1. Distribution patterns -- 2. Ecology -- 3. Change -- 4. A conservation strategy -- 5. Identification: Key to the inland fishes of Calfiornia -- Lampreys, Petromyzontidae -- Sturgeons, Acipenseridae -- Herrings, Clupeidae -- Minnows, Cyprinidae -- Suckers, Catostomidae -- Bullhead catfishes, Ictaluridae -- Pikes, Esocidae -- Smelts, Osmeridae -- Salmon and trout, Salmonidae -- Silversides, Atherinopsidae -- Killifishes, Fundulidae -- Livebearers, Poeciliidae -- Pupfishes, Cyprinodontidae -- Sticklebacks, Gasterosteidae -- Sculpins, Cottidae -- Striped basses, Moronidae -- Sunfishes, Centrarchidae -- Perches, Percidae -- Cichlids, Cichlidae -- Surfperches, Embiotocidae -- Gobies, Gobiidae -- Mullets, Mugilidae -- Righteye flounders, Pleuronectidae. "When the first edition of Inland Fishes of California was published in 1976, it became a benchmark reference. Since that time, our knowledge of California's freshwatar fishes has dramatically increased. This completely revised edition incorporates a vast amount of new information and creates a fresh synthesis of the historical data. Written by the leading expert on California's freshwater fishes and illustrated with line drawings and a gallery of color paintings, this compendium is a source for understanding and identifying the state's freshwater fishes. It is a resource for anyone who needs to have accurate and detailed information on California's fishes at their fingertips."--Jacket.