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Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries

, Volume 22, Issue 1, pp 371–373 | Cite as

Bruce S. Miller and Arthur W. Kendall, Jr.: Review of “Early life history of marine fishes”

University of California Press, Berkeley, 364 pp, 2009, ISBN 978-0-520-24972-1
  • Sarah Martinez
  • Melissa Belcher
  • Christopher Haak
  • Cristina Kennedy
  • Amy Koske
  • David Stormer
  • Katherine Terkanian
  • Francis Juanes
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Early Life History of Marine Fishes is one of the first books written focusing exclusively on the egg, larval and juvenile stages of marine fishes. Understanding these critical early life stages is essential when studying fish populations, so a reference book of this kind could be quite useful. Miller and Kendall’s book explores many important characteristics of a fish’s early life cycle in eight self-sustaining chapters. Topics explored include reproduction, development, identification, ecology, sampling methods, recruitment, and briefly, conservation. The authors provide an extensive bibliography for anyone looking to further investigate a topic. This book also offers laboratory exercises that complement the reading appropriately. A glossary and a taxonomic index are available at the end of the book. While some chapters explore difficult subject matter in extreme detail, others are much more general. This review was the product of a graduate class in Fish Ecology.

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References

  1. Blood DM, Matarese AC, Yoklavich MM (1994) Embryonic development of walleye pollock, Theragra chalcogramma, from Shelikof Strait, Gulf of Alaska. Fish Bull 92:207–222Google Scholar
  2. Matarese AC, Richardson SL, Dunn JR (1981) Larval development of Pacific tomcod, Microgadus proximus, in the northeast Pacific Ocean with comparative notes on larva of walleye pollock, Theragra chalcogramma, and Pacific cod, Gadus macrocephalus (Gadidae). Fish Bull 78:923–940Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sarah Martinez
    • 1
  • Melissa Belcher
    • 1
  • Christopher Haak
    • 1
  • Cristina Kennedy
    • 1
  • Amy Koske
    • 1
  • David Stormer
    • 1
  • Katherine Terkanian
    • 1
  • Francis Juanes
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Environmental ConservationUniversity of MassachusettsAmherstUSA

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