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With greater than 29,000 species, fishes are the main different crew of vertebrates on the earth. Of that quantity, greater than 12,000 species are present in freshwater ecosystems, which occupy lower than 1 percentage of the Earth’s floor and include simply 2.4 percentage of plant and animal species. yet, on a hectare-for-hectare foundation, freshwater ecosystems are richer in species than extra large terrestrial and marine habitats. exam of the distribution styles of fishes in those clean waters finds a lot approximately continental hobbies and weather adjustments and has lengthy been severe to biogeographical reviews and learn in ecology and evolution.

Tim Berra’s seminal source, Freshwater Fish Distribution,maps the 169 fish households that swim in clean water world wide. each one relatives account comprises the category, subclass, and order; a pronunciation consultant to the relatives identify; lifestyles cycle info; and engaging average historical past evidence. every one account is illustrated, many with ancient nineteenth-century woodcuts.

Now on hand in paperback, this seriously brought up paintings in ichthyology and biogeography will function a reference for college kids, a learn help for professors, and a valuable advisor to tropical fish hobbyists and anglers.

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