9780879612542

A Guide to California's Freshwater Fishes

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  • ISBN13:

    9780879612542

  • ISBN10:

    0879612541

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-12-01
  • Publisher: Gem Guides Book Co

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Summary

The answers to these questions and many others, can be found in "A Guide to California's Freshwater Fishes" by Bob Madgic. This book offers students, anglers, and all others interested in the natural world comprehensive and detailed information on the fish species inhabiting the Golden State's rivers, streams, lakes, and reservoirs. Color illustrations of each fish species by artist William L. Crary accompany the text. Other illustrations include color photos of significant fish habitat throughout the state, and important maps and diagrams.

This guidebook presents ways that fish can be grouped for identification and study purposes, a rationale on the ecological importance of native fish species and an identification of habitat conditions necessary for maintaining healthy fisheries. It contains a brief history of California fishes, beginning with the once abundant coldwater fishery native to the state, to the many introduced species brought to California. The impact of dams, reservoirs, and hatcheries is discussed, as well as the significance of governmental l

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