Fishes of the Western North Atlantic
Cover image of Order Beloniformes showing illsutration of a flyingfish

Order Beloniformes

Needlefishes, Sauries, Halfbeaks, and Flyingfishes

Fishes of the Western North Atlantic, Part 10 (2019)

Edited by Bruce B. Collette, Katherine E. Bemis, Nicolay V. Parin, and Ilia B. Shakhovskoy

Maps by William E. Bemis

 

This excellently illustrated authoritative guide to the identification, systematics, distribution, and biology of the Beloniformes in the western North Atlantic covers a diverse order of fishes containing 6 families and at least 230 extant species found worldwide in marine and freshwater environments. Compiled from new revisions, original research, and critical reviews of existing information, this tenth book in the Fishes of the Western North Atlantic series, begun in 1948, completes a major reference work in taxonomy and ichthyology for both amateurs and professionals, and all students of the sea.

 

As an aid to researchers and students, the distribution maps for each of the families of the Order Beloniformes — Belonidae (Needlefishes), Scomberesocidae (Sauries), Hemiramphidae (Halfbeaks), and Exocoetidae (Flyingfishes) — are made available here as a downloadable PDF (18 MB).

 

Yale University provides access to these materials for noncommercial personal, educational and research purposes only. These maps may not be reproduced, in whole or in part, in any form without the written permission of the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History.

 

All books in Fishes of the Western North Atlantic series are newly available in softcover and as e-books through Yale University Press. To order, in the United States call 1.800.405.1619 or order online at yalebooks.com. Other locations visit www.yalebooks.co.uk.

 

 

Available Titles in This Series

 

MEMOIR I
Fishes of the Western North Atlantic. Part 1.

Lancelets, Cyclostomes, and Sharks.
1948. 576 pp., 106 plates. ISBN 978-1-933789-11-8

 

Fishes of the Western North Atlantic. Part 2.
Sawfishes, Guitarfishes, Skates, Rays, and Chimaeroids.
1953. 588 pp., 134 plates. ISBN 978-1-933789-12-5

 

Fishes of the Western North Atlantic. Part 3.
Sturgeons, Gars, Tarpon, Ladyfish, Bonefish, Salmon, Charrs, Anchovies, Herring, Shads, Smelt, Capelin, et al.
1963. 630 pp., 134 plates. ISBN 978-1-933789-13-2

 

Fishes of the Western North Atlantic. Part 4.
Argentinoids, Stomiatoids, Pickerles, Bathylaconids, Giganturids.
1964. 599 pp., 155 plates. ISBN 978-1-933789-14-9

 

Fishes of the Western North Atlantic. Part 5.
Lizardfishes, other Iniomi, Deepsea Gulpers.
1966. 647 pp., 220 plates. ISBN 978-1-933789-15-6

 

Fishes of the Western North Atlantic. Part 6.
Halosuriforms, Killfishes, Squirrelfishes and other Beryciforms, Stephanoberyciforms, Grenadiers.
1973. 698 pp., 235 plates. ISBN 978-1-933789-16-3

 

Fishes of the Western North Atlantic. Part 7.
Neosopelids, Lanternfishes, Atlantic Mesopelagic Zoogeography.
1977. 299 pp., 188 plates. ISBN 978-1-933789-17-0

 

Fishes of the Western North Atlantic. Part 8.
Pipefishes, Seahorses.
1982. 198 pp., 129 plates. ISBN 978-1-933789-18-7

 

Fishes of the Western North Atlantic. Part 9.
Volume 1: Anguilliformes and Saccopharyngiformes. ISBN 978-1-933789-19-4
Volume 2: Leptocephali. ISBN 978-1-933789-20-0
1989. 1055 pp., 911 plates.

 

Fishes of the Western North Atlantic. Part 10.

Order Beloniformes: Needlefishes, Sauries, Halfbeaks, and Flyingfishes

2019. 252 pp., 70 plates. ISBN 978-1-933789-21-7

 

MEMOIR II
The Elementary Chemical Composition of Marine Organisms
Vinogradov, A. P.
Translated from the original Russian by Julia Efron and Jane K. Setlow with bibliography by Virginia W. Odum.
1953. 647 p., 327 tables. ISBN 978-1-933789-22-4