FISHES OF ALASKA. Catherine W. Mecklenburg, T. Anthony Mecklenburg, and Lyman K. Thorsteinson. 2002. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland. ISBN 1-888569-07-7. xxxvii + 1037 p. + 40 color plates. $129.00 (hardcover).—This volume, the result of an initiative approved by the Alaska Chapter of the American Fisheries Society in 1989, provides a detailed and comprehensive one-stop inventory of Alaska's freshwater and marine ichthyofauna. The authors have included all species of freshwater and marine fishes known to occur in Alaska (521 species), species recorded but not verified from Alaska (20 species), and species the authors believe are likely to occur in Alaska but have not been reported yet from Alaskan waters (60 species). The information is presented in a format and at a level the authors hope will be useful to professional fish biologists as well as a wide range of nonspecialists.

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