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Fishes of the Minnesota Region

Fishes of the Minnesota Region

Gary L. Phillips
William D. Schmid
James C. Underhill
Copyright Date: 1982
Edition: NED - New edition
Pages: 260
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    Fishes of the Minnesota Region
    Book Description:

    From Northern Pike to the Walleye, this is the definitive guide to all of Minnesota’s 149 kinds of fishes. Illustrated with over 80 color photographs, this book will appeal to enthusiastic anglers as well as curious naturalists. Along with a guide to identification, the authors cover habitat, distribution, conservation, and even some recipes. If you catch a fish from one of Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes you’ll find a description of it in this book. _x000B_

    eISBN: 978-0-8166-8169-3
    Subjects: Zoology

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    (pp. ix-2)
    G. L. P., W. D. S. and J. C. U.
    (pp. 3-52)

    Each year about 2 million people, 400,000 of them nonresidents, go fishing in Minnesota. Minnesotaʹs anglers might seem peculiar to an objective observer. They drive for miles; they endure cold, rain, wind, balky motors, snags, deerflies, poison ivy, sunburn, and hunger; and then, still not satisfied, they top it off by going to frozen lakes in the winter, chopping holes in the ice, and sitting for hours in ʺfish housesʺ — all in the hope of catching a fish. Their optimism is unquenchable: when one day is bad, they are sure the next will be better.

    It seems as though...

  3. Fishes of the Minnesota Region: Descriptions and Portraits
    (pp. 55-240)

    The lampreys are jawless fishes placed in the class Cyclostomata (cyclo, circular;stomata, mouth). They are referred to as round mouth eels because of their circular mouths and eellike bodies. Although lampreys resemble eels in shape (and are sometimes called lamprey eels), they are quite different from eels. The lampreys and their relatives, the marine hagfishes, in fact, represent the most primitive vertebrates (animals with backbones, or vertebrae) living today. The first lampreys appear in strata of Pennsylvanian age, 250 million years ago. Present-day lampreys differ little from their fossil ancestors.

    The cyclostomes were descendants of the Ostracodermi (osteo, bone;...