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Cichlid Atlas Volume 2, Römer, Uwe
157 Römer, Uwe Cichlid Atlas Volume 2
3882440414 / 9783882440416 Clean secondhand
 
Natural History of South American Dwarf Cichlids Part 2. 2006. 19cm. Pp.1320. 1280 colour photos, 400 figures, numerous diagrams & tables, 125 maps. Hardbound.

Presents an overview of Apistogramma species with nominal lists of valid, invalid and still undescribed species and a completely revised and updated identification key to genera and species (one new genus and several new species introduced recently to the aquarium hobby are presented here for the first time). Several chapters cover systematics, biogeography and evolution and the bulk of the book presents species descriptions and photographs for Apistogramma (including as yet undescribed species and morphs), Biotoecus, Cleithracara, Dicrossus, Ivanacara gen. n., Mikrogeophagus, and Nannacara. The book offers both the hobbyist and the scientist a valuable pictorial reference with a wealth of supplementary information.

 
Price: 65.00 GBP
 
 
Biology and Ecology of Toxic Pufferfish, Santhanam, Ramasamy
158 Santhanam, Ramasamy Biology and Ecology of Toxic Pufferfish
1771884398 / 9781771884396 New
 
2018. 28cm. Pp.350. 20 colour photo-plates, 240 BW photos & figures. Hardbound.

The first comprehensive book on the biology and ecology of pufferfish.

Covering 197 species of pufferfish recorded so far from the marine, brackish, and freshwater ecosystems of the world, this important volume expounds on the toxins and associated poisonings of pufferfish. Importantly, the volume also explores the many uses of pufferfish, such as in aquariums, and for their nutritional and culinary value, and their emerging uses in the treatment of pain.

Table of Contents : Introduction. Biology and Ecology of Toxic Pufferfish. Profile of Toxic Pufferfish. Pufferfish Toxins. Pufferfish Poisoning. Pufferfish Aquariums. Diseases and Parasites of Pufferfish and their Management. Nutritional Values of Pufferfish. Pharmaceutical Values of Pufferfish Toxins.

 
Price: 99.00 GBP
 
 
Biology and Ecology of Venomous Stingrays, Santhanam, Ramasamy
159 Santhanam, Ramasamy Biology and Ecology of Venomous Stingrays
1771885386 / 9781771885386 New
 
2018. 26cm. Pp.325. 29 colour & 321 BW photos & figures. Hardbound.

This comprehensive book on the venomous stingrays of the world provides first-hand information on the diversity, biology, and ecology of venomous stingrays of freshwater, brackish, and marine ecosystems.

Each year thousands of injuries to swimmers and surfers are reported, with 750 to 1,500 stingray injuries reported each year in the US alone. As more vacationers spend their leisure time exploring coasts and tropical reefs, often in isolated areas without immediate access to advanced health care, there will be greater potential for stingray injuries. A thorough understanding of the diversity of stingrays of marine and freshwater ecosystems, the injuries and envenomations they cause would largely improve the public health community’s ability to better manage and to prevent stingray injuries. This volume fills that gap.

With over 200 photos and illustrations, this book shows the characteristics of venomous stingray families along with other profile information, such as common name, geographical distribution, diagnostic features, reproduction, predators, parasites, and the IUCN conservation status. Importantly, it includes valuable information on stingray injuries, envenomation, and medical management.

Features:

- provides first-hand information on the diversity, biology, and ecology of venomous stingrays of freshwater, brackish and marine ecosystems
- helps to improve the public health community’s ability to better manage and to prevent stingray injuries
- illustrates the characteristics of venomous stingray families with over 200 photos and illustrations, many in colour
- includes valuable information on stingray injuries, envenomation, and medical management.

Very informative for students of fisheries science, marine biology, aquatic biology, and environmental sciences, a standard reference for marine professionals, health practitioners, and college and university libraries, a must-have turn-to help on-board.

 
Price: 108.00 GBP
 
 
Peces de Bolivia, Bolivian Fishes, Sarmiento, Jaime: Rémy Bigorne & Fernando M. Carvajal-Vallejos (editores científicos / scientific editors)
160 Sarmiento, Jaime: Rémy Bigorne & Fernando M. Carvajal-Vallejos (editores científicos / scientific editors) Peces de Bolivia, Bolivian Fishes
9995415747 / 9789995415747 Sold out
 
2014. 23cm. Pp.211. Colour photographs, colour maps, species list, bibliography. Text in Spanish and English. Softbound.

Bolivia is home to over 900 species of freshwater fishes, representing about 7% of all freshwater species described worldwide.

This book, first of its kind for Bolivia, presents a compilation of information on a hundred species of fish and includes colour photos, information on their habitats and biology, and distribution maps.

Out of print

Desde la última década, el creciente interés por parte de científicos y autoridades nacionales ha dado lugar a avances considerables en el conocimiento de los peces de Bolivia, llegando a una lista de más de 900 especies. Esta riqueza representa el 7 % de todas las especies de agua dulce descritas en el mundo, haciendo de Bolivia uno de los países con mayor diversidad de peces.

Este libro, primero de su categoría en Bolivia, presenta una compilación de informaciones sobre una centena de especies de peces, entre las más conocidas o notables, incluyendo fotos, informaciones sobre sus rasgos biológicos y mapas de distribución.

Está dirigido a quienes quieren descubrir o conocer más sobre los peces de Bolivia y la biodiversidad en general. Esperamos que el presente trabajo resalte la necesidad de preservar la singularidad que representan las aguas bolivianas con su diversa fauna, y que ayude al pueblo boliviano a conocer mejor y valorar su patrimonio natural.

Out of print

 
Price: 0.00 GBP
 
 
Das große Lexikon der Aquaristik, Schaefer, Claus
161 Schaefer, Claus Das große Lexikon der Aquaristik
3800174979 / 9783800174973 New
 
2 volumes. 30cm. Pp.1008. 742 colour photos, 321 BW photos & figures. Hardbound with slipcase.

742 brilliant colour photographs and more than 400 drawings depict aquarium fishes at their most attractive. The fishes described include many well-known and popular genera, but also a whole range of newly described and interesting species.

Descriptions cover : distribution, aquaria requirements, morphology, biology and behaviour, diseases.

Das große Lexikon der Aquaristik, Band 1 (A-H), Band 2 (I-Z).

A useful feature are the tables of the 387 L-number, 75 LDA-number and 113 C-number catfishes.

German text, Latin nomenclature.

Volume 1 pictured

 
Price: 39.95 GBP
 
 
The Importance of Aquatic-Terrestrial Ecotones for Freshwater Fish, Schiemer, F; M. Zalewski & J.E. Thorpe (editors)
162 Schiemer, F; M. Zalewski & J.E. Thorpe (editors) The Importance of Aquatic-Terrestrial Ecotones for Freshwater Fish
0792333330 / 9780792333333 Clean secondhand
 
1995. 27cm. Pp.viii,263. Photos, figures, tables. Hardbound.

Ecotones are interface zones between different ecosystems. Their ecological role and significance with regard to ecological management and conservation has become increasingly appreciated. For the management of freshwater resources, for example, an improved understanding of the role of land/inland water interfaces, will be essential for reducing negative human impacts by engineering, nutrient loading, siltation, etc.

The management of ecotones, on the other hand, offers the possibility to control aquatic system processes via stock control of fish populations. Fish apparently are both excellent indicators of ecotone quality as well as determiners of its structure and function.

The Importance of Aquatic-Terrestrial Ecotones for Freshwater Fish presents a variety of papers covering the breadth of the subject in freshwater systems around the world.

 
Price: 145.00 GBP
 
 
Aqualog Loricariidae : All L-Numbers, New Edition, Schraml, E. & F. Schafer
163 Schraml, E. & F. Schafer Aqualog Loricariidae : All L-Numbers, New Edition
393602751X / 9783936027518 New
 
28cm. Pp.272. 1800 colour photos. Hardbound.

This is the fully revised edition of Aqualog Loricariidae and contains all f-number and LDA Number catfishes, from L01 to L350 and from LDA 01 to LDA76.

All important characters and care instructions are available in symbols. The symbol explanations are given in ten different languages. It is a unique standard work, recognised worldwide. The book is indispensable for trade, breeders and aquarium hobbyists who keep these wonderful fishes.

 
Price: 29.95 GBP
 
 
Atlas of Southern African Freshwater Fishes, Scott, L.E.P., P.H. Skelton, A.J. Booth, L.Verheust, R. Harris & J. Dooley
164 Scott, L.E.P., P.H. Skelton, A.J. Booth, L.Verheust, R. Harris & J. Dooley Atlas of Southern African Freshwater Fishes
0868103985 / 9780868103983 New
 
2006. 30cm. Pp.303. 25 colour plates. Softbound, with CD-ROM digital atlas and GIS viewer.

Atlas of Southern African Freshwater Fishes covers 254 species from 37 families with point distribution maps and the latest IUCN status indicated for each. Reference material was collated from over 35,000 specimen records in 19 museums. The geographic area covers the eleven countries of southern Africa including the Cunene and Zambezi River catchments. An ideal reference for anyone with a professional or general interest in the freshwater fishes of southern Africa.

The Digital Atlas CD is available separately.

 
Price: 53.00 GBP
 
 
Digital Atlas of Southern African Freshwater Fishes, Scott, L.E.P., P.H. Skelton, A.J. Booth, L.Verheust, R. Harris & J. Dooley
165 Scott, L.E.P., P.H. Skelton, A.J. Booth, L.Verheust, R. Harris & J. Dooley Digital Atlas of Southern African Freshwater Fishes
0868103985 / 9780868103983 New
 
CD-ROM digital atlas and GIS viewer.

Digital Atlas of Southern African Freshwater Fishes covers 254 species from 37 families with point distribution maps and the latest IUCN status indicated for each. Reference material was collated from over 35,000 specimen records in 19 museums. The geographic area covers the eleven countries of southern Africa including the Cunene and Zambezi River catchments. An ideal reference for anyone with a professional or general interest in the freshwater fishes of southern Africa.

 
Price: 29.95 GBP
 
 
The Catfishes of Africa, A Handbook for Identification and Maintenance, Seegers, Lothar
166 Seegers, Lothar The Catfishes of Africa, A Handbook for Identification and Maintenance
3936027838 / 9783936027839 New
 
2008. 24cm. Pp.608. 1100 colour photos, numerous figures and maps. Hardbound.

African catfishes are a particularly diverse group of fishes. However, only a few of them have gained a permanent place in the aquarium hobby, mainly because they are inadequately known and have to date been imported only in limited numbers.

The Catfishes of Africa should at least alleviate the first of these problems and demonstrate just how varied and interesting African catfishes are.

This book is, as far as it is known, the first to present an overview of the entire African catfish group, and many of the photos illustrate the species in question for the very first time. New species are yet to be discovered and others may be known but remain undescribed.

The Catfishes of Africa includes much valuable information on habitats, care and spawning.

 
Price: 78.99 GBP
 
 
The Fishes of the Lake Rukwa Drainage, Seegers, Lothar
167 Seegers, Lothar The Fishes of the Lake Rukwa Drainage
9075894031 / 9789075894035 New
 
1996. 30cm. Pp.407. 152 colour & 78 BW photos, numerous figures, 8 maps, 76 tables, key. Paperback.

The Fishes of the Lake Rukwa Drainage covers the geography of the Lake Rukwa drainage, the history of ichthyological investigations, its fisheries and collecting localities, and an illustrated systematic account of the species.

A checklist and key are presented and for each species its original description, etymology, type locality, type specimens, morphometric and meristic data, citations and additions, physical description, maximum length, colouration, ecology, remarks, distribution outside the Lake Rukwa drainage and specimens examined are covered in detail accompanied by colour photograph(s) (taken from life) and one or more BW photos or figures.

A discussion and remarks on the origin of the fish fauna, an appendix, a summary (in English, French and German), bibliography and index complete the work.

A valuable reference dealing with at least 64 species.

 
Price: 44.00 GBP
 
 
Hong Kong Goldfish, Shek-hay, Man
168 Shek-hay, Man Hong Kong Goldfish
New
 
1982. 22cm. Pp.[iv],137. 103 colour photos, figures, common names in English and Chinese. Paperback.

Hong Kong Goldfish provides illustrations and descriptions of goldfish varieties commonly bred in Hong Kong with chapters on the breeding and keeping of goldfish. Important as the first book on the subject. Few copies only.

 
Price: 29.95 GBP
 
 
Ichthyology of Nepal, A Study of Fishes of Himalayan Waters, Shrestha, T.K
169 Shrestha, T.K Ichthyology of Nepal, A Study of Fishes of Himalayan Waters
9789937206532 New
 
2008. 25cm. Pp.400. 105 colour photos, 72 plates of colour photographs featuring all 232 species of fishes, 32 maps and habitat photos. Softbound.

Standard reference. The quality of the photography is very high. Ichthyology of Nepal is a much needed taxonomic aid complete with keys, diagnostic criteria & illustrated descriptions for identification of the species. All 232 species of fishes are described and illustrated ; many excellent outdoor underwater photographs.

 
Price: 69.95 GBP
 
 
Resource Ecology of the Himalayan Waters, A Study of the Ecology, Biology and Management Strategy of Fresh Waters of Nepal, Shrestha, T.K
170 Shrestha, T.K Resource Ecology of the Himalayan Waters, A Study of the Ecology, Biology and Management Strategy of Fresh Waters of Nepal
0952439026 / 9780952439028 New
 
1995, reprint. 25cm. Pp.[xxii],645. Photos, figures and maps. Hardbound.

Resource Ecology of the Himalayan Waters is essentially a reference book on the freshwater fishes of Nepal but also covers the ecology of the waters, capture fisheries, aquaculture, other aquatic wildlife (amphibia, chelonia &c), and the impact of man.

 
Price: 69.95 GBP
 
 
The Mahseer in the Rivers of Nepal, Shrestha, T.K
171 Shrestha, T.K The Mahseer in the Rivers of Nepal
0952439034 / 9780952439035 New
 
1997, revised and enlarged edition. 22cm. Pp.[xii],259. 38 colour & 60 BW photos, 63 text figures, 3 maps, 24 tables, sectional bibliography. Softbound.

The Mahseer in the Rivers of Nepal

 
Price: 49.95 GBP
 
 
Goldfish Varieties and Genetics, Smartt, J
172 Smartt, J Goldfish Varieties and Genetics
0852382650 / 9780852382653 New
 
2001. 24cm. Pp.224. 113 photos & illustrations. Hardbound.

The goldfish, Carassius auratus, a member of the Carp family, Cyprinidae, has been domesticated for many hundreds of years, as a food fish, a laboratory animal and now most important commercially, for ornamental and aesthetic purposes. There are now many scores of recognised varieties, which have been produced over time by selection processes and other methods described in detail in this stimulating book.

Goldfish Varieties and Genetics covers all major aspects relating to goldfish breeding and genetics in a readable and user-friendly style. An account is presented of the domestication and evolution of the goldfish, including comprehensive details of the relevant genetic and biological principles involved in the development strategies and production of new varieties. The book also covers the subject of goldfish appreciation and the international significance of goldfish shows and show standards. The book concludes with an exciting forward look at the potential evolutionary future for the goldfish.

Goldfish Varieties and Genetics brings together, for the first time, a wealth of scientific information, presented in a clear and understandable manner by Dr Joseph Smartt, who has many years' experience working in fish genetics and breeding. The book is a must-have purchase for all serious goldfish breeders, hobbyists and dealers, fish biologists and geneticists, aquarium keepers and aquaculture personnel.

 
Price: 137.00 GBP
 
 
Fresh-Water Fishes of Siam, or Thailand, Smith, H. M
173 Smith, H. M Fresh-Water Fishes of Siam, or Thailand
Clean secondhand
 
US GPO, Washington, 1945. 26cm. Pp.ix, 622. 9 plates, 107 text figures. Brown buckram, gilt (W.J. Forbes, bookbinder, May 1949), original wrappers bound in, small call number to head of spine, very good copy.

Original issue. Trewavas / Banister copy with both signatures.

 
Price: 65.00 GBP
 
 
A pesca no rio Amazonas, Smith, Nigel J. H
174 Smith, Nigel J. H A pesca no rio Amazonas
Clean secondhand
 
Inst. Nac. Pes. Amazonas, Manaus. 1979. 24cm. Pp.154. 26 photos & figures, 29 tables. Paperback, R.H.Lowe-McConnell's copy, signed and inscribed by author.

An important review of fish, fisheries and man on the River Amazon, Brasil. Portuguese text.

A modified version of A pesca no rio Amazonas was later published in English as 'Man, Fishes and the Amazon'.

 
Price: 44.00 GBP
 
 
Os peixes do rio Sorocaba. A história de uma bacia hidrográfica, Smith, Welber Senteio
175 Smith, Welber Senteio Os peixes do rio Sorocaba. A história de uma bacia hidrográfica
8587735020 / 9788587735027 New
 
2003. 28 x 28cm. Pp.164. Colour photos (species, habitats), figures, tables, map. Hardbound. R.H.Lowe-McConnell's copy, with nice signed dedication from the author to title page, and a couple of items of correspondence tipped in.

Os peixes do rio Sorocaba reviews the history and hydrogeography of the Rio Sorocaba basin and its fauna with a detailed account of the freshwater fishes. Portuguese text.

 
Price: 53.00 GBP
 
 
The Haplochromines (Teleostei, Cichlidae) of Lake Kivu (East Africa): A Taxonomic Revision with Notes on Their Ecology, Snoeks, J
176 Snoeks, J The Haplochromines (Teleostei, Cichlidae) of Lake Kivu (East Africa): A Taxonomic Revision with Notes on Their Ecology
New
 
1994. 29cm. Pp.221. 35 colour photos on 7 plates (habitats and specimens), 28 figures & maps, 52 tables. Paperback.

Fifteen haplochromine species from Lake Kivu, a deep natural dam lake on the Rwandese-Zairean border, are described or redescribed. All species are endemic to the lake. Taxonomic novelties include the description of three new species. For each species relevant literature is discussed and a detailed morphological description and diagnosis given.

In The Haplochromines of Lake Kivu a detailed colour depiction of live and preserved specimens is given separately for both males and females. Guide lines for determination of the species are given.

 
Price: 39.95 GBP
 
 
The Cichlid Diversity of Lake Malawi / Nyasa / Niassa, Identification, Distribution and Taxonomy, Snoeks, J (editor)
177 Snoeks, J (editor) The Cichlid Diversity of Lake Malawi / Nyasa / Niassa, Identification, Distribution and Taxonomy
0966825586 / 9780966825589 New
 
2004. 30cm. Pp.360. Hardbound.

This is primarily a scientific book, in some ways a sequel to the 1989 revision of Lake Malawi haplochromines by Eccles and Trewavas.

It is a documentation of recent work by Jos Snoeks and colleagues, European and African, on the cichlids of the Lake, and includes a major revision of Copadichromis with descriptions of new species, a review of Nimbochromis, a study of the deep-water Placidochromis species, again with new taxa described, a review of the sifters (Lethrinops et al.), and chapters on biogeography and sampling. There is also a short overview of the non-cichlids.

The illustrations include a large number of colour drawings, B/W photos (mainly of specimens) and a number of colour photos of live fish by Ad Konings.

The Cichlid Diversity of Lake Malawi / Nyasa / Niassa is an invaluable work of reference for anyone with a serious interest in Malawi cichlids.

 
Price: 99.99 GBP
 
 
Proceedings of the Third International Conference on African Fish and Fisheries, Cotonou, Benin, 10-14 November 2003, Snoeks, Jos; Snoeks, Philippe Lalèyè & Pierre Vandewalle (editors)
178 Snoeks, Jos; Snoeks, Philippe Lalèyè & Pierre Vandewalle (editors) Proceedings of the Third International Conference on African Fish and Fisheries, Cotonou, Benin, 10-14 November 2003
9074752187 / 9789074752183 New
 
J. Afrotrop. Zool., special issue. 2007. 30cm. Pp.216. BW photos. Paperback.

Proceedings of the Third International Conference on African Fish and Fisheries offers 25 papers, texts in French and English.

 
Price: 29.95 GBP
 
 
Electrofishing and Its Harmful Effects on Fish, Snyder, Darrell E
179 Snyder, Darrell E Electrofishing and Its Harmful Effects on Fish
New
 
2003. 28cm. Pp.vii,149. 19 photo & figures (3 colour), 3 tables. Paperback.

Electrofishing and Its Harmful Effects on Fish is a comprehensive synthesis of the literature of electrofishing with emphasis on adverse effects to fish. A thorough overview covering the principles of electrofishing, concepts of electrical transmission in water and fish, and ways to reduce fish injury and mortality.

 
Price: 53.00 GBP
 
 
Peixes do Mearim. Fishes of the Mearim River, Soares, Eden do Carmo
180 Soares, Eden do Carmo Peixes do Mearim. Fishes of the Mearim River
8589786064 / 9788589786065 New
 
2005. 22cm. Pp.147. Colour photos (species, habitats, plants). Hardbound.

Peixes do Mearim. Fishes of the Mearim River covers the fish fauna of one of the most important rivers of the Maranhão.

A photographic register is presented for each of the 60 species, with descriptions, common and scientific names. Text in Portuguese and English.

 
Price: 45.00 GBP
 
 
Lake Malawi Cichlids from Tanzania, Spreinat, A
181 Spreinat, A Lake Malawi Cichlids from Tanzania
3931328007 / 9783931328009 New
 
Verduijn Cichlids, first (only) edn., 23cm. Pp.316. 550 colour photos. Hardbound.

Lake Malawi Cichlids from Tanzania the first book on the identification and classification of cichlids from the Tanzanian coast of Lake Malawi and a professional aid in the determination of new species. Most of the photographs are unique underwater photos. The book describes in detail the species and their biotopes.

 
Price: 39.95 GBP
 
 
All L Numbers - Habitat, Care and Diet / Alle L-Nummern, Stawikowski, Rainer,  André Werner and Ingo Seidel
182 Stawikowski, Rainer, André Werner and Ingo Seidel All L Numbers - Habitat, Care and Diet / Alle L-Nummern
3800109107 / 9783800109104 New
 
28cm. Pp.132. Numerous colour photos. Paperback.

All L Numbers - Habitat, Care and Diet presents all the well known, and some new, L-number catfish, with particularly beautiful photos. Text in English and German.

 
Price: 29.95 GBP
 
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