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Biology of Butterflyfishes

1st Edition

Edited by Morgan S. Pratchett, Michael L. Berumen, B. G. Kapoor

CRC Press

362 pages | 16 Color Illus. | 50 B/W Illus.

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Butterflyfishes (family Chaetodontidae) are a highly conspicuous component of fish fauna on coral reefs throughout the world. In light of their strong dependence on coral, they are often regarded as the epitome of coral reef fishes. This volume examines the ecology and conservation of coral reef butterflyfishes. It provides important insights on their evolution and key events and adaptations that have led to their proliferation within coral reef ecosystems. Key to the longevity of butterflyfishes is the evolution of coral-feeding—a central focus of the ecological chapters in this volume. The book also highlights key threats and challenges related to the conservation of butterflyfishes and ends with an overview of current and future research directions.

Table of Contents

Importance of Butterflyfishes for Understanding Reef Fishes and Reef Systems; J. Howard Choat

The Origins and Diversification of Coral Reef Butterflyfishes; David R Bellwood  and Morgan S. Pratchett

Functional Morphology of the Chaetodontidae; Nicolai Konow and Lara A. Ferry-Graham

Hybridisation among Butterflyfishes; Jean-Paul A. Hobbs, Lynne Van Herwerden, Morgan S. Pratchett, and Gerald R. Allen

Biogeography of Butterflyfishes: A Model for Reef Fishes? By Michel Kulbicki, Vigliola L., Wantiez L., Hubert N., Floeter S.R., and Myers R.

Diversity in Diet and Feeding Behaviour of Butterflyfishes;Reliance on Reef Corals Versus Reef Habitats; Andrew J. Cole, and Morgan S. Pratchett

Causes and Consequences of Dietary Specialization among Coral-Feeding Butterflyfishes; Morgan S. Pratchett

Corallivory: The Coral’s Point of View; Evelyn F. Cox

Social Systems and Spawning Behavior Of Chaetodon Butterflyfish; Shinji Yabuta and Michael L. Berumen

Susceptibility of Butterflyfish to Habitat Disturbance: Do ‘Chaets’ Ever Prosper? Shaun K. Wilson, Nicholas A.J. Graham, and Morgan S. Pratchett

Corallivorous Butterflyfishes As Ambassadors of Coral Reefs; Michael P. Crosby, Ernest S. Reese, and Michael L. Berumen

Harvesting of Butterflyfishes for Aquarium and Artisanal Fisheries; Rebecca J. Lawton, Morgan S. Pratchett, and J. Charles Delbeek

Captive Care and Breeding of Coral Reef Butterflyfishes; J. Charles Delbeek

Biology Of Butterflyfishes: Emerging Topics and Future Research; Morgan S. Pratchett, Michael L. Berumen, Rebecca Lawton, David Feary, Christopher Cvitanovic, and Christopher Fulton

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NATURE / Ecology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Evolution
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Marine Biology