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Teleost fishes account for nearly half of all known vertebrate species. They have representatives in virtually all aquatic systems and an enormous variety in the ways they live. Moreover, teleost fishes support subsistence and commercial fisheries and aquaculture systems throughout the world.
The second edition of this highly respected book retains the aims and structure of the first edition, emphasizing the responses of individual fish to their environment and the consequences of these responses for the population and community to which the individuals belong.
Fully updated and rewritten, this new edition of Ecology of Teleost Fishes offers a thorough and integrated approach to the area and is essential reading for all students of fish biology and ecology, fisheries science and aquaculture. Fish biologists, fisheries scientists, ecologists and researchers in fish population studies, genetics and aquaculture will also find this book to be an invaluable reference source.
Series Foreword; Tony J. Pitcher. Preface to the Second Edition. Preface to the First Edition. 1: Introduction. 2: Environmental and Organismic Constraints. 3: Feeding. 4: Bioenergetics. 5: Use of Time and Space. 6: Growth. 7: Reproduction. 8: Biotic Interactions: I. Predation and Parasitism. 9: Biotic Interactions: II. Competition and Mutualism. 10: Dynamics of Population Abundance and Production. 11: Life-History Strategies. 12: Fish Assemblages. References. Author Index. Systematic Index. Subject Index.