Published in collaboration with the Michigan Sea Grant program, this book offers a complete and detailed guide to the fishes most commonly found in the Great Lakes. Readers will find quick facts for each species, tips for identification, descriptions of their typical habitats, a discussion of what they eat, and an update on their conservation status. Beautiful color illustrations by Emily S. Damstra accompany color photographs and line drawings to highlight distinguishing characteristics of each species. The guide also provides information about the Great Lakes ecosystems, including diagrams of different habitats and an explanation of the food chains within the Lakes. This handy-sized guide covers nearly everything of interest to anglers, fishery and wildlife professionals, and conservationists - with more than 200 illustrations, it's as fun to look at as it is to use for identifying a catch.
Gerald R. Smith is Professor Emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Michigan and Curator Emeritus of Fishes for the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology. He is editor of Fishes of the Great Lakes Region.