All things Fishy
Ichthyology (from Greek: ἰχθυ, ikhthu, “fish”; and λόγος, logos, “knowledge”) is the branch of zoology devoted to the study of fish. This includes skeletal fish (Osteichthyes), cartilaginous fish (Chondrichthyes), and jawless fish (Agnatha). At least 30,700 fish species have been described, comprising a majority of vertebrates. While a majority of species have probably been discovered and described, approximately 250 new species are officially described by science each year.The practice of ichthyology is associated with marine biology and limnology.
Classes and Training
Books and Web Sites of Interest
- River Systems Institute at Texas State University, San Marcos
- Book: “Freshwater Fishes of Texas”
- Texas Stream Team
- Cypress Creek Project
- Real Time Water Monitoring Sites in Texas
- AgriLife Extension Service’s PDF documents on:
Catfish Ponds for Recreation,
Management of Recreational Fish Ponds, and
Texas Farm Ponds – Stocking, Assessment and Management recommendations.
- Fishes of Texas web site with reference to UT museum’s list of all fish in Milam County (Use DATA tab, search Milam).
From Shawn Walton’s Weekly blog / column in the Rockdale and Cameron Newspapers: