A Natural History and Identification Guide to the Aquatic Animal Life of Ponds, Lakes and Rivers, with More Than 700 Detailed Illustrations and Photographs
Author: Daniel Gilpin
Pubpsher: Lorenz Books
A superb natural history visual reference featuring over 650 fish, reptiles and amphibians, including salmon, chubs, bass, catfish, darters, eels, cichlids, piranhas, tetras, turtles, crocodiles and many more.
Release on 2017-12-11 | by Peter van der Sleen,James S. Albert
Author: Peter van der Sleen,James S. Albert
Pubpsher: Princeton University Press
The Amazon and Orinoco basins in northern South America are home to the highest concentration of freshwater fish species on earth, with more than 3,000 species allotted to 564 genera. Amazonian fishes include piranhas, electric eels, freshwater stingrays, a myriad of beautiful small-bodied tetras and catfishes, and the largest scaled freshwater fish in the world, the pirarucu. Field Guide to the Fishes of the Amazon, Orinoco, and Guianas provides descriptions and identification keys for all the known genera of fishes that inhabit Greater Amazonia, a vast and still mostly remote region of tropical rainforests, seasonally flooded savannas, and meandering lowland rivers. The guide’s contributors include more than fifty expert scientists. They summarize the current state of knowledge on the taxonomy, species richness, and ecology of these fish groups, and provide references to relevant literature for species-level identifications. This richly illustrated guide contains 700 detailed drawings, 190 color photos, and 500 distribution maps, which cover all genera. An extensive and illustrated glossary helps readers with the identification keys. The first complete overview of the fish diversity in the Amazon, Orinoco, and Guianas, this comprehensive guide is essential for anyone interested in the freshwater life inhabiting this part of the world. First complete overview of the fish diversity in the Amazon and Orinoco basins Contributors include more than fifty experts Identification keys and distribution maps for all genera 190 stunning color photos 700 detailed line drawings Extensive and illustrated glossary
Indiana has more fish species than any other state north of the Ohio River. This rich variety of fish fauna is on display in this informative and beautifully illustrated guide. From the large freshwater species like the Paddlefish, Lake Sturgeon, and Mooneye, to Great Lakes species like the whitefish, Lake and Brook trout, and Longnose sucker, this book has them all—plus lesser-known species and a few thought to have disappeared from the state. Each species is represented by a descriptive entry containing diagnostic information, conservation status, habitat preferences, diet, reproductive biology, and other facts to assist in identification; a map showing the geographical distribution of the species across Indiana; and a taxonomically accurate and precise illustration.
Release on 2011 | by Lawrence M. Page,Brooks M. Burr
Author: Lawrence M. Page,Brooks M. Burr
Pubpsher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
In the 20 years since publication of the first edition, the number of freshwater fish species has risen by almost 150. This second edition incorporates all of these new species, plus all-new maps and a collection of new and revised plates.
The Fishermen's and Ecologists' Illustrated Guide to Insects and Their Relatives
Author: W. Patrick McCafferty
Pubpsher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Written in language that is accessible to the sports fisherman and the naturalist and with over 1,000 original illustrations, the book includes features such as coverage of all insect families and genera important to fly fishing; comphrensive treatment of the biology of all life stages of aquatic insects including terrestrial as well as aquatic stages; special chapters on shore dwelling insects, insects associated with aquatic vascular plants, residents of tree holes and plant cups, aquatic arachnids and freshwater crustaceans.
Readers will be mesmerized by prehistoric and modern fish and amphibians alike as they tour through this striking volume all about water-dwelling creatures. They'll learn the anatomy of sharks, the communicative power of different colors between fish, and how even something as seemingly simple as a tail can mean wildly different structures and shapes for different species. Readers will also jump out of the water to discover the diverse world of toads, salamanders, newts, and more, learning about the amazing adaptations of the amphibious world. History of myths involving fish and amphibians, explanations of commercial fishing, and discussions of endangered species provide a human connection for students as well.