By Brian W. Coad
This can be a entire assessment of the Iraqi freshwater fishes containing of identity keys with unique b/w overall drawings, entire record and unique species money owed with info on universal names, systematics, key characters and morphology, distribution, habitat, biology, monetary significance and conservation. The ebook comprises additionally sixteen colour plates. BRIAN W. COAD has labored on the Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa in view that 1981. He was once Curator of the nationwide Fish assortment and is now a examine Scientist. From 1976 to 1979 he was once an affiliate Professor within the division of Biology at Shiraz collage, Iran and led expeditions to so much elements of that state, gathering fishes for his systematic stories. His major examine pursuits are at the systematics and faunistics of Canadian and heart japanese fishes. he's the writer of over 320 clinical and renowned works on fishes together with such books as advisor to the Marine activity Fishes of Atlantic Canada and New England (1992), Encyclopedia of Canadian Fishes (1995), day trip box strategies: Fishes (2nd revised variation, 1998), and Fishes of Tehran Province and adjoining parts (2008). Books at the Arctic Marine Fishes of Canada and the Fishes of Afghanistan are in preparation.He got his B.Sc. in Zoology in 1970 from the collage of Manchester, England, an M.Sc. in 1972 from the college of Waterloo, Ontario and a Ph.D. in 1975 from the college of Ottawa.
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They were anchored to shore and payed out from a small boat. Catches could attain 2500 kg. Gill nets had 5-7 cm meshes before the marshes were drained but in 2004, only 2-3 cm meshes were effective at catching fish. Fish are difficult to catch at flood times when they are widely spread through the marshes but were easy to catch when they concentrate to return to the rivers during the dry season or are stranded in confined water bodies. Barrier nets are used across the migration routes. Fish in the marshes and neighbouring rivers were recently divided into three types.
Trap nets had bells on them to advise fishermen that a large fish was in the net. Smaller pot traps, often baited, were also used. Reed islands were encircled by a net and the reeds set on fire to drive the fish into the net (al-suwaise). Diving and catching larger fish by hand from under reed islands was also effective (al-tawamees). Small areas of the marsh could be dammed by mud leaving an exit with netting and empty cans to warn the fisherman that a fish had entered the net (al-shiah). Various natural and man-made poisons have been used and even stirring up anoxic mud will poison or stifle fish and allow them to be caught.
The other bounces light off a white enamel tray into the microscope and is particularly useful for counting fin rays as the light travels through the fin enabling clear distinction of rays. Two types of forceps are very useful. A large pair (25-35 cm long) enables specimens to be taken out of a jar and sorted without immersing one’s fingers. Preservative solutions will irritate the skin and contact should be minimised; some ichthyologists wash the specimen in water before handling, but this may compromise subsequent effectiveness of preservatives.