By Pedro Morais, Francoise Daverat
Since the ebook of The Migrations of Fish by Prof. Alexander Meek in 1916, a few books were released in this topic. even though, almost all these books basically disguise one form of migratory mechanisms. This e-book goals to beat this situation by way of offering a complete assurance of all existence heritage strategies―potadromy, anadromy, catadromy, amphidromy and oceanodromy in a single book.
The first component of this e-book reports the heritage of fish migration stories, the most definitions and ideas comparable with fish migration and the most tendencies and demanding situations of fish migration study. the second one part describes the most procedures and styles linked to all migratory lifestyles heritage innovations, in addition to the most difficulties linked to their conservation. ultimately, the 3rd part offers examples of the most methodologies used to review fish migration.
This booklet was once conceived with the target to supply undergraduate and graduate scholars and researchers with a accomplished e-book on which they can rely.
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Worldwide, potamodromous fishes represent at least 31 orders of fishes. Thirteen of those orders are not native to North America. These include: Atheriniformes, Ceratodontiformes, Characiformes, Gonorynchiformes, Gymnotiformes, Mugiliformes, Osteoglossiformes, Pleuronectiformes, Rajiformes, Scorpaeniformes, Synbranchiformes, Syngnathiformes, and Tetraodontiformes. North American potamodromous species are extremely diverse and represent 18 distinct orders: Lepisosteiformes (gars), Amiiformes (bowfin), Hiodontiformes (mooneye), Clupeiformes (alewife), Osmeriformes (smelt), Percopsiformes (trout-perch, cave fishes, and pirate perch), Acipenseriformes (sturgeons, and paddlefishes), Cypriniformes (minnows, carp, and suckers), Siluriformes (catfishes), Esociformes (pikes and pickerels), Salmoniformes (whitefish, trout, and salmon), Scorpaeniformes (sculpin); Perciformes (bass, sunfish, perch, cichlids, and drums), Gadiformes (burbot), Atheriniformes (silversides), Cyprinodontiformes (top minnows, killifish, and pupfish), Gasterosteiformes (sticklebacks), and Petromyzontiformes (lamprey) (Eschmeyer 2013).
Despite residing only in freshwater, for a variety of reasons, potamodromous fishes move and migrate various distances throughout their life cycle. As Dingle and Drake (2007) observed, our understanding of the movements of organisms has been hindered by imprecise and ambiguous terminology. As a result, it may be useful to begin by defining the terms movement and migration. Movement may be defined as the act of changing locations or positions. , seeking cover from predators). For example, a potamodromous sculpin Cottus spp.
Flecker et al. (2010) reported that in both the tropics and temperate zone, potamodromy is likely the most common form of migration in stream fishes. Similarly, Lucas and Baras (2001) observed that in many large tropical rivers, more than 95% of the migratory fishes are potamodromous. Migration and movements between biomes on a daily, seasonal, or annual basis, represents a fundamental aspect of the ecology of populations and individuals (Hobson 1999). Despite residing only in freshwater, for a variety of reasons, potamodromous fishes move and migrate various distances throughout their life cycle.
An introduction to fish migration by Pedro Morais, Francoise Daverat