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Fish Locomotion: An Eco-ethological Perspective

Edited By: Paolo Domencini and BG Kapoor

534 pages, Col & b/w figs, tabs

Science Publishers

Hardback | Sep 2009 | #164855 | ISBN-13: 9781578084487
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NHBS Price: £104.00 $135/€118 approx

About this book

Fish accomplish most of their basic behaviors 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 behaviors.

This treatise looks at fish swimming from the behavioral 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, behavior 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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