Indiana has more fish species than any other state north of the Ohio River. This rich variety of fish fauna is on display in this informative and beautifully illustrated guide. Each species is represented by a descriptive entry containing diagnostic information, conservation status, habitat preferences, diet, reproductive biology, and other facts to assist in identification, a map showing the geographical distribution of the species across Indiana, and a taxonomically accurate and precise illustration.
Preface; Acknowledgments; List of Abbreviations Species List of Indiana Fishes; Introduction: Purpose and Plan of the Book; How to Use This Guide Indiana: Fishes and Waters; Waters of Indiana and Fish Associations; Field Study and Collection of Fishes; Preservation of Fishes for Study; Names of Fishes; Identification of Fishes Methods for Identifying Fishes; Methods for Counting and Measuring Fish; Traits Distinguishing Characters and Pictorial Guide to Early Life History; Stages of Fish Families; Key to the Families of Indiana Fishes; Family and Species Accounts of Indiana Fishes Including Keys; Top 10 Fishing Spots in Indiana Lakes and Rivers Glossary; Works Cited; Index
...[A] very comprehensive guide to the wide variety of fish, or fishes if you prefer, that can be found in Hoosier waters... [It] is a book worth reading. The Herald Times