Bond, C. E. 1996. Biology of fishes, ed. 2. Fort
Worth, Harcourt College Publishers. Although somewhat less readable than
other ichthyology texts, it has a superior
treatment of fish biology, anatomy, and
Bone, Q., and N. B. Marshall. 1982. Biology
of fishes. New York, Chapman & Hall. Concise, well-written, and well-illustrated
primer on the functional process of
Conniff, R. 1991. The most disgusting fish in the
sea. Audubon 93(2):100–108 (March). Recent discoveries shed light on the life history
of the enigmatic hagfish that fishermen
Helfman, G. J., B. B. Collette, and D. E. Facey.
1997. The diversity of fishes. Malden,
Massachusetts, Blackwell Science. This
delightful and information-packed textbook
focuses on adaptation and diversity
and is particularly strong in evolution, systematics,
and history of fishes.
Horn, M. H., and R. N. Gibson. 1988. Intertidal
fishes. Sci. Am. 258:64–70 (Jan.). Describes
the special adaptations of fishes living in a
Long, J. A. 1995. The rise of fishes: 500 million
years of evolution. Baltimore, The Johns
Hopkins University Press. A lavishly illustrated
evolutionary history of fishes.
Moyle, P. B., and J. J. Cech, Jr. 1996. Fishes: an
introduction to ichthyology, ed. 3. Englewood
Cliffs, New Jersey, Prentice-Hall, Inc.
Textbook written in a lively style and stressing
ecology rather than morphology.
Nelson, J. S. 1994. Fishes of the world, ed. 3.
New York, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Authoritative classification of all major
groups of fishes.
Page, L. M., and B. M. Burr. 1991. A field guide
to freshwater fishes: North America north
of Mexico. Boston, Houghton Mifflin. Range maps and color illustrations for most
Paxton, J. R., and W. N. Eschmeyer. 1998. Encyclopedia
of fishes, ed. 2. San Diego, Academic
Press. Excellent authoritative reference
that focuses on diversity and is
Stevens, J. D. (ed.) 1987. Sharks. New York,
Facts on File Publications. Evolution,
biology, and behavior of sharks, handsomely
Thomson, K. S. 1991. Living fossil. The story of
the coelacanth. New York, W.W. Norton.
Webb, P. W. 1984. Form and function in fish
swimming. Sci. Am. 251:72–82 (July). Specializations
of fish for swimming and
analysis of thrust generation.