The three sections of this book provide an up-to-date review of the most important studies regarding groupers throughout the world. Section I, Biology, includes classification and phylogenic relationships, geographical distribution and life history. Section II, Ecology, describes how life history characteristics determine patterns of occurrence and abundance in space and time and how this affects population structure and connectivity. Section III, Conservation, covers the major threats faced by groupers, providing case studies and what the future holds for groupers.
Biology of Groupers. Systematic and Phylogenetic Relationships. Biogeographic Patterns. Early Development and Growth. Reproduction and Sexual Behavior. Feeding Biology. Ecology and Behavior. Population Dynamics. Habitat Utilization. Movement. Population Connectivity. Interspecific Relationships. Conservation and Management. Threats to World Groupers. Fisheries Regulation. Aquaculture. Future of Groupers? Summary.