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The Biology and Ecology of Parrotfishes

  • Presents a comprehensive summary of the biology, evolution and ecology of parrotfishes
  • Includes research from leading experts throughout the world
  • Contains extensive color illustrations highlighting this unique group of fish

By: Andrew Scott Hoey (Editor), David Roy Bellwood (Editor), Roberta Martini Bonaldo (Editor)

450 pages, 25 colour illustrations

Apple Academic Press

Hardback | Dec 2017 | #223657 | ISBN-13: 9781482224016
Available for pre-order: Due Dec 2017 Details
NHBS Price: £121.00 $151/€140 approx

About this book

Parrotfishes (subfamily Scarinae, family Labridae), named for their brightly colored bodies and beaklike jaw, are a unique group of marine fishes that have captured the attention of researchers, conservationists and the general public worldwide. The Biology and Ecology of Parrotfishes brings together the world's leading authorities on the evolution, biology, ecology, fisheries and conservation of parrotfishes. In doing so, it provides a comprehensive summary of the research conducted on this unique group of fishes and highlights emerging topics and future direction.


- Evolution of the Parrotfishes: A Highly Modified Wrasse or Unique Family? Speciation and Biogeography of the Parrotfishes
- Morphological Specialization of the Parrotfishes
- Functional Diversity and Innovation Within the Skull of Parrotfishes

- Nutritional Ecology of Parrotfishes
- Age, Growth and Longevity of Parrotfishes
- Reproduction of Parrotfishes
- Vision and Color Patterns in Parrotfishes

- Linking Form to Function: the Unique Role of Parrotfishes on Coral Reefs
- Functional Ecology of Parrotfishes: the Influence of Species, Size, and Temperature
- Functional Variation Among Parrotfishes: Are They Complementary or Redundant? Bioerosion and Sediment Production
- the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Parrotfishes as Coral Predators
- Geographic Variation in the Composition and Function of Parrotfishes
- Seasonal Dynamics of Algae and Parrotfish Grazing
- the Role of Parrotfishes on Marginal Reef Systems
- the Ecology of Parrotfishes on Low Coral Cover Reefs
- Spatial Ecology of Parrotfishes

Fisheries and Conservation
- Traditional Fisheries and the Conservation and Management of Parrotfishes
- Marine Protected Areas, Trophic Cascades and Parrotfish Grazing on Caribbean Reefs
- Marine Protected Areas, Trophic Cascades and Parrotfish Grazing on Indo-Pacific Reefs
- Changes in Biodiversity and Functioning of Parrotfish Assemblages Following Disturbance
- the Biology and Ecology of Parrotfishes: Emerging Topics and Future Directions

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