Princeton Field Guides: Field Guide to the Fishes of the Amazon, Orinoco, and Guianas

Editors: van der Sleen, Peter and Albert, James S.
Publication Year: 2018
Publisher: Princeton University Press

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-0-69-117074-9
Category: Animals & Veterinary Medicine
Image Count: 972
Book Status: Available
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Field Guide to the Fishes of the Amazon, Orinoco, and Guianas provides descriptions and identification keys for all the known genera of fishes that inhabit Greater Amazonia, a vast and still mostly remote region of tropical rainforests, seasonally flooded savannas, and meandering lowland rivers.

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Table of Contents

  • Foreword - Michael J. Goulding
  • Preface - Luiz R. Malabarba
  • Acknowledgments
  • Contributors
  • General Introduction
  • How to Use This Book
  • Identification Key to Fish Families
  • Photographic Guide to Fish Families
  • The Fish Families
  • Carcharhiniformes: Carcharhinidae—Requiem Sharks
  • Pristiformes: Pristidae—Sawfishes or Carpenter Sharks
  • Myliobatiformes: Potamotrygonidae—River Stingrays
  • Lepidosireniformes: Lepidosirenidae—South American Lungfish
  • Anguilliformes: Ophichthidae—Snake Eels
  • Osteoglossiformes: Arapaimidae—Bonytongues
  • Clupeiformes: Clupeidae—Herrings
  • Characiformes: Acestrorhynchidae—Freshwater Barracudas
  • Siluriformes: Ariidae—Sea Catfishes
  • Gymnotiformes: Apteronotidae—Ghost Knifefishes
  • Cyprinodontiformes: Anablepidae—Four-eyed Fishes
  • Perciformes: Cichlidae—Cichlids
  • Gobiiformes: Eleotridae—Sleepers
  • Batrachoidiformes: Batrachoididae—Toadfishes
  • Beloniformes: Belonidae—Needlefishes
  • Synbranchiformes: Synbranchidae—Swamp Eels
  • Syngnathiformes: Syngnathidae—Pipefishes
  • Pleuronectiformes: Achiridae—American Soles
  • Tetraodontiformes: Tetraodontidae—Pufferfishes
  • Glossary of Technical Terms
  • Literature Cited
  • Photo Credits