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Sturgeons and Paddlefish of North America

Series: Fish & Fisheries Series Volume: 27

Edited By: Greg T O LeBreton, F William H Beamish and R Scott McKinley

323 pages, Figs, tabs, b/w photos, illus

Springer-Verlag

Hardback | Dec 2004 | #150027 | ISBN: 1402028326
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About this book

This book details the extensive science aimed at helping these remarkable species recover from the brink of extinction, and describes the historical, biological, and ecological importance of North American sturgeon and paddlefish. No other single compilation has documented current information in such detail.


Contents

Introduction: The Decline of the North American Species.- Native American Utilization of Sturgeon.- Distribution, Habitat, and Movements.- Environmental Requirements, Preferences, and Tolerance Limits of North American Sturgeons.- The Ecology and Functional Morphology of Feeding of North American Sturgeon and Paddlefish.- Sturgeon Ecomorphology: A Descriptive Approach.- Embryology.- Swimming and Respiration.- Sturgeon and Paddlefish Metabolism.- Growth, Bioenergetics and Age.- Genetics of North American Acipenseriformes.- Multijurisdictional Management of Lake Sturgeon in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River.- Conservation.- Aquaculture.- Conclusion: Ensuring The Future Of Sturgeon.- Identification Key to Sturgeons and Paddlefish of North America.- References.- Glossary.

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