Beach-spawning fishes : reproduction in an endangered ecosystem /
Karen L.M. Martin.
imprint
Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group, [2015]
description
xix, 199 p. ; 24 cm
ISBN
1482207974, 148225073X, 9781482207972, 9781482250732
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imprint
Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group, [2015]
isbn
1482207974
148225073X
9781482207972
9781482250732
standard identifier
11586202
contents note
A leap of faith : the evolution of beach spawning in fishes -- Surf, sand, and beach : physical conditions of shore habitats for fishes -- Locals only : beach-spawning behavior in resident intertidal fishes -- Vacation sex : subtidal fishes that make spawning migrations to the beach -- Catching a breath : beach-spawning fishes and air breathing -- Unsafe sex : the dangers of novel predators and other terrestrial influences for beach-spawning fishes and their embryos -- Beach babes : terrestrial incubation and beach-spawning fishes -- Perilous return to the sea : hatching after beach incubation -- Coastal squeeze : new threats to beach-spawning fishes and their critical habitats -- Waves of passion : conservation efforts for beach-spawning fishes.
abstract
Beach-spawning fishes from exotic locations on most continents of the world provide spectacular examples of extreme adaptations during the most vulnerable life cycle stages. The beauty, intriguing biology, and importance of these charismatic fishes at the interface of marine and terrestrial ecosystems have inspired numerous scientific studies. Adaptations of behavior, physiology, development, and ecology are gathered together for the first time in this book.
catalogue key
10019181
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.

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