Early life history of the Florida largemouth bass
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Early life history of the Florida largemouth bass by Chew, Robert L.

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Published by Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission in Tallahassee, Fla .
Written in English



  • Florida.


  • Largemouth bass.,
  • Freshwater fishes -- Florida.,
  • Fishes -- Growth.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 73-76.

Statementby Robert L. Chew.
SeriesFishery bulletin ;, no. 7
LC ClassificationsQL628.F6 F57 no. 7, QL638.C3 F57 no. 7
The Physical Object
Pagination76 p. :
Number of Pages76
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4857263M
LC Control Number75622400

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