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Fishes: The Animal Answer Guide (The Animal Answer Guides: Q&A for the Curious Naturalist)
Title:

Fishes: The Animal Answer Guide (The Animal Answer Guides: Q&A for the Curious Naturalist)

Author:
Gene Helfman,Bruce Collette
ISBN:
142140222X
PDF book size:
1432 kb
ePub book size:
1959 kb
Fb2 book size:
1873 kb
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ISBN13
978-1421402222
Rating:
4.5 of 5
Votes:
683
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press; 1 edition (November 1, 2011)
Language:
English
Subcatergory:
Biological Sciences
Pages:
216

One fish, two fish, red fish, nearly thirty thousand species of fish―or fishes, as they are properly called when speaking of multiple species. This is but one of many things the authors of this fascinatingly informative book reveal in answering common and not-so-common questions about this ubiquitous group of animals.

Fishes range in size from tiny gobies to the massive Ocean Sunfish, which weighs thousands of pounds. They live in just about every body of water on the planet. Ichthyologists Gene Helfman and Bruce Collette provide accurate, entertaining, and sometimes surprising answers to over 100 questions about these water dwellers, such as "How many kinds of fishes are there?" "Can fishes breathe air?" "How smart are fishes?" and "Do fishes feel pain?" They explain how bony fishes evolved, the relationship between them and sharks, and why there is so much color variation among species. Along the way we also learn about the Devils Hole Pupfish, which has the smallest range of any vertebrate in the world; Lota lota, the only freshwater fish to spawn under ice; the Candiru, a pencil-thin Amazonian catfish that lodges itself in a very personal place on male bathers and must be removed surgically; and many other curiosities.

With more than 100 photographs―including two full-color photo galleries―and the most up-to-date facts on the world's fishes from two premier experts, this fun book is the perfect bait for any curious naturalist, angler, or aquarist.

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3 Reviews
  • Very dry. Could not make myself read more than just a page or two.

  • Very informational. Included questions I would not even think to ask. Provided answers that were able to be followed and understood. Definitely good for someone who is looking to learn more about fishes.

  • Great.