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Fishes of the World

  • Explore the anatomical characteristics, distribution, common and scientific names, and phylogenetic relationships of fishes
  • Access biological and anatomical information on more than 515 families of living fishes
  • Better appreciate the complexities and controversies behind the modern view of fish relationships
  • Refer to an extensive bibliography, which points you in the direction of additional, valuable, and up-to-date information, much of it published within the last few years

By: Joseph S Nelson(Author), Terry C Grande(Author), Mark VH Wilson(Author)

707 pages, b/w illustrations, tables

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | May 2016 | Edition: 5 | #226649 | ISBN-13: 9781118342336
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £135.00 $172/€151 approx

About this book

Fishes of the World, Fifth Edition is the only modern, phylogenetically based classification of the world's fishes. The updated text offers new phylogenies that clarify the relationships among fish groups, as well as cutting-edge global knowledge that brings this classic reference up to date. With this resource, you can classify orders, families, and genera of fishes, understand the connections among fish groups, organize fishes in their evolutionary context, and imagine new areas of research. To further assist your work, this text provides representative drawings, many of them new, for most families of fishes, allowing you to make visual connections to the information as you read. It also contains many references to the classical as well as the most up-to-date literature on fish relationships, based on both morphology and molecular biology.

The study of fishes is one that certainly requires dedication – and access to reliable, accurate information. With more than 30,000 known species of sharks, rays, and bony fishes, both lobe-finned and ray-finned, you will need to master your area of study with the assistance of the best reference materials available. This text will help you bring your knowledge of fishes to the next level.

Fishes of the World, Fifth Edition is an invaluable resource for professional ichthyologists, aquatic ecologists, marine biologists, fish breeders, aquaculturists, and conservationists.

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Subphylum Craniata
Superclass Myxinomorphi to Osteostracomorphi
Superclass Gnathostomata
Class Placodermi Class Chondrichthyes
Subclass Holocephali
Order Chimaeriformes
Subclass Elasmobranchii
Order Heterodontiformes
Order Orectolobiformes
Order Lamniformes
Order Carcharhiniformes
Order Hexanchiformes
Order Echinorhiniformes
Order Squaliformes
Order Squatiniformes
Order Pristiophoriformes
Order Torpediniformes
Order Pristiformes
Order Rajiformes
Order Myliobatiformes
Class Acanthodii
Class Actinopterygii
Subclass Cladistia
Order Polypteriformes
Subclass Chrondrostei
Order Acipenseriformes
Subclass Neopterygii
Order Lepisosteiformes
Order Amiiformes
Division Teleostei
Subdivision Osteoglossomorpha
Order Hiodontiformes
Order Osteoglossiformes
Subdivision Elopomorpha
Order Elopiformes
Order Albuliformes
Order Anguilliformes
Order Saccopharyngiformes
Subdivision Ostarioclupeomorpha (= Otocephala)
Superorder Clupeomorpha
Order Clupeiformes
Superorder Ostariophysi
Order Gonorynchiformes
Order Cypriniformes
Order Characiformes
Order Siluriformes
Order Gymnotiformes
Subdivision Euteleostei
Superorder Protacanthopterygii
Order Argentiniformes
Order Osmeriformes
Order Salmoniformes
Order Esociformes
Superorder Stenopterygii
Order Stomiiformes
Superoder Ateleopodomorpha
Order Ateleopodiformes
Superorder Cyclosquamata
Order Aulopiformes
Supeorder Scopelomorpha
Order Myctophiformes
Superorder Lampriomorpha
Order Lampriformes
Superorder Polymixiomorpha
Order Polymixiiformes
Superorder Paracanthopterygii
Order Percopsiformes
Order Gadiformes
Order Ophidiiformes
Order Batrachoidiformes
Order Lophiiformes
Superorder Acanthopterygii
Series Mugilomorpha
Order Mugiliformes
Series Atherinomorpha
Order Atheriniformes
Order Beloniformes
Order Cyprinodontiformes
Series Percomorpha
Order Stephanoberyciformes
Order Beryciformes
Order Zeiformes
Order Gasterosteiformes
Order Synbranchiformes
Order Scorpaeniformes
Order Perciformes
Order Pleuronectiformes
Order Tetraodontiformes
Class Sarcopterygii
Subclass Coelacanthimorpha
Order Coelacanthiformes
Subclass Dipnotetrapodomorpha
Order Ceratodontiformes
Unranked Tetrapodomorpha
Infraclass Tetrapoda


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