Автор: Joseph S. Nelson
Название: Fishes of the World
Издательство: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey
Размер: 4,8 mb
Joseph S. Nelson Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta,
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E9 Canada
One purpose dominated the writing of the previous editions of Fishes of the World (Nelson, 1976, 1984, 1994): to present a modern introductory systematic treatment of all major fish groups, both fossil and living. The same objective prevailed in writing this revision. The acceptance of the previous three editions as a guide and reference to the classification of fishes by teachers of courses in ichthyology or fish biology, collection managers, aquarists, and by ichthyologists and other zoologists in general has been increasingly gratifying. Many important works have been published since the last edition (Nelson, 1994), and we think we have a better understanding of relationships than we had a decade ago; however, as in the past, only further work will enable us to judge whether all of our new ideas are advances. Many questions remain. In this edition I have revised the classification in light of recent research, given references to recent systematic works, listed more genera under the families, and given recent systematic information. Some new fish drawings have been added.