Freshwater Fishes of North-eastern Australia

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Incorporating a review of existing literature and results of unpublished field research undertaken by the authors over the past 20 years, this volume represents a well-supported study of the most diverse locale for freshwater fish in all of Australia. Northeastern Australia faces an increased pace of development, which makes necessary an increased pace of environmental management. Some 130 native species in about 30 families--about half the fauna of the entire continent--are profiled in a manner sufficiently detailed for ecologists, ichthyologists, and environmental managers, yet accessible to avid fish-oriented amateurs. Each description includes taxonomy, systematics, and evolutionary history, biogeography, distribution patterns, habitat requirements, environmental tolerances, and reproductive, feeding, and movement biology. B&w drawings support the text. Distributed in the US by Antipodes Books and Beyond. Annotation: 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).
 

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Contents

Foreword vii
1
Eleotridae
4
Key to the native and alien fishes of northeastern Australia
14
Ceratodontidae
49
Megalopidae
64
Clupeidae
92
Plotosidae
112
Retropinnidae
152
Percichthyidae
326
Terapontidae
361
Kuhliidae
401
Apogonidae
409
Toxotidae
419
Mugilidae
426
Gobiidae
434
prospects threats and information gaps
575

Belonidae
166
Melanotaeniidae
197
Pseudomugilidae
247
Synbranchidae
272
Scorpaenidae
278
Chandidae
284
Centropomidae
313
Glossary of terms used in the text
585
Bibliography
601
Fish species composition in rivers of northeastern Australia
655
Studies undertaken in rivers of northeastern Australia
674
Index
681
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