Australasian freshwater fish faunas: diversity, interrelationships, radiations and conservation

John R. Merrick

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    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
    Number of pages30
    ISBN (Print)097577901X
    Publication statusPublished - 2006


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


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