Inland fishes of California


Inland fishes of California

Peter B. Moyle ; illustrations by Chris Mari van Dyck and Joe Tomelleri

University of California Press, c2002

Rev. and expanded

  • : cloth

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Includes bibliographical references and index



When the first edition of Inland Fishes of California was published in 1976, it was a benchmark reference. Since that time, our knowledge of California's freshwater fishes has dramatically increased. This completely revised edition incorporates a vast amount of new information and creates a fresh synthesis of the historical data. Written by the leading expert on California's freshwater fishes and illustrated with beautiful line drawings, this compendium is the single best source for understanding and identifying the state's freshwater fishes. It is an essential resource for anyone who needs to have accurate and detailed information on California's fishes at their fingertips. Since the 1870s, the state's native fishes have been joined by thirty-four alien species, which now dominate many bodies of water. This book treats both native and introduced species, first in a key for identification, and then in individual species accounts covering characteristics, taxonomy, names, distribution, and life history. Each account includes the author's personal assessment of how well the species is doing and problems associated with its management. Most of the native fishes are found only in California and show many wonderful adaptations for living in the state's diverse waters. Unfortunately, many are also in danger of extinction. The message underlying the first edition of this book was that we knew astonishingly little about many of California's inland fishes. Although our knowledge is increasing, full accounts of some native fishes may not be complete before they become extinct. Preventing the loss of native fishes is the major goal of this book, and Moyle makes important suggestions for conservation strategies as well as presenting up-to-date information on ecology, life history, and distribution. With this knowledge, preserving our native fishes becomes possible even in the face of the state's growing economy and population.


Preface Acknowledgments Conversion factors Distribution patterns Ecology Change A conservation strategy Identification Key to the Inland Fishes of California Lampreys,Petromyzontidae Sturgeons,Acipenseridae Herrings,Clupeidae Minnows,Cyprinidae Suckers,Catostomidae Bullhead catfishes,Ictaluridae Smelts,Osmeridae Salmon and trout,Salmonidae Pupfishes,Cyprinodontidae Livebearers,Poeciliidae Color plates follow page Killifishes,Fundulidae Silversides,Atherinidae Sculpins,Cottidae Sticklebacks,Gasterosteidae Surfperches,Embiotocidae Striped basses,Moronidae Sunfishes,Centrarchidae Cichlids,Cichlidae Mullets,Mugilidae Perches,Percidae Gobies,Gobiidae References Index

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  • ISBN
    • 0520227549
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  • 出版地
    Berkeley, Calif.
  • ページ数/冊数
    xv, 502 p., [12] p. of plates
  • 大きさ
    29 cm
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