All Shops

Go to British Wildlife

6 issues per year 84 pages per issue Subscription only

British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. Published six times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters.

Subscriptions from £25 per year

Conservation Land Management

4 issues per year 44 pages per issue Subscription only

Conservation Land Management (CLM) is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters.

Subscriptions from £18 per year
Academic & Professional Books  Marine & Freshwater Biology  Fishes  Bony Fishes

Fishes of the Western North Atlantic, Part 8 Order Gasterosteiformes: Pipefishes and Seahorses

Flora / Fauna Identification Key New
By: CE Dawson(Author), Richard P Vari(Author)
198 pages, 12 plates with 71 b/w photos; 58 b/w illustrations and b/w distribution maps, 59 tables
Fishes of the Western North Atlantic, Part 8
Click to have a closer look
Select version
  • Fishes of the Western North Atlantic, Part 8 ISBN: 9780912532899 Hardback Jan 1982 Usually dispatched within 4 days
    £45.99
    #186523
  • Fishes of the Western North Atlantic, Part 8 ISBN: 9781933789187 Paperback Sep 2018 Temporarily out of stock: order now to get this when available
    £59.99
    #245181
Selected version: £45.99
About this book Customer reviews Related titles
Images Additional images
Fishes of the Western North Atlantic, Part 8Fishes of the Western North Atlantic, Part 8Fishes of the Western North Atlantic, Part 8Fishes of the Western North Atlantic, Part 8Fishes of the Western North Atlantic, Part 8Fishes of the Western North Atlantic, Part 8

About this book

Part eight of Fishes of the Western North Atlantic continues to provide the comprehensive and informative accounts of fishes that distinguish the previous seven volumes in the series and was originally published in 1982. This volume includes accounts of 32 species in 11 genera and three subfamilies of pipefishes and seahorses, family Syngnathidae. These primarily coastal dwelling bony fishes also penetrate into freshwaters and inhabit oceanic areas.

Each account combines a review of published knowledge with original study and research, resulting in important contributions to ichthyology not found elsewhere. The fishes treated in this volume are commonly encountered by inshore fishermen, and are also well known to the general public through the popular literature. Various members of the family, particularly seahorses, are popular in the aquarium trade and are sold as dry curios.

The pipefish subfamilies Doryrhamphinae and Syngnathinae are detailed on 172 pages by C. E. Dawson of the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory Museum who also provides a general account of the family Syngnathidae. The 29 species of pipefishes incorporated into 10 genera include 4 species not known from the area defined as western North Atlantic in this series, but which are included to provide a comprehensive treatment.

The account of the seahorses, subfamily Hippocampinae, is by Richard P. Vari of the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. Three species endemic to the western Atlantic are discussed.

Customer Reviews

Flora / Fauna Identification Key New
By: CE Dawson(Author), Richard P Vari(Author)
198 pages, 12 plates with 71 b/w photos; 58 b/w illustrations and b/w distribution maps, 59 tables
Current promotions
Best of Winter 2018Harper CollinsOrder your free copy of our 2018 equipment catalogueBritish Wildlife