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Field guide to freshwater fishes of Australia

Author: Gerald R Allen; S H Midgley; M Allen
Publisher: Perth, W.A. : Western Australian Museum, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From tiny gobies to the giant barramundi, this compact volume provides in-depth coverage of nearly 300 species. Every species is illustrated in colour with additional hints for rapid identification.
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Allen, Gerald R.
Field guide to freshwater fishes of Australia.
Perth, W.A. : Western Australian Museum, 2002
(OCoLC)656194051
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald R Allen; S H Midgley; M Allen
ISBN: 0730754863 9780730754862
OCLC Number: 49901785
Description: xiv, 394 pages : chiefly color illustrations, color maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Origins of the Australian freshwater fish fauna --
Faunal composition and coverage --
Endemism and hot spots --
Ecology --
Reproductive biology --
Australian drainage divisions --
Threatened species --
Scientific names and the classification of fishes --
Preserving fishes --
Fish photography --
Dangerous fishes --
About colour patterns --
How to use this field guide --
External anatomy of typical freshwater fiehes --
Illustrated guide to families --
Primary freshwater families. Pouched lampreys; Short-headed lampreys; Australian lungfish; Bony tongues; Freshwater eels; Herrings; Anchovies; Fork-tailed catfishes; Eel-tailed catfishes; Souther graylings; Southern smelts; Gabaxiids; Salamander fishes; Garfishes or halfbeaks; Longtoms or needlefishes; Hardyheads or silversides; Rainbowfishes; Blue-eyes; Swamp-eels; Scorpionfishes; Glassfishes; Giant perches; Australian freshwater basses & cods; Freshwater blackfishes; Pygmy perches; Grunters; Flagtails; Cardinal fishes; Archerfishes; Mullets; Congollis; Gobies; Gudgeons; Tongue soles; Soles --
Estuarine-freshwater families. Requiem or whaler sharks; Sawfishes; Stingrays; Tenpounders; Tarpon; Moray eels; Milkfish; Pipefishes; Whitings; Ponyfishes; Snappers; Silver biddies; Bream; Croakers; Diamondfishes; Trevallies; Damselfishes; Scats; Nurseryfishes; Toadfishes or pufferfishes --
Introduced families. Trout and salmon; Cyprinids; Loaches; Livebearers; Perches; Chichlids --
Recommended reading --
Gazeteer of Australian localities --
Glossary.
Responsibility: G.R. Allen, S.H. Midgley, M. Allen.

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