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Biology of Damselfishes

Identification KeyMonograph
  • Explains behavioral patterns of damselfishes – sound production, reproduction, farming
  • Discusses phylogeny, taxonomy, and evolution of damselfishes
  • Provides a diagnosis key of the main genera
  • Includes a chapter on the related genus of Anemonefishes

By: Bruno Frédérich (Editor), Eric Parmentier (Editor)

322 pages, 19 colour & 48 b/w photos and illustrations, tables

CRC Press

Hardback | Jul 2016 | #216620 | ISBN-13: 9781482212099
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £88.99 $114/€102 approx

About this book

Damselfishes (Pomacentridae) are a well-known coral reef family showing high diversity and many interesting characteristics in dealing with their way of life (sound production, sex change, farming and gregarious behavior, settlement, diet). Biology of Damselfishes gathers the data dealing with damselfish morphology, provides keys to allow the recognition of some subtaxa, and synthesizes the information dealing with their morphology. It contains 15 chapters written by renowned scientists.


- Meet the Damselfishes (general anatomy)
- Phylogeny and Taxonomy
- Fossil Records
- Reproduction, Dispersion and Settlement
- Sex Change
- Habitat Use
- Farming Behavior
- Trophic Diversity
- Development and Ontogeny
- Form, Ecology, and Iterative Adaptive Radiation
- Sound Production
- Hearing
- Anemonefishes
- Vision, Color Diversity
- Ceratohyal Ligament: Key Evolution

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