Behavioural Ecology of Teleost Fishes

Paperback | May 1, 1999

EditorJean-Guy J. Godin

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Teleost (bony) fishes represent the most abundant taxonomic group of vertebrates. They are found in all conceivable types of aquatic environment and are extremely diverse behaviourally. This diversity is in large part due to the group's striking behavioural plasticity and makes them idealorganisms on which to test mechanistic and functional models of behaviour. Considerable progress has been made over the past decade in understanding how behaviour, ecology, and genetics interact to determine individual survival and reproductive success in fishes, and thus the evolution of theirbehaviour. Behavioural ecology of teleost fishes reviews the recent advances in knowledge of behavioural strategies and tactics of habitat selection and space use, foraging, predator avoidance and evasion, and reproduction. It proposes new directions and approaches for future research. It alsoconsiders the impact of individual behaviour on population and community ecology. The text will benefit all those with a general interest in behavioural ecology, especially students, teachers, and researchers interested in the behaviour and ecology of fishes. It will also be a valuable referencesource for biologists, aquaculturalists, and conservationists. FROM REVIEWS OF THE HARDBACK: 'Fisheries biologists, aquaculturalists, and conservationists... should become informed of the basic theory and practical implications provided by behavioural ecology. Those concerned with behaviouralecology need to be aware of the implications and applications of basic theory. Godin's book is a major effort to bring theory and application together.' David L.G. Noakes, Animal Behaviour 'Senior undergraduates and postgraduates will find valuable, critical reviews. The suggestions for futureresearch will appeal to all seeking research projects for students.' R.J. Wooton, Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries

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Teleost (bony) fishes represent the most abundant taxonomic group of vertebrates. They are found in all conceivable types of aquatic environment and are extremely diverse behaviourally. This diversity is in large part due to the group's striking behavioural plasticity and makes them idealorganisms on which to test mechanistic and funct...

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Format:PaperbackPublished:May 1, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198505035

ISBN - 13:9780198505037

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Table of Contents

1. Behavioural ecology of fishes: adaptations for survival and reproductionPart 1 USE OF SPACE2. Fish migration: an evolutionary perspective3. Habitat selection: patterns of spatial distribution from behavioural decisions4. TerritorialityPart 2 FORAGING5. Foraging tactics6. Diet selectionPart 3 ANTIPREDATION7. Avoiding and deterring predators8. Evading predatorsPart 4 REPRODUCTION9. Mating systems and sex allocation10. Sexual selection11. Parental carePART 5 ECOLOGICAL IMPLICATIONS OF INDIVIDUAL BEHAVIOUR12. Flexibility in fish behaviour: consequences at the population and community levels

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"A recently issued paperback edition, this multiauthored book offers reviews of theoretical concepts and empirical knowledge about behavioral adaptations for survival and reproduction. Written for students and researchers, the 12 chapters cover habitat selection, foraging, avoidance, reproduction,
and ecological implications."--Fisheries