Freshwater Fishes

With more than 15,000 species, nearly a quarter of the total number of vertebrate species on Earth, freshwater fishes are extremely varied. They include the largest fish species, the beluga at over 7 meters long, and the smallest, the Paedocypris at just 8 millimeters, as well as the carnivorous, such as the piranha, and the calm, such as the Chinese algae eater. Certain species evolve rapidly, cichlids for example, while others transform very slowly, like lungfish. The fossils of these animals are very diverse in nature, sometimes just small scattered bones where sites correspond to ancient river beds or magnificent fossils of entire fish where there was once a lake. This book covers the history of these fishes over the last 250 million years by exploring the links between their biological evolution and the paleogeographic and environmental transformations of our planet, whether these be gradual or sudden. Gathers and synthetizes data from a vast number of publications regarding past freshwater assemblages and several fish lineages that invaded freshwaters Describes the work of the author's own team, concerning fauna from the Cretaceous of France, Morocco, and Thailand Presents the recent results of the tempo of diversification in freshwater environments and the evolutionary histories of clades and gar lineages

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  • Author : Lionel Cavin
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 214 pages
  • ISBN : 0081011415
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Freshwater Fishes

Freshwater Fishes
  • Author : Lionel Cavin
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 31 May 2017
GET THIS BOOKFreshwater Fishes

With more than 15,000 species, nearly a quarter of the total number of vertebrate species on Earth, freshwater fishes are extremely varied. They include the largest fish species, the beluga at over 7 meters long, and the smallest, the Paedocypris at just 8 millimeters, as well as the carnivorous, such as the piranha, and the calm, such as the Chinese algae eater. Certain species evolve rapidly, cichlids for example, while others transform very slowly, like lungfish. The fossils of these animals are very

Freshwater Fishes of Texas

Freshwater Fishes of Texas
  • Author : Chad Thomas,Timothy Hallman Bonner,Bobby G. Whiteside
  • Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
  • Release : 01 March 2021
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Containing habitat information, physical descriptions, photographs, and range maps for more than 150 species of freshwater fishes that can be found in Texas, this field guide is an indispensable reference and research tool for ichthyologists, professional fisheries biologists, amateur naturalists, and anglers alike.

The Zoogeography of North American Freshwater Fishes

The Zoogeography of North American Freshwater Fishes
  • Author : Charles H. Hocutt,E. O. Wiley
  • Publisher : Wiley-Interscience
  • Release : 30 April 1986
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The Zoogeography of North American Freshwater Fishes is a timely, authoritative monograph which serves a twofold purpose. First, it discusses the distribution of North American freshwater fish throughout the continent. It then attempts to explain these observed distribution patterns and develops a theory for the dispersal and evolution of these fishes through historical drainage alterations, plate tectonics, and Pleistoscene glaciation. The Zoogeography of North American Freshwater Fishes is a comprehensive treatment of the freshwater biogeography of North America, with implications

Inland Fishes of California

Inland Fishes of California
  • Author : Peter B. Moyle
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 21 May 2002
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Written by the leading expert on California's freshwater fishes and illustrated with line drawings and a gallery of color paintings, this compendium is a source for understanding and identifying the state's freshwater fishes. It is a resource for anyone who needs to have accurate and detailed information on California's fishes at their fingertips."--BOOK JACKET.

Island Life

Island Life
  • Author : Alfred Russel Wallace
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 01 March 1880
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Wallace's Island Life is one of the foundation works of zoogeography. It focused on the detailed problems of animal dispersal and speciation. Like Darwin, Wallace classified islands as either oceanic (no previous connection to a land mass) or continental (previously connected to a land mass). He considered the means by which each class of island might become colonized, the types of animals most likely to perform the necessary migrations, and the conditions-such as major climactic or geologic change-under which the

Field Guide to Freshwater Fishes of California

Field Guide to Freshwater Fishes of California
  • Author : Samuel M. McGinnis
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 17 September 2006
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"A handy guide to the freshwater fishes of California designed for amateur naturalists and anglers. Alcorn's illustrations are excellent."—Peter Moyle, author of Inland Fishes of California "Freshwater Fishes of California contributes to the better understanding of the past and present history and biology of native and non-native freshwater fishes of California. It also provides practical information on how to sample, care for and/or utilize these fishes. Moreover, it reads like a good novel that piques your interest on

Fishes and the Break-up of Pangaea

Fishes and the Break-up of Pangaea
  • Author : Lionel Cavin,A. E. Longbottom,Martha Richter
  • Publisher : Geological Society of London
  • Release : 01 March 2021
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This volume, in honour of Peter L. Forey, is about fishes as palaeobiogeographic indicators in the Mesozoic and Cenozoic. The last 250 million years in the history of Earth have witnessed the break-up of Pangaea, affecting the biogeography of organisms. Fishes occupy almost all freshwater and marine environments, making them a good tool to assess palaeogeographic models. The volume begins with studies of Triassic chondrichthyans and lungfishes, with reflections on Triassic palaeogeography. Phylogeny and distribution of Late Jurassic neoselachians and basal