Encyclopedia of fishes : a comprehensive guide by international experts (Book, 1998) [WorldCat.org]
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Encyclopedia of fishes : a comprehensive guide by international experts

Author: John R Paxton; William N Eschmeyer
Publisher: San Diego, Calif : Academic Press Inc., 1998. ©1994
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd ed
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With more than 20,000 species, fishes are by far the most numerous group of all vertebrates. They are also the earliest group of backboned animals having evolved in the seas almost 500 million years ago. While they remain confined to water, fishes in all their variety now exist in an extraordinarily diverse range of habitats. Magnificently illustrated with more than 200 spectacular color photographs and 150 original  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Encyclopédies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John R Paxton; William N Eschmeyer
ISBN: 9780125476652 0125476655
OCLC Number: 987982856
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 240 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Responsibility: consultant editors Dr. John R. Paxton and Dr. William N. Eschmeyer.

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With more than 20,000 species, fishes are by far the most numerous group of all vertebrates. They are also the earliest group of backboned animals having evolved in the seas almost 500 million years ago. While they remain confined to water, fishes in all their variety now exist in an extraordinarily diverse range of habitats. Magnificently illustrated with more than 200 spectacular color photographs and 150 original illustrations, diagrams, and maps, this indispensable encyclopedia reveals the fascinating world of fishes in an authoritative and stimulating way. The highly readable text, written by leading experts from around the world, incorporates the most recent scientific research and presents a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the complex, diverse, and often bizarre lives of fishes.

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