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Academic & Professional Books  Marine & Freshwater Biology  Fishes  Fishes: General

Fish Locomotion An Eco-Ethological Perspective

By: Paolo Domencini(Editor), BG Kapoor(Editor)
534 pages, colour & b/w illustrations, tables
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Paperback reprint of a 2010 hardback.

Fish accomplish most of their basic behaviours by swimming. Swimming is fundamental in a vast majority of fish species for avoiding predation, feeding, finding food, mating, migrating and finding optimal physical environments. Fish exhibit a wide variety of swimming patterns and behaviours.

This treatise looks at fish swimming from the behavioural and ecological perspectives rather than from the more traditional biomechanics, ecomorphology and physiological perspectives used in studies of fish swimming. The book is therefore largely integrative by its own nature, and it includes considerations related to fisheries, conservation and evolution. It is aimed at students and researchers interested in fish swimming from any organismal background, be it biomechanics, ecomorphology, physiology, behaviour or ecology.


- Waves and Eddies: Effects on Fish Behavior and Habitat Distribution: Paul W. Webb, Aline Cotel and Lorelle A. Meadows
- Biomechanics of Rheotactic Behaviour in Fishes: R.W. Blake and K.H.S. Chan
- Fish Guidance and Passage at Barriers: Theodore Castro-Santos and Alex Haro
- Swimming Strategies for Energy Economy: Frank E. Fish
- Escape Responses in Fish: Kinematics, Performance and Behavior: Paolo Domenici
- Roles of Locomotionin Feeding: Aaron N. Rice and Melina E. Hale
- Ecology and Evolution of Swimming Performance in Fishes: Predicting Evolution with Biomechanics: R. Brian Langerhans and David N. Reznick
- Sexual Selection, Male Quality and Swimming Performance: Astrid Kodric-Brown
- Environmental Influences on Unsteady Swimming Behaviour: Consequences for Predator-prey and Mating Encounters in Teleosts: R.S. Wilson, C. Lefran#ois, P. Domenici and I.A. Johnston
- The Effects of Environmental Factors on the Physiology of Aerobic Exercise: D.J. McKenzie and G. Claireaux
- Swimming Speeds in Larval Fishes: From Escaping Predators to the Potential for Long Distance Migration: Rebecca Fisher and Jeffrey M Leis
- The Role of Swimming in Reef Fish Ecology: Christopher J. Fulton
- Swimming Behaviour and Energetics of Free-ranging Sharks: New Directions in Movement Analysis: David W. Sims
- The Ecophysiology of Swimming and Movement Patterns of Tunas, Billfishes, and Large Pelagic Sharks: Diego Bernal, Chugey Sepulveda, Michael Musyl and Richard Brill
- Swimming Capacity of Marine Fishes and its Role in Capture by Fishing Gears: Pingguo He

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Paolo Domenici has a PhD in Zoology from the University of British Columbia, Canada. He is currently a senior researcher at the Institute for Coastal Marine Environment (IAMC) of the Italian National Research Council (CNR) in Oristano, Italy. His research interests focus on the locomotion of aquatic animals, particularly fish. Most of his previous research was on the kinematics of locomotion within the context of predator-prey encounters and their ecological relevance.

By: Paolo Domencini(Editor), BG Kapoor(Editor)
534 pages, colour & b/w illustrations, tables
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