The Diversity of Fishes: Biology, Evolution, and Ecology, 2nd Edition
May 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
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Part I Introduction.
1 The science of ichthyology.
2 Systematic procedures.
Part II Form, Function, and Ontogeny.
3 Skeleton, skin, and scales.
4 Soft anatomy.
5 Oxygen, metabolism, and energetics.
6 Sensory Systems.
8 Functional morphology of locomotion and feeding.
9 Early life history.
10 Juveniles, adults, age, and growth.
Part III Taxonomy, Phylogeny, and Evolution.
11 A history of fishes.
12 Chondrichthyes: Sharks, skates, rays, and chimaeras.
13 Living representatives of primitive fishes.
14 Teleosts at last I: bonytongues through anglerfishes.
15 Teleosts at last II: spiny-rayed fishes.
Part IV Zoogeography, Habitats, and Adaptations.
17 Fish genetics.
18 Special habitats and special adaptations.
Part V Behavior and Ecology.
19 Fishes as predators.
20 Fishes as prey.
21 Fishes as social animals: reproduction.
22 Fishes as social animals: aggregation, aggression, and cooperation.
23 Cycles of activity and behavior.
24 Individuals, populations, and assemblages.
25 Communities, ecosystems, and the functional role ofn fishes.
Part VI The Future of Fishes.
Bruce Collette is a Senior Scientist at the National
Systematics Laboratory of the National Marine Fisheries Service
based in the National Museum of Natural History, part of the
Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. He studies the
systematics and evolution of several groups of epipelagic fishes
such as tunas, mackerels, halfbeaks, and needlefishes and benthic
fishes such as toadfishes and has published over 250 papers on
these and other fishes. He has co-authored books on fishes of the
Gulf of Maine and Bermuda. He received his BS and PhD degrees at
Doug Facey is a Professor of Biology at Saint Michael's
College in Vermont where he studies the ecology and physiology of
fishes of Lake Champlain and its tributaries. One ongoing area of
interest is fish diversity in lower tributaries, including some
rare darters. Doug received his BS in Biology at the University of
Maine-Orono, his MS in Zoology at the University of Vermont, and
his PhD in Zoology at the University of Georgia.
Brian Bowen spent the summers of his youth snorkeling in Cape Cod Bay, where he learned to appreciate fishes. Dr Bowen is a researcher at Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology (University of Hawaii), with over two dozen research expeditions, and over 100 publications on the conservation genetics of fishes and other vertebrates. He holds a M.A. degree from Virginia Institute of Marine Science, a Ph.D. from University of Georgia, and is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Currently Dr. Bowen works on fish five days a week, and on the weekend prefers to go fishing.
Illustrated throughout with striking color photographs depicting the spectacular evolutionary adaptations of the most ecologically and taxonomically diverse vertebrate group
Incorporates the latest advances in the biology of fishes, covering taxonomy, anatomy, physiology, biogeography, ecology, and behavior
A new chapter on genetics and molecular ecology of fishes has been added, and conservation is emphasized throughout
Hundreds of new and redrawn illustrations augment readable text, and every chapter has been revised to reflect the discoveries and greater understanding achieved during the past decade
- New edition of the best-known ichthyology text in the world,
maintaining its emphasis on evolutionary biology and
- Fully updated throughout, with expanded coverage of molecular
biology and genetics.
- Beautifully redesigned with new, full colour artwork throughout.
"Overall, The Diversity of Fishes is, in our opinion, the best current single-volume reference for teaching students about fishes, and if we had to condense our ichthyological libraries to just one book, at the moment this would certainly be it." (Copeia, 2010)
"The book combines broad and comprehensive coverage with quite a lot of detail about the different themes that are dealt with ... .I heartily recommend the second edition of The Diversity of Fishes, both as a student textbook and as an introductory, general source of reference." (Aquaculture International, May 2009)