Flatfishes: Biology and Exploitation / Edition 1

Flatfishes: Biology and Exploitation / Edition 1

by Robin N. Gibson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0632059265

ISBN-13: 9780632059263

Pub. Date: 04/28/2005

Publisher: Wiley

Fascinating and instantly recognisable, flatfishes are unique in their asymmetric postlarval body form. With over 700 extant species recognised and a distribution stretching across the globe this group of fishes are of considerable research interest and provide a major contribution to recreational and commercial fisheries, and to aquaculture, worldwide.

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Fascinating and instantly recognisable, flatfishes are unique in their asymmetric postlarval body form. With over 700 extant species recognised and a distribution stretching across the globe this group of fishes are of considerable research interest and provide a major contribution to recreational and commercial fisheries, and to aquaculture, worldwide.

Flatfishes: Biology and exploitation is the only comprehensive and current book in the field and responds to the economic importance and growing body of research to produce an invaluable addition to the Fish and Aquatic Resources Series providing:

  • Outlines of systematics, distribution, reproduction, recruitment, ecology and behaviour
  • Descriptions of the major fisheries and their management
  • Full coverage of recent advances in aquaculture and stock enhancement

This book is essential reading for fish biologists; fisheries scientists; marine biologists; ecologists and environmental scientists; aquaculture personnel and government workers in fisheries and fish and wildlife departments. It should be found in all libraries of research establishments and universities where biology, fish biology, fisheries, aquaculture, marine sciences, oceanography, ecology and environmental sciences are studied or taught.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780632059263
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/28/2005
Series:
Fish and Aquatic Resources Series, #11
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction1
2Systematic diversity of the pleuronectiformes10
3Distribution and biogeography42
4Ecology of reproduction68
5The planktonic stages of flatfishes : physical and biological interactions in transport processes94
6Recruitment120
7Age and growth138
8Ecology of juvenile and adult stages of flatfishes : distribution and dynamics of habitat associations164
9The trophic ecology of flatfishes185
10The behaviour of flatfishes213
11Atlantic flatfish fisheries240
12Pacific flatfish fisheries272
13Tropical flatfish fisheries292
14Assessment and management of flatfish stocks319
15Aquaculture and stock enhancement347

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