"Philip's Guide to Freshwater Fish of Britain and Europe" is an easy-to-use rapid identification guide to every fish species in Europe. The fresh waters of Britain and Europe support more than 300 species mostly native, some introduced - ...
representing 36 families. The fish themselves are very diverse, ranging from great sturgeons, salmon, and sunfish to the tiny pipefish, blennies and chiclids. Between these extremes are the most commonly seen fish such as: pike, roach, bream and minnow. In this comprehensive guide, illustrated keys allow the rapid identification of species: in the introductory chapter is a key to the families of fish, which will enable readers to quickly find the family to which their specimen belongs, and at the start of the chapter on each family, a detailed key identifies the exact species. Keith Linsell's 250 beautiful, full-colour species artworks are so detailed that in most cases identification can also be achieved by matching the specimen directly to the species illustration, and using the text and distribution maps for confirmation. The author, Peter S Maitland, provides much more than just a concise guide to the identification of our freshwater fish. He also gives an insight into the lives of fish their physiology, behaviour and development, their ecology, their exploitation and their conservation.