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Species Diversity and Distribution of Inland Fishes in China [Chinese]

Chun-Guang Zhang(Author), Ya-Hui Zhao(Author) et al

284 pages, b/w illustrations, tables

Science Press

Paperback | Jan 2016 | #233780 | ISBN-13: 9787030472106
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Language: Chinese with 2-page English abstract, bilingual figure legends and table headings in English and Chinese, and scientific nomenclature

This book contains taxonomic validations and a catalogue of the inland fish of China. It uses several sources of data, including fish collecting information from historical literature (1758-2014), specimens from the major fish collections of China and the author's field surveys carried out over the past 30 years. The general review is as below:
(1) A taxonomic and sytematic research history, divided into five stages;
(2) An analysis of species richness;
(3) GIS-based analysis of patterns of species diversity showing high species diversity south of the Qinling Mountains-Huaihe River, and east of the Hengduanshan Mountain regions;
(4) Relationships between the distribution patterns of species diversity and environmental factors such as temperature and precipitation, and human population density;
(5) Identification of hotspots on the basis of distribution patterns of species richness, endemic and endangered fishes;
(6) Analysis of the status of 388 nature reserves with rare and endangered fish.

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