Fishes of Bermuda: History, Zoogeography, Annotated Checklist, and Identification keys

Fishes of Bermuda: History, Zoogeography, Annotated Checklist, and Identification keys Rev Fish Biol Fisheries (2006) 16:107–108 DOI 10.1007/s11160-006-9000-3 BOOK REVIEW Fishes of Bermuda: history, zoogeography, annotated checklist, and identification keys By William F. Smith-Vaniz, Bruce B. Collette, and Brian E. Luckhurst. American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologist Special Publication No. 4, p 424 (1999) Kenneth W. Able Received: 15 March 2006 / Accepted: 15 March 2006 / Published online: 13 July 2006 Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2006 This text brings together ideas and data about Of the species listed, 85 are considered new records for Bermuda and 10 are endemic includ- islands and natural history; two topics that are, of necessity, related. Islands have been central ing, possibly, several species of Fundulus. Despite this diversity the authors consider the fauna to be to the development of evolutionary (think Darwin) and ecological (MacArthur and Wilson relatively depauperate (50–55% of the number of 1967) theory but it is the natural history of the species in the Florida Keys or the Bahamas). species that occupy islands that is critical to The core of the book is the species accounts advancing our understanding. These thoughts on which include the nomenclature, comments on the importance of natural history are mirrored literature records, general distribution, Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries Springer Journals

Fishes of Bermuda: History, Zoogeography, Annotated Checklist, and Identification keys

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