By Zeehan Jaafar,Edward O. Murdy
Mudskippers are amphibious fishes local to the Indo-West Pacific and tropical western Africa. not like such a lot fishes, mudskippers emerse to forage, locate friends, and shield territories. diversifications to their morphology, body structure and behaviour permit mudskippers to house either aquatic and terrestrial habitats. For those qualities, mudskippers have lengthy captured the fascination of scientists, naturalists, and fish hobbyists. a few mudskipper taxa (e.g. Periophthalmodon spp., Periophthalmus spp., Boleophthalmus spp.) are effectively saw on mudflats and mangrove forests throughout the ebb tide. Correspondingly, those conspicuous and common taxa are fairly well-studied. The autecology and uncomplicated biology for the remaing taxa (e.g. Apocryptodon spp. and Oxuderces spp.) are nonetheless poorly understood.
Fishes Out of Water: Biology and Ecology of Mudskippers is the 1st complete publication to synthesize released medical details and remark on those fishes. dozen topic specialists current thorough overviews in fifteen specified chapters. Contents span mudskipper anatomy, distribution, systematics, body structure, ecology, and conservation. precise variations to terrestriality are mentioned in the context of every bankruptcy foci.
This authoritative reference equips the reader with the elemental starting place to appreciate mudskipper biology and ecology, whereas supplying a framework during which rising info are mentioned. The publication can be of curiosity to a large diversity of scholars, researchers, and pros in ichthyology, evolution, ecology, animal habit, and comparative physiology.
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Fishes Out of Water: Biology and Ecology of Mudskippers (CRC Marine Science) by Zeehan Jaafar,Edward O. Murdy