420-526 (CNRE-90P)

Authors as Published

Authored by John J. Ney, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences, Virginia Tech, and Louis A. Helfrich, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences, Virginia Tech

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This publication describes some of the major families of freshwater fishes in North America. It highlights unique characteristics of each family, their ecological and economic values, and conservation concerns.

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Publication Date

February 12, 2020