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Fishes of the world

Author: Joseph S Nelson
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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"Fishes of the World, Fourth Edition is the updated edition of a true classic in the field. A unique presentation of a modern, cladistically based clarification of all the major living and fossil fish groups, this reference helps scientists and others identify and classify specimens, make familial connections, understand the evolution of fishes, and springboard into further research." "The taxonomy of fishes  Read more...
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Nelson, Joseph S.
Fishes of the world.
Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley, c2006
(OCoLC)656195341
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph S Nelson
ISBN: 0471250317 9780471250319
OCLC Number: 62324946
Description: xix, 601 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm.
Contents: Phylum Chordata --
Subphylum craniata --
Superclass myxinomorphi to Oseteostracomorphi --
Superclass Gnathostomata --
Class Placodermi --
Class Chondrichthyes --
Subclass Holocephali --
Order Chimaeriformes --
Subclass Elasmobranchii --
Order Heterodontiformes --
Order Orectolobiformes --
Order Lamniformes --
Order Carcharhiniformes --
Order Hexanchiformes --
Order Echinorhiniformes --
Order Squaliformes --
Order Squatiniformes --
Order Pristiophoriformes --
Order Torpediniformes --
Order Pristiformes --
Order Rajiformes --
Order Myliobatiformes --
Class Acanthodii --
Class Actinopterygii --
Subclass Cladistia --
Order Polypteriformes --
Subclass Chrondrostei --
Order Acipenseriformes --
Subclass Neopterygii --
Order Lepisosteiformes --
Order Amiiformes --
Division Teleostei --
Subdivision Osteoglossomorpha --
Order Hiodontiformes --
Order Osteoglossiformes --
Subdivision Elopiformes --
Order Abuliformes --
Order Anguilliformes --
Order Saccopharyngiformes --
Subdivision Ostarioclupeomorpha (=Otocephala) --
Superorder Clupeomorpha --
Order Clupeiformes --
Superorder Ostariophysi --
Order Gonorynchiformes --
Order Cypriniformes --
Order characiformes --
Order Siluriformes --
Order Gymnotiformes --
Subdivision Euteleostei --
Superorder Protacanthopterygii --
Order Argentiniformes --
Order Osmeriformes --
Order Salmoniformes --
Order Esociformes --
Superorder Stenopterygii. Order Stomiiformes --
Superorder Ateleopodomorpha --
Order Ateleopodiformes --
Superorder Cyclosquamata --
Order Aulopiformes --
Superorder Scopelomorpha --
Order Myctophiformes --
Superorder Lampriomorpha --
Order Lampriformes --
Superorder Polymixiomorpha --
Order Polymixiiformes --
Superorder Paracanthopterygii --
Order percopsiformes --
Order Gadiformes --
Order Ophidiiformes --
Order Batrachoidiformes --
Order Lophiiformes --
Superorder Acanthopterygii --
Series Mugilomorpha --
Order Mugiliformes --
Series Atherinomorpha --
Order Atheriniformes --
Order Beloniformes --
Order Cyprinodontiformes --
Series Percomorpha --
Order Stephanoberyciformes --
Order Beryciformes --
Order Zeiformes --
Order Gasterosteiformes --
Order Synbranchiformes --
Order Scorpaeniformes --
Order Perciformes --
Order Pleuronectiformes --
Order Tetraodontiformes --
Class Sarcopterygii --
Subclass Coelacanthimorpha --
Order Coelacanthiformes --
Subclass Dipnotetrapodomorpha --
Order Ceratodontiformes --
Unranked Tetrapodomorpha --
Infraclass Tetrapoda.
Responsibility: Joseph S. Nelson.
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"Of all the literature I use while preparing field guides for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Nelson's Fishes of the World is, by far, the one I refer to most often.  Read more...

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