Advertisement

Prelude: looking at early development in fishes

  • Vladimír Kováč
  • Gordon H. Copp
Part of the Developments in environmental biology of fishes book series (DEBF, volume 19)

Synopsis

The seed that gave fruit to the workshop from which this volume was derived’ was planted sometime in July 1992 during Vlado’s first exchange visit to Gordon’s laboratory in England. The laboratory was not big, it was not particularly tidy and it was rather modest with respect to equipment. It was there that the first measurements of some small specimens of roach were taken, ignoring the question whether they were larvae or juveniles. A couple of weeks later, we started to discuss the possible correlations between changes in mensural characters and habitat u, e that fish undergo during their early ontogeny and the possible influence of human activities (fragmentation of river systems) on the phenotype. We found some answers (e.g. Kováč & Copp 1996), however, as usual, each answer triggered a proliferation of new questions, some of which were later not expressed exactly in the way we intended (Copp & Kováč 1996).

Keywords

Larva Period Early Life History Environmental Biology Early Ontogeny Atlantic Halibut 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References cited

  1. Amoros, C., J.-C. Rostan, G. Pautou & J.-P. Bravard. 1987. The reversible process concept applied to the environmental management of large river systems. Env. Manag. 11: 607–618.Google Scholar
  2. Balon, E. 1956. Neres a postembryonâlny vÿvoj plotice (Rutilus rutilus ssp.) ( Spawning and postembryonic development of the roach ). Biologické prate 2: 7–60 (in Slovak).Google Scholar
  3. Balon, E.K. 1975. Terminology of intervals in fish development. J. Fish. Res. Board Can. 32: 1663–1670.Google Scholar
  4. Balon, E.K. 1976. A note concerning Dr Richards’ comments. J. Fish. Res. Board Can. 33: 1254–1256.Google Scholar
  5. Balon, E.K. 1979. The theory of saltation and its application in the ontogeny of fishes: steps and thresholds. Env. Biol. Fish. 4: 97–101.Google Scholar
  6. Balon E.K. (ed.) 1980. Charrs: salmonid fishes of the genus Salvelinus. Perspectives in Vertebrate Science 1, Dr W. Junk Publishers, The Hague. 928 pp.Google Scholar
  7. Balon, E.K. 1981. Saltatory processes and altricial to precocial forms in the ontogeny of fishes. Amer. Zool. 21: 573–596.Google Scholar
  8. Balon, E.K. (ed.) 1985. Early life history of fishes: new developmental, ecological and evolutionary perspectives. Developments in Environmental Biology of Fishes 5, Dr W. Junk Publishers, Dordrecht. 280 pp.Google Scholar
  9. Balon, E.K. 1986a. Saltatory ontogeny and evolution. Rivista di Biologia/Biology Forum 79: 151-190 (in English and Italian).Google Scholar
  10. Balon, E.K. 1986b. Types of feeding in the ontogeny of fishes and the life-history model. Env. Biol. Fish. 16: 11–24.Google Scholar
  11. Balon, E.K. 1989a. The Tao of life: from the dynamic unity of polar opposites to self-organization. pp. 7: 40. In: M.N. Bruton (ed.) Alternative Life-History Styles of Animals, Perspectives in Vertebrate Science 6, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. Balon, E.K. 1989b. The epigenetic mechanisms of bifurcation and alternative life-history styles. pp. 467 – 501. In: M.N. Bruton (ed.) Alternative Life-History Styles of Animals, Perspectives in Vertebrate Science 6, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  13. Balon, E.K. 1990. Epigenesis of an epigeneticist: the development of some alternative concepts on the early ontogeny and evolution of fishes. Guelph Ichthyol. Rev. 1: 1–42.Google Scholar
  14. Balon, E.K. 1999. Alternative ways to become a juvenile or a definitive phenotype (and on some persisting linguistic offenses). Env. Biol. Fish. 56: 17–38 (this volume).Google Scholar
  15. Blaxter, J.H.S. 1988. Pattern and variety in development. pp. 1 – 58. In: W.S. Hoar & D.J. Randall (ed.) Fish Physiology, Vol. 11A, Eggs and Larvae, Academic Press, San Diego.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  16. Bruton, M.N. (ed.) 1990. Alternative life-history styles of fishes. Developments in Environmental Biology of Fishes 10, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht. 327 pp.Google Scholar
  17. Copp, G.H. 1989. The habitat diversity and fish reproductive function of floodplain ecosystems. Env. Biol. Fish. 26: 1–26.Google Scholar
  18. Copp, G.H. 1990. Recognition of cohorts and growth of larval and juvenile roach Rutilus rutilus (L.), using size class ordination of developmental steps. J. Fish Biol. 36: 803–819.Google Scholar
  19. Copp, G.H. 1992. Comparative microhabitat use of cyprinid larvae and juveniles in a lotic floodplain channel. Env. Biol. Fish. 33: 181–193.Google Scholar
  20. Copp, G.H. & V. Kovâc. 1996. When do fish with indirect development become juveniles? Can. J. Aquat. Sci. 53: 746–752.Google Scholar
  21. Copp, G.H. & R.H.K. Mann. 1993. Comparative growth and diet of tench Tinca tinca (L.) larvae and juveniles in river floodplain biotopes in France and England. Ecol. Freshwat. Fish. 2: 58–66.Google Scholar
  22. Copp, G.H. & M. Penâz. 1988. Ecology of fish spawning and nursery zones in the flood plain, using a new sampling approach. Hydrobiologia 169: 209 – 224.Google Scholar
  23. Crawford, S.S. & E.K. Balon. 1994a. Alternative life histories of the genus Lucania: 1. Early ontogeny of L. parva, the rainwater killifish. Env. Biol. Fish. 40: 349–389.Google Scholar
  24. Crawford, S.S. & E.K. Balon. 1994b. Alternative life histories of the genus Lucania: 2. Early ontogeny of L. goodei, the bluefin killifish. Env. Biol. Fish. 41: 331–368.Google Scholar
  25. Crawford, S.S. & E.K. Balon. 1994c. Alternative life histories of the genus Lucania: 3. An ecomorphological explanation of altricial (L. parva) and precocial (L. goodei) species. Env. Biol. Fish. 41: 369–402.Google Scholar
  26. Garner, P. 1996. Microhabitat use and diet of 0+ cyprinid fishes in a lentic, regulated reach of the River Great Ouse, England. J. Fish Biol. 48: 367–382.Google Scholar
  27. Garner, P. & G.H. Copp. 1997. Variation in the length-weight relationships in 0+ cyprinid fishes in the River Great Ouse, UK. Folia Zool. 46: 273–278.Google Scholar
  28. Gozlan, R.E. 1998. Environmental biology of the sofie Chondrostoma toxostoma (Cypinidae), with emphasis on early development. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield. 210 pp.Google Scholar
  29. Gozlan, R.E., G.H. Copp & J.-N. Tourenq. 1999a. Early development of the sofie, Chondrostoma toxostoma. Env. Biol. Fish. 56: 67–77 (this volume).Google Scholar
  30. Gozlan, R.E., G.H. Copp & J.-N. Tourenq. 1999b. Comparison of growth plasticity in the laboratory and field, and implications for the onset of juvenile development in sofie, Chondrostoma toxostoma. Env. Biol. Fish. 56: 153–165 (this volume).Google Scholar
  31. Hempel, G. 1979. Early life history of marine fish. The egg stage. University of Washington Press, Seattle. 70 pp.Google Scholar
  32. Holden, K.H. & M.N. Bruton. 1994. The early ontogeny of the southern mouthbrooder, Pseudocrenilabrus philander ( Pisces, Cichl idae). Env. Biol. Fish. 41: 311–329.Google Scholar
  33. Houde, E.D. 1981. Book critique of `G. Hempel, 1979, Early life history of marine fish. The egg stage.’ Env. Biol. Fish. 6: 391–392.Google Scholar
  34. Humphries, P., A.J. King & J.D. Koehn. 1999. Fish, flows and floodplains: links between freshwater fishes and their environment in the Murray-Darling Riter system, Australia. Env. Biol. Fish. 56: 129–151 (this volume).Google Scholar
  35. Kovâc, V. 1994. Early development of three Gymnocephalus species: reflections on the evolution of the genus. Env. Biol. Fish. 40: 241–253.Google Scholar
  36. Kovâc, V. 1995. Reproductive behaviour and early development of the European mudminnow, Umbra krameri. Folia Zool. 44: 57 – 80.Google Scholar
  37. Kovâc, V. & G. H. Copp 1996. Ontogenetic patterns of relative growth in young roach Rutilus rutilus: within river-basin comparison. Ecography 19: 153 – 161.Google Scholar
  38. Kovâc, V., G. H. Copp & M. P. Francis. 1999. Morphometry of the stone loach, Barbatula barbatula: do mensural characters reflect the species’ life-history thresholds? Env. Biol. Fish. 56: 105–115 (this volume).Google Scholar
  39. Mackereth, R.W., D.L.G. Noakes & M.S. Ridgway. 1999. Size-based variation in somatic energy reserves and parental expenditure by male smallmouth bass, Micropterus dolomieu. Env. Biol. Fish. 56: 263–275 (this volume).Google Scholar
  40. Masuda, R. & K. Tsukamoto. 1999. School formation and concurrent developmental changes in carangid fish with reference to dietary conditions. Env. Biol. Fish. 56: 243–252 (this volume).Google Scholar
  41. McElman, J.F. & E.K. Balon. 1979. Early ontogeny of walleye, Stizostedion vitreum, with steps of saltatory development. Env. Biol. Fish. 4: 309–348.Google Scholar
  42. McElman, J.F. & E.K. Balon. 1980. Early ontogeny of white sucker, Catostomus commersoni, with steps of saltatory development. Env. Biol. Fish. 5: 191–224.Google Scholar
  43. Moser, H.G. 1981. Morphological and functional aspects of marine fish larvae. pp. 89 – 131. In: R. Lasker (ed.) Marine Fish Larvae, Washington Sea Grant Program, Seattle.Google Scholar
  44. Moser, H.G. (ed.) 1984. Ontogeny and systematics of fishes. Amer. Soc. Ichthyol. Herpet. Special Publ. 1. 760 pp.Google Scholar
  45. Pavlov, D.A. 1999. Features of transition from larva to juvenile in fishes with different types of early ontogeny. Env. Biol. Fish. 56: 41–52 (this volume).Google Scholar
  46. Richards, W.J. 1976. Some comments on Balon’s terminology of fish developmental intervals. J. Fish. Res. Board Can. 33: 1253–1254.Google Scholar
  47. Roussel, J.-M. & A. Bardonnet. 1999. Ontogeny of diel pattern of stream-margin habitat use by emerging brown trout, Salmo trutta, in experimental channels: influence of food and predator presence. Env. Biol. Fish. 56: 253–262 (this volume).Google Scholar
  48. Sakakura, Y. & K. Tsukamoto. 1999. Ontogeny of aggressive behaviour in schools of yellowtail, Seriola quinqueradiata. Env. Biol. Fish. 56: 231–242 (this volume).Google Scholar
  49. Simon P.S. & J.T. Vondruska. 1991. Larval identification of the ruffe, Gymnocephalus cernuus (Linnaeus) (Percidae: Percini), in the St. Louis River Estuary, Lake Superior drainage basin, Minnesota. Can. J. Zool. 69: 436–442.Google Scholar
  50. Simonovic, P.D., P. Garner, E.A. Eastwood, V. Kovâc & G.H. Copp. 1999. Correspondence between ontogenetic shifts in morphology and habitat use in minnow Phoxinus phoxinus. Env. Biol. Fish. 56: 117–128 (this volume).Google Scholar
  51. Snyder, D.E. 1976. Terminologies for intervals of larval fish development. pp. 41–58. In: J. Boreman (ed.) Great Lakes Fish Egg and Larvae Identification: Proceedings of a Workshop, National Poer Plant Teao, Power Plant Project FWS/OBS 76/23, Ann Arbor.Google Scholar
  52. Solbakken, J.S., B. Norberg, K. Watanabe & K. Pittman. 1999. Thyroxine as a mediator of metamorphosis of Atlantic halibut,Hippoglossus hippoglossus. Env. Biol. Fish. 56: 53–65 (this volume).Google Scholar
  53. Vasnetsov, V.V. 1953. Etaps in the development of bony fishes. pp. 207 – 217. In: E.N. Pavlovsky (ed.) Otcherky po Obshtch. Vopr. Ichthyol., AN SSSR Press, Moscow-Leningrad (in Russian).Google Scholar
  54. Vilizzi, L. & K.F. Walker. 1999. The onset of the juvenile period in carp, Cyprinus carpio: a literature survey. Env. Biol. Fish. 56: 93–102 (this volume).Google Scholar
  55. Wald, G. 1981. Metamorphosis: an overview. pp. 1 – 39. In: L.I. Gilbert & E. Frieden (ed.) Metamorphosis, A Problem in Developmental Biology, Plenum Press, New York.Google Scholar
  56. Youson, J.H. 1988. First metamorphosis. pp. 135 – 196. In: W.S. Hoar & D.J. Randall (ed.) Fish Physiology, Vol. 11B, Academic Press, New York.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Vladimír Kováč
    • 1
    • 2
  • Gordon H. Copp
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.BratislavaUK
  2. 2.HatfieldUK

Personalised recommendations