Looking at the group of colorful coral reef fish, scientists ask how it possible to find so high a diversity of fish in the same biotope, how they share their environment, and what kind of communication they use. The topics include a revised damselfish taxonomy with a description of the tribe microspathodontini (giant damselfish), habitat use and specialization among coral reef damselfish, ecomorphology and iterative ecological radiation of damselfish, sound production and hearing in damselfish, and whether the cerato-mandibular ligament is a key trait. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Damselfishes (Pomacentridae) are a well-known coral reef family showing high diversity and many interesting characteristics in dealing with their way of life (sound production, sex change, farming and gregarious behavior, settlement, diet). This book gathers the data dealing with damselfish morphology, provides keys to allow the recognition of some subtaxa, and synthesizes the information dealing with their morphology. It contains 15 chapters written by renowned scientists.
Number of Pages: 322
Genre: Science, Medical
Sub-Genre: Life Sciences / Biology / Marine Biology, Veterinary Medicine / General, Life Sciences / Evolution
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Street Date: July 15, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 247-50-7548