Freshwater Fishes of Texas A Field Guide

ISBN-10: 1585445703
ISBN-13: 9781585445707
Edition: 2007
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Description: Containing habitat information, physical descriptions, photographs, and range maps for more than 150 species of freshwater Fishes that can be found in Texas, this field guide is an indispensable reference and research tool for ichthyologists,  More...

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Book details

List price: $23.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
Publication date: 6/18/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 220
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Containing habitat information, physical descriptions, photographs, and range maps for more than 150 species of freshwater Fishes that can be found in Texas, this field guide is an indispensable reference and research tool for ichthyologists, professional fisheries biologists, amateur naturalists, and anglers alike. The introductory section offers an illustrated guide to the common counts and measurements used for fish identification; a brief explanation of fish phylogeny; and a scientific key to help identify the fish families in Texas. The book includes species accounts of native and introduced fishes found in the freshwaters of Texas. Each account covers the physical characteristics, habitat, and distribution of the fish, with additional comments of interest or importance to its life history and conservation status. With the largest collection to date of color photographs, including various color phases (breeding and non-breeding colors), the book also includes range maps within the species accounts. The closing pages of the book feature a glossary and reference section. In a time when the state's water resources are beset by issues growing in both number and complexity, this book provides information for professionals and policy makers. It also contributes to the natural history education of the public.

Series Editor's Preface
Foreword
Acknowledgments
About the Fish Descriptions
Drainages of Texas
Common Counts and Measurements
Phylogeny of Fishes
Key to the Families
Species Accounts
Lampreys-Family Petromyzontidae
Sturgeons-Family Acipenseridae
Paddlefish-Family Polyodontidae
Gars-Family Lepisosteidae
Bowfin-Family Amiidae
Goldeye-Family Hiodontidae
American eel-Family Anguillidae
Shads-Family Clupeidae
Carps and Minnows-Family Cyprinidae
Suckers-Family Catostomidae
Tetras-Family Characidae
Bullhead Catfishes-Family Ictaluridae
Suckermouth Catfishes-Family Loricariidae
Pickerels-Family Escocidae
Trouts-Family Salmonidae
Pirate Perch-Family Aphredoderidae
Mullets-Family Mugilidae
Silversides-Family Atherinidae
Livebearers-Family Poeciliidae
Killifishes-Family Fundulidae
Pupfishes-Family Cyprinodontidae
Temperate Basses-Family Moronidae
Black Basses and Sunfishes-Family Centrarchidae
Walleye and Darters-Family Percidae
Drums-Family Sciaenidae
Pygmy Sunfish-Family Elassomatidae
Cichlids-Family Cichlidae
Counting Pharyngeal Teeth
Glossary
References
Index

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