Reproductive Biology of Teleost Fishes

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 17, 2014 - Technology & Engineering - 496 pages
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Reproductive Biology of Teleost Fishes is the first integrated review of the reproductive biology of the bony fishes, which are the most species-rich and diversified group of vertebrates. Teleosts display remarkable variation in their modes of reproduction, and this volume is intended to provide a framework for understanding the remarkable reproductive diversity of this group. It describes their reproductive biology using, wherever possible, phylogenetic analyses and life-history theory as a means to interpret the information. The book addresses the genetic, physiological, behavioural, ecological, evolutionary and applied aspects of teleost reproduction in a comparative framework that emphasises the adaptive basis of reproductive diversity.

Reproductive Biology of Teleost Fishes provides a comprehensive synthesis of fish reproduction that will be of great interest to life scientists, particularly ecologists, evolutionary biologists, physiologists and advanced undergraduates, postgraduates and research workers requiring a comprehensive overview of fish reproduction. The book is suitable for courses in fish biology and ecology, reproductive physiology and reproductive genetics. It also addresses applied questions and will be of value for courses on fisheries science and aquaculture. Libraries in all universities and research establishments where biological sciences, fisheries science and aquaculture are studied and taught should have several copies of this important book on their shelves.

 

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Contents

Introduction 1
1
Sex determination 13
13
Sex differentiation
31
Gametogenesis
46
Oogenesis
52
Fertilisation
62
Endocrinology of reproduction
81
Environmental control of reproduction
127
Mating systems and sexual selection
201
Parental care
251
Unusual reproductive modes
281
Reproduction and lifehistory evolution
323
Reproduction fisheries and aquaculture
357
Coda
389
Systematic index
451
Subject index
463

Migration territoriality and spawning site selection
159
migrations
168

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About the author (2014)

Dr Robert 'Bob' Wootton was Reader in Ecology at the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences, Aberystwyth University, UK. Bob's research addressed the ecology, behaviour and evolutionary biology of fishes.

Dr Carl Smith is a Lecturer in the School of Biology at the University of St Andrews, UK and also holds a research position at the Institute of Vertebrate Biology of the Czech Academy of Sciences in Brno, Czech Republic. Carl's research focuses on mating system evolution in fishes.

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