Environmental Biology of Fishes

, Volume 97, Issue 3, pp 329–333 | Cite as

Fish reproduction assortment: a wonderful diversity

  • Hilario Murua

Let us investigate more closely this property common to animal and plant, this power of producing its likeness, this chain of successive existences of individuals, which constitutes the real existence of the species” Comte Georges-Louis Leclerc de Buffon

Heredity is a splendid phenomenon that relieves us of responsibility for our shortcomings” Doug Larson

Using just few words one could define the book with an expression of “the diversity of life” or even “a wonderful life”. It is fascinating to discover how diverse reproduction patterns and sexuality are in marine fishes. And it is amazing to notice how different patterns and processes, have evolved to adapt to a wide variety of ecological niches. Or, in other words, how the variety of ecological niches has favoured selection for adaptation of different reproductive strategies. “Reproduction and sexuality in marine fishes” (edited by K. S Cole), focuses on the central theme for every aspect of an organism’s biology since production...



I thank Jerry Scott for his English edition. This paper is contribution nº 635 from AZTI-Tecnalia (Marine Research Department).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.AZTI TecnaliaPasaiaSpain

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