Reproductive Biology and Early Life History of Fishes in the Ohio River Drainage: Percidae - Perch, Pikeperch, and Darters, Volume 4, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Reproductive Biology and Early Life History of Fishes in the Ohio River Drainage

Percidae - Perch, Pikeperch, and Darters, Volume 4, 1st Edition

By Thomas P. Simon, Robert Wallus

CRC Press

648 pages | 210 B/W Illus.

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Knowledge of the early life stages of fishes is crucial for the effective monitoring and management of fish populations and habitats, and the evaluation of environmental impacts and recovery of endangered species. Unfortunately, the proper identification of targeted species has stunted the development of the field.

Now a series has emerged that stands as the leading resource on the reproduction and development of many North American fishes. Reproductive Biology and Early Life History of Fishes in the Ohio River Drainage fills immense gaps in knowledge of issues related to early life development of fishes in the Ohio Basin. Volume 4 addresses the developmental and morphological issues of Perch, Pikeperch, and Darters.

This volume describes the characteristics of the family Percidae, and provides a detailed pictorial guide to the young of all fish families present in the Ohio River drainage. Subtopics within each species description include range, distribution, occurrence, spawning, eggs, development, ecology of early life phases, and more.

This book serves as both a handbook to help identify individual larval fish, and as a reference for those concerned with the overall health of the ecosystems or fisheries that they are monitoring.


About the Series:

"A much-needed taxonomic aid, complete with keys, diagnostic criteria, and illustrated descriptions for identification of the eggs, larvae, and early juveniles of most of about 285 fishes in the Ohio River Basin. It is also an equally needed compendium of information on the ecology of those early life stages, as well as a summary of the distribution, habitat, and reproductive biology of their parents…"

Darrel E. Snyder, Colorado State University, from the Foreword

"The fish fauna of the Ohio River Drainage includes a large proportion of the fishes of eastern North America, including many species whose ranges extend well beyond the Ohio River. For that reason these volumes are valuable beyond the Ohio River drainage. They provide a systematic approach to the study of early life histories of fishes and are useful as a guide to scientists and managers beyond the region, even in areas such as western North America. This series will prove useful to scientists and managers from state and federal agencies, to industry and consulting firm staff dealing with river fish issues, and to faculty and students in regional universities."

James R. Karr, University of Washington

"Provides invaluable information for anyone interested in protecting the spawning grounds or habitat of the fish. …represents the definitive authority on the subject and represent a type of research that has been all to infrequent in these days of bioinformatics and concentrations on things like gene analysis."


Table of Contents

Reproductive Biology and Early Life History of Fishes in the Ohio River Drainage:

An Introduction to the Series

Thomas P. Simon and Robert Wallus

Series Objectives

Study Area



Habitat And Movement

Distribution And Occurrence In The Ohio River System




Taxonomic Diagnosis

Ecology Of Early Life Phases



General Comments About The Text

Distinguishing Characteristics and Pictorial Guide to the Families of Fishes in the Ohio River Drainage

Robert Wallus and Thomas P. Simon

Taxonomic Diagnosis of Young Perch, Pikeperch, and Darters in the Ohio River Drainage

Thomas P. Simon

Preliminary introduction to subgenera of the darter genus Etheostoma

Litocara Bailey

Etheostoma Rafinesque

Vaillantia Jordan

Allohistium Bailey

Psychromaster Jordan and Evermann

Poecilichthys Agassiz

Doration Jordan

Nanostoma Putnam

Ulocentra Jordan

Boleosoma Dekay

Nothonotus Putnam

Oligocephalus Girard

Ozarka Williams and Robison

Fuscatelum Page

Catonotus Agassiz

Boleichthys Girard

Preliminary introduction to subgenera of the darter genus Percina

Alvordius Girard

Cottogaster Putnam

Ericosma Jordan

Hadropterus Agassiz

Hypohomus Cope

Imostoma Jordan

Odontopholis Page

Percina Haldeman

Swainia Jordan and Evermann

Reproductive Biology and Life History Accounts for Percids in the Ohio River Drainage

Thomas P. Simon

Genus Ammocrypta Jordan

Western Sand Darter

Eastern Sand Darter

Scaly Sand Darter

Genus Crystallaria (Jordan)

Crystal Darter

Genus Etheostoma Rafinesque

Sharphead Darter

Coppercheek Darter

Mud Darter

Cumberland Snubnose Darter

Emerald Darter

Teardrop Darter

Splendid Darter

Orangefin Darter

Greenside Darter Complex

Blenny Darter

Slackwater Darter

Rainbow Darter

Bluebreast Darter

Greenfin Darter

Bluntnose Darter

Ashy Darter

Crown Darter

Fringed Darter

Blackside Snubnose (Black) Darter

Cherry Darter

Fantail Darter Complex

Saffron Darter

Barrens Darter

Slough Darter

Harlequin Darter

Blueside Darter

Stripetail Darter

Redband Darter

Spotted Darter

Smallscale Darter

Least Darter

Lollypop Darter

Blackfin Darter

Johnny Darter Complex

Barcheek Darter

Dirty Darter

Guardian Darter

Goldstripe Darter

Duskytail Darter

Cypress Darter

Egg-Mimic Darter

Firebelly Darter

Kentucky Snubnose Darter

Redline Darter

Arrow Darter

Bloodfin Darter

Tennessee Snubnose Darter

Slabrock Darter

Orangethroat Darter

Spottail Darter

Speckled Darter

Striated Darter

Gulf Darter

Swannanoa Darter

Tippecanoe Darter

Tuscumbia Darter

Variegate Darter

Striped Darter

Wounded Darter

Boulder Darter

Banded Darter

Bandfin Darter

Genus Percina Haldeman

Tangerine Darter

Blotchside Logperch

Logperch Complex

Gilt Darter

Longhead Darter

Blackside Darter

Sharpnose Darter

Slenderhead Darter

Roanoke Darter

Olive Darter

Dusky Darter

River Darter

Blackfin Darter

Snail Darter

Saddleback Darter

Genus Perca Linnaeus

Robert Wallus

Yellow Perch

Genus Sander (Rafinesque)

Robert Wallus and Edward M. Scott



Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NATURE / Animals / General
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Evolution
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Marine Biology