenzie David, Taylor Edwin, Wright Patricia A. (2020). Evolutionary and Cardio‐Respiratory Physiology of Air‐breathing and Amphibious Fishes. Acta Physiologica, 228(3), e13406 (22p.). Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.1111/apha.13406 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00588/70029/