Synopses & Reviews
This is the second edition of an extremely important and well received book. The editor has brought together an international team of experts in the subject, producing a book which contains vital information on major aspects of this important subject. It should appear on the shelves of animal behaviourists, fish biologists and fisheries scientists.
...contains a wealth of useful references and indices by species, author and subject...a valuable text for undergraduate and graduate course students...good value for money - Journal of Fish Biology; The new edition will be a valuable source for ideas and access to the literature - Animal Behaviour
There has been an increasing interest in fish biology and fisheries for commercial reasons. This work reviews major topics in the field, ranging from genetic and motivational inputs to behaviour, through the main sensory modalities, to behavioural ecology and case studies.
Table of Contents
Preface. Part One: Basis of behaviour. Genetic basis of fish behaviour; R.G. Danzman, M.M. Ferguson, D.L.G. Noakes. Motivational basis of fish behaviour; P. Colgan. Development of behaviour in fishes; F.A. Huntingford. Part Two: Sensory modalities. Role of vision in fish behaviour; D.M. Guthrie, W.R.A. Muntz. Underwater sound and fish behaviour; A.D. Hawkins. Role of olfaction in fish behaviour; T.J. Hara. Role of the lateral line in fish behaviour; H. Bleckman. Part Three: Behavioural ecology. Teleost foraging: facts and theories; P.J.B. Hart. Predation risk and feeding behaviour; M. Milinski. Teleost mating behaviour; G.F. Turner. Williams' principle: an explanation of parental care in teleost fishes; R.C. Sargent, M.R. Gross. Functions of shoaling behaviour; T.J. Pitcher, J.K. Parrish. Individual differences and alternative behaviours; A.E. Magurran. Fish behaviour by day, night and twilight; G.S. Helfman. Intertidal teleosts: life in a fluctuating environment; R.N. Gibson. Behavioural ecology of sticklebacks; G.J. FitzGerald, R.J. Wootton. Behavioural ecology of cave-dwelling fishes; J. Parzefall. Part Four: Applied fish behaviour. Fish behaviour and fishing gear; C.S. Wardle. Fish behaviour and the management of freshwater fisheries; K. O'Hara. Indexes.