Introduction / M.H. Horn, K.L.M. Horn, M.A. Chotkowski -- Methods for studying intertidal fishes / R.N. Gibson -- Vertical distribution patterns / Claus Dieter Zander, Jèurgen Nieder, Karen Martin -- Respiration in water and air / Karen L.M. Martin, Christopher R. Bridges -- Osmoregulation, acid-base regulation, and nitrogen excretion / David H. Evans, J.B. Claiborne, Gregg A. Kormanik -- Movement and homing in intertidal fishes / R.N. Gibson -- Sensory systems / Kurt Kotrschal -- Intertidal spawning / Edward E. DeMartini -- Parental care in intertidal fishes / Ronald M. Coleman -- Recruitment of intertidal fishes / Catherine A. Pfister -- Herbivory / Michael H. Horn, F. Patricio Ojeda -- Predation by fishes in the intertidal / Stephen F. Norton, Amy E. Cook -- Intertidal fish communities / R.N. Gibson, R.M. Yoshiyama -- Systematics of intertidal fishes / Michael A. Chotkowski, Donald G. Buth, Kim Prochazka -- Biogeography of rocky intertidal fishes / Kim Prochazka, Michael A. Chotkowski, Donald G. Buth -- Convergent evolution and community convergence : research potential using intertidal fishes / Michael H. Horn -- The fossil record of the intertidal zone / Hans-Peter Schultze. "The interface between marine and terrestrial ecosystems is among the most demanding, diverse, and productive of habitats. Numerous organisms occupy a narrow strip of ecologically fascinating habitat between high and low tides-from algae and flowering plants to hardy invertebrates and cryptic vertebrates. Common to all of these creatures are diverse solutions to the many challenges of life in constant daily change. Intertidal Fishes is the first authoritative volume by an international team of experts on the biology of fishes occupying this dynamic habitat. The book includes chapters on the ecology, behavior, physiology, systematics, biogeography, and fossil history of fishes living between the tidemarks."--Jacket.