Life in Two Worlds
- Michael Horn, California State University, Fullerton, U.S.A.
- Karen Martin, Pepperdine University, Malibu, California, U.S.A.
- Michael Chotkowski, California Department of Fish & Game, Stockton, California
Intertidal Fishes describes the fishes inhabiting the narrow strip of habitat between the high and low tide marks along the rocky coastlines of the world. It analyzes the specialized traits of these fishes that have adapted to living in the dynamic and challenging space where they are alternately exposed to the air and submerged in water with the ebb and flow of the tides. This book provides a comprehensive account of fishes largely overlooked in many previous studies of intertidal organisms and emphasizes how they differ from fishes living in other deeper-water habitats. Coverage includes air breathing, movements and homing, sensory systems, spawning and parental care, feeding habits, community structure, systematic relationships, distribution patterns, and the fossil record in the intertidal zone.
Advanced undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and researchers interested in marine biology, fisheries sciences, ichthyology, physiology, and ecology.