Some 20th century fish discoveries

@article{Berra2004Some2C,
  title={Some 20th century fish discoveries},
  author={T. Berra},
  journal={Environmental Biology of Fishes},
  year={2004},
  volume={50},
  pages={1-12}
}
  • T. Berra
  • Published 2004
  • Biology
  • Environmental Biology of Fishes
Of the approximately 1.5 million species described to date, about 48 170 (3.2%) are vertebrates. Of these 24 618 (51%) are fishes. Amazingly, 41% of fishes are found in fresh water which makes up a negligible percentage of the water on earth. The sea accounts for 97% of all water on the planet and contains 58% of the fish species, mostly from shallow, warm-coastal areas. The families Cichlidae, Cyprinidae, Characidae, Loricariidae, and Cyprinodontidae constitute about half of all the recently… Expand
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