Field Guide To Freshwater Fishes Of California: Revised Edition by Samuel M. McGinnisField Guide To Freshwater Fishes Of California: Revised Edition by Samuel M. McGinnis

Field Guide To Freshwater Fishes Of California: Revised Edition

bySamuel M. McGinnisIllustratorDoris Alcorn

Paperback | September 17, 2006

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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
Samuel M. McGinnisis Professor Emeritus of Biology at California State University, Hayward, where he taught ichthyology for 38 years.
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Title:Field Guide To Freshwater Fishes Of California: Revised EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:550 pages, 7.25 × 4.5 × 1.42 inPublished:September 17, 2006Publisher:University of California PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0520237277

ISBN - 13:9780520237278

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

INTRODUCTION
Freshwater Habitats
Physical and Biological Environment
External Anatomy and Physiology
Internal Anatomy
Measurements and Defining Characteristics
Protective Status

ILLUSTRATED KEYS
Key to Families
Key to Species

SPECIES ACCOUNTS AND ANGLING NOTES
Lamprey (Petromyzontidae)
Pike (Escocidae)

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
Abbreviations
Glossary
State Fish Hatcheries
Sport Fishing Weight Records
Selected References
Index