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Fishes of the Fitzcarrald, Peruvian Amazon

ByJames Albert

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The Peruvian Amazon has one of the highest concentrations of aquatic biodiversity in the world, with almost 1,000 fish species currently known, and more described every year. This book shows 502 images representing 274 fish species from the Alto Purús National Park, a remote wilderness area located in the Fitzcarrald region of southeastern Peru. Species richness – the number of distinct evolutionary lineages – is a fundamental measure of overall biodiversity. Species are basic structural and functional units of ecology and evolution. Accurate species identification is necessary to document genetic, physiological, and ecological aspects of biodiversity. Recognizing and naming species matters, no matter how subtle the differences may seem to the human eye. This book provides the most complete record of fish diversity in the Fitzcarrald region to date, and will be useful to ichthyologists, ecologists, biogogeographers, and aquatic resource managers working throughout greater Amazonia.

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Publication Date
Sep 11, 2012
Language
English
ISBN
9781300185840
Category
Science & Medicine
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): James Albert

Specifications

Pages
251
Binding
Paperback
Interior Color
Color
Dimensions
US Trade (6 x 9 in / 152 x 229 mm)

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