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Fishes of Indiana : A Field Guide

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Indiana has more fish species than any other state north of the Ohio River. This rich variety of fish fauna is on display in this informative and beautifully illustrated guide. From the large freshwater species like the Paddlefish, Lake Sturgeon, and Mooneye, to Great Lakes species like the whitefish, Lake and Brook trout, and Longnose sucker, this book has them all-plus lesser-known species and a few thought to have disappeared from the state. Each species is represented by a descriptive entry containing diagnostic information, conservation status, habitat preferences, diet, reproductive biology, and other facts to assist in identification; a map showing the geographical distribution of the species across Indiana; and a taxonomically accurate and precise illustration.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 109.22 x 208.28 x 20.32mm | 430.91g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 240 color illus., 133 b&w illus., 227 maps
  • 0253223083
  • 9780253223081
  • 2,032,892

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Every state should have a fish book like this. . . . This volume is compact to work as a field guide but could also be useful in reference collections in the area as the information and pictures are detailed. . . . [T]his is a recommended title for academic and large public libraries in the Midwest region of the United States. * American Reference Books Annual * All in all the book is great. June 2011 * North American Native Fish Association Forum * The book's breakdown and detail is thorough and complete.June 14, 2011 * Evansville Courier & Press * Whether you've been fishing all your life or are wanting to learn, Fishes of Indiana is a field guide that you might want to consider taking along next time you're fishing. August 21, 2011 * The Herald Times *show more

About Thomas P. Simon

Thomas P. Simon, Ph.D., has published more than 150 scientific papers and 10 books on the natural history and ecology of North American freshwater fishes. He is a Fellow of the Indiana Academy of Science and former Director of the Indiana Biological Survey.Joseph R. Tomelleri is a scientific illustrator.show more

Table of contents

PrefaceAcknowledgmentsList of AbbreviationsSpecies List of Indiana FishesIntroduction: Purpose and Plan of the BookHow to Use This GuideIndiana: Fishes and Waters Waters of Indiana and Fish Associations Field Study and Collection of Fishes Preservation of Fishes for Study Names of Fishes Identification of FishesMethods for Identifying Fishes Methods for Counting and Measuring Fish Traits Distinguishing Characters and Pictorial Guide to Early Life History Stages of Fish Families Key to the Families of Indiana FishesFamily and Species Accounts of Indiana Fishes Including KeysTop 10 Fishing Spots in Indiana Lakes and RiversGlossaryWorks CitedIndexshow more

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