- Hardcover: 700 pages
- Publisher: CSIRO Publishing (September 1, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0643069666
- ISBN-13: 978-0643069664
- Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 7.6 x 2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5 pounds
Publication Date: September 1, 2004 | ISBN-10: 0643069666 | ISBN-13: 978-0643069664
Joint winner of the 2005 Whitley Medal.
Freshwater Fishes of North-Eastern Australia provides details of the ecology, systematics, biogeography and management of 79 species of native fish present in the region. It includes detailed information on their identification, evolutionary history, breeding biology, feeding ecology, movement patterns, macro-, meso- and micro-habitat use, water quality tolerances, conservation status and current threats, as well as environmental flow and management needs.
Based on the results of extensive field surveys and a comprehensive review of existing literature, it is designed to assist environmental practitioners and managers to make informed decisions about future management strategies. It will also encourage a greater research effort into the region’s aquatic fauna by providing a comprehensive resource that enables other researchers to adopt a more quantitative and strategic framework for their research.