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Overview

The interface between marine and terrestrial ecosystems is among the most demanding, diverse, and productive of habitats. Numerous organisms occupy a narrow strip of ecologically fascinating habitat between high and low tides-from algae and flowering plants to hardy invertebrates and cryptic vertebrates. Common to all of these creatures are diverse solutions to the many challenges of life in constant daily change. Intertidal Fishes is the first authoritative volume by an international team of experts on the biology of fishes occupying this dynamic habitat. The book includes chapters on the ecology, behavior, physiology, systematics, biogeography, and fossil history of fishes living between the tidemarks.
Anyone interested in ichthyology, the biology of fishes, intertidal ecology, and coastal ecosystems will want this important book as a part of their library.
• Worldwide coverage of the intertidal fishes
• Comprehensive phylogenic listing of all fish families with intertidal members
• Global biogeographic analysis involving more than 700 species from over 80 sites
• Reviews field and laboratory methods pertinent to studying intertidal fishes
• Outlines the myriad physiological responses to an ever-fluctuating environment

Audience: Advanced undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and researchers interested in marine biology, fisheries sciences, ichthyology, physiology, and ecology.

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Editorial Reviews

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"...the authors of Intertidal Fishes are commended for writing the first comprehensive text that I am aware of on the ecology of fishes that inhabit the intertidal. Their work will serve as an excellent reference and springboard for new and exciting studies and ultimately more historic management and conservation of our valuable marine ecosystems."
—BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION, 2000
"Intertidal Fishes offers much in the way of extensive data presentation and interpretation, a wide array of topics, useful (and consistently prepared) graphics, exhaustive reference lists and provocative ideas for future work. This book and Graham's most readable text on air-breathing fishes in particular, provide a state-of-the-science summation of what is known of the intertidal fishes, pointing to much interesting and important work to come."
—TREE, 2000
"Intertidal marine fishes have always been relatively well-known because they are easy to capture and observe. But until now no one has attempted to bring together in one volume the existing information about their biology. Editors Horn, Martin, and Chotkowski have succeeded in organizing a comprehensive treatment that covers virtually all aspects of intertidal adaptation."
—CHOICE, June 1999
"...each chapter can stand alone as a strong review article, making the book as a whole effective as both a teaching tool and an original scholarly synthesis of modern research. This volume is very comprehensive, and it is difficult to find a better way of synthesizing the current literature on intertidal fishes. I strongly recommend this volume for ichthyologists, physiological ecologists, coastal nautralists, and anyone interested in studying a unique group of fishes."
—COPEIA, 1999
"...an extensive and authoritative review of the current state of knowledge about this fascinating and often overlooked group of animals. This is a practical manual offering sound advice and aiming to raise awareness. In its primary aim of stimulating greater interest in the group, this book will certainly succeed. In suggesting that these fish, being sensitive to the effects of disturbance, might even prove to be useful indicators of the health of intertidal habitats, the authors might even have achieved a wider success."
—ZOOLOGICAL JOURNAL OF THE LINNEAN SOCIETY, 1999
"This book will be welcomed by all marine biologists concerned with littoral and coastal ecosystems, both as teachers and researchers. This is quite probably the first comprehensive treatment of the biology of littoral fishes, and the editors are to be congratulated on their achievement."
—JOURNAL OF NATURAL HISTORY, 1999
Booknews
An international team of specialists in fish species whose habitat is sometimes wet and sometimes dry discuss their ecology, behavior, physiology, systematics, biogeography, and fossil history. They include species from around the world, list all fish families with intertidal members, review the field and laboratory methods for studying them, and examine the myriad physiological responses and adaptations to an ever-changing environment. Missing is the usual battery of colorful photographs to accompany the monochrome ones and drawings and diagrams. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780123560407
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 10/1/1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 1.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 10.00 (d)

Table of Contents

K.L.M. Martin, M.A. Chotkowski, and M.H. Horn, Introduction.
R.N. Gibson, Methods for Studying Intertidal Fishes.
C.D. Zander, J. Nieder, and K.L.M. Martin, Vertical Distribution Patterns.
K.L.M. Martin and C.R. Bridges, Respiration in Air and Water.
D.H. Evans, J.B. Claiborne, and G.A. Kormanik, Osmoregulation, Acid-Base Regulation, and Nitrogen Excretion.
R.N. Gibson, Movement and Homing in Intertidal Fishes.
K. Kotrschal, Sensory Systems.
E.E. DeMartini, Intertidal Spawning.
R.M. Coleman, Parental Care in Intertidal Fishes.
C.A. Pfister, Recruitment of Intertidal Fishes.
M.H. Horn and F.P. Ojeda, Herbivory.
S.F. Norton and A.E. Cook, Predation by Fishes in the Intertidal.
R.N. Gibson and R.M. Yoshiyama, Intertidal Fish Communities.
M.A. Chotkowski, D. G. Buth and K. Prochazka, Systematics of Intertidal Fishes.
K. Prochazka, M. A. Chotkowski and D. B. Buth, Biogeography of Intertidal Fishes.
M. H. Horn, Convergent Evolution and Community Convergence: Research Potential Using Intertidal Fishes.
H.P. Schultze, The Fossil Record of the Intertidal Zone.
Subject Index.

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