Sturgeons and Paddlefish of North America

  • Editors
  • Greg T. O. LeBreton
  • F. William H. Beamish
  • R. Scott McKinley

Part of the Fish & Fisheries Series book series (FIFI, volume 27)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Tim E. Holzkamm, Leo G. Waisberg
    Pages 22-39
  3. Jennifer A. Wilson, R. Scott Mckinley
    Pages 40-72
  4. P. Vecsei, D. Peterson
    Pages 103-133
  5. Jessica A. Bolker
    Pages 134-146
  6. Stephan J. Peake
    Pages 147-166
  7. Thomas D. Singer, James S. Ballantyne
    Pages 167-194
  8. G. T. O. Lebreton, F. W. (Bill) H. Beamish
    Pages 195-216
  9. Michael R. Robinson, Moira M. Ferguson
    Pages 217-230
  10. Nancy J. Léonard, William W. Taylor, Christopher Goddard
    Pages 231-251
  11. Nancy A. Auer
    Pages 252-276
  12. Joel P. Van Eenennaam, Frank A. Chapman, Peter L. Jarvis
    Pages 277-311
  13. Kevin G. Butterworth, Nancy J. Léonard
    Pages 312-314
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 315-323

About this book


Modern North American sturgeons and paddlefish are the result of 100 million years of evolution. Once an integral part of aboriginal culture, their numbers were decimated by overfishing and habitat destruction during the past two centuries.

This book details the extensive science aimed at helping these remarkable species recover from the brink of extinction, and describes the historical, biological, and ecological importance of North American sturgeon and paddlefish. The text is enhanced by photographs and detailed line drawings.

This comprehensive volume will be an invaluable resource for researchers, educators, and consultants, in academic and government settings, who work to further scientific understanding of these fishes. No other single compilation has documented current information in such detail.


Conservation Paddlefish Physiology Sturgeon aquaculture ecology embryology environment morphology

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