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By Philip A. Hastings

There are greater than 33,000 species of dwelling fishes, accounting for greater than 1/2 the extant vertebrate variety on the earth. This detailed and complete reference showcases the elemental anatomy and variety of all eighty two orders of fishes and greater than a hundred and fifty of the main regularly encountered households, concentrating on their certain features.

Accurate identity of every crew, together with its distinguishing features, is supported with transparent pictures of preserved specimens, essentially from the data of the Marine Vertebrate assortment at Scripps establishment of Oceanography. This diagnostic info is supplemented by way of radiographs, extra illustrations of quite varied lineages, and key references and ecological details for every group.

An perfect better half to fundamental ichthyology texts, Fishes: A advisor to Their Diversity provides a extensive evaluation of fish morphology prepared in a latest category process for college students, fisheries scientists, marine biologists, vertebrate zoologists, and daily naturalists. This survey of the main speciose staff of vertebrates on the earth will extend the appreciation of and curiosity within the striking variety of fishes.

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