Field Guide to Freshwater Fishes of Australia

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Western Australian Museum, Jan 1, 2002 - Science - 394 pages
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From tiny gobies to the giant barramundi, this comprehensive volume provides in-depth coverage of nearly 300 species – every fish known to inhabit freshwater on the Australian continent. Stunning illustrations in full colour, with additional hints for rapid identification, complement the concise summary of biological knowledge.

Each species has a color image, distribution map, details on general features and identification as well as habitat and status information.

The book is divided into three major family sections: families containing species that are primarily confined to fresh waters or at least are dependent on fresh water for part of the life cycle; secondly, the families containing species that are basically marine or estuarine, but are sometimes found in fresh water; and last, the families containing introduced species. The families in each of the three sections are arranged following the natural (phylogenetic) evolutionary order.

This spectacular guide is an essential reference for scientists, aquarists, fishers and every person who appreciates Australia’s extraordinary natural heritage.

The Internationally recognised team of authors is headed by Gerald Allen, Senior Team Leader for Conservation International and author of over 300 scientific articles and 28 books. Dr Allen is an international authority on both freshwater and coral reef fishes of the Australia-New Guinea region

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Excellent guide to freshwater fish of Australia. Written for the enthusiastic hobbyist who would like to expand his or his options beyond just rainbowfish (although there are a lot of nice rainbowfish). Read full review

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a very helpful book on identifying species

Contents

Estuarine Freshwater Families
Fish Photography
Illustrated Guide to Families
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G.R. Allen Senior Team Leader for Conservation International and author of over 300 scientific articles and 28 books, headed the Internationally recognized team of authors. Dr Allen is an international authority on both freshwater and coral reef fishes of the Australia-New Guinea region.

S.H. Midgley received an honorary Doctor of Science for his contributions in the fields of fish biology and ecology. He was appointed member of the General Division of the Order of Australia for his studies of native freshwater fishes.

M. Allen is a marine biologist, terrestrial botanist and skilled photographer. He is currently involved in the production of natural history guidebooks.

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