McDowall, R. M
Title New Zealand Freshwater Fishes, an Historical and Ecological Biogeography
9048192706 / 9789048192700
Inventory number 979005
2010. 28cm. Pp.xxi,449. Hardbound.
Current synthesis of taxonomic and ecological information on New Zealandís freshwater fish fauna.
One of the key elements for understanding the origins and derivations of this fish fauna is that in all groups some or all of the species are diadromous, customarily spending a significant phase of their lives at sea. The distribution patterns reflect these changing habits, with diadromous species being broadly distributed but tending to be lowland in range, whereas the derived, non-diadromous species have narrower ranges, but are often found further inland and at high elevations. This book provides an ecological and historical synthesis of these divergent patterns across New Zealandís geography and history.
9789048192700. New Zealand Freshwater Fishes