Reproduction and Sexuality in Marine Fishes: Patterns and Processes / Edition 1

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Marine fishes represent astonishing diversity with respect to practically every aspect of their biology. Reproductive modes and sexual patterns are especially fascinating and provide deep insight into general evolutionary problems. In this volume, chapters focus on reproduction and sexuality among groups of fishes defined by habitat, taxon, and the reproductive processes that are critical for reproductive success. The book illustrates how knowledge of reproductive biology among marine fishes can help identify vulnerable and potentially vulnerable species in the face of changing environmental conditions and increasing human-based pressures.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780520264335
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 10/30/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Kathleen S. Cole is Associate Professor of Zoology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
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Table of Contents

Preface xiii

Introduction Kathleen S. Cole xv

Part 1 Patterns

1 Chondrichthyan Reproduction John A. Mustek 3

The Chondrichthyan Reproductive System 3

Chondrichthyan Modes of Reproduction 6

Elasmobranch Phylogeny 10

Phylogenetic Reproductive Patterns 10

Yolk-sac Viviparity: The Plesiomorphic State 13

Acknowledgments 15

References 15

2 Reproduction and Development in Epipelagic Fishes Bruce B. Collette 21

Order Lampriformes 22

Order Beloniformes 23

Order Perciformes 36

Order Tetraodontiformes 51

Conclusions 52

Acknowledgments 53

References 53

3 Reproduction in Scorpaeniformes Marta Muñoz 65

Cottoid Lineage 66

Scorpaenoid Lineage 72

Acknowledgments 79

References 79

4 Parental Care, Oviposition Sites, and Mating Systems of Blennioid Fishes Philip A. Hastings Christopher W. Petersen 91

Fertilization Mode and Parental Care 94

Oviposition Sites in Externally Fertilizing Blennioids 97

Oviposition Sites and Alternative Reproductive Tactics 102

Size Dimorphism and Patterns of Male Reproductive Success 105

Analysis of Fifteen Species of Blennioids 106

Summary 109

References 109

5 Gonad Morphology in Hermaphroditic Gobies Kathleen S. Cole 117

A Generalized Model of the Reproductive Complex of Externally Fertilizing Teleosts 118

The Reproductive Complex of Gonochoric Goby Taxa 120

The Reproductive Complex of Hermaphroditic Gobiids 121

Summary of Reproductive Morphology Patterns 142

Distribution Patterns of Hermaphroditism and Phylogenetic Relationships within the Gobiidae 143

Implications of Functional Hermaphroditism in Gobiid Evolution 151

Summary 155

Acknowledgments 157

References 157

Part 2 Processes

6 Gonad Development in Hermaphroditic Gobies Kathleen S. Cole 165

Developmental Patterns of Gametogenic Tissues in Hermaphroditic Gobies 166

Early Reproductive Development in Teleosts 169

Reproductive Complexity in Hermaphroditic Goby Taxa from an Ontogenetic Perspective 179

Summary 190

Acknowledgments 193

References 193

7 Fertilization in Marine Fishes Christopher W. Petersen Carlotta Mazzoldi 203

Fertilization Dynamics in Marine Fishes 204

Methods for Measuring Fertilization Success in the Field 207

Modes of Fertilization 209

Evolution of Male Ejaculates 216

How Fertilization Ecology Informs Conservation Biology 222

Fertilization Ecology in Fishes and Marine Invertebrates: Is There a Dichotomy? 227

Conclusions: What Is Missing? 228

Acknowledgments 229

References 230

8 Bidirectional Sex Change in Marine Fishes Philip L. Munday Tetsuo Kuwamura Frederieke J. Kroon 241

Sexual Patterns of Bidirectional Sex Changers 243

Reproductive Characteristics 248

Adaptive Significance 254

Proximate Mechanisms and Physiological Control 260

Conclusions 263

Future Research and Directions 265

Acknowledgments 266

References 266

9 Neuroendocrine Regulation of Sex Change and Alternate Sexual Phenotypes in Sex-Changing Reef Fishes John Godwin 273

Integrating Environmental Information: Neuroendocrine and Neural Signaling Systems in Fishes 274

Reef Fish Models of Socially Controlled Sex Change 276

Steroid Hormone Correlates of Sexual Phenotype and Sex Change 285

Steroid Hormone Control of Sexual Phenotype Differences: Manipulative Studies 287

Neura! Correlates of Sexual Phenotype in Thalassoma Wrasses 289

The Pomacentridae (Dascyllus and Amphiprion) 295

Conclusions and Directions 296

References 297

10 Acoustical Behavior of Coral Reef Fishes Phillip S. Lobel Ingrid M. Kaatz Aaron N. Rice 307

Brief History of Acoustical Output in Fish 309

Research Objectives 312

Review of Reviews: An Annotated Guide 313

Behavioral Contexts for Sound Production in Reef Fishes 317

Sound Production and Behavior in Pomacentrids (Damselfishes)p321

Fish Sounds: Terminology and Classification 323

Spectrographic Properties of Reef Fish Sounds 326

Spectral Patterns: Pulsed versus Tonal Signals 327

Functional Significance of Sounds: Male Fitness and Female Mate Choice 328

Chorusing Sounds and Breeding Aggregations 330

Sonic Interactions 33

Conclusions and Futurerections 332

Acknowledgments 333

References 333

Afterword 387

Index 389

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