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9781421433059
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9781421433073
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Field Guide to Freshwater Fishes of Virginia

In Field Guide to Freshwater Fishes of Virginia, the foremost experts on Commonwealth fishes bring their decades of field experience to readers, offering a complete reference to the fishes of the entire state of Virginia. Gathering information that until now could only be found scattered across numerous reference works and online databases, this book provides everything you need to know to identify fish families and species in the Virginia region.

Covering how to collect, handle, observe, conserve, and protect these unique fishes, the book's key features include

more than 175 vibrant, full-color illustrations, set side by side with descriptions of each fish
helpful line drawings that depict the most reliable diagnostic characteristics for field identifications (e.g., snout shape, pigment patterns, mouth morphology)
descriptions of Virginia's freshwater habitats
examples of incredible fish spawning and feeding behavior
tips on observing fish in the wild and in captivity
a chapter on the taxonomy of family and common names of the fish species most common throughout Virginia
up-to-date fish distribution maps
a complete glossary of terms

Providing a fascinating foray into the wonders of the Commonwealth's swimmers, Field Guide to Freshwater Fishes of Virginia will appeal to scientists, naturalists, teachers, native fish aquarists, students, anglers, and fish collectors.

About the Authors

Paul E. Bugas, Jr., is a fisheries manager with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. Corbin D. Hilling is a graduate student at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Val Kells is a coauthor and illustrator of A Field Guide to Coastal Fishes: From Maine to Texas and A Field Guide to Coastal Fishes: From Alaska to California. She is the illustrator of Tunas and Billfishes of the World. Michael J. Pinder is an aquatic biologist with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. Derek A. Wheaton is a hatchery tech for Conservation Fisheries, Inc. Donald J. Orth is the Thomas H. Jones Professor in the Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Joseph R. Tomelleri is the illustrator of Freshwater Fishes of North America, Volume 1: Petromyzontidae to Catostomidae, among other publications.

Reviews

"The Field Guide to Freshwater Fishes of Virginia is one of the best fish field guides I've encountered. It covers all the fish in detail, but is small enough to easily fit in a pack or carry-on bag. The illustrations are beautiful and the text focuses on information most helpful for field identification."—Matthew L. Miller, The Nature Conservancy, Cool Green Science

"The new Field Guide to Freshwater Fishes of Virginia takes on the daunting challenge of covering the 226 species of freshwater fishes found in the state in the abbreviated format of a true field guide. The authors succeed in this task, producing a book that is both informative and portable. The book's format makes it useful to a wide range of potential users, including fishers, professional biologists, and those interested in keeping native species in aquaria . . . I highly recommend the book."—Bruce W. Stallsmith, Fisheries

"An extraordinarily useful and beautifully illustrated field guide to the rich and diverse fish fauna that inhabit Virginia's streams, rivers, and lakes. A valuable contribution that, by putting more enlightened eyes in the field, will doubtless facilitate building knowledge of Virginia's fishes going forward while keeping abreast of their dynamic nature."—Wayne C. Starnes, former Curator of Fishes, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

"This beautiful and succinct book has some of the best illustrations out there right now. Strongly recommended. All federal biologists and academics in aquatic sciences should buy a copy."—Brooks M. Burr, Emeritus Professor, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

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