Developments in Environmental Biology of Fishes

Ecomorphology of fishes

Editors: Luczkovich, J.J., Motta, P.J., Norton, S.F., Liem, K.F. (Eds.)

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Ecomorphology is the comparative study of the influence of morphology on ecological relationships and the evolutionary impact of ecological factors on morphology in different life intervals, populations, species, communities, and evolutionary lineages. The book reviews early attempts at qualitative descriptions of ecomorphological patterns in fishes, especially those of the Russian school. More recent, quantitative studies are emphasised, including multivariate approaches to ecomorphological analysis, the selection of functionally important ecological and morphological variables to analyze, an experimental approach using performance tests to examine specific hypotheses derived from functional morphology, and the evolutionary interpretations of ecomorphological patterns. Six major areas of fish biology are focused on: feeding, sensory systems, locomotion, respiration, reproduction, and phylogenetic relationships. The 18 papers in the volume document: (1) how the morphology of bony fishes constrains ecological patterns and the use of resources; (2) whether ecological constraints can narrow the niche beyond the limits imposed by morphology (fundamental vs. realized niche); (3) how communities of fishes are organized with respect to ecomorphological patterns; and (4) the degree to which evolutionary pressures have produced convergent or divergent morphologies in fishes. A concluding paper summarizes ecomorphological research in fishes and points out taxa that are underrepresented or are especially promising for future research.

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Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)
  • Prelude to ecomorphology of fishes

    Pages 7-8

    Balon, Eugene K. (et al.)

  • Perspectives on the ecomorphology of bony fishes

    Pages 11-20

    Motta, Philip J. (et al.)

  • Development of ecomorphology of fishes in Russia

    Pages 23-33

    Smirnov, Sergei A. (et al.)

  • Ecomorphological correlates in ten species of subtropical seagrass fishes: diet and microhabitat utilization

    Pages 37-60

    Motta, Philip J. (et al.)

  • A functional approach to ecomorphological patterns of feeding in cottid fishes

    Pages 61-78

    Norton, Stephen F.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ecomorphology of fishes
Editors
  • Joseph J. Luczkovich
  • Philip J. Motta
  • Stephen F. Norton
  • Karel F. Liem
Series Title
Developments in Environmental Biology of Fishes
Series Volume
16
Copyright
1995
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-1356-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-1356-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-3744-7
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-4620-8
Series ISSN
0924-5316
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
V, 307
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