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This book clearly identifies nearly 170 families of fishes through the use of high-quality illustrations and includes an accurate account of selected members of that particular fish family, as well as a distribution map and accompanying commentary on classification, distribution, and diversity.
- High-quality illustrations of representatives from each family
- Distribution map provided for each family
- Commentary for each family
Ichthyologists, fishery scientists, wildlife biologists, biogeographers, tropical fish hobbyists, and anyone interested in the natural history of aquatic vertebrates.
Pronunciation of Family Names
Families and Maps
Mordaciidae—Southern Hemisphere Lampreys
Lepidosirenidae—South American Lungfish
Hiodontidae—Mooneye and Goldeneye
Balitoridae—River or Hillstream Loaches
Crenuchidae—Crenuchids, South American Darters
Alestidae—African Characins or Tetras
Gasteropelecidae—Hatchetfishes, Flying Characins
Hepsetidae—African Pike Characins
Ictaluridae—North American or Bullhead Catfishes
Chacidae—Squarehead, Angler, or Frogmouth Catfishes
Clariidae—Air-Breathing or Walking Catfishes
Heteropneustidae—Air Sac or Stinging Catfishes
Mochokidae—Upside-Down Catfishes, Squeakers
Doradidae—Thorny or Talking Catfishes
Auchenipteridae—Driftrwood Catfishes, Slopehead Catfishes
Trichomycteridae—Parasitic or Pencil Catfishes
Scoloplacidae—Spiny Dwarf Catfishes
Loricariidae—Suckermouth Armored Catfishes
Electrophoridae—Electric Eel or Electric Knifefish
Salangidae—Icefishes or Noodlefishes
Retropinnidae—Southern Hemisphere Smelts and Graylings
Telmatherinidae—Sailfin Silversides or Celebes Rainbowfishes
Phallostethidae—Phallostethids or Priapium Fishes
Aplocheilidae—Old World Aplocheiloids
Rivulidae—New World Aplocheiloids or Rivulines
Profundulidae—Middle American Killifishes
Fundulidae—Topminnows and Kiuifishes
Syngnathidae—Pipefishes and Seahorses
Polycentridae—African and South American Leaffishes
Appendix A: Principal Rivers of the World
Appendix B: Principal Lakes of the World
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- © Academic Press 2001
- 15th August 2001
- Academic Press
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Tim M. Berra received his B.S. in biology from St. Louis University, Missouri. He earned a M.S. and Ph.D. in biology from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was awarded a Fulbright Post-doctoral Fellowship to the Australian National University in Canberra in 1969-1970; in 1971 he joined the faculty of the University of Papua New Guinea in Port Moresby. He joined the Department of Zoology at Ohio State University reaching the rank of Full Professor in 1985. Berra received a Fulbright Senior Research Fellowship to Monash University in 1979, and he has returned to Australia in 1986 and 1988-1989 as Research Associate at the Western Australian Museum in Perth. He has also done field work in Chile and New Zealand. Berra is the author of more than 50 papers in scientific journals and three books. He is the ichthyological book review editor of Copeia, the journal of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, and is former Editor-in-Chief of The Ohio Journal of Science. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Columbus Zoo and the zoo’s Conservation and Collection Management Committee. In July 1995, Berra took early retirement from the Ohio State University where he is now Professor Emeritus in order to devote full time to research, writing, and photography.
Ohio State University, Mansfield, U.S.A.
"Freshwater Fish Distribution is a worthwhile reference. The book is clearly written and it fulfills the objectives stated by the author." Noel M. Burkhead for JOURNAL OF THE NORTH AMERICAN BENTHOLOGICAL SOCIETY (January 2003) "...an excellent guide to the distribution of fishes in fresh waters...an informative text...highly recommended [for] all those interested in fish, including students and professionals." Joseph S. Nelson, University of Alberta "...vast improvement...filled with just those nuggets of information that every professor will want to pass on to their student. ...reflect[s] the major changes in classification that have taken place over the last 20 years." --Bruce B. Collette, National Museum of Natural History "...of critical importance to anyone interested in fishes and biogeography." --Gene Helfman, University of Georgia