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A Field Guide to Fishes (Chilika Lake, Orissa, East Coast of India)

D.V. Rao, Akansha Pub, 2009, xx, 252 p, 80 col. plates, 114 b/s plates, 77 line drawings, ISBN : 8183701990, $65.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

A Field Guide to Fishes (Chilika Lake, Orissa, East Coast of India)/D.V. Rao

Contents: Foreword. Preface. Acknowledgements. Glossary. 1. Introduction. 2. Illustrated key to the families. 3. Systematic account: Family: 1. Carcharhinidae. 2. Sphyrnidae. 3. Pristidae. 4. Dasyatidae. 5. Myliobatidae. 6. Rhynchobatidae. 7. Elopidae. 8. Megalopidae. 9. Anguillidae. 10. Muraenidae. 11. Ophichthidae. 12. Muraenesocidae. 13. Synbranchidae. 14. Matacembelidae. 15. Clupeidae. 16. Pristigasteridae. 17. Engraulidae. 18. Synodontidae. 19. Chanidae. 20. Notopteridae. 21. Cyprinidae. 22. Cobitidaenn. 23. Bagridae. 24. Siluridae. 25. Schilbeidae. 26. Pangasiidae. 27. Sisoridae. 28. Clariidae. 29. Heteropneustidae. 30. Ariidae. 31. Plotosidae. 32. Hemiramphidae. 33. Aplocheilidae. 34. Atherinidae. 35. Belonidae. 36. Syngnathidae. 37. Scorpaenidae. 38. Tetrarogidae. 39. Platycephalidae. 40. Cichlidae. 41. Anabantidae. 42. Osphronemidae. 43. Channidae. 44. Centropomidae. 45. Ambassidae. 46. Serranidae. 47. Nandidae. 48. Teraponidae. 49. Sillaginidae. 50. Rachycenridae. 51. Echeneidae. 52. Carangidae. 53. Leiognathidae. 54. Lujanidae. 55. Lobotidae. 56. Gerreidae. 57. Sparidae. 58. Haemulidae. 59. Sciaenidae. 60. Monodactylidae. 61. Drepanidae. 62. Scatophagidae. 63. Mugilidae. 64. Sphyraenidae. 65. Polynemidae. 66. Siganidae. 67. Trichiuridae. 68. Scombridae. 69. Blenniidae. 70. Gobiidae. 71. Eleotridae. 72. Paralichthyidae. 73. Cynoglossidae. 74. Soleidae. 75. Triacanhidae. 76. Tetraodontidae. Select bibliography. Index.

"The Chilika Lake is a famous brackishwater lake harbouring large variety of fish. Whether you like to fish for consumption or research purpose or an administrator need to know the biodiversity for conservation and management of the lake or need to comply with the fishing regulations at one time or another and one need to have to identify the fish resources properly. Unfortunately, no such comprehensive field guide is made available to identify all the fish species encountered in the Chilika Lake. Therefore, to fill the gap "A Field Guide to Fishes: Chilika Lake, Orissa" is designed. 

The present Field Guide to Fishes: Chilika Lake, like the earlier works, is the outcome of author's dedicated and sincere efforts on the studies of estuarine Ichthyofauna. This is the first comprehensive field guide dealing with over 250 fish species of world famous Chilika Lake, Orissa and designed to serve the needs of amateurs, taxonomists, research students, managers and conservationists working on the estuaries of India." (jacket)

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