Published on 01 October 2011
This collective book is a real identification and research tool that presents all the freshwater fish species found in France, both native and introduced, with fully updated information on taxonomy, genetics and geographical ranges. It includes identification keys and species fact-sheets describing in detail the ecology and life habits of the fishes, with range maps. The readers will also find chapters on the history, study and management of populations and ecosystems and a remarkable iconography of mainly in situ photographs.
This guide is addressed to all those whose work or hobby brings them into close contact with fishes: beginner and confirmed naturalists, anglers and aquarists, fish-farmers, managers of natural habitats, scientists and environmental mediators, as well as the riverside strollers curious to put a name on the fish glimpsed under the surface.
A bonus: a separate pocket-size guide for the identification of most of France’s freshwater fish species, particularly handy in the field!
KEITH P., PERSAT H., FEUNTEUN É. & ALLARDI J. (coord.) 2011. — Les Poissons d’eau douce de France. Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris ; Biotope, Mèze, 552 p. (Inventaires & biodiversité ; 1).