Re: NANFA-- Scaleless fish/Scaled fish

Bruce Stallsmith (
Wed, 11 Oct 2000 20:02:58 EDT

Hi Sajjad, two ichth textbooks that I have and use as references are "Fishes
An Introduction to Ichthyology" 4th ed. by Moyle & Cech (Prentice Hall), and
"Biology of Fishes" 2nd ed. by Q. Bone, N.B. Marshall and J.H.S. Blaxter
(Blackie Academic & Professional). Moyle & Cech is a little less technical,
while Bone et al. are old-style British ichthyologists who go into more
detail with physiology especially. There is also a recent book co-authored
by NANFA member Gene Helfman which has received excellent reviews (incl.
Chris Scharpf's) which I haven't really had a chance to look at yet.

This summer I might teach an Ichthyology class, so my thoughts will sharpen
as to which textbook I would want to use.

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL

>From: Sajjad Lateef <>
>Subject: Re: NANFA-- Scaleless fish/Scaled fish
>Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2000 16:26:36 -0500 (CDT)
> Thanks. I was curious about the second type (fish that have lost
>scales altogether) like Catfish.
> I think I ought to obtain a basic Ichthyology/Zoology book
>(Zoology 101 college text) sometime. Any recomendations?

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