A Field Guide to Fishes of the Chesapeake Bay is 346 pages long and opens with an in-depth Introduction describing the Bay watershed, history, and hydrology that are supported by an aerial drainage map and a seasonal salinity diagram. The Introduction also covers general characteristics, seasonal habits, and conservation guidelines for the fishes of the Bay, and ends with a guide to identification and a illustrated key to fish morphology.
Species accounts begin with the primitive Hagfish, and end with Puffers and Flounders. In total, this guide includes 211 species descriptions which are accompanied by 227 full-color illustrations. Accounts include the most recent data covering key features, range, reproduction, food habits, occurrence in the Bay, and importance to fisheries.
Detailed Species Keys, a Glossary of Terms, and an Index close the book.
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