Reproduction and Sexuality in Marine Fishes: Patterns and Processes

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Kathleen S. Cole
Univ of California Press, Oct 28, 2010 - Science - 432 pages
Marine fishes represent astonishing diversity with respect to practically every aspect of their biology. Reproductive modes and sexual patterns are especially fascinating and provide deep insight into general evolutionary problems. In this volume, chapters focus on reproduction and sexuality among groups of fishes defined by habitat, taxon, and the reproductive processes that are critical for reproductive success. The book illustrates how knowledge of reproductive biology among marine fishes can help identify vulnerable and potentially vulnerable species in the face of changing environmental conditions and increasing human-based pressures.
 

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Contents

Fertilization in Marine Fishes Christopher W Petersen
Preface
Chondrichthyan Reproduction John A Musick
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Summary References 5 Gonad MorphologyinHermaphroditic Gobies Kathleen S Cole A GeneralizedModel ofthe Reproductive ComplexofExternally
Gonad Developmentin Hermaphroditic Gobies Kathleen S Cole
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Reef Fish Models of Socially Controlled Sex Change
The PomacentridaeDascyllus andAmphiprion Conclusions and Directions
Acoustical Behavior of Coral Reef Fishes Phillip S Lobel Ingrid M
Terminology
Pulsedversus Tonal Signals Functional Significanceof Sounds MaleFitness and FemaleMate Choice
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Kathleen S. Cole is Associate Professor of Zoology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

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