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From the tiny minnow to the massive muskellunge, there are almost 800 species of freshwater fish in North America. Freshwater Fishes is an ideal, simplified reference to the most common North American species. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar and unique species organized by family to allow for easy comparison of similar species. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, pocket-sized folding guide is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use by anglers of all ages. Made in the USA.
Invasive non-native species are a major threat to global biodiversity. Often introduced accidentally through international travel or trade, they invade and colonize new habitats, often with devastating consequences for the local flora and fauna. Their environmental impacts can range from damage to resource production (e.g. agriculture and forestry) and infrastructure (e.g. buildings, road and water supply), to human health. They consequently can have major economic impacts. It is a priority to prevent their introduction and spread, as well as to control them. Freshwater ecosystems are particularly at risk from invasions and are landscape corridors that facilitate the spread of invasives.
This book reviews the current state of knowledge of the most notable global invasive freshwater species or groups, based on their severity of economic impact, geographic distribution outside of their native range, extent of research, and recognition of the ecological severity of the impact of the species by the IUCN. As well as some of the very well-known species, the book also covers some invasives that are emerging as serious threats. Examples covered include a range of aquatic and riparian plants, insects, molluscs, crustacea, fish, amphibians, reptiles and mammals, as well as some major pathogens of aquatic organisms.
The book also includes overview chapters synthesizing the ecological impact of invasive species in fresh water and summarizing practical implications for the management of rivers and other freshwater habitats.
Setting up a freshwater aquarium for the first time can be a daunting task. The Freshwater Aquariums Manual features a comprehensive guide to setting up and maintaining an aquarium full of healthy, thriving freshwater animals.
This easy guide will help you to choose your fish and invertebrates, selecting your equipment and creating the environment, when to add water animals to the water, chemicals, plants, adding different types of water animals, maintaining the aquarium and dealing with common problems.
The information is presented in a straightforward text that's easy to read and understand. Whether you are just starting out or already have a few years of experience, this manual puts a wealth of information at your fingertips.
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