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The threat of deteriorating habitats and a loss of biodiversity make this reference work on the freshwater fishes of British Columbia more necessary than ever before. Eighty-one comprehensive species accounts aid accurate identification and consist of an illustration, the scientific and common names of the fish, its distinguishing characteristics, taxonomic comments, geographic distribution, a life-history summary, a habitat-use summary, and conservation comments. The book is a critical resource for biologists, naturalists, management and conservation officers, anglers, and members of the public who are concerned about our natural heritage.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780888644671
ISBN-10: 0888644671
Format: Hardback
(254mm x 178mm x 31mm)
Pages: 696
Imprint: University of Alberta Press
Publisher: University of Alberta Press
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: Canada

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Author Biography - J.D McPhail

J.D. McPhail is professor emeritus of the Native Fish Research Group in the Department of Zoology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.