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Guide to the Marine Fishes of the Gulf of California

Field / Identification GuideIdentification Key

By: Michele L Buckhorn (Author)

158 pages, 38 plates with 200+ colour photos and colour illustrations; b/w illustrations

American Fisheries Society

Paperback | Jan 2012 | #209438 | ISBN-13: 9781934874325
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NHBS Price: £77.99 $98/€92 approx

About this book

The Gulf of California, also known as the Sea of Cortez, is a sub-tropical sea located between the Baja Peninsula and the Mexican mainland states of Sonora and Sinaloa. There are 17 families and 67 species of chondrichthian fish, 115 families and 753 species of bony fish, plus two species of myxinids present in the Gulf of California. Guide to the Marine Fishes of the Gulf of California covers 105 families and over 400 species.

The book's key provides an easy method to identify the common marine fish families in the Gulf of California. Guide to the Marine Fishes of the Gulf of California provides descriptions and illustrations of the species, and includes scientific name, common name, Spanish name, maximum length, meristics, and geographic range. Includes an illustrated glossary, 38 color plates (with over 200 individual fish images), and an extensive index.


Contents

Introduction

The Gulf of California
Using the Key
Illustrated Glossary
Key to Families
Key to Elasmobranch Families
Key to Eel and Eel-like Fishes
Key to Teleost Fishes
Elasmobranch Species
Teleost Species

Bibliography
Index
Color Plates


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