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The ROM Field Guide to Freshwater Fishes of Ontario Paperback – Jun 17 2009


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: ROM (June 17 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0888544596
  • ISBN-13: 978-0888544599
  • Product Dimensions: 11.4 x 2.4 x 20.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 612 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #18,341 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Publisher

A beautiful and authoritative full-colour field guide to all species of freshwater fish found in Ontario. The newest volume in the best-selling ROM series. Sequel to The ROM Field Guide to Birds of Ontario by Janice Hughes (35,000+ copies sold since 2001); The ROM Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of Ontario by Ross MacCulloch (7,000+ copies sold since 2002); and The ROM Field Guide to Wildflowers of Ontario by Tim Dickinson, Deborah Metsger, Jenny Bull, and Richard Dickinson (9,000+ copies sold since 2004).

About the Author

Erling Holm and Mary E. Burridge are assistant curators, Ichthyology, in the Royal Ontario Museum. Dr. Nicholas E. Mandrak is a Research Scientist with Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and leads the Aquatic Species at Risk Research Programme for the Great Lakes basic and a national Centre of Expertise for Aquatic Risk Assessment of aquatic invasive species.


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By David B. Halliwell on July 20 2009
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This new field guide to the freshwater fishes of Ontario is an excellent addition to the natural history and distribution of northeastern fishes. Particularly helpful is the numerous comparative photos of fish species, including the look-a-like cyprinids (minnows, shiners, dace), including the black-lined species. Also helpful is the distinctive color-paged arrangement of species accounts within the various families. This soft-covered 4 x 8 inch sized book promises to be very useful as a true field guide and a valuable fish reference.

Dr. David B. Halliwell (co-author, Inland Fishes of Massachusetts, USA).
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dumitru on March 21 2013
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- the book is of good quality: sturdy, heavy, with a good cover.
- it has descriptions of all Ontario freshwater fishes with coloured images
- contains anatomical descriptions, Index table and some other information.

Treat it as a small encyclopaedia of fishes. Obviously, it doesn't describe how to fish it and what bait to use.

To better understand it's contents, see my uploaded pictures.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Matthew Lapointe on Sept. 1 2013
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This guide contained detailed descriptions and multiple pictures of all of Ontario's freshwater fish. I recommend this field guide to any fishing or wildlife enthusiast.
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this book was great. exactly what i needed. great pictures! nice and small as well, easy to take with you.
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By Roger Lauzon on June 21 2015
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exactly what i was looking for to help me identify my catches. I keep it in my tackle bag
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By Elizabeth Miller on Jan. 28 2015
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A fantastic guide to use in the field. All of our field crews carry a copy!
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