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The Biology of Blennies

Edited By: Robert A Patzner

482 pages, Figs, tabs

Science Publishers

Hardback | Apr 2009 | #164849 | ISBN-13: 9781578084395
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About this book

Blennies are diverse group of bony fishes found around the globe. Most blennies are small and somewhat difficult to identify, so until recently these fish did not occupy the interests of many ichthyologists and even fewer ecologists. With nearly 900 species, blennies are important members of most coastal marine communities.

This book should stimulate interest in blennies among a wider array of students, and marine biologists in general.


Section 1: Systematics
Systematics of the Blennioidei and the Included Families Dactyloscopidae, Chaenopidae, Clinidae and Labrisomidae: Philip A. Hastings and Victor G. Springer
Systematics of the Tripterygiidae (Triplefins): Ronald Fricke
Systematics of the Blenniidae (Combtooth Blennies): Philip A. Hastings and Victor G. Springer

Section 2: Biogeography
Biogeography of New World Blennies: Philip A. Hastings
Blennies in Temperate Seas: Vtor C. Almada, Joana I. Robalo, Emanuel J. Goncalves, Andre Levy and Robert A. Patzner

Section 3: Feeding and Sensory Systems
Diversity in the Diet and Feeding Habits of Blennies: Shaun K. Wilson
Dentition and Taste Buds in Blennies: Lev Fishelson
Nasal Olfactory Organs and Olfactory Bulbs in Blennies: Lev Fishelson and Ofer Gon

Section 4: Reproduction and Development
Reproductive Organs in Blennies: Robert A. Patzner and Franz Lahnsteiner
Sexual Selection in Blennies: Francis Neat and Wouter Lengkeek
Alternative Reproductive Tactics in Blennies: Rui F. Oliveira, David M. Goncalves and Albert Ros
Larval Development in Blennies: William Watson

Section 5: Ecology and Behaviour
Communication in Blennies: Eduardo N. Barata and David M. Goncalves
Interspecific Relationships in Blennies: Karen L. Cheney
Patterns of Microhabitat Utilisation in Blennies: Emanuel J. Goncalves and Cludia Faria

Section 6: Species of Blennies
List of Valid Species of Blennies: Robert A. Patzner, Philip A. Hastings, Victor G. Springer, Peter Wirtz and Emanuel J. Goncalves

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