Intertidal Fishes

In this chapter, I first summarize what we know about recruitment in intertidal fishes, including the timing of recruitment, the size of individuals when they recruit, and the patterms of recruitment that have been reported for some ...

Author: Michael H. Horn

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080534930

Category: Science

Page: 399

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Intertidal Fishes describes the fishes inhabiting the narrow strip of habitat between the high and low tide marks along the rocky coastlines of the world. It analyzes the specialized traits of these fishes that have adapted to living in the dynamic and challenging space where they are alternately exposed to the air and submerged in water with the ebb and flow of the tides. This book provides a comprehensive account of fishes largely overlooked in many previous studies of intertidal organisms and emphasizes how they differ from fishes living in other deeper-water habitats. Coverage includes air breathing, movements and homing, sensory systems, spawning and parental care, feeding habits, community structure, systematic relationships, distribution patterns, and the fossil record in the intertidal zone. Written by an international team of 21 experts on intertidal fish biology Worldwide coverage of intertidal fishes Comprehensive phylogenetic listing of all fish families with intertidal members Global biogeographic analysis involving over 700 species from 86 sites Outlines field and laboratory methods pertinent to studying intertidal fishes Thorough ecological coverage with chapters on vertical distribution, movements and homing, reproduction, feeding, and community structure Covers the physiology of aerial and aquatic respiration, osmoregulation, and sensory systems

Ecomorphology of fishes

Environmental Biology of Fishes 44; 165–181, 1995. (C) 1995 Kluwer Academic Publishers. Time and tide wait for no fish: intertidal fishes out of water Karen L.M. Martin Natural Science Division, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific ...

Author: Joseph J. Luczkovich

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401713561

Category: Science

Page: 307

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Ecomorphology is the comparative study of the influence of morphology on ecological relationships and the evolutionary impact of ecological factors on morphology in different life intervals, populations, species, communities, and evolutionary lineages. The book reviews early attempts at qualitative descriptions of ecomorphological patterns in fishes, especially those of the Russian school. More recent, quantitative studies are emphasised, including multivariate approaches to ecomorphological analysis, the selection of functionally important ecological and morphological variables to analyze, an experimental approach using performance tests to examine specific hypotheses derived from functional morphology, and the evolutionary interpretations of ecomorphological patterns. Six major areas of fish biology are focused on: feeding, sensory systems, locomotion, respiration, reproduction, and phylogenetic relationships. The 18 papers in the volume document: (1) how the morphology of bony fishes constrains ecological patterns and the use of resources; (2) whether ecological constraints can narrow the niche beyond the limits imposed by morphology (fundamental vs. realized niche); (3) how communities of fishes are organized with respect to ecomorphological patterns; and (4) the degree to which evolutionary pressures have produced convergent or divergent morphologies in fishes. A concluding paper summarizes ecomorphological research in fishes and points out taxa that are underrepresented or are especially promising for future research.

Competition and Rocky Intertidal Fishes

Estimates of population size for tidepool sculpins , Oligocottus maculosus , and other intertidal fishes , Trinidad Bay , Humboldt County , California . Calif . Fish and Game 62 : 65-72 . Morris , Robert W. 1960 .

Author: Ronald Masaru Yoshiyama



Category: Cattidae

Page: 330

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Behaviour of Teleost Fishes

Gibson, R. N. (1969) The biology and behaviour of littoral fish. Oceanogr. Mar. Biol. Ann. Rev., 7, 367-410. Gibson, R. N. (1972) The vertical distribution and feeding relationships of intertidal fish on the Atlantic coast of France. /.

Author: T.J. Pitcher

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0412429306

Category: Science

Page: 716

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This is the second edition of an extremely important and well received book. The editor has brought together an international team of experts in the subject, producing a book which contains vital information on major aspects of this important subject. It should appear on the shelves of animal behaviourists, fish biologists and fisheries scientists.

Intertidal Invertebrates of the Central California Coast

Chordata 311 INTERTIDAL FISHES Some larger fishes , which are never present at low water , may enter the intertidal at high tide . Other species are characteristic of the shores and are seldom found elsewhere .

Author: Laboratory and Field Text Invertebrate Zoology

Publisher: Univ of California Press




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Migration of Freshwater Fishes

As illustrated by this brief overview, the range of cues used by fishes during their migration is wide. ... as during the diel movements of cyprinids in between resting and foraging sites, or intertidal fishes between pools, ...

Author: Martyn Lucas

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470999640

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 440

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Recent studies have increasingly demonstrated the widespread existence of spatio-temporal variations in the abundance and distribution of species of freshwater fishes, previously assumed not to move between habitats. These movements are often on a seasonal or ontogenetic basis, for spawning, feeding and refuge, and in many cases are fundamental for the successful completion of lifecycles. This important book provides a single source for a range of previously widely dispersed information on these movements of fish in fresh waters, covering potamodromous fishes as well as the more familiar diadromous species, worldwide. Contents include full descriptions of types of migration and spatial behaviour, the stimulus and capacity for fish to migrate, the effects of climate on patterns of migratory behaviour, a taxonomic analysis (mostly by family) of freshwater fish migration, methods for studying migration, and details of the impacts of man's activities on freshwater fish migration. Migration of Freshwater Fishes provides an excellent and comprehensive reference to which the river manager, biologist or student can now refer to obtain information, advice and current opinion on the migratory behaviour of most taxonomic groups of fishes occurring in fresh water. University libraries and aquatic research stations should also have copies of this essential reference book on their shelves. Well-known international authors. Of great commercial importance to fisheries and professional angling bodies. Draws together much new information in one place. Detailed review of world wide migratory behaviour for most groups of freshwater fishes. Pure and applied relevance, for academics, fisheries scientists, river managers and conservationists. This comprehensive book includes 67 tables and figures and over 1,400 references.

Fishes Out of Water

Parental care in intertidal fishes. In (eds. M.H. Horn, K.L.M. Martin and M.A. Chotkowski) pp. 165–180. San Diego, CA: Academic Press. Craig P.M., Fitzpatrick J.L., Walsh P.J., Wood C.M. and McClelland G.B. 2014.

Author: Zeehan Jaafar

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351646176

Category: Nature

Page: 390

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Mudskippers are amphibious fishes native to the Indo-West Pacific and tropical western Africa. Unlike most fishes, mudskippers emerse to forage, find mates, and defend territories. Adaptations to their morphology, physiology and behavior enable mudskippers to accommodate both aquatic and terrestrial habitats. For these traits, mudskippers have long captured the fascination of scientists, naturalists, and fish hobbyists. Some mudskipper taxa (e.g. Periophthalmodon spp., Periophthalmus spp., Boleophthalmus spp.) are readily observed on mudflats and mangrove forests during the ebb tide. Correspondingly, these conspicuous and widespread taxa are relatively well-studied. The autecology and basic biology for the remaing taxa (e.g. Apocryptodon spp. and Oxuderces spp.) are still poorly understood. Fishes Out of Water: Biology and Ecology of Mudskippers is the first comprehensive book to synthesize published scientific information and observation on these fishes. Two dozen subject experts present thorough overviews in fifteen distinct chapters. Contents span mudskipper anatomy, distribution, systematics, physiology, ecology, and conservation. Unique adaptations to terrestriality are discussed within the context of each chapter foci. This authoritative reference equips the reader with the basic foundation to understand mudskipper biology and ecology, while providing a framework in which emerging data are discussed. The book will be of interest to a broad range of students, researchers, and professionals in ichthyology, evolution, ecology, animal behavior, and comparative physiology.