RE: NANFA-- "Fishes of Arkansas"

Hoover, Jan J WES (
Thu, 10 Aug 2000 07:33:52 -0500

>>>Does "Fishes of Arkansas" have good photos and habits/habitat
descriptions of
the fish?
Bruce Scott
Meridian, Idaho<<<

Bruce -

Definitely. Like most regional fish books, "Fishes of Arkansas" is divided
into family-based chapters. There is an overview of each family and a
taxonomic key to species, followed by species accounts. Accounts include
sections on morphological and meristic characters, life colors, similar
species, variation and taxonomy, distribution (with Arkansas dot map and
North America range map), and habitat and biology. Photographs are
underwater shots by Dr. William Roston (famous fish photographer) or
specimen photos by various contributors. In some cases, black-and-white
photographs from Miller and Robison's "Fishes of Oklahoma" are used. The
book is very reader-friendly and the "habitat and biology" sections are
excellent. This is one of my most frequently used books. It should be on
every fish-lover's bookshelf.

- Jan

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