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1st Edition

Fish Behaviour

ISBN 9781578084357
Published January 9, 2008 by CRC Press
678 Pages

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Book Description

Fishes are by far the most species-rich vertebrate taxon, and it is also the vertebrate group with the most strikingly diverse repertoire of behaviours and behavioural adaptations. As such, they provide us with many opportunities to explore the fascinating complexities of animal behaviour. Central questions addressed in this book include: How do sensory input, hormones, genetics and experience interact to shape individual behaviour? What should a fish do to be in the right place at the right time � and how should it behave to be an efficient predator yet not become the subject of predation itself? How to find a mate � or to find the best mate? Should all fish do the same, or is the optimal behaviour dependent on individual characteristics? How does reproductive behaviour affect what fish look like, in terms of colour, body form or body size? And how do fish cope with their complex social and biological environment, including parasites, competitors and collaborators? This new book provides an exciting overview of the many new insights offered by recent research on fish behaviour. The chapters are written by prominent international scientists and are aimed not only at fish biology students and researchers but anyone interested in the interplay between behaviour, ecology and evolution.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
PART 1 The Basis
1. The Senses of Fish: Chemosensory, Visual and Octavolateralis
John C. Montgomery and Alexander G. Carton
2. Cognition: Learning and Memory
Victoria A. Braithwaite and Anne Gro Vea Salvanes
3. Hormones and Social Behaviour of Teleost Fish
Rui F. Oliveira and David M. Gonçalves
4. The Genetics of Fish Behavior
Alison M. Bell
PART 2 Essentials of Life
5. Migration and Habitat Choice in Marine Fishes
Julian D. Metcalfe, David Righton, Paul Eastwood and Ewan Hunter
6. Fish Foraging Behaviour in Theory and Practice
PaulJ.B. Hart, Michael M. Webster and Ashley J.W. Ward
7. Assessment of Predation Risk by Prey Fishes
Jennifer L. Kelley
8. Variation in Sexual Selection in Fishes
Ingrid Ahnesjö, Elisabet Forsgren and Charlotta Kvarnemo
9. Mate Choice
Ulrika Candolin and Bob B.M. Wong
10. Parental Care and Sexual Selection
Kai Lindström and Colette M. St.Mary
11. Alternative Reproductive Tactics in Fishes
Rosemary Knapp and Bryan D. Neff
PART 3 Coping with a Complex World
12. Cooperative Behaviour in Fishes
Sigal Balshine and Peter M. Buston
13. Group-Living and Social Networks
Jens Krause, Ashley J.W. Ward, Richard James and Darren P. Croft
14. Decision-making and Trade-offs in Fish Behaviour
Carin Magnhagen and Anne E. Magurran
15. Parasites and Fish Behaviour
Iain Barber and Ben J. Rushbrook
16. New Perspectives on Marine Cleaning Mutualism
Redouan Bshary and Isabelle M. Cote
17. Behaviour and Welfare in Farmed Fish
Eva Brännäs and Jörgen I. Johnsson
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