Field Guide to Freshwater Fishes of California / Edition 2

Field Guide to Freshwater Fishes of California / Edition 2

by Samuel M. McGinnis, Doris Alcorn
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0520237277

ISBN-13: 9780520237278

Pub. Date: 09/17/2006

Publisher: University of California Press

This popular book is the only field guide to all of California's 130 freshwater fish species, both native and introduced. Revised and updated throughout, the guide now features the only complete collection of color illustrations of California freshwater fishes available anywhere. These color illustrations, coupled with a set of highly detailed black-and-white

Overview

This popular book is the only field guide to all of California's 130 freshwater fish species, both native and introduced. Revised and updated throughout, the guide now features the only complete collection of color illustrations of California freshwater fishes available anywhere. These color illustrations, coupled with a set of highly detailed black-and-white drawings, provide a quick and easy method for identifying fish in the field. Detailed natural history accounts for each species give a wealth of information, including the current endangered or threatened status of many native species.

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Includes angling tips for each sport fish species

* Features an expanded section on cooking freshwater fish

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520237278
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
09/17/2006
Series:
California Natural History Guides Series, #77
Edition description:
First Edition, Revised Edition
Pages:
550
Sales rank:
1,056,487
Product dimensions:
4.56(w) x 7.26(h) x 1.38(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

INTRODUCTION
Freshwater Habitats
Physical and Biological Environment
External Anatomy and Physiology

Internal Anatomy
Measurements and Defining Characteristics
Protective Status

ILLUSTRATED KEYS
Key to Families
Key to Species

SPECIES ACCOUNTS AND ANGLING NOTES
Lamprey (Petromyzontidae)
Pike (Escocidae)

COLLECTING AND OBSERVING LIVE FRESHWATER FISHES
Regulations and Methods
Aquariums and Ponds
Photography and Making Fish Prints
Fish Watching in the Wild

FRESHWATER FISH IN THE KITCHEN
How to Clean a Fish
Cooking Freshwater Fish

Checklist of Species and Subspecies
Abbreviations
Glossary
State Fish Hatcheries
Sport Fishing Weight Records
Selected References

Index

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