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Fish Behaviour

1st Edition

Edited by Carin Magnhagen, Victoria A. Braithwaite, Elisabet Forsgren

CRC Press

662 pages

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pub: 2008-01-09
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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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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Marine Biology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Zoology / General