The darters are a fascinating group of colorful and diminutive freshwater fish whose beauty rivals that of the tropical reef fishes. Native only to North America, the darters occur widely, especially in the United States, but are little known to the general public, largely because of their small size -- few exceed six inches and some measure a mere one inch at maturity.This book is the first comprehensive guide to the darters, covering all named and several undescribed forms -- 140 species in all. Each species account includes a synoptic description to aid in separation of similar species and
Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Glossary; A Key to the Darters; Percina and Its Subgenera; Hadropterus; Swainia; Alvordius; Ericosma; Odontopholis; Hypohomus; Cottogaster; Imostoma; Percina; Ammocrypta and Its Subgenera; Crystallaria; Ammocrypta; Etheostoma and Its Subgenera; Psychromaster; Litocara; Allohistium; Etheostoma; Ulocentra; Doration; Boleosoma; Ioa; Vaillantia; Nothonotus; ViIIora; Ozarka; Austroperca; OIigocephalus; Catonotus; Hololepis; Microperca; References; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y
Includes index. Includes bibliographical references and index. Description based on print version record.