By Mark Everard

Britain hosts a range of freshwater environments, from torrential hill streams and lowland rivers to lakes and reservoirs, ponds and canals, and ditches and estuaries. Britain's Freshwater Fishes covers greater than 50 species of freshwater and brackish fish present in those waters. This fantastically illustrated advisor positive factors in-the-hand and in-the-water pictures all through, and obtainable and informative overviews of subject matters resembling fish biology and lifestyles cycles. specified species bills describe key id positive aspects, with info on prestige, measurement and weight, habitat, ecology, and conservation. The e-book additionally incorporates a word list and proposals for additional reading.

This easy-to-use box consultant may be valuable to somebody drawn to Britain's freshwater fish existence, from naturalists and teachers to scholars and anglers.

  • Covers all of Britain's freshwater fishes
  • Features attractive pictures all through
  • Includes special details on greater than 50 species, the locations they inhabit, and their roles in Britain's ecosystems
  • Attractively designed and simple to use

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Other names: Alternative and other (often local) names used for the species. A general summary of the species’ distribution, life-strategy, key aspects of behaviour, food preferences and other relevant information. Identification: A brief description and summary of the key identification features. Ecology: Details of habitat preferences, breeding biology and other ecological aspects. Conservation: A summary of the species’ fisheries and/or nature conservation interests. 1 IUCN Red List category (see page 132).

4 Native or introduced to Britain. 5 UK Biodiversity Action Plan Priority Species (see page 135). 6 Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981(see page 135). 7 The Import of Live Fish (England and Wales) Act 1980 (see page 136). 8 Prohibition of Keeping or Release of Live Fish (Specified Species) Order (see page 136). 9 Status in Britain and Ireland: summary. 10 Habitat(s) in which found: summary. 11 Maximum recorded length and weight in Britain. Summary of status, legislation and protection 1 IUCN Red List category 2 Bern Convention (App.

Young fish feed extensively on small invertebrates and older fish tend to have a more omnivorous diet. Identification: The body of the Silver Bream is deep and laterally compressed, with large, conspicuous scales. They have small heads with a moderate hump where it joins the body. The body colour is silvery in younger fish and the fins are colourless, this generally silvery/ grey appearance persisting into adult life. The mouth lacks teeth and barbels. The eye of a Silver Bream is very large by comparison with its head – typically one quarter of the length of the head from the tip of the snout to the posterior edge of the gill cover.

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