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Coral Reef Fishes

Coral Reef Fishes

Peter F. Sale



Coral Reef Fishes is the successor of The Ecology of Fishes on Coral Reefs. This new edition includes provocative reviews covering the major areas of reef fish ecology. Concerns about the future health of coral reefs, and recognition that reefs and their fishes are economically important components of the coastal oceans of many tropical nations, have led to enormous growth in research directed at reef fishes. Coral Reef Fishes is much more than a simple revision of the earlier volume; it is a companion that supports and extends the earlier work. The included syntheses provide readers with the current highlights in this exciting science.

  • An up-to-date review of key research areas in reef fish ecology, with a bibliography including hundreds of citations, most from the last decade
  • Authoritative, up-to-date, provocative chapters written to suggest future research priorities
  • An important companion and successor to The Ecology of Fishes on Coral Reefs
  • Includes discussions of regulation of fish populations, dispersal or site fidelity of larval reef fishes, sensory and motor capabilities of reef fish larvae, and complexities of management of reef species and communities

" excellent overview...a perfect guide to the future course of reef fish ecology in the new millennium."
-Jurgen Herler, University of Vienna, in MARINE ECOLOGY, 2005
"...excellent volume...It is an indispensable reference for all researchers and managers working with coral reef fishes."
-ECOLOGY (2004)
"Should you add this book to your library? Definitely!"
-COPIA (2003)
"Coral Reef Fishes is full of fascinating details, new evidence and new ideas."
—Redouan Bshary for NATURE (January 2003)