Centrarchid Fishes: Diversity, Biology and Conservation
Edited by Steven Cooke, David P. Philipp
Centrarchid fishes, also known as freshwater sunfishes, include such prominent species as the Largemouth Bass,
Smallmouth Bass and Bluegill. They are endemic to Eastern North America where they form part of a
multi-million dollar sports fishing industry, but they have also been widely introduced around the globe by
recreational anglers, in aquaculture programs and by government fisheries agencies.
Hardcover 560 pp ISBN 9781405133425
Centrarchid Fishes provides comprehensive coverage of all major aspects of this ecologically and
commercially important group of fishes. Coverage includes diversity, ecomorphology, phylogeny and genetics,
hybridization, reproduction, early life history and recruitment, feeding and growth, ecology, migrations,
bioenergetics, physiology, diseases, aquaculture, fisheries management and conservation.
been written by well-known and respected scientists and the whole has been drawn together by Professors
Cooke and Philipp, themselves extremely well respected in the area of fisheries management and conservation.
Centrarchid Fishes is an essential purchase for all fish biologists, ecologists, fisheries managers and fish farm personnel
who work with centrarchid species across the globe.
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- Introduction - Diversity of centrarchid fishes.
- Phylogenetic relationships and genetics.
- Reproduction and parental care.
- Alternative reproductive tactics and sociobiology.
- Early life history and recruitment.
- Feeding, nutrition, and growth.
- Population and community ecology.
- Movement and migrations.
- Organismal performance, tolerances, and physiological constraints.
- Winter ecology of centrarchid fish.
- Immunocompetancy and disease.
- Issues in centrarchid aquaculture.
- Issues in centrarchid management and conservation.
- Patterns in centrarchid ecological diversity € conclusions and a research agenda
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