Fishes in Lagoons and Estuaries in the Mediterranean, Volume 2 extensively covers the systematic, biological, ecological, behavioral and genetic aspects of the sedentary fishes that spend their entire lifecycle in the coastal fringes, sometimes referred to as “extreme environments”. This second volume of a set of books on Mediterranean ichthyofauna presents in-depth scientific, historical and current knowledge at the family, genus and species levels.
Designed to give rapid and comprehensive access to the body of knowledge on Mediterranean lagoonal and estuarine sedentary fishes (over 1200 scientific works are referenced), this volume is for anyone involved in the use, management or protection of natural environments and their populations, including ecobiologists, geographers, engineers, teachers, students and researchers.
Chapter 1. Atherinidae Risso, 1827 1
Chapter 2. Blenniidae Rafinesque, 1815 49
Chapter 3. Cyprinodontidae Berg, 1940 75
Chapter 4. Gasterosteidae Günther, 1869 125
Chapter 5. Gobiidae Regan, 1911 153
Chapter 6. Labridae Jordan and Evermann, 1898 275
Chapter 7. Poeciliidae Berg, 1910 293
Chapter 8. Syngnathidae Günther, 1870 309
Index of Names 389
Index of Countries 393
Mohamed Hichem Kara (Sc.D.) is Professor at the University of Annaba, Algeria, where he manages the marine bioresource laboratory, founded in 2003. He is a founding member of the Algerian Academy of Science and Technology, and a member of the French Ichthyological Society.
Jean-Pierre Quignard (Sc.D.) is Honorary Professor at the University of Montpellier, France, where he manages the Mediterranean ichthyological laboratory. He is a member of the Montpellier Académie des sciences et lettres and of the French Ichthyological Society.