Format: Softcover, 157 pages
Publisher: Murray-Darling Basin Commission, 2007
The Fishes of the Murray-Darling Basin: An introductory guide is the first book devoted solely to the Basin's fish fauna. It provides information on the identification, ecology, and distribution of the 57 species known to be present, as well as outlining the threats to native species and the impacts of alien species. Mark Lintermans has been involved in the management and research of the Basin's fish for more than 20 years, and has distilled the current knowledge of the fish fauna into easily accessible text for each species. If you ever wanted to know which species makes a 100 km plus migration to spawn, and then returns to its home snag, or what is a soluble trout, or which is the most widespread native species in the Basin, then this book is for you. The book is extremely well illustrated and will no doubt become a valuable reference guide. It is set out so that the distribution of each species is easy to see and further information sources can be found immediately. It will be a valuable guide for naturalists, students, scientists, anglers and anyone interested in the aquatic fauna of one of Australia's major rivers.