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