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This is a global directory of freshwater species of fish, reptiles and amphibians ranging from salmon, trout, chubs and basses to turtles, crocodiles, manatees and dolphins. Species are grouped according to the continents they inhabit, with information on distinguishing physical features, lifestyle and characteristics. You can learn about the anatomical features that set fish apart from other animals, and discover the habitats in which they thrive and the threats to their environments.
Quick-reference factfile panels summarize distribution, habitat, food, size and breeding rituals, and include maps. 500 detailed artworks make this an invaluable resource for anyone interested in the world of freshwater fish. The Illustrated Guide to Freshwater Fish & River Creatures contains fascinating facts about a selection of the many wonderful and varied fish, reptiles and amphibians that dwell in the world's freshwater habitats. More than 450 of the creatures that inhabit the world's rivers, streams, swamps and lakes are profiled in detailed entries.
The majority of species are presented with superb illustrations, and there are maps and quick-reference data panels to pinpoint distribution, habitat, food, size and breeding habits. With over 500 glorious images to aid identification, this information-packed directory of aquatic life is likely to appeal to anglers and aquarium enthusiasts, as well as to the general reader interested in natural history.
Daniel Gilpin studied zoology at Bristol University before becoming a professional writer. He is now a respected natural history author, and has written more than 50 books and contributed to several encyclopedias. He has also written numerous articles for part-works and magazines. His work has been published in Europe, North America and Asia, with some titles translated into several different languages.