Behaviour of Teleost Fishes / Edition 2

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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.

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Revised, rewritten, and updated edition of a well-received volume first published in 1986. It reviews major topics in the subject, ranging from genetic and motivational inputs to behavior, through the main sensory modalities, to behavioral ecology and case studies. It also includes important information relating the behavior of fish to their commercial exploitation. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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...contains a wealth of useful references and indices by species, author and subject...a valuable text for undergraduate and graduate course students...good value for money - Journal of Fish Biology; The new edition will be a valuable source for ideas and access to the literature - Animal Behaviour
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780412429408
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 12/31/1992
  • Series: Fish and Fisheries Series
  • Edition description: 2nd ed. 1993
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 740
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 1.45 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface. Part One: Bases of behaviour. Genetic basis of fish behaviour - R G Danzman, M M Ferguson qand D L G Noakes; Motivationalbasis of fish behaviour - P Colgan; Development of behaviour in fishes - F A Huntingford; Part Two: Sensory Modalities. Role of vision in fish behaviour - D M Guthrie and W R A Muntz; Underwater sound and fish behaviour - A D Hawkins; Role of olefaction in fish behaviour - J Hara; Role of the lateral line in fish behaviour - H Bleckman; Part Three: Behavioural ecology. Teleost foraging: facts and theories - P J B Hart; Predation risk and feeding behaviour - M Milinski; Teleost mating behaviour - G F Turner; Williams' principle: an explanation of parental care in teleost fishes - R C Sargent and M R Gross; Functions of shoaling behaviour - T J Pitcher; Individual differences and alternative behaviour - A E Magurran; Fish behaviour by day, night and twighlight - G S Helfman; Intertidal teleosts: life in a fluctuating environment - N R Gibson; Behavioural ecology of sticklebacks - G J FitzGerald and R J Wootton; Behavioural ecology of cave-dwelling fishes - J Parzefall; Part Four: Applied fish behaviour. Fish behaviour and fishing gear - C S Wardle; Fish behaviour and the management of freshwater fisheries - K O'Hara. Indexes.
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