Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

Field guide to the freshwater fishes of Australia.

Abstract

This field guide contains well-illustrated freshwater fishes of Australia coupled with colourful photographs of fishes described. The expanded handy field guide lists 302 species from different contributors, significantly of Gerald Allen and Hamar Midgley, both are experts and fish lovers. An introduction on the origins of the Australian freshwater fish fauna, faunal composition and coverage, endemism and hot spots, ecology, reproductive biology Australian drainage divisions, threatened species, scientific names and classification of fishes, preserving and fish photography, dangerous fishes and colour patterns are presented. This field guide is largely made up of detailed accounts about individual species on their general features, recognition, habitat, status and distribution. The guide is an excellent reference for biologists, aquaculturists, students and fish hobbyists.