Flatfishes: Biology and Exploitation by Robin N. Gibson, Richard D.M. Nash, Audrey J. Geffen, Henk

By Robin N. Gibson, Richard D.M. Nash, Audrey J. Geffen, Henk W. Van der Veer

Fascinating and immediately recognizable, flatfishes are specified of their uneven postlarval physique shape. With over 800 extant species well-known and a distribution stretching world wide, those fishes are of substantial study curiosity and supply a huge contribution to advertisement and leisure fisheries world wide. This moment variation of Flatfishes: Biology and Exploitation has been thoroughly revised, up to date and enlarged to answer the ever-growing physique of analysis. It offers: * Overviews of systematics, distribution, lifestyles heritage techniques, replica, recruitment, ecology and behavior * Descriptions of the key fisheries and their administration * An overview of the synergies among ecological and aquaculture examine of flatfishes. rigorously compiled and edited through 4 internationally-known scientists and with chapters written by means of many global leaders within the box, this wonderful new version of a truly well known and winning ebook is vital studying for fish biologists, fisheries scientists, marine biologists, aquaculture group of workers, ecologists, environmental scientists, and govt staff in fisheries and fish and natural world departments. Flatfishes: Biology and Exploitation, moment version, could be present in all libraries of analysis institutions and universities the place existence sciences, fish biology, fisheries, aquaculture, marine sciences, oceanography, ecology and environmental sciences are studied and taught.

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The majority of flatfishes inhabiting the Indo-Pacific region, especially species of Bothidae, Samaridae, Poecilopsettidae, Soleidae and Cynoglossidae, are relatively small fishes generally not of commercial importance (Munroe 2005c). Other tropical flatfishes, especially larger species (Psettodidae, some Paralichthyidae, Cynoglossidae, Soleidae and Bothidae) are captured on a more regular basis in tropical fisheries and, for these, better (although still limited) taxonomic and ecological data are available.

2). All flatfishes begin life as pelagic, bilaterally symmetrical fishes. During larval development, however, flatfishes undergo spectacular ontogenetic metamorphosis where one Flatfishes: Biology and Exploitation, Second Edition. Edited by Robin N. M. Nash, Audrey J. Geffen and Henk W. van der Veer. © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Published 2015 by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 14 Flatfishes eye migrates from one side of the head to the other (Brewster 1987; Inui & Miwa 2012; Schreiber 2013). In all but a few species of recent flatfishes, either the right or left eye migrates (Hubbs & Hubbs 1944).

However, other molecular studies incorporating different sequence data do not recover the Pleuronectiformes as a monophyletic group (Smith & Wheeler 2006; Near et al. 2012; Betancur-R. et al. 2013b). In these studies, Psettodes does not group with the remaining Pleuronectiformes; however, the remaining flatfishes, exclusive of Psettodes, do form a monophyletic clade. Dramatic anatomical specializations associated with lateral asymmetry found in the Pleuronectiformes challenge systematists attempting to find interrelationships between this group and other extant fish taxa.

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