Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2002. Octavo, paperback, photographs, text illustrations.
The Fishes of Illinois devotes a full chapter to each of the state's twenty-eight families of fishes, identifying each family's common and scientific name and detailing its evolutionary relationships and economic importance. Within the family classifications, genera are defined by common physical traits and geographical distribution. Next, each species of fish--also identified by common and scientific names--is discussed in terms of its physiology, variations and subspecies, ecological standing, and abundance. Each species listing is supplemented by a map that indicates the distribution of the species before 1908 by one symbol and modern-day distribution by another. A volume on mammals is also available.
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