This comprehensive work on the fishes of WV is the culmination of more than 20 years of res. Contains descriptions of the major river drainages in WV, a brief discussion of the zoogeog. of the fishes within the state, a table of fish dist. by drainage, a guide to the anatomical features used in fish ident., dichotomous keys to the families a species of WV fishes, physical descriptions of all fish species known or expected to occur in the state, a a glossary to supplement the species descriptions. Info. was gathered by: All major fish museums in the eastern U.S. were contacted a records of specimens collected were requested; museums with significant holdings of WV fishes were visited; a New fish surveys were conducted at approx. 1, 000 sites throughout the state. Illus.The goldfish and the common carp are known to hybridize in portions of their range. The hybrids of these two species can be distinguished on the basis of their asymmetrical barbel arrangements. ... A female may lay 2, 000 to 4, 000 eggs during a single spawning event, and fecundities as high as 380, 000 have been ... Goldfish normally mature at three to four years of age and live up to seven years.
|Title||:||Fishes of West Virginia|
|Publisher||:||Academy of Natural Sciences - 2007-12-01|