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California Natural History Guides #77: Field Guide to Freshwater Fishes of Californiaby Samuel M. Mcginnis
Synopses & Reviews
"A handy guide to the freshwater fishes of California designed for amateur naturalists and anglers. Alcorn's illustrations are excellent."—Peter Moyle, author of Inland Fishes of California
"Freshwater Fishes of California contributes to the better understanding of the past and present history and biology of native and non-native freshwater fishes of California. It also provides practical information on how to sample, care for and/or utilize these fishes. Moreover, it reads like a good novel that piques your interest on fish natural history and identification. It should be of value to anglers, environmentalists concerned with protection of our aquatic habitats and resource, natural history buffs, and governmental biologists and administrators."—Theodore W. Wooster, Environmental Specialist, retired, California Department of Fish and Game
An illustrated guide to the freshwater fishes of California.
Using drawings coupled with descriptions, this guide provides a simple but effective method of identifying the freshwater fish of California.
This popular book is the only field guide to all of California's 130 freshwater fish species, both native and introduced. Revised and updated throughout, the guide now features the only complete collection of color illustrations of California freshwater fishes available anywhere. These color illustrations, coupled with a set of highly detailed black-and-white drawings, provide a quick and easy method for identifying fish in the field. Detailed natural history accounts for each species give a wealth of information, including the current endangered or threatened status of many native species.
* Includes angling tips for each sport fish species
* Features an expanded section on cooking freshwater fish
About the Author
Samuel M. McGinnis is Professor Emeritus of Biology at California State University, Hayward, where he taught ichthyology for 38 years.
Table of Contents
Physical and Biological Environment
External Anatomy and Physiology
Measurements and Defining Characteristics
Key to Families
Key to Species
SPECIES ACCOUNTS AND ANGLING NOTES
COLLECTING AND OBSERVING LIVE FRESHWATER FISHES
Regulations and Methods
Aquariums and Ponds
Photography and Making Fish Prints
Fish Watching in the Wild
FRESHWATER FISH IN THE KITCHEN
How to Clean a Fish
Cooking Freshwater Fish
Checklist of Species and Subspecies
State Fish Hatcheries
Sport Fishing Weight Records
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