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Reproduction and Sexuality in Marine Fishes
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Reproduction and Sexuality in Marine Fishes: Patterns and Processes

Kathleen Cole

Abstract

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. This book explores reproduction and sexuality among groups of fishes defined by habitat, taxon, and the reproductive processes that are critical for reproductive success. It 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 increas ... More

Keywords: marine fishes, reproduction, sexuality, reproductive modes, sexual patterns, reproductive biology, reproductive success, vulnerable species, environmental conditions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780520264335
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520264335.001.0001

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Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kathleen Cole, editor

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Part One Patterns

4 Parental Care, Oviposition Sites, and Mating Systems of Blennioid Fishes

Philip A. Hastings, and Christopher W. Petersen

Part Two Processes

7 Fertilization in Marine Fishes

Christopher W. Petersen, and Carlotta Mazzoldi

8 Bidirectional Sex Change in Marine Fishes

Philip L. Munday, Tetsuo Kuwamura, and Frederieke J. Kroon

10 Acoustical Behavior of Coral Reef Fishes

Phillip S. Lobel, Ingrid M. Kaatz, and Aaron N. Rice

Afterword

Kathleen S. Cole

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