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 families aphredoderidae through sciaenidae.
Reproductive Biology and Early Life History of Fishes in the Ohio River Drainage: An Introduction to the Series. Distinguishing Characteristics and Pictorial Guide to the Families of Fishes in the Ohio River Drainage. Reproductive Biology and Life History Accounts for Ohio River Drainage Fishes of the Families Percopsidae Through Cottidae, Moronidae, and Sciaenidae: An Introduction to the Volume. Family Percopsidae, trout-perches. Family Aphredoderidae, pirate perch. Family Amblyopsidae, cavefishes. Family Gadidae, cods. Family Mugilidae, mullets. Family Atherinopsidae, silversides. Family Fundulidae, topminnows. Family Poeciliidae, livebearers. Gasterosteidae, sticklebacks. Family Cottidae, sculpins. Family Moronidae, temperate basses. Family Sciaenidae, drums and croakers. Bibliography. Appendix.