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By Eugene K. Balon, Michael N. Bruton, David L. G. Noakes (auth.), Eugene K. Balon, Michael N. Bruton, David L. G. Noakes (eds.)

This particular quantity is devoted to the contributions of ladies ichthyologists. 3 colleagues have been chosen to symbolize all ladies ichthyologists, Ethelwynn Trewavas (ET), Rosemary Lowe-McConnell (Ro) and Eugenie Clark (Genie). All have had exotic expert careers and feature contributed of their personal how one can their technological know-how. The profession of every is highlighted through a private interview with one of many editors of the amount, a bibliography in their lifetime courses, and a biography in their careers. Questions of old inequities and present controversies within the therapy of ladies ichthyologists by way of their friends are raised and addressed via the ladies themselves. the private impacts of those 3 ladies, and different ladies ichthyologists, are highlighted. A survey article via Pat Brown brings a couple of ladies ichthyologists to the eye of a broader viewers, and issues the way in which for a extra finished historic attention of the accomplishments and contributions of ladies ichthyologists. the quantity keeps with sixteen solicited and contributed papers. ET's stories of taxonomy and existence historical past are echoed in papers at the taxonomy and systematics of marine angelfishes, and of freshwater bitterlings, a overview of copy within the North Atlantic ichthyofauna, and a comparability of reproductive types and systematics of African minnows. Ro's reviews on ecology, existence historical past and behavior are paralleled by way of papers on development and metabolism in piranha, the group constitution in tide pool fishes, and the social process and reproductive styles in groupers. Genie's pioneering paintings on sexual roles and intercourse switch, and her box experiences of the behaviour of marine fishes are mirrored in papers on gonadal constitution and environmental intercourse decision in brook lamprey, sexual styles in hawkfish, replica and systematics in phallostethids, gonadal constitution and systematics in gobiids, reproductive and predator avoidance behaviour in razorfish, early ontogeny of an African mouth brooder, and replacement existence histories in killifish.

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