Reproductive Biology and Early Life History of Fishes in the Ohio River Drainage: An Introduction to the Series
SERIES OBJECTIVES The principal objective of this book is to provide an illustrated resource document for biologists who study the reproductive biology and early life his tory of fishes that occur in the Ohio River or its tributaries. Comprehensive reviews of the litera ture, as well as presentations of original data, are included. This text has three primary purposes: the advancement and evaluation of larval fish taxon omy, the identification of gaps in the knowledge of reproductive biology and early life history of fishes within the study area, and the stimulation of further research in areas lacking information. The diversity of species in the Ohio River drainage should make this document useful to fisheries biol ogists throughout the eastern and central U.S.