Flatfishes: Biology and Exploitation (Fish and Aquatic Resources Series 16)
Edited byRobin N. Gibson, Richard D.M. Nash, Audrey J. Geffen, Henk W. Van der Veer

Edition: 2nd 2015
Language: English
Pages: 576
ISBN: 9781118501191

Fascinating and instantly recognizable, flatfishes are unique in their asymmetric postlarval body form. With over 800 extant species recognized and a distribution stretching around the globe, these fishes are of considerable research interest and provide a major contribution to commercial and recreational fisheries worldwide. This second edition of Flatfishes: Biology and Exploitation has been completely revised, updated and enlarged to respond to the ever-growing body of research. It provides: * Overviews of systematics, distribution, life history strategies, reproduction, recruitment, ecology and behaviour * Descriptions of the major fisheries and their management * An assessment of the synergies between ecological and aquaculture research of flatfishes. Carefully compiled and edited by four internationally-known scientists and with chapters written by many world leaders in the field, this excellent new edition of a very popular and successful book is essential reading for fish biologists, fisheries scientists, marine biologists, aquaculture personnel, ecologists, environmental scientists, and government workers in fisheries and fish and wildlife departments. Flatfishes: Biology and Exploitation, Second Edition, should be found in all libraries of research establishments and universities where life sciences, fish biology, fisheries, aquaculture, marine sciences, oceanography, ecology and environmental sciences are studied and taught.

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