Published on 02 October 2001
Here is the first book dealing with all native or introduced French freshwater fishes, making use the latest available studies in biogeography, paleontology, management, conservation, species introductions, and genetics. It is intended for naturalists, researchers, fishermen, managers or aquarists. It's objective is also to be a tool for managers in order to contribute to the conservation of aquatic communities. Following more chapters dealing with the biogeography and the conservation of the species, various approaches are put forward which should help with species identification: illustrated keys or descriptive data sheets. These give a description of each species and further informations on biology, ecology, distribution and conservation measures. They are illustrated by over 100 original photographs or drawings and as many detailed maps.
KEITH P. & ALLARDI J. (coord.) 2001. — Atlas des poissons d’eau douce de France. Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris, 392 p. (Patrimoines naturels ; 47).