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Freshwater Fish Distribution
1st Edition - August 15, 2001
Author: Tim M. Berra
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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… Read more
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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.
Key Features* High-quality illustrations of representatives from each family* Distribution map provided for each family* Commentary for each family
PrefaceAcknowledgmentsIntroductionPronunciation of Family NamesFamilies and Maps Agnatha—Jawless Fishes Petromyzontidae—Lampreys Geotriidae—Pouched Lamprey Mordaciidae—Southern Hemisphere Lampreys Gnathostomata—Jawed Fishes Chondrichthyes—Cartilaginous Fishes Carcharhinidae—Requiem Sharks Potamotrygonidae—River Stingrays Dasyatidae—Whiptail Stingrays Sarcopterygii—Lungfishes Ceratodontidae—Australian Lungfish Lepidosirenidae—South American Lungfish Protopteridae—African Lungfishes Actinopterygii—Ray-Finned Fishes Polypteridae—Bichirs Acipenseridae—Sturgeons Polyodontidae—Paddlefishes Lepisosteidae—Gars Amiidae—Bowfin Osteoglossidae—Bonytongues Pantodontidae—Butterflyfish Hiodontidae—Mooneye and Goldeneye Notopteridae—Featherbacks Mormyridae—Elephantfishes Gymnarchidae—Aba Anguillidae—Freshwater Eels Denticipitidae—Denticle Herring Engraulidae—Anchovies Pristigasteridae—Pristigasterids Clupeidae—Herrings Sundasalangidae—Sundasalangids Kneriidae—Kneriids Phractolaemidae—Snake Mudhead Cyprinidae—Minnows, Carps Gyrinocheilidae—Algae Eaters Catostomidae—Suckers Cobitidae—Loaches Balitoridae—River or Hillstream Loaches Distichodontidae—Distichodontids Citharinidae—Citharinids Parodontidae—Parodontids Curimatidae—Curimatids Prochilodontidae—Prochilodontids Anostomidae—Anostomids, Headstanders Chilodontidae—Chilodontids, Headstanders Crenuchidae—Crenuchids, South American Darters Hemiodontidae—Hemiodontids Alestidae—African Characins or Tetras Gasteropelecidae—Hatchetfishes, Flying Characins Characidae—Characids Acestrorhynchidae—Acestrorhynchids Cynodontidae—Cynodontids Erythrinidae—Trahiras Lebiasinidae—Lebiasinids Ctenoiuciidae—Pike Characins Hepsetidae—African Pike Characins Diplomystidae—Diplomystids Cetopsidae—Whale-Like Catfishes Ictaluridae—North American or Bullhead Catfishes Claroteidae—Claroteid Catfishes Austroglanididae—Austroglanidid Catfishes Bagridae—Bagrid Catfishes Pimelodidae—Long-Whiskered Catfishes Cranoglanididae—Armorhead Catfishes Siluridae—Silurid Catfishes Schilbeidae—Schilbeid Catfishes Pangasiidae—Pangasiid Catfishes Chacidae—Squarehead, Angler, or Frogmouth Catfishes Plotosidae—Eeltail Catfishes Clariidae—Air-Breathing or Walking Catfishes Heteropneustidae—Air Sac or Stinging Catfishes Malapteruridae—Electric Catfishes Ariidae—Sea Catfishes Mochokidae—Upside-Down Catfishes, Squeakers Doradidae—Thorny or Talking Catfishes Auchenipteridae—Driftrwood Catfishes, Slopehead Catfishes Amblycipitidae—Torrent Catfishes Akysidae—Stream Catfishes Sisoridae—Sisorid Catfishes Erethistidae—Erethistid Catfishes Aspredinidae—Banjo Catfishes Amphiliidae—Loach Catfishes Nematogenyidae—Nematogenyid Catfishes Trichomycteridae—Parasitic or Pencil Catfishes Callichthyidae—Armored Catfishes Scoloplacidae—Spiny Dwarf Catfishes Loricariidae—Suckermouth Armored Catfishes Astroblepidae—Climbing Catfishes Sternopygidae—Glass Knifefishes Rhamphichthyidae—Sand Knifefishes Hypopomidae—Hypopomid Knifefishes Apteronotidae—^Ghost Knifefishes Gymnotidae—Naked-Back Knifefishes Electrophoridae—Electric Eel or Electric Knifefish Esocidae—Pikes Umbridae—Mudminnows Osmeridae—Smelts Salangidae—Icefishes or Noodlefishes Retropinnidae—Southern Hemisphere Smelts and Graylings Lepidogalaxiidae—Salamanderfish Galaxiidae—Galaxiids Salmonidae—Salmons, Trouts Percopsidae—Trout-Perches Aphredoderidae—Pirate Perch Amblyopsidae—Cavefishes Bythitidae—Viviparous Brotulas Gadidae—Cods Batrachoididae—Toadfishes Mugilidae—Mullets Bedotiidae—Bedotiids Melanotaeniidae—Rainbowfishes Pseudomugilidae—Blue Eyes Atherinidae—Silver Sides Telmatherinidae—Sailfin Silversides or Celebes Rainbowfishes Phallostethidae—Phallostethids or Priapium Fishes Adrianichthyidae—Ricefishes, Medakas Belonidae—Needlefishes Hemiramphidae—Halfbeaks Aplocheilidae—Old World Aplocheiloids Rivulidae—New World Aplocheiloids or Rivulines Profundulidae—Middle American Killifishes Fundulidae—Topminnows and Kiuifishes Valenciidae—Valenciids Anablepidae—Four-Eyed Fishes Poeciliidae—Poeciliids Goodeidae—^Goodeids Cyprinodontidae—Pupfishes, Killifishes Gasterosteidae—Sticklebacks Syngnathidae—Pipefishes and Seahorses Indostomidae—Indostomids Synbranchidae—Swamp Eels Chaudhuriidae—Earthworm Eels Mastacembelidae—Spiny Eels Cottidae—Sculpins Comephoridae—Baikal Oilfishes Abyssocottidae—Abyssocottids Centropomidae—Snooks Ambassidae—Asiatic Glassfishes Moronidae—Temperate Basses Percichthyidae—Temperate Perches Centrarchidae—Sunfishes Percidae—Perches, Darters Apogonidae—Cardinalfishes, Mouth-Almighty Coiidae—^Tigerperches Polynemidae—Threadfins Sciaenidae—Drums, Croakers Monodactylidae—Moonfishes Toxotidae—Archerfishes Nandidae—Asian Leaffishes Polycentridae—African and South American Leaffishes Pristolepididae—Pristolepidids Terapontidae—Grunters Kuhliidae—Flagtails Elassomatidae—Pygmy Sunfishes Cichlidae—Cichlids Embiotocidae—Surfperches Bovichthyidae—Bovichthyids Cheimarrhichthyidae—Torrentfish Rhyacichthyidae—Loach Gobies Odontobutidae—Odontobutids Eleotridae—Sleepers, Gudgeons Gobiidae—Gobies Kurtidae—Nurseryfishes Scatophagidae—Scats Luciocephalidae—Pikehead Anabantidae—Climbing Gouramies Helostomatidae—Kissing Gourami Belontiidae—Gouramies Osphronemidae—Giant Gouramies Channidae—Snakeheads Achiridae—American Soles Soleidae—Soles Cynoglossidae—Tonguefishes Tetraodontidae—PuffersAppendix A: Principal Rivers of the WorldAppendix B: Principal Lakes of the WorldBibliographyIndex
No. of pages: 604
Published: August 15, 2001
Imprint: Academic Press
eBook ISBN: 9780080532011
Tim M. Berra
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.