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Freshwater Fishes of North America, Volume 1: Petromyzontidae to Catostomidae

Flora / Fauna

Series: Freshwater Fishes of North America Volume: 1

By: Melvin L Warren, Jr.(Editor), Brooks M Burr(Editor), Joseph R Tomelleri(Illustrator)

644 pages, 132 colour photos, 71 colour & 72 b/w illustrations, 85 b/w distribution maps, tables

Johns Hopkins University Press

Hardback | Sep 2014 | #210465 | ISBN-13: 9781421412016
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NHBS Price: £73.99 $95/€80 approx

About this book

Widely anticipated, this three-volume work is the result of decades of analysis and synthesis by leading fish experts from a variety of universities and research laboratories. Each volume covers the ecology, morphology, reproduction, distribution, behavior, taxonomy, conservation, and the fossil record of specific North American fish families. The encyclopedic reviews of each fish family are accompanied by artwork created by noted fish illustrator Joseph R. Tomelleri as well as color photographs and maps. The result is a rich textual and visual experience.

Volume One covers North American fish assemblages, reproductive behavior, and the following families of fishes:
Petromyzontidae (Lampreys)
Dasyatidae (Whiptail Stingrays)
Acipenseridae (Sturgeons)
Polyodontidae (Paddlefishes)
Lepisosteidae (Gars)
Amiidae (Bowfins)
Hiodontidae (Mooneyes)
Anguillidae (Freshwater Eels)
Engraulidae (Anchovies)
Cyprinidae (Carps and Minnows)
Catostomidae (Suckers)

Certain to stand among the reference books of choice for anyone interested in the continent's aquatic ecosystems, Freshwater Fishes of North America will answer the questions you have about our diverse, yet too often imperiled, fish fauna.

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Melvin L. Warren, Jr., is a research biologist and team leader of the Aquatic and Terrestrial Fauna Team at the Center for Bottomland Hardwoods Research, Southern Research Station, USDA Forest Service.

Brooks M. Burr is a professor and curator of fishes in the Department of Zoology at Southern Illinois University.

Joseph R. Tomelleri's illustrations have appeared in more than 350 publications, including books, magazines, advertisements, newspapers, and identification guides.

William E. Bemis
Micah G. Bennett
Michael D. Burns
Brooks M. Burr
Anthony L. Echelle
Nicholas J. Gidmark
Carter R. Gilbert
Howard S. Gill
Lance Grande
Alex Haro
Phillip M. Harris
Eric J. Hilton
Lisa J. Hopman
Gregory Hubbard
Bernard R. Kuhajda
William J. Matthews
Deborah A. McLennan
Ian C. Potter
Claude B. Renaud
Stephen T. Ross
Michael Sandel
Andrew M. Simons
Melvin L. Warren, Jr.

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