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Michigan and the Great Lakes

Fishes of the Great Lakes Region, Revised Edition

Carl L. Hubbs and Karl F. Lagler
Revised by Gerald R. Smith
The ultimate guide to Great Lakes fishes—updated, enhanced, and with new color illustrations


For everyday anglers, armchair enthusiasts, and serious students, Hubbs and Lagler's text remains the definitive work in the identification and study of the fishes of this important freshwater region.

Organized by fish family, with sections on waters of the Great Lakes region, zoogeography, field study and collection, preservation of fishes for study, fish identification, anatomy, terminology, and more, Fishes of the Great Lakes Region is comprehensive in its scope and breadth of information—truly the classic book on Great Lakes fishes.

The book also documents a half century of changes in fish population in the region that have resulted from pollution, development, and the introduction of nonnative species. This edition will thus inspire future generations of anglers and students to take a fresh look at one of our most important fauna.

Carl Hubbs and Karl Lagler were influential leaders in twentieth-century ichthyology and fishery management; both broought their knowledgeof fish to the University of Michigan. 

Gerald R. Smith, Curator Emeritus at the University of Michigan Zoology Museum, is a leading expert in fish identification in the Great Lakes region.

Praise / Awards

  • "Identification manuals tend to vary in quality, but this is one of the very best. It should continue to serve its purpose for many years to come."

  • "An excellent, revised, edition of one of the most important books on Great Lakes fishes ever published. . . ."
    HSM Chronicle

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Product Details

  • 5.5 x 9.25.
  • 332pp.
  • 52 drawings, 210 color and B&W photographs, 4 tables, 213 maps,.
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  • Paper
  • 2004
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  • 978-0-472-11371-2

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  • $24.95 U.S.