Lake, River and Sea-Run Fishes of Canada
|The only complete guide to freshwater game fishes in all parts of
Canada, Lake, River and Sea-Run Fishes of Canada is a must for anglers,
naturalists and anyone who loves fine nature writing. Whether you want to find
out how the Dolly Varden trout got its odd name, sort out the salmonids'
tangled family relations, or identify some queer-looking item you've never
hooked before, this book will prove indispensable.
All of the main fish families are represented in Canadian waters, and new species are still being discovered. Lake, River and Sea-Run Fishes of Canada offers biology, angling tips and notes on the curiosities of all the best-known game fishes, and fishing lore from high mountain lakes, prairie rivers, the Great Lakes, the Arctic coastline and ocean tidepools.
|Loaded with practical as well as scientific information and
pleasantly laced with history and lore, the book is both educational and
enjoyable to read. It is enhanced by fifty illustrations, 36 of them in full
colour. This revised edition includes a foreword by the eminent fish scientist
Professor Joseph Nelson and an updated essay on endangered species by Dr. R.R.
"It should be on every angler's bookshelf." -Tony Eberts, Vancouver Province
"As a general guide to freshwater fishes, this book is an easily readable account with anecdote and fact nicely mixed" -Canadian Museum of NatureTable of Contents:
Salmon, Trout, Charr, Grayling and Whitefish (Order Salmoniformes)
Pike, Muskellunge, Pickerel and Mudminnows (Order Esociformes)
Smelt (Order Osmeriformes)
Sunfish, Bass, Perch and Drum (Order Perciformes)
Catfish, Bullhead, Stonecat and Madtom (Order Siluriformes)
Tomcod and Burbot (Order Gadiformes)
Sturgeon and Paddlefish (Order Acipenseriformes)
Eel (Order Anguilliformes)
Gar (Order Semionotiformes)
Lamprey and Hagfish (Orders Petromyzontiformes and Myxiniformes)
Bowfin (Order Amiiformes)
Goldeye and Mooneye (Order Osteoglossiformes)
Shad, Herring and Alewife (Order Clupeiformes)
Carp, Goldfish, Squawfish, Dace, Shiner and Chub (Order Cypriniformes)
Trout-Perch (Order Percopsiformes)
Killifish, Mummichog and Topminnow (Order Cyprinodontiformes)
Sculpins (Order Scorpaeniformes)
Grunion and Silverside (Order Atheriniformes)
Sticklebacks (Order Gasterosteiformes)
Canada's Aquatic Heritage Literature
Written by Frederick H. Wooding . Published by Harbour Publishing, 1997.
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