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Gale proudly provides the 1st thoroughly revised and up-to-date model of this acclaimed set in 30 years. a few reviewers name Grzimek's Animal lifestyles Encyclopedia the easiest reference paintings on animals ever released. Others name it the legacy left to us by means of famed zoologist and animal lover, Bernhard Grzimek. The accolades and compliment cross on for the most recent addition to Gale's line of reference titles. the unique 13-vol. set, released in Germany within the overdue Sixties, is the world over well known for its medical reporting, assurance and illustrations, and serves as an enormous aspect of reference for researchers and scholars learning the animal country. Thorough articles familiarize readers with animals discovered all over at the globe, detailing their lifestyles cycles, predators, foodstuff structures, total ecology and masses extra. Staying actual to the unique medical pedigree, Gale enlisted widespread advisors and members from the foreign medical group to include fresh advancements within the animal global. Our new versions of Grzimek's Animal lifestyles Encyclopedia are certain to serve the wishes of scholars at each educational point.

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Moser. Special Publication no. 1. American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, 1984. Nelson, J. S. Fishes of the World. 3rd edition. New York: John Wiley & Sons. 1994. , Daniel M. Cohen, Douglas F. Markle, and C. Richard Robins. FAO Species Catalogue: Ophidiiform Fishes of the World (Order Ophidiiformes). FAO Fisheries Synopsis, vol. 18, no. 125. Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 1999. Robins, C. Richard, and Carleton R. Ray. A Field Guide to Atlantic Coast Fishes of North America.

There are two dorsal fins, the first either short-based and moderate in height, or comprised of a single elongate, filamentous ray followed by many, very short hair-like rays. There is a single chin barbel, or 2–4 barbels on the snout as well as on the chin. The pelvic fin is normal in shape and length, or with two very elongate rays, often reaching the level of the anus. • Steindachneriidae: This includes the luminous hake. The body is long, compressed laterally, and tapers to a point. The head is compressed laterally, and the mouth is very large.

87 in (20 cm). Coloration can vary from yellowish to silvery to almost transparent, depending on the sexual state. There is a row of about 10 dark spots along the midline of the back and 10 or 11 spots along the lateral line, with another row of spots high on the sides and above the lateral line. The fins are always transparent. The most distinguishing characteristic is an adipose fin with small, weak spines on the dorsal and anal spines. Other characters include short gill rakers and rough ctenoid scales.

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