ABSTRACT

Blennies are diverse group of bony fishes found around the globe. Most blennies are small and somewhat difficult to identify, so until recently these fish did not occupy the interests of many ichthyologists and even fewer ecologists. With nearly 900 species, blennies are important members of most coastal marine communities. This book should stimula

part |2 pages

Section 1: Systematics

chapter 1|38 pages

2: Systematics of the Tripterygiidae(Triplefins)

ByRonald Fricke

chapter 1|24 pages

3: Systematics of the Blenniidae(Combtooth Blennies)

ByPhilip A. Hastings, Victor G. Springer

part |2 pages

Section 2: Biogeography

chapter 2|24 pages

1: Biogeography of New WorldBlennies

ByPhilip A. Hastings

chapter 2|18 pages

2: Blennies in Temperate Seas

ByVítor C. Almada, Joana I. Robalo, Emanuel J. Gonçalves, André Levy, Robert A. Patzner

part |2 pages

Section 3: Feeding and Sensory Systems

chapter 3|24 pages

1: Diversity in the Diet andFeeding Habits of Blennies

ByShaun K. Wilson

chapter 3|24 pages

2: Dentition and Taste Budsin Blennies

ByLev Fishelson

chapter 3|28 pages

3: Nasal Olfactory Organs andOlfactory Bulbs in Blennies

ByLev Fishelson, Ofer Gon

part |2 pages

Section 4: Reproduction and Development

chapter 4|32 pages

1: Reproductive Organs in Blennies

ByRobert A. Patzner, Franz Lahnsteiner

chapter 4|30 pages

2: Sexual Selection in Blennies

ByFrancis Neat, Wouter Lengkeek

chapter 4|30 pages

3: Alternative Reproductive Tacticsin Blennies

ByRui F. Oliveira, David M. Gonçalves, Albert Ros

chapter 4|42 pages

4: Larval Development in Blennies

ByWilliam Watson

part |2 pages

Section 5: Ecology and Behaviour

chapter 5|26 pages

1: Communication in Blennies

ByEduardo N. Barata, David M. Gonçalves

chapter 5|26 pages

2: Interspecific Relationships in Blennies

ByKaren L. Cheney

chapter 5|38 pages

3: Patterns of MicrohabitatUtilisation in Blennies

ByEmanuel J. Gonçalves, Cláudia Faria

chapter 6|32 pages

List of Valid Species of Blennies

ByRobert A. Patzner, Philip A. Hastings, Victor G. Springer, Peter Wirtz, Emanuel J. Gonçalves