Intertidal Fishes

Intertidal Fishes

Life in Two Worlds

1st Edition - October 26, 1998

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  • Editors: Michael Horn, Karen Martin, Michael Chotkowski
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080534930

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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.

Key Features

  • Written by an international team of 21 experts on intertidal fish biology
  • Worldwide coverage of intertidal fishes
  • Comprehensive phylogenetic listing of all fish families with intertidal members
  • Global biogeographic analysis involving over 700 species from 86 sites
  • Outlines field and laboratory methods pertinent to studying intertidal fishes
  • Thorough ecological coverage with chapters on vertical distribution, movements and homing, reproduction, feeding, and community structure
  • Covers the physiology of aerial and aquatic respiration, osmoregulation, and sensory systems


Advanced undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and researchers interested in marine biology, fisheries sciences, ichthyology, physiology, and ecology.

Table of Contents

  • K.L.M. Martin, M.A. Chotkowski, and M.H. Horn, Introduction.
    R.N. Gibson, Methods for Studying Intertidal Fishes.
    C.D. Zander, J. Nieder, and K.L.M. Martin, Vertical Distribution Patterns.
    K.L.M. Martin and C.R. Bridges, Respiration in Air and Water.
    D.H. Evans, J.B. Claiborne, and G.A. Kormanik, Osmoregulation, Acid-Base Regulation, and Nitrogen Excretion.
    R.N. Gibson, Movement and Homing in Intertidal Fishes.
    K. Kotrschal, Sensory Systems.
    E.E. DeMartini, Intertidal Spawning.
    R.M. Coleman, Parental Care in Intertidal Fishes.
    C.A. Pfister, Recruitment of Intertidal Fishes.
    M.H. Horn and F.P. Ojeda, Herbivory.
    S.F. Norton and A.E. Cook, Predation by Fishes in the Intertidal.
    R.N. Gibson and R.M. Yoshiyama, Intertidal Fish Communities.
    M.A. Chotkowski, D. G. Buth and K. Prochazka, Systematics of Intertidal Fishes.
    K. Prochazka, M. A. Chotkowski and D. B. Buth, Biogeography of Intertidal Fishes.
    M. H. Horn, Convergent Evolution and Community Convergence: Research Potential Using Intertidal Fishes.
    H.P. Schultze, The Fossil Record of the Intertidal Zone.
    Subject Index.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 399
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1998
  • Published: October 26, 1998
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080534930

About the Editors

Michael Horn

Affiliations and Expertise

California State University, Fullerton, U.S.A.

Karen Martin

Affiliations and Expertise

Pepperdine University, Malibu, California, U.S.A.

Michael Chotkowski

Affiliations and Expertise

California Department of Fish & Game, Stockton, California

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