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Goal: Sustain Our Nation’s Forests and Grasslands Second volume of Freshwater Fishes of North America

Cover of Volume 2 of Freshwater Fishes of North America (Warren et al. 2020. Johns Hopkins University Press) featuring the color illustrations of renowned fish artist Joseph Tomelleri. The encyclopedic reviews of each family are accompanied by color photographs (nearly 250 in this volume alone), range maps, and a plethora of artwork created by Mr. Tomelleri. The result is a rich textual and visual experience that covers everything known about the diversity, natural history, ecology, and biology of North American freshwater fishes.

Introduction

The second volume of Freshwater Fishes of North America was recently published. The book is a rich textual and visual experience that covers everything known about the diversity, natural history, ecology, and biology of North American fish families Characidae to Poeciliidae. The authoritative reference book is the result of decades of analysis by leading fish experts from universities and research laboratories across North America.

Summary

The second volume of Freshwater Fishes of North America is now available. This monumental, fully illustrated reference provides comprehensive details on the freshwater fishes of the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Mel Warren of the SRS Center for Bottomland Hardwoods is lead editor (and author of several chapters) with four other editors and 35 chapter authors from the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Europe. The volume was published by the Johns Hopkins University Press.

When the first volume of Freshwater Fishes of North America was published, it was immediately hailed as the definitive reference in the field. Readers have been fervently awaiting the next volume in this encompassing three-book set ever since. Now complete, volume two, covering families Characidae to Poeciliidae (in 19 chapters), is the result of decades of analysis by leading fish experts from universities and research laboratories across North America.

Each volume in this authoritative synthesis covers the ecology, morphology, reproduction, distribution, behavior, taxonomy, conservation, and the fossil record of the included North American fish families. The encyclopedic reviews of each family are accompanied by color photographs (nearly 250 in this volume alone), range maps, and artwork created by noted fish illustrator Joseph R. Tomelleri. The result is a rich textual and visual experience that covers everything known about the diversity, natural history, ecology, and biology of North American freshwater fishes.

Principal Investigator
Mel Warren, Research Biologist, Certified Fisheries Scientist
RWU
4155 - Center for Bottomland Hardwoods Research
Strategic Program Areas
Invasive Species
Water, Air, and Soil
Wildlife and Fish
CompassLive Article
Freshwater Fishes of North America, Volume 2
Research Partner
Frank H. McCormick - Rocky Mountain Research Station
External Partners
Ginny L. Adams - University of Central Arkansas
Clyde D. Barbour (retired) - Wright University
Micah G. Bennett - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Peter B. Berendzen - University of Northern Iowa
Ricardo Betancur - University of Puerto Rico
Brooks M. Burr - Southern Illinois University
Mollie F. Cashner - Austin Peay State University
Robert C. Cashner (deceased) - University of New Orleans
Ann M. Uzee O’Connell - University of New Orleans
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Martin T. O’Connell - University of New Orleans
Matthew P. Davis - St. Cloud State University
Bruce B. Collette - National Museum of Natural History
Alice F. Echelle - Oklahoma State University
Anthony A. Echelle - Oklahoma State University
Fernando Galvez - Louisiana State University
Michael J. Ghedotti - Regis University
Nicholas J. Gidmark - Knox College
Terry Grande - Loyola University Chicago
Cheryl Theile - Loyola University Chicago
Robert L. Hopkins II - University of Rio Grande
Lauren M. Kuehne - University of Washington
Julian D. Olden - University of Washington
J. Andrés López - University of Alaska
Norman Mercado-Silva - Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos
Claudia P. Ornelas-García - Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Tercer Circuito Exterior
Kyle R. Piller - Southeastern Louisiana University
Steven L. Powers - Roanoke College
Mark Henry Sabaj - The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
Jacob Schaefer - University of Southern Mississippi
Juan Jacobo Schmitter-Soto - El Colegio de la Frontera Sur
Andrew M. Simons - University of Minnesota
Roger A. Tabor - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Matthew R. Thomas - Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources
Stephen J. Walsh - U.S. Geological Survey
Shane A. Webb - University of North Georgia
Mark V.H. Wilson (emeritus) - University of Alberta