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Русская рыбалка / Russkaja rybalka / Russian Fishing, Бутромеев, Владимир / Butromeev, Vladimir
1 Бутромеев, Владимир / Butromeev, Vladimir Русская рыбалка / Russkaja rybalka / Russian Fishing
5373047120 / 9785373047128 New
2015. 28cm. Pp.304. Numerous colour plates, artworks & figures. Hardbound.

Illustrates the life and habits of fish inhabiting the fresh waters of Russia with paintings by old masters and illustrations from scientific works on ichthyology and popular books about fishing. Very well illustrated. Text in Russian.

Price: 125.00 GBP
La Guyane française et ses Cichlidés, Aguire, R; F. De Gasperis, F. Naneix, X. Longy & A. Seva
2 Aguire, R; F. De Gasperis, F. Naneix, X. Longy & A. Seva La Guyane française et ses Cichlidés
2951350228 / 9782951350229 New
2011. 30cm. Pp.216. 500 colour photos, numerous distribution maps. Hardbound.

The first book on the cichlid fishes of French Guyana, full of genuinely new information on the fish fauna based on field collecting and observation with much of interest for both the scientist and aquarist. French text.

Price: 58.50 GBP
Historical Biogeography of Neotropical Freshwater Fishes, Albert, J.S. & R.E. Reis (editors)
3 Albert, J.S. & R.E. Reis (editors) Historical Biogeography of Neotropical Freshwater Fishes
0520268687 / 9780520268685 New
2011. 29cm. Pp.408. Hardbound.

Historical Biogeography of Neotropical Freshwater Fishes explores the evolutionary origins of a unique ecosystem. The chapters address central themes in the study of tropical biodiversity: why is the Amazon basin home to so many distinct evolutionary lineages? What roles do ecological specialization, speciation, and extinction play in the formation of regional assemblages? How do dispersal barriers contribute to isolation and diversification? Focusing on whole faunas rather than individual taxonomic groups, this volume shows that the area’s high regional diversity is not the result of recent diversification in lowland tropical rainforests. Rather, it is the product of species accumulating over tens of millions of years and across a continental arena.

“A major contribution to our understanding of multiple aspects of the Neotropical freshwater fish fauna. The book will be of interest not only to ichthyologists, but also to a broader audience of researchers working on freshwater organisms and general biogeographic patterns.”-- Richard P. Vari, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution.

Price: 83.95 GBP
Hans Werner Lissmann, 1909-1995, Alexander, R. McN
4 Alexander, R. McN Hans Werner Lissmann, 1909-1995
Offprint Bio. Mem. FRS., 1996. 25cm. Pp.13. Portrait, 1 text figure, bibliography Binding : ebook / pdf.

Official biography of Hans Lissmann, the discoverer of the electric senses of fishes.

A good account of Hans' work.

ebook / pdf, 2.64MB.

Price: 23.00 GBP
The Status and Distribution of Freshwater Biodiversity in the Eastern Himalaya, Allen, D.J., S. Molur &  B.A. Daniel
5 Allen, D.J., S. Molur & B.A. Daniel The Status and Distribution of Freshwater Biodiversity in the Eastern Himalaya
2831713242 / 9782831713243 New
2010. 28cm. Pp.viii, 89. Colour photos, figures, maps. Binding : ebook.

Reviews the conservation status of 1,073 freshwater species belonging to three taxonomic groups – fishes (520 taxa), molluscs (186 taxa), and Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies) (367 taxa).

ebook, 5.27MB ; system requirements Acrobat 7 or above, Windows XP or above.

Price: 17.00 GBP
The Status and Distribution of Freshwater Biodiversity in Central Africa, Allen, D.J; W.R.T. Darwall & E.G.E. Brooks
6 Allen, D.J; W.R.T. Darwall & E.G.E. Brooks The Status and Distribution of Freshwater Biodiversity in Central Africa
2831713269 / 9782831713267 New
2011. 28cm. Pp.126. Binding : ebook

Regional assessment of the status and distribution of 2,261 taxa of freshwater fishes, molluscs, odonates, crabs and selected families of aquatic plants from throughout central Africa. This study is based on the collation and analysis of existing information, and the knowledge of regional experts.

ebook, 6.60MB ; system requirements Acrobat 7 or above, Windows XP or above.

Price: 17.00 GBP
Salmonid Fishes : Population Biology, Genetics and Management, Altukhov, Yuri ; E.A. Salmenkova & V.T. Omelchenko
7 Altukhov, Yuri ; E.A. Salmenkova & V.T. Omelchenko Salmonid Fishes : Population Biology, Genetics and Management
0632055871 / 9780632055876 New
2000. 26cm. Pp.368. 80 photos & figures. Hardbound.

Salmonid Fishes : Population Biology, Genetics and Management encompasses features of genetic processes in complexly organised population systems of salmonids, one of the most commercially valuable families of fish worldwide.

Translated from the original work in Russian, the authors have taken the opportunity to update and revise the work, much of it appearing in the English language for the first time.

Covering such important concepts as optimal gene diversity and the unfavourable influence of fishery and hatchery reproduction on the genetic structure of salmon populations, the authors have drawn together a huge wealth of information that will form the cornerstone of much new work in the future.

Price: 195.00 GBP
Faune du Cameroun Volume 2. Le Genre Aphyosemion Myers. Fauna of Cameroon Volume 2. The Genus Aphyosemion Myers (Pisces, Teleostei, Cyprinodontiformes), Amiet, Jean-Louis
8 Amiet, Jean-Louis Faune du Cameroun Volume 2. Le Genre Aphyosemion Myers. Fauna of Cameroon Volume 2. The Genus Aphyosemion Myers (Pisces, Teleostei, Cyprinodontiformes)
2857243413 / 9782857243410 New
30cm. Pp.262. 132 superb colour photographs, 5 geographical and drainage maps, 35 distribution maps on squared grids, 17 plates of figures, 3 text figures, 4 tables, keys to species, bibliography. Hardbound.

Comprehensive and beautifully illustrated reference to the killifishes (annual fishes) of tropical west Africa.

The complete text is in both French and English. The introductory chapters present an historical account of the study of the fauna, an outline of the scope and objectives of the work, a geographical sketch of Cameroon, a review of the genus with a key to sub-genera, criteria for the identification of the species, and notes on their ecology, ethology and development. The bulk of the book presents a detailed, critical description of the sub-genera, species groups and species found in Cameroon, followed by the most recent, frequently unpublished, information on their distribution.

Species identification is facilitated by 9 keys which give particular reference to aspects of livery and colouration, and include 2 species and 1 subspecies new to science. The final chapter deals with the biogeography of the genus Aphyosemion in Cameroon.

Faune du Cameroun, Le Genre Aphyosemion, Fauna of Cameroon, The Genus Aphyosemion has had wide appeal with researchers with an interest in the ichthyofauna of tropical west Africa and the many killiphiles and tropical fish hobbyists specialising in these beautiful fishes.

Price: 35.00 GBP
Ornamental Fish Farming. The Small, Medium and Large Scale Breeding and Marketing of Freshwater Tropical Fish and Goldfish, Andrews, Brian
9 Andrews, Brian Ornamental Fish Farming. The Small, Medium and Large Scale Breeding and Marketing of Freshwater Tropical Fish and Goldfish
0646552740 / 9780646552743 New
30cm. Pp.528. 300 colour photos and figures, glossary, index. Hardbound.

Ornamental Fish Farming is a vast compendium on commercially farming and marketing freshwater ornamental fish and provides a huge amount of essential information designed to be useful to and usable by readers at all levels of ability, from hobbyists seeking to undertake their first spawning of ornamental fish, to fully established fish farm operators. Most importantly, it provides the information needed to progress from beginner to large-scale commercial production, notably including ways to avoid the common pitfalls. Some of the information may also be of value to producers of fingerlings of freshwater food fish, especially in procedures related to larval rearing.

The book provides rarely published techniques for breeding tropical fish and goldfish, all in one publication. Information is given in considerable detail, providing both basic and advanced techniques, written in easily understandable language, with numerous step-by-step procedures for various aspects of fish farming. Included is a comprehensive section on quarantining fish and the use of hormone injection to induce spawning.

Covers 133 species from 14 major commercial families/groups of fish with concise commercial production techniques for each.

1000 copies only.

Price: 75.00 GBP
Goldfish & Other Cold-Water Fishes, Atkins, E. M
10 Atkins, E. M Goldfish & Other Cold-Water Fishes
Clean secondhand
Privately published by the author. Atkins, Sanderstead, 1936. 20cm. Pp.70 + [iv]. Colour frontispiece and 36 text figures by Gwenydd Mason. Original printed wrappers, nice copy.

Atkins, at the time, was VP BAS, and FZS. Includes information on the management of aquaria and ponds.

Price: 35.00 GBP
Dean Bibliography of Fishes 1968, Atz, J. W
11 Atz, J. W Dean Bibliography of Fishes 1968
1971. 25cm. Pp.[xviii],512. Paperback.

Dean Bibliography of Fishes 1968, secondhand copy

Price: 20.00 GBP
Handbook of Tropical Aquarium Fishes, Axelrod, H. R. & L. P. Schultz
12 Axelrod, H. R. & L. P. Schultz Handbook of Tropical Aquarium Fishes
0866221387 / 9780866221382 As new
TFH., revised edition 1990. 24cm. Pp.xii, 718. Hundreds of photos, many colour. Hardbound.

Covers freshwater tropical ichthyology, fish & aquarium management, aquarium plants and the diseases of fishes and their treatment, and all aspects of caring for tropical freshwater fish in the home, explaining how to set up an aquarium, selecting a tank, heating and lighting, filtration, and choosing suitable fish.

First published in 1955, revised 1971, 1983 and 1990.

Price: 18.95 GBP
Bloch's Atlas. Band 2. Naturgeschichte der ausländischen Fische 1785-1790, Baensch, Hans A (editor)
13 Baensch, Hans A (editor) Bloch's Atlas. Band 2. Naturgeschichte der ausländischen Fische 1785-1790
3882440929 / 9783882440928 New
Mergus Verlag, 1999. 19cm. Pp.633. 142 colour plates. Hardbound, new unopened copy.

Reprint of Marcus Bloch's 'Allgemeine Naturgeschichte der Fische', 1782-1795. Volume 2 only (of 3).

The complete work comprised : Band 1. Naturgeschichte der Fische Deutschlands, 1782-1784, plates 1-108, Band 2. Naturgeschichte der ausländischen Fische, 1785-1790, plates 109-252, and Band 3. Naturgeschichte der ausländischen Fische, 1791-1795, plates 253-432.

Price: 25.00 GBP
Baensch Aquarium Atlas Volume 4, Baensch, Hans A. & Rüdiger Riehl
14 Baensch, Hans A. & Rüdiger Riehl Baensch Aquarium Atlas Volume 4
3882440589 / 9783882440584 New
Baensch Aquarium Atlas Volume 4, the latest edition, hardbound.

Covers approximately 700 species with emphasis on catfishes, killifishes, and cichlids.

Volume 4 introduces new species and varieties that before could only be found in widely scattered, hard to find literature.

One only at this price

The Baensch / Mergus Aquarium Atlas is universally recognised as the leading aquarium reference with very high brand recognition.

The brain child of Hans Baensch (1941-2016) and first published in 1977 the Aquarium Atlas series has matured into a multi-volume set, enjoyed by beginners and experts alike.

Please note that Baensch Aquarium Atlas Volume 5, Baensch Aquarium Atlas Volume 6, and Catfish Atlas Volume 2 are only available in German, they are not available in English and there are no plans for any translated editions. If you wish to order the German editions please drop us a line.

Baensch Aquarium Atlas Volume 3, and Cichlid Atlas Volumes 1 & 2 are currently out of print, no reprints are planned.

Aquarium Atlas Volumes 1, 2, 4, Photo Index, 5, and 6 are available separately, please contact us for uptodate prices and availability, thank you. Volume 4 now limited stock.

Price: 39.95 GBP
The Professional's Book of Koi, Barrie, Anmarie
15 Barrie, Anmarie The Professional's Book of Koi
0866225285 / 9780866225281 New
26cm. Pp.159. 150+ full colour photos & drawings, pictorial glossary of koi varieties, colours and terminology. Hardbound.

Complete guide to koi care and maintenance.

Price: 16.95 GBP
Fauna CR a SR. Miholovci a Ryby, Petroyzontes, Osteichthyes, Barus, Vlastimil & Ota Oliva
16 Barus, Vlastimil & Ota Oliva Fauna CR a SR. Miholovci a Ryby, Petroyzontes, Osteichthyes
8020005005 / 9788020005007 New
Academia, Praha, 1995. 26cm. Pp.623. 16 colour photo-plates, 105 figures, 23 tables. Hardbound.

Fauna CR a SR. Miholovci a Ryby, Petroyzontes, Osteichthyes, Fauna of the Czech and Slovak Republics Vol.28, Part 1, Bony Fishes, Czech text, Latin nomenclature.

Price: 125.00 GBP
The New Illustrated Guide to Fish Diseases, in Ornamental, Tropical and Pond Fish, Bassleer, Gerald
17 Bassleer, Gerald The New Illustrated Guide to Fish Diseases, in Ornamental, Tropical and Pond Fish
9080783129 / 9789080783126 New
2009, third edition. 28cm. Pp.232. 1000 colour photos. Hardbound.

The New Illustrated Guide to Fish Diseases, the latest edition, and one of the most authorative books on the subject, a highly practice oriented book.

Price: 41.00 GBP
Aqualog All Goldfish and Varieties, Bernhart, K.H
18 Bernhart, K.H Aqualog All Goldfish and Varieties
3931702782 / 9783931702786 New
28cm. Pp.160. 690 colour photos. Softbound.

Aqualog All Goldfish and Varieties, a pictorial lexicon, seeks to portray for the first time all the varieties currently in existence, with more than 680 stunning photographs creating a glorious kaleidoscope of form and colour.

In Aqualog All Goldfish and Varieties the author has compiled the knowledge of Asian, American, and European breeders of this, the most important of aquarium and pond fishes.

The name of each variety is given in English, German, Chinese, and Japanese (all in Roman letters), along with its unique Aqualog code number; using this system, it will at last be possible for these fishes to be discussed worldwide with little likelihood of confusion regarding identity.

Price: 24.95 GBP
Annual Fishes: Life History Strategy, Diversity, and Evolution, Berois, Nibia; Graciela García & Rafael O. de Sá (editors)
19 Berois, Nibia; Graciela García & Rafael O. de Sá (editors) Annual Fishes: Life History Strategy, Diversity, and Evolution
1482299712 / 9781482299717 New
2016. 26cm. Pp.327. 38 colour & 49 BW photos and illustrations. Hardbound.

Covers the life cycle, reproductive biology, evolutionary ecology, reproductive behaviour, sexual selection, genetics, speciation, and integrative and conservation strategies of annual fishes. Brings together researchers in different areas of annual fishes to summarize previous work, overview the current research, and highlight promising areas of research, and provides information about collecting, maintaining, and reproducing annual fishes in aquaria.

Price: 88.00 GBP
Freshwater Fish Distribution, Berra, T. M
20 Berra, T. M Freshwater Fish Distribution
0226044424 / 9780226044422 New
2007. 26cm. Pp.615. 323 figures. Softbound.

Freshwater Fish Distribution clearly identifies the 169 families of freshwater fishes through the use of high-quality illustrations and includes an accurate account of selected members of that particular fish family, as well as a distribution map and accompanying commentary on classification, a pronunciation guide to the family name, life cycle information, distribution, and diversity.

Price: 34.50 GBP
Tilapias, Biology and Exploitation, Beveridge, M. C. M. & B. J. McAndrew
21 Beveridge, M. C. M. & B. J. McAndrew Tilapias, Biology and Exploitation
041280090X / 9780412800900 As new
2000. 26cm. Pp.532. Hardbound.

Referred to in the Bible, pictured on the wall-friezes of ancient Egyptian tombs, and a subject of fascination for generations of scientists, the tilapias (Cichlidae: Tilapiini) have featured in the diet and culture of humankind for thousands of years. The present century has seen their spread from Africa throughout the tropics and sub-tropics, largely for food and fisheries purposes.

Tilapias, Biology and Exploitation attempts to pull together our knowledge of this important group, their biology and fisheries and aquaculture, in a single volume, something that has not been done comprehensively for nearly two decades.

A succession of chapters by acknowledged authorities covers evolution, phylogenetic relationships and biogeography, reproductive biology, mating systems and parental care, diet, feeding and digestive physiology, environmental physiology and energetics, the role of tilapias in ecosystems, population dynamics and management, genetics, seed production, nutrition, farming, economics and marketing.

This book is aimed at biologists, fisheries scientists, aquaculturists, and all interested in aquatic ecology.

Contents : Preface. 1. Evolution, phylogenetic relationships and biogeography; B.M. McAndrew. 2. Reproductive biology, mating systems and parental care; G.A. Turner, R.F. Robinson. 3. Diet, feeding and digestive physiology; M.C.M. Beveridge, D.J. Baird. 4. Environmental physiology and energetics; L.G. Ross. 5. The role of tilapias in ecosystems; R.H. Lowe-McConnell. 6. Population dynamics and management; K. Lorenzen. 7. Genetics for the management and improvement of cultured stocks; D. Penman, B.J. McAndrew. 8. Strategies for seed production; D.C. Little, G. Hulata. 9. Nutritional requirements; K. Jauncey. 10. Semi-intensive pond aquaculture; C. Kwei Lin, et al. 11. Production in intensive and recycle systems; J.F. Muir, et al. 12. Economics and Marketing; J.A. Young, J.F. Muir.

Price: 158.00 GBP
A Manual for Tilapia Business Management, Bhujel, R
22 Bhujel, R A Manual for Tilapia Business Management
1780641362 / 9781780641362 New
2014. 26cm. pp.192. Hardbound.

With a practical focus, A Manual for Tilapia Business Management is aimed at tilapia farmers and producers, describing best practice production methods, egg management, new technologies, nutrition, business practices, marketing, equipment maintenance, accounting and logistics.

Table of contents :

1. Introduction
2. Tilapia Hatchery
3. Fry Nursing
4. Grow-out in Ponds
5. Grow-out in Cages
6. Polyculture
7. Integrated Farming
8. Fish Health Management and Bio-Security
9. Post-harvest Handling: Marketing and Processing
10. Business Models and Plan
Conclusions and Recommendations

Price: 75.00 GBP
Ichthyologiae Archipelagi Indici Prodromus. Volumen I. Siluri. / A Precursor of the Fishes of the Indian Archipelago Part 1 - Siluri, Bleeker, P
23 Bleeker, P Ichthyologiae Archipelagi Indici Prodromus. Volumen I. Siluri. / A Precursor of the Fishes of the Indian Archipelago Part 1 - Siluri
978906391004 New
English translation, 2009, by M.J.P van Oijen, G.M.P. Loots & F.J.G. Limburg. 25cm. Pp.xii,317. Colour plates. Softbound.

"Ichthyologiae Archipelagi Indici Prodromus. Volumen I. Siluri" by Dr Pieter Bleeker (1858) has been translated completely from Dutch and Latin to English. In contrast to the original publication, the translation does contain the illustrations that were ready in 1858, but could not be included, as at that time facilities for printing coloured plates were lacking in Batavia (Jakarta, Indonesia).

"Ichthyologiae Archipelagi Indici Prodromus. Volumen I. Siluri" is a compilation of all Bleeker’s papers on catfishes from 1845 to 1858 and a review of all publications on this group of fishes by other ichthyologists up till 1858.

In this voluminous publication Bleeker mentions all catfish species known at the time, gives keys to genera and species, and extensive descriptions for 99 species occurring in the Indonesian archipelago. All these species are figured. The descriptions include distribution and habitat, and remarks on reproduction, fishery and consumption. Detailed information on the morphology of the described specimens make this work indispensable for recognizing types of the species in the Bleeker collection. A complete list of all 210 ichthyological papers Bleeker published up till 1858 is included.

Price: 165.00 GBP
Bleher's Discus Volume 1, Bleher, Heiko
24 Bleher, Heiko Bleher's Discus Volume 1
978890181610 New

2006. 24cm. Pp.671. 3000 colour & 71 BW photographs, 256 colour & 71 BW figures and illustrations. Hardbound.

The monograph on the cichlid genus Symphysodon.

Bleher's Discus Volume 1 describes, classifies and illustrates about 380 varieties of Discus, and numerous other species of Amazonian freshwater fishes (130 different cichlids, 28 species of piranhas, 4 livebearers. 4 killifishes, 71 different catfishes, 106 tetra-species and 13 rays) with a wealth of practical and historical information useful to both the ichthyologist and aquarist.

Temporarily out of stock

Price: 68.95 GBP
Bleher's Discus Volume 2, Bleher, Heiko
25 Bleher, Heiko Bleher's Discus Volume 2
8890290463 / 9788890290466 New
2011. 24cm. Pp.684. 4000 colour photos. Hardbound.

Bleher's Discus Volume 2 documents the entire history of discus breeding, from its first beginnings to the start of 2011, in finest detail, illustrated with over 4000 photos and with a special foreword by Jack Wattley. The book covers Discus breeding worldwide, its history, breeders, methods and variants.

Chapter 6 features a previously unpublished manuscript by Eduard Schmidt-Focke (1913-1998), to whom the book is dedicated posthumously. "The Doctor" is universally regarded as the father of modern discus breeding, as many, if not the majority, of the cultivated forms that exist today originate from him. His forms are documented in text and pictures, from his early days right through the end.

The same chapter also immortalises other pioneers of discus breeding worldwide, their history and achievements, as well as modern discus breeders all over Europe, the Americas, Africa and the Antipodes. And, of course, in Asia, nowadays the 'capital' of discus breeding; all the cultivated forms have been researched in detail, revealing the ancestry of the so-called Pigeon Blood and the other multitudinous variants and sports, often with "fantasy names".

More than 700 breeders from 50 countries are included, with details of their set-ups, methods, secrets, and tricks - the vast majority hitherto unpublished anywhere in the world. The chapter concludes with a detailed and easy to understand overview of the optimal breeding methods for both wild-caught discus and cultivated forms, based on the author’s extensive knowledge accumulated over several decades.

Chapter 7 presents the discus variants cultivated worldwide, with details of their breeders, in Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa, and Australia, and includes the latest cultivated forms and new wild-caught variants discovered since the publication of volume 1 in 2006.

The book concludes with the latest information on the classification of cultivated forms, plus updates on taxonomy and distribution.

Temporarily out of stock

Price: 68.95 GBP
Biology of Fishes, third edition, Bone, Q. & R.H. Moore
26 Bone, Q. & R.H. Moore Biology of Fishes, third edition
0415375622 / 9780415375627 New
2008. 24cm. Pp.xv,478. Figures & tables. Paperback.

The Third Edition of Biology of Fishes is chiefly about fish as remarkably efficient machines for coping with the many problems that life in water entails, and looks at many such special cases.

Biology of Fishes does not try to cover all aspects of fish biology, but focuses on the ingenious ways in which fish have resolved the particular problems that come from living in water, especially body fluid regulation, locomotion, feeding mechanisms, and sensory systems. Enough detail is provided for the reader to be able to go on and use primary research papers. Each chapter has been thoroughly updated and a new chapter on the immune system has been added.

Price: 55.00 GBP
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