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Historical Biogeography Of Neotropical Freshwater Fishes

Author : James S. Albert
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The fish faunas of continental South and Central America constitute one of the greatest concentrations of aquatic diversity on Earth, consisting of about 10 percent of all living vertebrate species. Historical Biogeography of Neotropical Freshwater Fishes explores the evolutionary origins of this unique ecosystem. The chapters address central themes in the study of tropical biodiversity: why is the Amazon basin home to so many distinct evolutionary lineages? What roles do ecological specialization, speciation, and extinction play in the formation of regional assemblages? How do dispersal barriers contribute to isolation and diversification? Focusing on whole faunas rather than individual taxonomic groups, this volume shows that the area’s high regional diversity is not the result of recent diversification in lowland tropical rainforests. Rather, it is the product of species accumulating over tens of millions of years and across a continental arena.

Historical Biogeography Of Neotropical Freshwater Fishes

Author : James S. Albert
ISBN : 9780520268685
Genre : Nature
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“Full of the details we ichthyologists love, this book will clearly be a standard reference on South American fishes for decades to come. The amazingly detailed glossary alone may well be worth the price of the book!” --Peter B. Moyle, author of Inland Fishes of California “A major contribution to our understanding of multiple aspects of the Neotropical freshwater fish fauna. The book will be of interest not only to ichthyologists, but also to a broader audience of researchers working on freshwater organisms and general biogeographic patterns.”--Richard P. Vari, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution “An up-to-date summary of our knowledge of a major continental biodiversity area, that should attract a wide variety of readers."--William Fink, University of Michigan “Successfully brings together disparate information and introduces new data and analyses, giving a vast overview of neotropical freshwater fishes.” --Brian Crother, Southeastern Louisiana University

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Field Guide To The Fishes Of The Amazon Orinoco And Guianas

Author : Peter van der Sleen
ISBN : 9781400888801
Genre : Nature
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The Amazon and Orinoco basins in northern South America are home to the highest concentration of freshwater fish species on earth, with more than 3,000 species allotted to 564 genera. Amazonian fishes include piranhas, electric eels, freshwater stingrays, a myriad of beautiful small-bodied tetras and catfishes, and the largest scaled freshwater fish in the world, the pirarucu. 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. The guide’s contributors include more than fifty expert scientists. They summarize the current state of knowledge on the taxonomy, species richness, and ecology of these fish groups, and provide references to relevant literature for species-level identifications. This richly illustrated guide contains 700 detailed drawings, 190 color photos, and 500 distribution maps, which cover all genera. An extensive and illustrated glossary helps readers with the identification keys. The first complete overview of the fish diversity in the Amazon, Orinoco, and Guianas, this comprehensive guide is essential for anyone interested in the freshwater life inhabiting this part of the world. First complete overview of the fish diversity in the Amazon and Orinoco basins Contributors include more than fifty experts Identification keys and distribution maps for all genera 190 stunning color photos 700 detailed line drawings Extensive and illustrated glossary

Inland Fishes Of California

Author : Peter B. Moyle
ISBN : 0520227549
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"This is an authoritative and broad survey on the fishes inhabiting California's inland waters. Professionals and amateurs will find valuable information on the ecology of California's six major drainages and the 132 fish species, both native and exotic, that call them home. Population distributions, life histories, social behavior, and feeding habits are all meticulously examined. . . . At the same time, Moyle highlights those critical differences that make each species indispensable and worthy of protection. . . . Moyle includes excellent species-specific illustrations."--from "Ten Books Every California Naturalist Should Own," "California Wild" "Western freshwater fishes provide interesting and difficult problems in taxonomy, evolutionary biology and conservation ecology. Moyle's timely revision of "Inland Fishes of California addresses these issues and provides a wealth of information on the fishes of California. As expected of Professor Moyle, the book is also a status report on the state's native fishes and an eloquent plea to reduce the losses. It will, no doubt, be required reading for anyone interested in western fishes or aquatic conservation."--Douglas F. Markle, Oregon State University "Publication of this work has long been anticipated and will be welcomed by a wide audience in California and elsewhere. It will provide, as did the first edition, a base-line from which an array of people from laymen to scientists will benefit."--W.L. Minckley, co-editor of "Battle Against Extinction: Native Fish Management in the American West

Fishes Of The Fitzcarrald Peruvian Amazon

Author : James Albert
ISBN : 9781300185840
Genre : Alto Perú National Park (Peru).
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Ecology Of North American Freshwater Fishes

Author : Stephen T. Ross
ISBN : 9780520249455
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The North American freshwater fish fauna is the most diverse and thoroughly researched temperate fish fauna in the world. Ecology of North American Freshwater Fishes is the only textbook to provide advanced undergraduate and graduate students and researchers with an up-to-date and integrated view of the ecological and evolutionary concepts, principles, and processes involved in the formation and maintenance of this fauna. Ecology of North American Freshwater Fishes provides readers with a broad understanding of why specific species and assemblages occur in particular places. Additionally, the text explores how individuals and species interact with each other and with their environments, how such interactions have been altered by anthropogenic impacts, and the relative success of efforts to restore damaged ecosystems. This book is designed for use in courses related to aquatic and fish ecology, fish biology, ichthyology, and related advanced ecology and conservation courses, and is divided into five sections for ease of use. Chapter summaries, supplemental reading lists, online sources, extensive figures, and color photography are included to guide readers through the material and facilitate student learning. Part 1: Faunal origins, evolution, and diversity Presents a broad picture—both spatially and temporally—of the derivation of the fauna, including global and regional geological and climatological processes and their effects on North American fishes. Part 2: Formation, maintenance, and persistence of local populations and assemblages Focuses on how local fish populations and assemblages are formed and how they persist, or not, through time. Part 3: Form and function Deals with the relationship of body form and life history patterns as they are related to ecological functions. Part 4: Interactions among individuals and species Discusses the numerous interactions among individuals and species through communication, competition, predation, mutualism, and facilitation. Part 5: Issues in conservation Focuses on several primary conservation issues such as flow alterations and the increasing biotic homogenization of faunas.

Flame And Fortune In The American West

Author : Gregory L. Simon
ISBN : 9780520292802
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Flame and Fortune in the American West creatively and meticulously investigates the ongoing politics, folly, and avarice shaping the production of increasingly widespread yet dangerous suburban and exurban landscapes. The 1991 Oakland Hills Tunnel Fire is used as a starting point to better understand these complex social-environmental processes. The Tunnel Fire is the most destructive fire—in terms of structures lost—in California history. More than 3,000 residential structures burned and 25 lives were lost. Although this fire occurred in Oakland and Berkeley, others like it sear through landscapes in California and the American West that have experienced urban growth and development within areas historically prone to fire. Simon skillfully blends techniques from environmental history, political ecology, and science studies to closely examine the Tunnel Fire within a broader historical and spatial context of regional economic development and natural-resource management, such as the widespread planting of eucalyptus trees as an exotic lure for homeowners and the creation of hillside neighborhoods for tax revenue—decisions that produced communities with increased vulnerability to fire. Simon demonstrates how in Oakland a drive for affluence led to a state of vulnerability for rich and poor alike that has only been exacerbated by the rebuilding of neighborhoods after the fire. Despite these troubling trends, Flame and Fortune in the American West illustrates how many popular and scientific debates on fire limit the scope and efficacy of policy responses. These risky yet profitable developments (what the author refers to as the Incendiary), as well as proposed strategies for challenging them, are discussed in the context of urbanizing areas around the American West and hold global applicability within hazard-prone areas.

Phylogeny And Classification Of Neotropical Fishes

Author : Luiz R. Malabarba
ISBN : UCSD:31822029670478
Genre : Fishes
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Neotropical ichthyology: an overview; Fossils and geological evidence; The stage for neotropical fish diversification: a history of tropical south american rivers; The temporal context for the diversification of neotropical fishes; Phylogeny of fossil characiformes and paleobiogeography of the Tremembe formation, Sao Paulo; Brazil; Maastrichtian to early late paleocene freshwater osteichthyes of Bolivia: additions and comments; Characiformes; Higher lever phylogenetic concepts within characiforms (Ostariophysi), a historical review; Relationships of the characidiinae and phylogeny of characiform fishes (Teleostei: ostariophysi); Phylogenetic study of the hemiodontidae (Ostariophysi: characiformes); Perspectives about the phylogeny and classification of the chacidae (Teleostei: Characiformes); Relationships of the tribes and genera of the glandulocaudinae (Ostariophysi: characiformes: characidae) with a description of a New Genus, Chrysobrycon; Monophyly of the Cheirodontinae, characters and major clades (Ostariophysi: characidae); Sperm ultrastructure in characid fishes (Teleostei: ostariophysi); The genus Creagrutus (Teleostei: Characiformes: Characidae): monophyly, relationships, and undetected diversity; A phylogenetic analysis of Roestes Gunther and Gilbertolus Eigenmann, with a hypothesis on the relationships of the Cynodontidae and Acestrorhynchidae (Teleostei: Ostariophysi: Characiformes); Siluriformes; Phylogenetic relationships of neotropical siluriformes: historical overview and synthesis of hypotheses; Monophyly and interrelationships of the Centromochlinae (Siluriformes: Auchenipteridae); Systematics, biogeography, and the fossil record of the Callichthyidae: a review of the available data; Phylogenetic relationships of the Loricariidae (Siluriformes) based on mitochondrial rRNA gene sequences; Conflict and resolution: impact of new taxa on phylogenetic studies of the neotropical cascudinhos (Siluroidei: Loricariidae); Gymnotiformes; The Gymnotiform "Eels" of tropical America: a history of classification and phylogeny of the South American electric Knifefishes (Teleostei: Ostariophysi: Siluriphysi); Phylogenetic systematics of Gymnotiformes with diagnoses of 58 clades: a review of available data; The phylogenetic position of the South America Electric Fish genera Sternophygus and Archolaemus (Ostariophysi: Gymnotiformes) according to 12s and 16s mitochondrial DNA sequences; Perciformes; A phylogeny and classfication of the South American Cichlidae (Teleostei: Perciformes); Molecular phylogeny of neotropical cichlids: the relationships of Cichlasomines and heroines; Mitochondrial phylogenetics, biogeography, and evolution of parental care and mating systems in Gymnogeophagus (Perciformes: Cichlidae); Atherinomorpha; Phylogenetic systematics and historical biogeography of the neotropical silverside family Atheronopsidae (Teleostei: Atheriniformes); Phylogeny and classification of the Cyprinodontiformes (Euteleostei: Atherinomorpha): a reappraisal; Phylogeny and classification of the Anablepidae (Teleostei: Cyprinodontiformes); Cytogenetic markers; Cytogenetic markers in neotropical freshwater fishes.

Field Guide To Freshwater Fishes Of California

Author : Samuel M. McGinnis
ISBN : 0520936965
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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

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