By Catherine Allen
Grzimek's scholar Animal lifestyles source: Fishes bargains readers accomplished and easy-to-use info on Earth's Fishes. Entries are prepared by way of taxonomy, the technology during which residing issues are categorised into comparable teams. each one access comprises sections on actual features; geographic variety; habitat; nutrition; habit and copy; fishes and folks; and conservation prestige. kinfolk entries are via a number of species bills and a variety map and photograph or representation for every species. Entries finish with an inventory of books, periodicals, and websites which may be used for additional learn.
The quantity of Grzimek's pupil Animal existence source: Fishes contains a pronunciation advisor for clinical names, a thesaurus, an outline of fishes, an inventory of species within the set by way of biome, an inventory of species via geographic place, and an index. The set has approximately 250 full-color maps, photographs, and illustrations to brighten up the textual content, and sidebars offer extra evidence and comparable information.
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Using its biting plate, a hagfish pierces its food and bores into it, eating the soft insides and leaving only the bones and skin or shell. (Illustration by Jacqueline Mahannah. ) Conservation status: Atlantic hagfishes are not threatened or endangered. ■ FOR MORE INFORMATION Books: Gilbert, Carter Rowell, and James D. Williams. National Audubon Society Field Guide to Fishes: North America. New York: Knopf, 2002. Schultz, Ken. Ken Schultz’s Field Guide to Saltwater Fish. New York: Wiley, 2004. , and William C.
New York: Wiley, 2004. Schultz, Ken. Ken Schultz’s Field Guide to Saltwater Fish. New York: Wiley, 2004. 36 Grzimek’s Student Animal Life Resource GARS Lepisosteiformes ● Class: Actinopterygii Order: Lepisosteiformes Number of families: 1 family order C H A P T E R PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS phylum Gars have a long snout, or bill, and a long, armored body. GEOGRAPHIC RANGE Gars live in the freshwaters of eastern North America, as far west as Montana in the United States; as far north as Montana and southern Quebec, Canada; and as far south as Central America and Cuba.
CORBIS. ) 16 Grzimek’s Student Animal Life Resource Atlantic manta (Manta birostris) ATLANTIC MANTA Manta birostris Physical characteristics: The head, pectoral fin, and trunk of Atlantic mantas are flattened and join to form a disk that is much broader than it is long and has slightly curved outer corners. 7 meters). Atlantic mantas have a short, whiplike tail. Atlantic mantas are brown to olive-green on the back and white to whitish on the belly. Geographic range: Atlantic mantas live all over the world.
Fishes by Catherine Allen