Australasian freshwater fish faunas

diversity, interrelationships, radiations and conservation

John R. Merrick

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Abstract

    Summary of diversity, morphology and origins of Australasian freshwater ichthyofaunas. Major events affecting speciation and distributions are considered and levels of endemism compared. Influences on zoogeographic patterns are summarised and select radiations are described. Recent introductions of exotic species are briefly outlined together with need for integrative management strategies.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEvolution and biogeography of Australasian vertebrates
    Place of PublicationOatlands, NSW
    PublisherAuscipub
    Pages195-224
    Number of pages30
    ISBN (Print)097577901X
    Publication statusPublished - 2006

    Keywords

    • key morphological features
    • taxa origins
    • distribution patterns
    • recent rapid speciation
    • introduced species conservation status
    • system based management

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