Title Keys to the Freshwater Fish of Britain and Ireland, with Notes on their Distribution and Ecology
0900386711 / 9780900386718
Inventory number 003995
2004. 25cm. Pp.248. 48 colour photos, figures, maps. Paperback.
Revised edition, enlarged and updated. Fifty-seven species are recognised in a checklist for Britain and Ireland, several new.
Additionally, Sterlet, Siberian Sturgeon, Grass Carp, Channel Catfish and Brown Bullhead are also included in the keys to species (though not illustrated) because they may be encountered in fresh and estuarine waters within the British Isles.
All species in the checklist are illustrated by line drawings accompanying the relevant key couplets. Accurate identification is assisted by additional text in a new section summarising important external features of each species, their general body size, habitat, reproduction, food, distribution, and use for angling and fisheries.
In addition to the keys for identifying 23 families and 62 species of adult fish, keys to family level are also provided for identifying the eggs and post-larval stages, and the scales of adult fish; the scales are illustrated with photographs and line drawings emphasising the most important diagnostic features.
9780900386718. Keys to the Freshwater Fish of Britain and Ireland