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Developments in Environmental Biology of Fishes

When do fishes become juveniles?

Editors: Copp, G.H., Kovác, Vladimír, Hensel, K. (Eds.)

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Metamorphosis and the transition from larvae or embryos to juveniles in fishes are important in order to answer, for example, questions about: (1) life-history styles and their modifications in evolutionary perspective and within current environmental demands; (2) the development and application of fisheries recruitment models, (3) the use of ontogenetic scales for interspecific comparisons, (4) the identification of ontogenetic shifts in resource use, and (5) the discovery of evolutionary interrelationships of species or genera. This volume is dedicated to recent studies and reviews of existing knowledge on this insufficiently-addressed area of ichthyology. Most of the papers in this volume were presented in Bratislava, Slovakia, at the 1st International Workshop of the Fish Ontogeny Network of Europe (FONE) in September 1997, a meeting sponsored in part by the European Commission. This volume emphasizes an integrated approach to the study of fish ontogeny, which is a process during which one event is related to another and everything is related to everything else, encompassing physiology, morphology, behaviour and niche. Within this comprehensive perspective, the papers in this volume are grouped along four major themes: reflections on early ontogeny and metamorphosis, organism-environment relationships, ontogeny of predator-prey interactions, and behaviour and ontogeny. Among other issues, the papers consider topics such as whether one can identify when fish metamorphosis ends, whether the larva period begins with hatching or with the onset of exogenous feeding, whether fish ontogeny is `saltatory' or `gradual', and whether larvae are eliminated in some fishes with direct development. The keynote paper of this volume reviews the main topics within contemporary paradigms and the final paper concludes that the onset of the juvenile period can be identified in some species, but precision remains problematic, emphasizing the need for further research in this dynamic area of fish biology.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

Table of contents (20 chapters)
  • Prelude: looking at early development in fishes

    Kováč, Vladimír (et al.)

    Pages 7-14

  • Alternative ways to become a juvenile or a definitive phenotype (and on some persisting linguistic offenses)

    Balon, Eugene K.

    Pages 17-38

  • Features of transition from larva to juvenile in fishes with different types of early ontogeny

    Pavlov, Dimitri A.

    Pages 41-52

  • Thyroxine as a mediator of metamorphosis of Atlantic halibut, Hippoglossus hippoglossus

    Solbakken, Jostein Sigurd (et al.)

    Pages 53-65

  • Early development of the sofie, Chondrostoma toxostoma

    Gozlan, Rodolphe E. (et al.)

    Pages 67-77

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
When do fishes become juveniles?
Editors
  • G.H. Copp
  • Vladimír Kovác
  • K. Hensel
Series Title
Developments in Environmental Biology of Fishes
Series Volume
19
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-3678-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-3678-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-5931-9
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-5305-3
Series ISSN
0924-5316
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 286
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