Table of Contents

COVER; TITLE; COPYRIGHT; CONTENTS; PREFACE; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; THE COVER ART WORK; INTRODUCTION; 1. Fish Reproduction; What Are Fishes?; Sexuality; Reproductive Patterns; Gonadal Development; Gross Maturation Stages; Fecundity; Spawning; 2. Development of Eggs and Larvae; Embryonic Development; Larval Development; Juvenile Development; 3. Fish Egg and Larval Identification and Systematics; Establishing the Identity of Fish Eggs and Larvae; Methods and Equipment for Morphological Identification of Fish Eggs and Larvae; Identification and Staging of Fish Eggs; Identification of Fish Larvae. Cd; e; f; g; h; i; j; k; l; m; n; o; p; q; r; s; t; u; v; w; y. Egg and Larval Stages in Systematic Studies4. Ecology of Fish Eggs and Larvae; Ecology Defined; The Position of Fish Eggs and Larvae in the Ecosystem; Egg Ecology; Functional Morphology of Larvae; Spring Bloom; Feeding and Condition; Growth; Predation; 5. Sampling Fish Eggs and Larvae; Purposes; Methods; Choosing Sampling Methods; Shipboard Procedures; Shoreside Sample Processing; Data Processing; Reporting Results of Sampling; 6. Population Dynamics and Recruitment; Population Dynamics; Population Fluctuations; Spawner-Recruit Relationship; Factors Affecting Survival of Eggs and Larvae. Importance of Juvenile StageRecruitment Studies; 7. Habitat, Water Quality, and Conservation Biology; Habitats; Human Impacts and Water Quality; Conservation Biology and Marine Protected Areas (MPAs); 8. Rearing and Culture of Marine Fishes; Rearing Marine Fishes to Enhance or Replenish Wild Stocks; Experimental Culture Methods; Types of Experimental Studies; LABORATORY EXERCISES; GLOSSARY; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; X; Y; Z; LITERATURE CITED; TAXANOMICAL INDEX; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y; Z; GENERAL INDEX; A; B. The life cycles of fishes are complex and varied, and knowledge of the early life stages is important for understanding the biology, ecology, and evolution of fishes. In Early Life History of Marine Fishes, Bruce S. Miller and Arthur W. Kendall Jr., bring together in a single reference much of the research available and its application to fishery science--knowledge increasingly important because for most fishes, adult populations are determined at the earliest stages of life. Clear and well written, this book offers expert guidance on how to collect and analyze larval fish data and on how this.