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Field Guide to Freshwater Fishes of California

Field / Identification Guide

Series: California Natural History Guides Volume: 77

By: Samuel M McGinnis

539 pages, 37 col plates, 106 col photos, line illus, tabs, maps

University of California Press

Paperback | Oct 2006 | Edition: 2 | #144931 | ISBN: 0520237277
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Hardback | Oct 2006 | Edition: 2 | #144930 | ISBN: 0520237285
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Field guide to all of California's 130 freshwater fish species, both native and introduced. Detailed natural history accounts for each species give a wealth of information, including the current endangered or threatened status of many native species.

A handy guide to the freshwater fishes of California designed for amateur naturalists and anglers. Alcom's illustrations are excellent. - Peter Moyle, author of Inland Fishes of California"


INTRODUCTION / Freshwater Habitats / Physical and Biological Environment / External Anatomy and Physiology / Internal Anatomy / Measurements and Defining Characteristics / Protective Status; ILLUSTRATED KEYS / Key to Families / Key to Species; SPECIES ACCOUNTS AND ANGLING NOTES / Lamprey (Petromyzontidae) / Pike (Escocidae); COLLECTING AND OBSERVING LIVE FRESHWATER FISHES / Regulations and Methods / Aquariums and Ponds / Photography and Making Fish Prints / Fish Watching in the Wild; FRESHWATER FISH IN THE KITCHEN / How to Clean a Fish / Cooking Freshwater Fish Checklist of Species and Subspecies.

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Samuel M. McGinnis is Professor Emeritus of Biology at California State University, Hayward, where he taught ichthyology for 38 years.

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