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The Fishes of Hengduan Mountains Region
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The Fishes of Hengduan Mountains Region
横断山区鱼类
Language:  Chinese with English summary
Author:  Qinghai-Xizang Plateau Chinese Academy of Sciences
Pub. Date:  1999-01 Weight:   kg ISBN:  9787030060037
Format:  Paperback Pages:  364 pages
Subject:  Zoology > Ichthyology > Freshwater Fishes
Series:  The Series of Scientific Expedition to the Hengduan Mountains, Qinghai-Xizang Plateau Size:  185x260mm
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This book is a result of the ichthyofauna in the Hengduan Mountains Region in western China, which was organized by the Comprehensive Scientific Expedition to the Qinghai-Xizang Plateau, Chinese Academy of Sciences.There are many rivers in Hengduan Mountains Region, and almost all rivers that originate from the eastern Qinghai-Xizang Plateau flow through this region. These hundreds of rivers and their tributaries belong to 7 river systems the Brahmaputra River(Yarlung Zangbo R.), Irrawaddy River, Salween River(Nujiang R.), Mekong River(Lancangjiang R.), Red River(Yuanjiang R.), Yangtze River(Changjiang R.) and Yellow River(Huanghe R.). Thus, the basin area of each river system is very different from each other in Hengduan Mountains. Two hundred and thirty-seven species and subspecies are known in Hengduan Mountains Region, Belonging to 8 orders, 18 families and 97 genera. All of them are the endemic freshwater fishes of Asia, With exception of Acipenser sinensis, Psephurus gladius and Anguilla japonica that is migration species.

 






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