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Freshwater Fishes of North America

Volume 1: Petromyzontidae to Catostomidae

edited by Melvin L. Warren Jr. and Brooks M. Burr
illustrated by Joseph R. Tomelleri

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A monumental reference that provides comprehensive details on the freshwater fishes of the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

Winner of the CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title of the Choice ACRL

Certain to stand among the reference books of choice for anyone interested in the continent’s aquatic ecosystems, Freshwater Fishes of North America covers the ecology, morphology, reproduction, distribution, behavior, taxonomy, conservation, and fossil record of each North American fish family.

Volume 1 (of three) covers the following North American families of fishes:

Petromyzontidae (Lampreys)
Dasyatidae\u2026

A monumental reference that provides comprehensive details on the freshwater fishes of the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

Winner of the CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title of the Choice ACRL

Certain to stand among the reference books of choice for anyone interested in the continent’s aquatic ecosystems, Freshwater Fishes of North America covers the ecology, morphology, reproduction, distribution, behavior, taxonomy, conservation, and fossil record of each North American fish family.

Volume 1 (of three) covers the following North American families of fishes:

Petromyzontidae (Lampreys)
Dasyatidae (Whiptail Stingrays)
Acipenseridae (Sturgeons)
Polyodontidae (Paddlefishes)
Lepisosteidae (Gars)
Amiidae (Bowfins)
Hiodontidae (Mooneyes)
Anguillidae (Freshwater Eels)
Engraulidae (Anchovies)
Cyprinidae (Carps and Minnows)
Catostomidae (Suckers)

The encyclopedic review of each fish family is accompanied by color photographs, maps, and original artwork created by noted fish illustrator Joseph R. Tomelleri. The result is a rich textual and visual experience.

Widely anticipated, this monumental reference is the result of decades of analysis and synthesis by leading fish experts from a variety of universities, research laboratories, museums, and aquariums.

The chapter authors of Volume 1 are:

William E. Bemis
Micah G. Bennett
Michael D. Burns
Brooks M. Burr
Anthony L. Echelle
Nicholas J. Gidmark
Carter R. Gilbert
Howard S. Gill
Lance Grande
Alex Haro
Phillip M. Harris
Eric J. Hilton
Lisa J. Hopman
Gregory Hubbard
Bernard R. Kuhajda
William J. Matthews
Deborah A. McLennan
Ian C. Potter
Claude B. Renaud
Stephen T. Ross
Michael Sandel
Andrew M. Simons
Melvin L. Warren, Jr.

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Reviews

Written at a highly academic level, this book will be best for readers who are in the biological discipline of ichthyology or studying to go into that field.

This definitive monograph is essential for all libraries supporting teaching and research in vertebrate zoology.

This handsome volume represents the beginning of an ambitious project. If volume 1 is any indication, it will be a thorough compendium of worthwhile knowledge about all species of domestic freshwater fishes in the US, Canada, and Mexico... When completed, the three-volume set will be the most authoritative work on freshwater fishes in North America.

This is an outstanding book in ichthyology... It is an essential reference source... Undoubtedly one of the best in its field.

If Ross is the textbook, this is the encyclopedia. But is this the "Jordan and Evermann" of comprehensive North American freshwater fish biology? With some caveats, the analogy is close and the answer is 'yes.'

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Publication Date
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Available
Trim Size
8.5
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11
Pages
664
ISBN
9781421412016
Illustration Description
132 color photos, 71 color illus., 72 line drawings, 85 maps
Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Preface
Acknowledgments
Chapter 1. Evolution and Ecol ogy of North American Freshwater Fish Assemblages
Chapter 2. Mating Behavior of North American Freshwater Fishes
Chapter 3

List of Contributors
Preface
Acknowledgments
Chapter 1. Evolution and Ecol ogy of North American Freshwater Fish Assemblages
Chapter 2. Mating Behavior of North American Freshwater Fishes
Chapter 3. Petromyzontidae: Lampreys
Chapter 4. Dasyatidae: Whiptail Stingrays
Chapter 5. Acipenseridae: Sturgeons
Chapter 6. Polyodontidae: Paddlefishes
Chapter 7. Lepisosteidae: Gars
Chapter 8. Amiidae: Bowfins
Chapter 9. Hiodontidae: Mooneyes
Chapter 10. Anguillidae: Freshwater Eels
Chapter 11. Engraulidae: Anchovies
Chapter 12. Cyprinidae: Carps and Minnows
Chapter 13. Catostomidae: Suckers
Literature Cited
Index of Scientific Names
General Index

Author Bios
Featured Contributor

Melvin L. Warren, Jr.

Melvin L. Warren, Jr., is a research biologist and team leader of the Aquatic and Terrestrial Fauna Team at the Center for Bottomland Hardwoods Research, Southern Research Station, USDA Forest Service.
Brooks M. Burr
Featured Contributor

Brooks M. Burr

Brooks M. Burr is a professor and curator of fishes in the Department of Zoology at Southern Illinois University.
Featured Contributor

Joseph R. Tomelleri

Joseph R. Tomelleri’s illustrations have appeared in more than 350 publications, including books, magazines, advertisements, newspapers, and identification guides.