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The Biology and Ecology of Parrotfishes

By Andrew Scott Hoey (Edited by), David Roy Bellwood (Edited by), Roberta Martini Bonaldo (Edited by)

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Format: Hardback, 450 pages
Other Information: 25 colour illustrations
Published In: Canada, 15 November 2017
Parrotfishes (subfamily Scarinae, family Labridae), named for their brightly colored bodies and beaklike jaw, are a unique group of marine fishes that have captured the attention of researchers, conservationists and the general public worldwide. This book brings together the world's leading authorities on the evolution, biology, ecology, fisheries and conservation of parrotfishes. In doing so, it provides a comprehensive summary of the research conducted on this unique group of fishes and highlights emerging topics and future direction.

Table of Contents

Evolution. Evolution of the Parrotfishes: A Highly Modified Wrasse or Unique Family? Speciation and Biogeography of the Parrotfishes. Morphological Specialization of the Parrotfishes. Functional Diversity and Innovation Within the Skull of Parrotfishes. Biology. Nutritional Ecology of Parrotfishes. Age, Growth and Longevity of Parrotfishes. Reproduction of Parrotfishes. Vision and Color Patterns in Parrotfishes. Ecology. Linking Form to Function: the Unique Role of Parrotfishes on Coral Reefs. Functional Ecology of Parrotfishes: the Influence of Species, Size, and Temperature. Functional Variation Among Parrotfishes: Are They Complementary or Redundant? Bioerosion and Sediment Production. the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Parrotfishes as Coral Predators. Geographic Variation in the Composition and Function of Parrotfishes. Seasonal Dynamics of Algae and Parrotfish Grazing. the Role of Parrotfishes on Marginal Reef Systems. the Ecology of Parrotfishes on Low Coral Cover Reefs. Spatial Ecology of Parrotfishes. Fisheries and Conservation. Traditional Fisheries and the Conservation and Management of Parrotfishes. Marine Protected Areas, Trophic Cascades and Parrotfish Grazing on Caribbean Reefs. Marine Protected Areas, Trophic Cascades and Parrotfish Grazing on Indo-Pacific Reefs. Changes in Biodiversity and Functioning of Parrotfish Assemblages Following Disturbance. the Biology and Ecology of Parrotfishes: Emerging Topics and Future Directions.

EAN: 9781482224016
ISBN: 1482224011
Publisher: Apple Academic Press Inc.
Dimensions: 23.5 x 15.6 centimetres
Age Range: 15+ years
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