Diversity, distribution, and conservation status of the native freshwater fishes of the Southern United States

  title={Diversity, distribution, and conservation status of the native freshwater fishes of the Southern United States},
  author={Melvin L. Warren and Brooks M. Burr and Stephen J. Walsh and Henry L. Bart and Robert C. Cashner and David A. Etnier and Byron J. Freeman and Bernard R. Kuhajda and Richard L. Mayden and Henry W. Robison and Stephen Ross and Wayne C. Starnes},
Abstract The Southeastern Fishes Council Technical Advisory Committee reviewed the diversity, distribution, and status of all native freshwater and diadromous fishes across 51 major drainage units of the southern United States. The southern United States supports more native fishes than any area of comparable size on the North American continent north of Mexico, but also has a high proportion of its fishes in need of conservation action. The review included 662 native freshwater and diadromous… 

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