The Freshwater Fishes of British Columbia

The Freshwater Fishes of British Columbia

The threat of deteriorating habitats and a loss of biodiversity make this reference work on the freshwater fishes of British Columbia more necessary than ever before.

Author: J. D. McPhail

Publisher: University of Alberta

ISBN: 9780888644671

Category: Nature

Page: 620

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The threat of deteriorating habitats and a loss of biodiversity make this reference work on the freshwater fishes of British Columbia more necessary than ever before. Eighty-one comprehensive species accounts aid accurate identification and consist of an illustration, the scientific and common names of the fish, its distinguishing characteristics, taxonomic comments, geographic distribution, a life-history summary, a habitat-use summary, and conservation comments. This book is a critical resource for biologists, naturalists, management and conservation officers, anglers, and members of the public who are concerned about our natural heritage.
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A Complete Guide to the Freshwater Fishes of Southern Africa

A Complete Guide to the Freshwater Fishes of Southern Africa

Fully revised to include recent research, this is a guide to freshwater fishes of Southern Africa. It offers an account of all the indigenous freshwater fishes of the region, plus 24 marine and estuarine species commonly encountered.

Author: Paul Harvey Skelton

Publisher: Struik

ISBN: 1868726436

Category: Fishes

Page: 395

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Fully revised to include recent research, this is a guide to freshwater fishes of Southern Africa. It offers an account of all the indigenous freshwater fishes of the region, plus 24 marine and estuarine species commonly encountered.
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Fish Watching

Fish Watching

Smith presents habitat selection, food and feeding habits, defense adaptations, and reproductive mechanisms of freshwater fishes and tips on where, when, and how to find and watch fishes in their natural habitats.

Author: C. Lavett Smith

Publisher: Comstock Publishing Associates

ISBN: UCSD:31822016471971

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 216

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Smith presents habitat selection, food and feeding habits, defense adaptations, and reproductive mechanisms of freshwater fishes and tips on where, when, and how to find and watch fishes in their natural habitats.
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Freshwater Fishes of M xico

Freshwater Fishes of M  xico

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Author: Robert Rush Miller

Publisher:

ISBN: 0226526046

Category: Nature

Page: 490

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Exploring ecological, biological, and taxonomic issues, the book also considers the evolutionary history of the ichthyofauna themselves and chronicles the research of the scientists who have worked in the field in the last several centuries."--Jacket.
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Annual Report Royal Ontario Museum

Annual Report   Royal Ontario Museum

Canadian Field - Naturalist , vol . ... Scott , W.B. and Crossman , E.J. Freshwater Fishes of Canada . ... [ Introductory passage of ] " Underground Worlds of Han China ; ROM's Chinese Archaeological Research Team Examines Han Dynasty ...

Author: Royal Ontario Museum

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015081124953

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Fishes of the World

Fishes of the World

Packed with representative species drawings and information on phylogentic relationships, this informative Fourth Edition features: Both fossil and extant species More than 500 illustrations Fully vetted scientific and common names An ...

Author: Joseph S. Nelson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: UCSD:31822035237874

Category: Nature

Page: 601

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"Of all the literature I use while preparing field guides for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Nelson's Fishes of the World is, by far, the one I refer to most often. [This] book is a standard reference . . . I continue to use it extensively in the ichthyology courses I teach, particularly in laboratory sessions." —Kent E. Carpenter Old Dominion University "Fishes of the World is a unique and essential resource for anyone seriously interested in the diversity and evolution of fishes. The family accounts provide quick summaries of current knowledge on all groups of living fishes and many key fossil taxa. It is a required work for every student in my laboratory." —William E. Bemis Kingsbury Director of Shoals Marine Laboratory, Cornell University "Only classics are known by the single name of their author, and certainly [Nelson's book] has for four editions been such a book for all those who seek an accessible, up-to-date, readable reference on fish classification. Once again, Nelson presents a balanced view of the sometimes tumultuous, but ever-exciting, study of the phylogenetic relationships and classification of fishes. In doing so, Nelson makes an excellent case for organismal biology, highlighting the many and varied morphological characters we use to diagnose fish taxa and differentiate among the 515 families of living species." —Lynne R. Parenti Curator of Fishes and Research Scientist, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution Fishes of the World, Fourth Edition is the updated edition of a true classic in the field. A unique presentation of a modern, cladistically based classification of all the major living and fossil fish groups, this indispensable reference helps scientists and others identify and classify specimens, make familial connections, understand the evolution of fishes, and springboard into further research. The taxonomy of fishes presented includes the anatomical characteristics, distribution, common and scientific names, and phylogenetic relationships for all 515 families of living fishes. Packed with representative species drawings and information on phylogentic relationships, this informative Fourth Edition features: Both fossil and extant species More than 500 illustrations Fully vetted scientific and common names An extensive bibliography
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Fishes of the Philippines

Fishes of the Philippines

Three major sections make up this guide: Chapter 1: How to Identify Fish Describes those characteristics that can be used to distinguish one family from another.

Author: Genevieve Broad

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015061604107

Category: Fishes

Page: 510

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Identification guide to the families and species of Philippine marine fishes. Identifying fish to family level is made easy using observable external features such as body shape, size, and positions of fins. Comprehensive information detailing physical appearance, habitat, ecology, and local names is provided for more than 90 fish families. Three major sections make up this guide: Chapter 1: How to Identify Fish Describes those characteristics that can be used to distinguish one family from another. This includes general body shape, the type of dorsal fin, the type of tail, the mouth position and other identifying features of the head. The text describes how these characteristics help the fish to live successfully in its own particular habitat. Chapter 2: Visual Key to Families The second chapter contains a visual key designed to aid identification of an individual fish to family level. A series of pictures and explanations lead the reader to the target family of the fish to be identified. The key works by grouping families with common features and then identifying the unique set of characteristics for a particular family. Line illustrations dearly indicate common features and the ways in which families differ. Chapter 3: Illustrations of Fish Species by Family Containing approximately 450 colour illustrations of species from about 90 families, this chapter is divided into families using the same body shape and size categories as those in chapter 2. Each family section begins with a page describing the specific characteristics of that family, such as the size range, number of dorsal fins, tail shape and local names, illustrated by a simple line drawing. Each illustration is accompanied by the common and scientific names of the species and text that describes distinctive features, the type of habitat where the fish might be found and the maximum size it might attain. Where known, local names that differ from the family names are also given. In many cases, variations of male and female and juvenile colour patterns are illustrated.
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Fundamentals of Ecotoxicology Second Edition

Fundamentals of Ecotoxicology  Second Edition

See what's new in this edition: A comprehensive chapter on the nature, transport, and fate of major classes of contaminants in terrestrial, freshwater, and marine systems Side bars containing vignettes by leaders in the field let you ...

Author: Michael C. Newman

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1566705983

Category: Science

Page: 480

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Completely revised and updated, Fundamentals of Ecotoxicology, Second Edition presents a treatment of ecotoxicology ranging from molecular to global perspectives. The authors focus first on lower levels of organization and then extend their discussion to include landscape, regional, and biospheric topics, imparting a perspective as broad as the the problems facing practicing professionals. See what's new in this edition: A comprehensive chapter on the nature, transport, and fate of major classes of contaminants in terrestrial, freshwater, and marine systems Side bars containing vignettes by leaders in the field let you benefit from the experience of diverse practitioners in the field An appendix covering European environmental regulations The authors detail key contaminants of concern, explore their fate and cycling in the biosphere, and discuss bioaccumulation and the effects of contaminants at increasing levels of ecological organization. They cover regulatory aspects of the field in separate chapters that address the technical issues of risk assessment and discuss key U.S. and European legislation in the appendices. Complete with study questions, a detailed glossary, and vignettes by various experts exploring special topics in ecotoxicology, Fundamentals of Ecotoxicology, Second Edition is an ideal introductory textbook for both undergraduate- and graduate-level courses, as well as a valuable reference for professionals.
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Fishes

Fishes

This book provides a comprehensive and current source of information on fishesincluding systematics, zoogeography, behavior, and conservation of fishesthat is often needed by professionals as background for writing accurate reports.

Author: Peter B. Moyle

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015056622114

Category: Fishes

Page: 559

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This book provides a comprehensive and current source of information on fishesincluding systematics, zoogeography, behavior, and conservation of fishesthat is often needed by professionals as background for writing accurate reports. This book covers the structure and physiology, evolution and taxonomy, zoogeography, and ecology and conservation of fishes. For fisheries biologists, conservation biologists, and aquatic ecologists that need an up-to-date reference on Ichthyology.
Categories: Fishes