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Freshwater Fish Distribution
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Univ of Chicago Pr
Publication date December 15, 2007
Pages 606
Binding Paperback
Edition 1
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780226044422
ISBN-10 0226044424
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.75 by 9.75 in.
Weight 2.40 lbs.
Original list price $43.00
Other format details university press
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description:
With more than 29,000 species, fishes are the most diverse group of vertebrates on the planet. Of that number, more than 12,000 species are found in freshwater ecosystems, which occupy less than 1 percent of the Earth’s surface and contain only 2.4 percent of plant and animal species. But, on a hectare-for-hectare basis, freshwater ecosystems are richer in species than more extensive terrestrial and marine habitats. Examination of the distribution patterns of fishes in these fresh waters reveals much about continental movements and climate changes and has long been critical to biogeographical studies and research in ecology and evolution.

Tim Berra’s seminal resource, Freshwater Fish Distribution,maps the 169 fish families that swim in fresh water around the world. Each family account includes the class, subclass, and order; a pronunciation guide to the family name; life cycle information; and interesting natural history facts. Each account is illustrated, many with historical nineteenth-century woodcuts.

Now available in paperback, this heavily cited work in ichthyology and biogeography will serve as a reference for students, a research support for professors, and a helpful guide to tropical fish hobbyists and anglers.

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from Academic Pr (August 1, 2001)
9780120931569 | details & prices | 7.50 × 10.25 × 1.00 in. | 2.85 lbs | List price $66.95
About: 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.
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1 edition from Univ of Chicago Pr (December 15, 2007)
9780226044422 | details & prices | 606 pages | 6.75 × 9.75 × 1.25 in. | 2.40 lbs | List price $43.00
About: With more than 29,000 species, fishes are the most diverse group of vertebrates on the planet.
from Elsevier Science (August 1, 2001)
9780080532011 | details & prices | 604 pages | List price $99.95

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