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Fish Behaviour

Edited By: Carin Magnhagen, Victoria A Braithwaite, Elisabet Forsgren and BG Kapoor

660 pages, illus

Science Publishers

Hardback | Aug 2008 | #164852 | ISBN-13: 9781578084357
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NHBS Price: £104.00 $136/€116 approx

About this book

The diversity of fish species is striking, and the behavioural specialisations that have been documented are truly amazing. In many cases, researchers have used different fish species as model systems with which to address fundamental questions about evolution and fitness, and often these studies have found that behaviour and differences in behaviour are what underpins these processes.

The book tackles issues from the perspective of the mechanisms underlying different behaviours, to how the nervous system and associated physiology enable fish to make decisions, the manner in which these systems establish different types of behavioural patterns and life histories, and how these combine to produce complex behaviours. It is structured to guide the reader from consideration of behavioural mechanisms that generate different categories of behaviour, to how their functional effects influence fish in their day-to-day lives.


PART 1: The Basis
- The Senses of Fish: Chemosensory, Visual and Octavolateralis: John C. Montgomery and Alexander G. Carton
- Cognition: Learning and Memory: Victoria A. Braithwaite and Anne Gro Vea Salvanes
- Hormones and Social Behaviour of Teleost Fish: Rui F. Oliveira and David M. Gon#alves
- The Genetics of Fish Behavior: Alison M. Bell

PART 2: Essentials of Life
- Migration and Habitat Choice in Marine Fishes: Julian Metcalfe, David Righton, Paul Eastwood and Ewan Hunter
- Fish Foraging Behaviour in Theory and Practice: Paul J.B. Hart, Michael M. Webster and Ashley J.W. Ward
- Assessment of Predation Risk by Prey Fishes: Jennifer L. Kelley
- Variation in Sexual Selection in Fishes: Ingrid Ahnesj#, Elisabet Forsgren and Charlotta Kvarnemo
- Mate Choice: Ulrika Candolin and Bob B.M. Wong
- Parental Care and Sexual Selection: Kai Lindstr#m and Colette M. St Mary
- Alternative Reproductive Tactics in Fishes: Rosemary Knapp and Bryan D. Neff

PART 3: Coping with a Complex World
- Cooperative Behaviour in Fishes: Sigal Balshine and Peter M. Buston
- Group-Living and Social Networks: Jens Krause, Ashley J.W. Ward, Richard James and Darren P. Croft
- Decision Making and Trade-offs in Fish Behaviour: Carin Magnhagen and Anne E. Magurran
- Parasites and Fish Behaviour: Iain Barber and Ben J. Rushbrook
- New Perspectives on Marine Cleaning Mutualism: Redouan Bshary and Isabelle M. C#te
- Behaviour and Welfare in Farmed Fish: Eva Br#nn#s and J#rgen I. Johnsson

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