Common and Scientific Names of Fishes from the United States Canada and Mexico, 6th Edition


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Joseph S. Nelson, Edwin J. Crossman, Héctor Espinosa-Pérez, Lloyd T. Findley, Carter R. Gilbert, Robert N. Lea, and James D. Williams

386 pages

Published by American Fisheries Society, July 2004


Special Publication 29

This authoritative reference provides an accurate, up-to-date checklist of common and scientific names for all described and taxonomically valid fish species living in fresh and marine waters of North America. This edition contains 1,271 additional species and reflects numerous taxonomic changes that have occurred since 1991.

This book includes:

* 3,700 species * 262 families * 52 established exotics * 13 named hybrids * the rationale and methodology for common name allocation * history of changes from previous edition * extensive references * Spanish and French names * a companion CD-ROM

Table of Contents

List of Families

Introduction (In English, Spanish, and French) Area of Coverage Family Names Common Names Principles Governing Selection of Common Names Relationship of Common and Scientific Names of Species Plan of the List Index Acknowledgments

Part I: Scientific Name, Occurrence, and Accepted Common Name

Part II: Appendix 1: Changes from 1991 Edition and Comments Appendix 2: Names Applied to Hybrid Fishes

Part III: References, Editions of the Names List, and Edition of the World List Personal Communications Index