FISHES A GUIDE TO THEIR DIVERSITY

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Fishes A Guide To Their Diversity

Author : Philip A. Hastings
ISBN : 9780520959330
Genre : Science
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There are more than 33,000 species of living fishes, accounting for more than half of the extant vertebrate diversity on Earth. This unique and comprehensive reference showcases the basic anatomy and diversity of all 82 orders of fishes and more than 150 of the most commonly encountered families, focusing on their distinctive features. Accurate identification of each group, including its distinguishing characteristics, is supported with clear photographs of preserved specimens, primarily from the archives of the Marine Vertebrate Collection at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. This diagnostic information is supplemented by radiographs, additional illustrations of particularly diverse lineages, and key references and ecological information for each group. An ideal companion to primary ichthyology texts, Fishes: A Guide to Their Diversity gives a broad overview of fish morphology arranged in a modern classification system for students, fisheries scientists, marine biologists, vertebrate zoologists, and everyday naturalists. This survey of the most speciose group of vertebrates on Earth will expand the appreciation of and interest in the amazing diversity of fishes.
Category: Science

Ocean Anatomy

Author : Julia Rothman
ISBN : 9781635863482
Genre : Nature
File Size : 73.95 MB
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Julia Rothman’s best-selling illustrated Anatomy series takes a deep dive into the wonders of the sea with Ocean Anatomy. Follow Rothman’s inquisitive mind and perceptive eye along shorelines, across the open ocean, and below the waves for an artistic exploration of the watery universe. Through her drawings, discover how the world’s oceans formed, why the sea is salty, and the forces behind oceanic phenomena such as rogue waves. Colorful anatomical profiles of sea creatures from crustacean to cetacean, surveys of seafaring vessels and lighthouses, and the impact of plastic and warming water temperatures are just part of this compendium of curiosities that will entertain and educate readers of all ages. Also available in this series: Nature Anatomy, Farm Anatomy, Food Anatomy, and Nature Anatomy Notebook
Category: Nature

Field Guide To The Fishes Of The Amazon Orinoco And Guianas

Author : Peter van der Sleen
ISBN : 9781400888801
Genre : Nature
File Size : 65.29 MB
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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
Category: Nature

A Guide To Freshwater Fishes Of Oregon

Author : Douglas F. Markle
ISBN : 0870718738
Genre : Nature
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A guide to most of the 137 species and subspecies of native and non-native freshwater fishes known in Oregon, with annotated keys and identification aids, including full-color photographs and illustrations. --
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Guide To Marine Life

Author : Marty Snyderman
ISBN : 1881652068
Genre : Nature
File Size : 27.31 MB
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A layman's guide to identifying and understanding the marine life while scuba diving.
Category: Nature

The Larvae Of Indo Pacific Coastal Fishes

Author : Jeffrey Martin Leis
ISBN : 9004115773
Genre : Science
File Size : 68.26 MB
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The second volume in the Fauna Malesiana book series gives an extensive overview of the larval development of 124 families of fishes, many of them of importance for both fishery and from ecological perspectives. The families that are described originate from the center of global marine biodiversity: the tropical Indo-Pacific Oceans, a region rich in coral reefs, as well as mangrove, estuarine, and coastal shelf habitats. The identification guide not only documents the ontogeny of these fishes but also provides the means to identify these extraordinarily diverse larvae to the level of family. The book offers a wealth of instructive and detailed figures and illustrations (219 plates, each consisting of approximately 4 figures) for enabling the identification of these families and their larval specialization.
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Field Guide To The Eastern Southern Cape Coasts

Author : Roy Lubke
ISBN : 1919713034
Genre : Nature
File Size : 80.73 MB
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Whether you are a bird-watcher, an angler, a hiker, a diver, an environmentalist, or merely a weekend nature lover, the Field Guide to the Eastern and southern Cape Coasts will provide hours of fascinating reading and be an invaluable reference fore ears to come. As well as describing the many rich and varied ecosystems along the extremely popular coastal area from Mossel Bay to the Kei River Mouth, this user-friendly guide also explores the human impact on the environment and need for conservation management. Written by specialists in their various fields, this reference guide: investigates the rich diversity of plants and animals in this region and their conservation; examines the relationships between plants and animals in the marine, estuarine, freshwater and terrestrial environments and describes the functioning of these ecosystems; explores interesting, little-known facts of local history and archaeology, which should fascinate both visitors to the area and residents alike; provides details on local fish, fishing spots, choice of tackle and fishing regulations; gives useful information on the many hiking and nature trails in the area. The drawings, tables, maps and a sixteen-page colour section make this guide extremely accessible to all, and even amateurs should be able to identify the plants and animals of this diverse region.
Category: Nature

Fish Conservation

Author : Gene S. Helfman
ISBN : 9781597267601
Genre : Science
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Fish Conservation offers, for the first time in a single volume, a readable reference with a global approach to marine and freshwater fish diversity and fishery resource issues. Gene Helfman brings together available knowledge on the decline and restoration of freshwater and marine fishes, providing ecologically sound answers to biodiversity declines as well as to fishery management problems at the subsistence, recreational, and commercial levels. Written in an engaging and accessible style, the book: considers the value of preserving aquatic biodiversity offers an overview of imperiled fishes on a taxonomic and geographic basis presents a synthesis of common characteristics of imperiled fishes and their habitats details anthropogenic causes of decline examines human exploitation issues addresses ethical questions surrounding exploitation of fishes The final chapter integrates topics and evaluates prospects for arresting declines, emphasizing the application of evolutionary and ecological principles in light of projected trends. Throughout, Helfman provides examples, explores case studies, and synthesizes available information from a broad taxonomic, habitat, and geographic range. Fish Conservation summarizes the current state of knowledge about the degradation and restoration of diversity among fishes and the productivity of fishery resources, pointing out areas where progress has been made and where more needs to be done. Solutions focus on the application of ecological knowledge to solving practical problems, recognizing that effective biodiversity conservation depends on meeting human needs through management that focuses on long term sustainability and an ecosystem perspective.
Category: Science

A Student S Guide To The Seashore

Author : J. D. Fish
ISBN : 9781139494519
Genre : Science
File Size : 26.33 MB
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This unique, concise and beautifully-illustrated guide allows students to identify over 650 of the common, widespread animals and seaweeds of the shore. User-friendly dichotomous keys are supported by details of diagnostic features and biology of each species. Now enhanced with 32 pages of colour, this much acclaimed guide is invaluable to students of marine biology at any level. Questions such as how does the species reproduce? What is its life-cycle? How does it feed? are answered in the notes accompanying each species to give a fascinating insight into the diversity and complexity of life on the shore. The text is supported by an extensive glossary of scientific terms and a comprehensive bibliography is included to aid further study. The third edition builds on the excellent reviews of earlier editions and will continue to appeal to a wide readership, including students, teachers and naturalists.
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