Reproductive Biology and Early Life History of Fishes in the Ohio River Drainage: Elassomatidae and Centrarchidae, Volume 6 (Hardback) book cover

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

Elassomatidae and Centrarchidae, Volume 6

By Robert Wallus, Thomas P. Simon

Contributors: Maurice F. Mettee, J. Fred Heitman, John Van Conner

© 2008 – CRC Press

472 pages | 2 Color Illus. | 121 B/W Illus.

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This seven-volume series is the most extensive treatise on early life histories of the freshwater fishes of North America. It represents the state-of-the-art in fishery biology and provides a systematic approach to the study of early life histories of all the fishes in this region. Each volume contains distinguishing characteristics and a pictorial guide to the families of fishes in the OR Drainage, followed by chapters on the families. This series fills a gap in the literature, providing information on the spawning habitat requirements, reproductive behavior, and ecological relationships during the first few months of life for most species. This fifth volume examines the family Centrarchidae.

Table of Contents

Distinguishing Characteristics and Pictorial Guide to the Families of Fishes in the Ohio River Drainage, R. Wallus and T.P. Simon

Reproductive Biology and Early Life History Accounts for Ohio River Drainage Fishes of the Families Elassomatidae and Centrarchidae: An Introduction to the Volume

Taxonomic Diagnosis of Young Pygmy Sunfishes (Elassomatidae) and Sunfishes (Centrarchidae) in the Ohio River Drainage, T.P. Simon and R. Wallus

Preliminary Introduction to Phylogeny of the Families Centrarchidae and Elassomatidae


Notes on Characters Useful in Distinguishing Elassomatid and Centrarchid Genera


Provisional Key to Genera of Young Centrarchids and Elassomatids Present in the Ohio River Drainage

Literature Cited

Family Elassomatidae: Pygmy Sunfishes, M.F. Mettee

Genus Elassoma Jordan

Spring Pygmy Sunfish

Banded Pygmy Sunfish

Family Centrarchidae: Sunfishes, R. Wallus

Genus Ambloplites Rafinesque

Rock Bass

Genus Centrarchus Cuvier


Genus Lepomis Rafinesque

Redbreast Sunfish

Green Sunfish



Orangespotted Sunfish


Dollar Sunfish

Longear Sunfish

Redear Sunfish

Redspotted Sunfish

Bantam Sunfish

Genus Micropterus Lacepede

Redeye Bass

Smallmouth Bass

Spotted Bass

Largemouth Bass

Genus Pomoxis Rafinesque

White Crappie

Black Crappie




Subject Categories

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