Fishes of the World

Fishes of the World

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Considered a classic guide to fish classification and identification, it is the only book which uses recent findings in arranging all major fish groups worldwide. Covers 445 families in which over 21,700 species of living fishes are recognized. Adopts a synthetic approach to classification and presents groups in evolutionary order. This edition updates all families to reflect progress and changes in the field.

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An introductory systematic treatment of all major fish groups. This expanded edition totally revises the classification in light of recent work, gives more references to recent systematic works, lists more genera under the families, enlarges many family descriptions, gives more systematic information, synthesizes more of the differing conclusions of various workers, and adds some new fish drawings. The introduction deals in an elementary way with various aspects of fish diversity, systematics, and biogeography. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Publisher: New York : J. Wiley, c1994
Edition: 3rd ed
ISBN: 9780471547136
Characteristics: xvii, 600 p. : ill. ; 25 cm


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