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Author Metzke, Brian A

Title An Atlas of Illinois Fishes : 150 Years of Change
Published Champaign : University of Illinois Press, 2022


Description 1 online resource (853 pages)
Contents Cover Page -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Purpose and Scope -- A Brief History of Illinois -- Identifying Illinois Fishes -- Accounts of Illinois Fishes -- 150 Years of Change -- Setting the Scene -- Early Period (Pre-1850s) -- Surficial Geology -- Soils and Groundwater -- Landcover -- Forbes and Richardson Era (1853-1909) -- Landcover -- Status of Illinois Fishes -- Smith Era (1910-1978) -- Landcover -- Status of Illinois Fishes -- Contemporary Era (1979-2019) -- Landcover -- Status of Illinois Fishes -- A Historical Perspective of Illinois Fishes
Fish Fossil Record -- 19th-Century Exploitation of Fishes -- Ichthyofaunal Surveys -- Fish Morphology -- Organization of Illinois Family and Species Accounts -- Family Accounts -- Species Accounts -- Photographs -- Maps -- Identification -- Similar Species -- Distribution in Illinois -- Remarks -- Methods for Mapping Species Distributions -- Record Sources and Characteristics -- Mapping Process -- Key to the Families of Illinois Fishes -- Lampreys (Family Petromyzontidae) -- Key to the Lampreys -- Ohio Lamprey, Itchthyomyzon bdellium -- Chestnut Lamprey, Ichthyomyzon castaneus
Northern Brook Lamprey, Ichthyomyzon fossor -- Silver Lamprey, Ichthyomyzon unicuspis -- Least Brook Lamprey, Lampetra aepyptera -- American Brook Lamprey, Lethenteron appendix -- Sea Lamprey, Petromyzon marinus -- Sturgeons (Family Acipenseridae) -- Key to the Sturgeons -- Lake Sturgeon, Acipenser fulvescens -- Pallid Sturgeon, Scaphirhynchus albus -- Shovelnose Sturgeon, Scaphirhynchus platorynchus -- Paddlefishes (Family Polyodontidae) -- Paddlefish, Polyodon spathula -- Gars (Family Lepisosteidae) -- Key to the Gars -- Alligator Gar, Atractosteus spatula -- Spotted Gar, Lepisosteus oculatus
Longnose Gar, Lepisosteus osseus -- Shortnose Gar, Lepisosteus platostomus -- Bowfins (Family Amiidae) -- Bowfin, Amia calva -- Freshwater Eels (Family Anguillidae) -- American Eel, Anguilla rostrata -- Mooneyes (Family Hiodontidae) -- Key to the Mooneyes -- Goldeye, Hiodon alosoides -- Mooneye, Hiodon tergisus -- Shads and Herrings (Family Clupeidae) -- Key to the Shad and Herrings -- Alabama Shad, Alosa alabamae -- Skip Jack Herring, Alosa chrysochloris -- Alewife, Alosa pseudoharengus -- Gizzard Shad, Dorosoma cepedianum -- Threadfin Shad, Dorosoma petenense -- Suckers (Family Catostomidae)
Key to the Suckers -- River Carpsucker, Carpiodes carpio -- Quillback, Carpiodes cyprinus -- Highfin Carpsucker, Carpiodes velifer -- Longnose Sucker, Catostomus catostomus -- White Sucker, Catostomus commersonii -- Blue Sucker, Cycleptus elongatus -- Western Creek Chubsucker, Erimyzon claviformis -- Lake Chubsucker, Erimyzon sucetta -- Northern Hog Sucker, Hypentelium nigricans -- Smallmouth Buffalo, Ictiobus bubalus -- Bigmouth Buffalo, Ictiobus cyprinellus -- Black Buffalo, Ictiobus niger -- Spotted Sucker, Minytrema melanops -- Silver Redhorse, Moxostoma anisurum
Summary "Lake Michigan, winding creeks, sprawling swamps, and one of the world's great rivers--Illinois's variety of aquatic habitats makes the Prairie State home to a diverse array of fishes. The first book of its kind in over forty years, An Atlas of Illinois Fishes is a combination of nature guide and natural history. It provides readers with an authoritative resource based on the extensive biological data collected by scientists since the mid-1850s. Each of the entries on Illinois's 217 current and extirpated fish species offers one or more color photographs; maps depicting distributions at three time periods; descriptions of identifying features; notes on habitat preference; and comments on distribution. In addition, the authors provide a pictorial key for identifying Illinois fishes. Scientifically up-to-date and illustrated with over 240 color photos, An Atlas of Illinois Fishes is a benchmark in the study of Illinois's ever-changing fish communities and the habitats that support them"-- Provided by publisher
Notes River Redhorse, Moxostoma carinaturm
Print version record
Subject Fishes -- Illinois -- History
Fishes -- Illinois -- Maps
Fishes -- Illinois -- Identification
Genre/Form Maps
Form Electronic book
Author Burr, Brooks M
Hinz Jr., Leon C
Page, Lawrence M
Taylor, Christopher A
ISBN 9780252053085