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The Rockfishes of the Northeast Pacific
     

The Rockfishes of the Northeast Pacific

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by Milton S. Love, Lyman K. Thorsteinson, Mary Yoklavich
 

ISBN-10: 0520234375

ISBN-13: 9780520234376

Pub. Date: 09/05/2002

Publisher: University of California Press

From sleek shortbelly rockfish that resemble mackerels to heavy-bodied cowcod, the rockfishes display a bewildering array of shapes, sizes, and colors. This book is the most comprehensive ever written on this marvelously diverse group of fishes. The first part gives an overview of rockfish systematics, biology, ecology, and fisheries. The second part contains a key

Overview

From sleek shortbelly rockfish that resemble mackerels to heavy-bodied cowcod, the rockfishes display a bewildering array of shapes, sizes, and colors. This book is the most comprehensive ever written on this marvelously diverse group of fishes. The first part gives an overview of rockfish systematics, biology, ecology, and fisheries. The second part contains a key to identifying each species followed by detailed species accounts including information on appearance, life history, and fishery status. The book is copiously illustrated and written with humor as well as expertise.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520234376
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
09/05/2002
Pages:
414
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Preface

Introduction

PART 1. The Biology of Rockfishes
1. What is a Rockfish?
2. What We Call Them and Why
3. Rockfish Evolution - Who, When and Where?
4. Where Do They Live?
5. Reproduction
6. Ecology of Pelagic Larvae and Juveniles
7. Juvenile Settlement
8. Movement and Activity Patterns
9. Age and Growth
10. Parasites
11. Physical Abnormalities and Diseases
12. Fisheries and Conservation

PART 2. The Key

PART 3. Species Accounts

References
Maps
Appendices
Glossary

Index
Reviewers and Personal Communicators
Contributing Authors
Photographers/Artists
Author!Author!

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