Damselfishes (Pomacentridae) are highly conspicuous, diurnal inhabitants of mainly reef areas, capturing the attention of many scientists. Their high diversity and the many interesting characteristics dealing with their way of life (sound production, breeding biology, sex change, farming and gregarious behavior, settlement, diet, habitat) easily explain how this group is continually kept in the limelight and is the subject of numerous studies. This book gathers the data dealing with damselfish morphology, physiology, behavior, ecology and phylogeny.It contains 14 chapters written by renowned scientists.

chapter 1|12 pages

Meet the Damselfi shes

ByEric Parmentier, Bruno Frédérich

chapter 3|24 pages

Reproduction and Larval Recruitment in Damselfi shes

ByDavid Lecchini, Suzanne C. Mills, Ricardo Beldade

chapter 4|29 pages

Sex Change Strategies and Group Structure of Damselfi shes

ByAkihisa Hattori, Margarida Casadevall

chapter 5|38 pages

Habitat-use and Specialisation among Coral Reef Damselfi shes

ByMorgan S. Pratchett, Andrew S. Hoey, Shaun K. Wilson

chapter 6|31 pages

Farming Behaviour of Territorial Damselfi shes

ByHiroki Hata, Daniela M. Ceccarelli

chapter 7|15 pages

Trophic Ecology of Damselfi shes

ByBruno Frédérich, Damien Olivier, Laura Gajdzik, Eric Parmentier

chapter 8|15 pages

Ontogeny and Early Life Stages of Damselfi shes

ByKathryn Kavanagh, Bruno Frédérich

chapter 9|21 pages

Ecomorphology and Iterative Ecological Radiation of Damselfi shes

ByBruno Frédérich, W. James Cooper, Rosalía Aguilar-Medrano

chapter 10|25 pages

Sound Production in Damselfi shes

ByEric Parmentier, David Lecchini, David A. Mann

chapter 11|17 pages

Hearing in Damselfi shes

ByOrphal Colleye, Eric Parmentier, Loïc Kéver

chapter 12|21 pages

Clownfi shes

ByOrphal Colleye, Eri Iwata, Eric Parmentier

chapter 13|28 pages

Vision and Colour Diversity in Damselfi shes

ByUlrike E. Siebeck

chapter 14|20 pages

Cerato-Mandibular Ligament: A Key Trait in Damselfi shes?

ByDamien Olivier, Bruno Frédérich, Eric Parmentier