Behavioural Ecology of Fishes / Edition 1

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Felicity A. Huntingford was felt that the discipline of behavioural ecology is at something of a turning point, with the classic explanatory theories being reformulated in the light of new empirical evidence and with new techniques and areas of interest becoming apparent. For this reason, an overview of the subject was felt to be timely. Teleost fishes are, in many ways, extremely suitable subjects for research into behavioural ecology, and many important studies have used this group. Therefore, we felt that the current state of behavioural ecology and the prospects for the future could be well documented by considering work on fishes, allowing a reasonably concise but complete treatment of the topic.
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Table of Contents

Introduction to the Series
Behaviour, Ecology and Teleost Fishes 1
Fish Behavioural Ecology: Pros, Cons and Opportunities 7
Evolution of Adaptive Variation in Antipredator Behaviour 29
The Development of Adaptive Variation in Predator Avoidance in Freshwater Fishes 45
Learning Interactions between Prey and Predator Fish 63
Conflicting Demands in Gobies: When to Eat, Reproduce, and Avoid Predators 79
Choosing Prey Size: A Comparison of Static and Dynamic Foraging Models for Predicting Prey Choice by Fish 91
Factors Affecting the Behavioural Mechanisms of Diet Selection in Fishes 105
Morphological Constraints on Behaviour through Ontogeny. The Importance of Developmental Constraints 119
Whether or Not to Defend? The Influence of Resource Distribution 137
The Puzzling Paucity of Feeding Territories among Freshwater Fishes 155
Knowledge of Proximate Causes Aid Our Understanding of Function and Evolutionary History 175
Behavioural Implications of Intraspecific Life History Variation 187
Behavioural Causes and Consequences of Life History Variation in Fish 205
Sex Role Reversal in a Pipefish 219
The Importance of Male-Male Competition and Sexually Selected Dimorphic Traits for Male Reproductive Success in Site-attached Fishes with Paternal Care: The Case of the Freshwater Goby Padogobius martensi 231
Male Competition, Female Mate Choice and Sexual Size Dimorphism in Poeciliid Fishes 257
The Advantages of Being Red: Sexual Selection in the Stickleback 287
Behavioural Organisation and the Evolution of Behavioural Strategies 301
Species List 317
Index 321
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