Review of “Fishes of the World” by Joseph S. Nelson

Review of “Fishes of the World” by Joseph S. Nelson Rev Fish Biol Fisheries (2006) 16:227–228 DOI 10.1007/s11160-006-9004-z BOOK REVIEW John Wiley & Sons Inc., 4th Edition; xix + 601 pp; 2006. ISBN: 0-471-25031-7 Richard Winterbottom Received: 8 May 2006 / Accepted: 11 May 2006 / Published online: 13 July 2006 Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2006 It has been 30 years since the first edition of this material. The numbers of genera for each level is listed, along with estimates of the number of book appeared. In that period, it has evolved significantly through the three previous editions extant species, distribution and major habitat (e.g. marine, freshwater). Sometimes, little tidbits of to this, the fourth edition. Along the way, it has become an iconic and indispensable work in ich- ecological, behavioural or other information help thyology, used extensively by laymen, consul- to enliven the text, and remind us that we are tants, ecologists, fisheries workers, students and dealing with real organisms. professional ichthyologists – indeed, anyone who Treatment of individual families and their wants a quick, up-to-date introduction to any constituents is, of necessity, not uniform. For group of fishes and the relevant literature. The example, each of the four genera of notopterids book is essentially a distillation of Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries Springer Journals

Review of “Fishes of the World” by Joseph S. Nelson

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