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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 information is interpreted by applied fish biologists and fisheries managers.
Bruce S. Miller is Professor Emeritus of the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences at the University of Washington. Arthur W. Kendall Jr., is a retired researcher for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
“A must for any student of fish biology.”—Michael Stachowitsch Marine Ecology
"This is an original, superb synthesis that deserves to adorn the bookshelves of countless biologists in the world. The authors offer unique and original notions on functional morphology of larvae, larval features that play a key role during the evolution of fishes, the different patterns of larval and embryonic differentiation, and the complexities and underlying causation of population dynamics." —Karel F. Liem, Harvard University
"The Early Life History of Marine Fishes
brings together in one book a useful summary of fish reproduction, and the development, ecology, and dynamics of early life history stages. With additional chapters on identification, systematic, field sampling, and culturing techniques, this book covers a lot of territory."—Lee A. Fuiman, University of Texas at Austin