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The Behavior, Ecology and Evolution of Cichlid Fishes

Editors: Abate, Maria E., Noakes, David L. G. (Eds.)

  • Widely international in authorship and coverage
  • Detailed historical consideration of studies of cichlid biology
  • Continues the tradition of comprehensive books on cichlid biology
  • Illustrated throughout with fascinating cichlid traits
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About this book

This volume constitutes the most recent and most comprehensive consideration of the largest family of bony fishes, the Cichlidae. This book offers an integrated perspective of cichlid fishes ranging from conservation of threatened species to management of cichlids as invasive species themselves. Long-standing models of taxonomy and systematics are subjected to the most recent applications and interpretations of molecular evidence and multivariate analyses; and cichlid adaptive radiations at different scales are elucidated. The incredible diversity of endemic cichlid species in African lakes is revisited as possible examples of sympatric speciation and as serious cases for management in complex anthropogenic environments. Extreme hydrology and bathymetry as driver of micro-allopatric speciation is explored in the African riverine hotspot of diversity of the lower Congo River. 

Dramatic new molecular evidence draws attention to the complex taxonomy and systematics of Neotropical cichlids including the crater lakes of Central America. Molecular genetics, genomics, imaging tools and field study techniques assess the roles of natural, sexual and kin selection in shaping cichlid traits and beyond. The complex behavioral adaptations of cichlids are considered from a number of sub-disciplines including sensory biology, neurobiology, development, and evolutionary ecology. Most importantly, this volume puts forth a wealth of new interpretations, explanatory hypotheses and proposals for practical management and applications that will shape the future for these remarkable fishes in nature as well as their use as models for the study of biology.

About the authors

Maria E. Abate is an assistant professor in the Department of Biology at Simmons University in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

David L. G. Noakes is a professor in the Fisheries and Wildlife Department at Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, USA.

Buy this book

eBook $169.00
price for USA in USD
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: June 3, 2021
  • ISBN 978-94-024-2080-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $219.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week). Pre-ordered printed titles are excluded from promotions.
  • Due: May 6, 2021
  • ISBN 978-94-024-2078-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions & severe weather in the US may cause delays
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Behavior, Ecology and Evolution of Cichlid Fishes
Editors
  • Maria E. Abate
  • David L. G. Noakes
Series Title
Fish & Fisheries Series
Series Volume
40
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-024-2080-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-024-2080-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-024-2078-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 900
Number of Illustrations
46 b/w illustrations, 108 illustrations in colour
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