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Behaviour of Teleost Fishes : Fish and Fisheries Series - Tony J. Pitcher

Behaviour of Teleost Fishes

Fish and Fisheries Series

By: Tony J. Pitcher (Editor)

Paperback Published: 31st December 1992
ISBN: 9780412429408
Number Of Pages: 740

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This book is about the behaviour of teleosts, a well-defined, highly successful taxonomic group of vertebrate animals sharing a common body plan and forming the vast majority of living bony fishes. There are over 22000 living species of teleosts, including nearly all the fish of importance in commercial fisheries and aquaculture. Teleosts are represented in just about every conceivable aquatic environment from temporary desert pools to the deep ocean, from soda lakes to sub-zero Antarctic waters. Behaviour forms the primary interface between these effective survival machines and their environĀ­ ment; behavioural plasticity is the key to the success of the teleost fishes. In the decade before the publication of the first edition of this book (1986) the study of animal behaviour underwent revolutionary changes under the dual impact of the new fields of behavioural ecology and sociobiology. Quantitative, experimentally-verifiable hypotheses about why individual animals behave were formulated for the first time and met with considerable success. Much of the early work in these new fields concentrated on birds and mammals, but material presented in the first edition of this book helped to demonstrate that fish behaviour is not just a simplified version of that seen in birds and mammals. but obeys the same ecological and evolutionary rules. In the five years since the first edition. much of the early theory has matured: optimal solutions to the problems of feeding and mating require subtle trade-offs of energy balance.

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This book will be a valuable reference for all those interested in animal behavior and workers in fish biology and fisheries. Since the first edition published in 1986, this updated, rewritten second edition provides much more new information. BIOSIS

Bases of behaviour
Genetic basis of fish behaviour
Motivationalbasis of fish behaviour
Development of behaviour in fishes
Sensory Modalities
Role of vision in fish behaviour
Underwater sound and fish behaviour
Role of olefaction in fish behaviour
Role of the lateral line in fish behaviour
Behavioural ecology
Teleost foraging: facts and theories
Predation risk and feeding behaviour
Teleost mating behaviour
Williams' principle: an explanation of parental care in teleost fishes
Functions of shoaling behaviour
Individual differences and alternative behaviour
Fish behaviour by day, night and twighlight
Intertidal teleosts: life in a fluctuating environment
Behavioural ecology of sticklebacks
Behavioural ecology of cave-dwelling fishes
Applied fish behaviour
Fish behaviour and fishing gear
Fish behaviour and the management of freshwater fisheries
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ISBN: 9780412429408
ISBN-10: 0412429403
Series: Fish and Fisheries Series
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 740
Published: 31st December 1992
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.27 x 16.05  x 4.17
Weight (kg): 1.01
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised