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On the Morphology of the Skull in the Paraguayan Lepidosiren, and in other Dipnoids, Bridge, T. W
27 Bridge, T. W On the Morphology of the Skull in the Paraguayan Lepidosiren, and in other Dipnoids
Antiquarian
 
Trans. Zool. Soc. Vol.XIV, Part 5. 1898. 30cm. Pp.325-380. 2 plates. Black library buckram, gilt, original wrappers bound in. Front endpaper, front wrapper and pp.325-326 loose, tipped in. Blindstamp and library bookplate, good copy.

On the Morphology of the Skull in the Paraguayan Lepidosiren, good ex-library copy

 
Price: 50.00 GBP
 
 
Biologie des poissons d'eau douce européens (2° Édition), Bruslé, Jacques & Jean-Pierre Quignard
28 Bruslé, Jacques & Jean-Pierre Quignard Biologie des poissons d'eau douce européens (2° Édition)
2743014962 / 9782743014964 New
 
2013. 26cm. Pp.740. 64 watercolours, 70 maps, glossary, extensive bibliography. Softbound.

Biologie des poissons d'eau douce européens / The Biology of European Freshwater Fishes, second edition, is by its scope a broad and ambitious study in freshwater ichthyology. Covering all the ecophysiological, ecological and ethological aspects it provides a detailed presentation of 88 native and introduced species : their morphology, anatomy, geographical distribution, habitat, lifestyle and physiological activities. 453 extra-limital, exotic and other species are also listed.

This second edition has been extensively revised and expanded, given the importance of recent scientific data. With useful additions on habitats and lifestyles, this book is enriched by numerous genetic contributions that can be seen to have "revolutionized" the old concepts of paleo-historical origins and paleogeographic species. Extensions or reductions in geographic distributions have been subsequent to the transfer of anthropogenic origin, physical and chemical degradation of habitats and the recent impact of Global Warming, not to mention status changes in the minefield of systematics.

Intended for a wide audience. French text.

 
Price: 185.00 GBP
 
 
Alternative Life-History Styles of Animals, Bruton, Michael N (editor)
29 Bruton, Michael N (editor) Alternative Life-History Styles of Animals
9061936624 / 9789061936626 As new
 
KAP., 1989. 25cm. Pp.xvii, 616. Text figures, photos. Hardbound.

Expanded proceedings of a conference entitled 'Alternative Life History Styles of Fishes and Other Organisms' which was held in Grahamstown, South Africa, in June 1987, arising from conceptual models of fish life-history research.

 
Price: 205.00 GBP
 
 
Peixe e Gente No Alto Rio Tiquie, Cabalzar, Aloisio; Flávio Lima & Mauro Lopes
30 Cabalzar, Aloisio; Flávio Lima & Mauro Lopes Peixe e Gente No Alto Rio Tiquie
8585994339 / 9788585994334 New
 
2005. 22cm. Pp.339. Colour photos & figures (adults & larvae), aerial maps. Paperback.

Peixe e Gente No Alto Rio Tiquie "Fishes and People in the High Rio Tiquie" focuses on the relationship of the indigenous Tukano and Tuyuka peoples with the fish of High Rio Tiquié, northwest Amazônia.

Brings togther for the first time ichthyological and anthropological research on the river Tiquié, the High Black River. The ethnographic study presents the native knowledge of the Tuyuka and Tukano on the ecology of each species, and analyzes their myths and cosmological concepts related to the origin of the fish and their relationship with humanity.

Ichthyological research covers the classification and description of the species. The product of over four years of field research, intercultural and interdisciplinary cooperation, an important publication in the conservation and management of natural resources. Portuguese text.

 
Price: 44.00 GBP
 
 
Migratory Fishes of South America, Carolsfeld, Joachim; Brian Harvey, Carmen Ross & Anton Baer (editors)
31 Carolsfeld, Joachim; Brian Harvey, Carmen Ross & Anton Baer (editors) Migratory Fishes of South America
1552501140 / 9781552501146 New
 
2004. 24cm. Pp.372. Figures, maps & tables. Paperback.

Fish species that migrate within the great rivers of South America are important locally but are little known outside their native range.

Migratory Fishes of South America represents the first collection of the work of local scientific experts on these remarkable fish.

The authors cover the Upper Paraná, Paraguay-Paraná, Uruguay and São Francisco basins in Brazil, as well as the Brazilian and Colombian Amazon. They discuss not only the principal migratory species and their fascinating relationship with the water cycle in the rivers and wetlands, but also the fisheries they support, and their often precarious conservation status. Includes an appendix of migratory fish species in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa.

 
Price: 35.00 GBP
 
 
Aqualog Asian Arowana, Chen, D. (editor)
32 Chen, D. (editor) Aqualog Asian Arowana
393602796X / 9783936027969 New
 
31cm. Pp.244. Numerous colour photos. Hardbound.

Aqualog Asian Arowana is an exceptional photo-guide and reference to the varieties and care of aquarium bred Asian Arowana. This is the English edition of volume 3 of 'The Ever Changing Asian Arowana'. Volumes 1 and 2 were only available in Chinese; volume 3 (a stand-alone volume which revises and brings the work uptodate) is only available in English.

Presents an outstanding photo-gallery of varieties, behaviour and suitable aquaria with contributions and advice from veterans of the hobby in Taiwan and Singapore. The current status of Arowana farms is covered with photos and information of the main players in the field. Information on water quality, feeding and commonly encountered diseases is provided together with advice concerning suitable tank mates of differing species for this most spectacular of fishes. The Malaysian Nature Society advises that, despite being protected, this species is seriously under threat of extinction by over-collection for the aquarium trade, hardly surprising as the Arowana symbolises wealth and prosperity in Chinese culture and is reputed to bring good health and good luck to its owners. The fish is a mouth breeder with small clutches produced each time. Besides over-collecting, the deterioration of their freshwater habitat due to pollution and siltation also contributes to their decline.

This book is of great interest to aro-fans, especially in the Chinese and Asian communities and is also being bought by ichthyologists, conservationists, librarians, public zoos and aquaria, luxury hotels and restaurants with display aquaria. It is one of the very few genuinely comprehensive books in English on the subject and the only one that is reasonably priced. This book measures 31 x 22 x 2cm, is printed in high gloss on quality paper with a quality binding; it weighs over 1.5kg.

 
Price: 61.95 GBP
 
 
A Photographic Guide to the Inland-water Fishes of Taiwan Vol. 1. Cypriniformes, Chen, I-Shiung & Chang, Yung-Ching
33 Chen, I-Shiung & Chang, Yung-Ching A Photographic Guide to the Inland-water Fishes of Taiwan Vol. 1. Cypriniformes
9578596723 / 9789578596726 New
 
2005. 26cm. Pp.xx,284. Numerous colour photo-plates almost exclusively of living fishes, their different life stages and habitat photos. Bound.

Photographic Guide to the Inland-water Fishes of Taiwan Vol.1 deals with 45 species (35 cyprinids, 6 balitorids and 4 cobitids), their nomenclature, morphology, distribution, ecology, with general notes and ecological observations. Appended are details of 10 introduced and 3 doubtful species, and 5 of uncertain identification. Text in Chinese and English.

 
Price: 95.00 GBP
 
 
Fishes of Afghanistan, Coad, Brian W
34 Coad, Brian W Fishes of Afghanistan
9546427527 / 9789546427526 New
 
2015. 26cm. Pp.394. Colour photos, figures, keys to species. Softbound.

This work provides a guide and general overview to the fish fauna of Afghanistan, comprising 85 species in 10 families.

The book has an introduction covering materials and methods, a description of the environment, a history of research, explanations of scientific names, fish structures and identification methods, and how to collect and preserve fishes. Other sections deal with fisheries, conservation, identification, exotic and translocated species, checklists, an analysis of biodiversity, and a bibliography.

The bulk of the text comprises the species accounts each of which has an illustration, an explanation of common and scientific names, key characters, morphology, distribution, biology and importance.

The fauna is a mix of Palaearctic species such as sturgeons and a trout and Oriental species such as snakeheads and a spiny eel. The majority of Afghan fish, 67 species, are Cypriniformes of which 49 are Cyprinidae and 17 are Nemacheilidae (with one species in Cobitidae). The Siluriformes (Sisoridae, Siluridae, Bagridae) comprise the next largest group with 11 species. Ostariophysi therefore comprise over 91% of the ichthyofauna. The other 4 families have 1-3 species each.

 
Price: 79.95 GBP
 
 
Fishes of Afghanistan, An Annotated Check-List, Coad, Brian W
35 Coad, Brian W Fishes of Afghanistan, An Annotated Check-List
New
 
1981. 26cm. Pp.26. Table of the distribution of species in each province and adjacent drainages, 2 maps, extensive bibliography. Paperback.

Fishes of Afghanistan, An Annotated Check-List records 84 species from Afghanistan with an additional 18 from contiguous or confluent drainages. The fauna is a mixture of Oriental and Palaearctic species.

 
Price: 35.00 GBP
 
 
Freshwater Fishes of Iraq, Coad, Brian W
36 Coad, Brian W Freshwater Fishes of Iraq
9546425303 / 9789546425300 New
 
2010. 26cm. Pp.294. 16 plates of colour photos, original line drawings, keys, maps. Paperback.

The fauna comprises 44 native and 9 exotic freshwater species. This essential new work covers the species (the freshwater species and those of marine origin) in detail with illustrated keys for their identification, complete checklist and bibliography. The detailed species accounts give data on common names, systematics, key characters and morphology, distribution, habitat, biology, economic importance and conservation.

The cover photo is of Barbus esocinus, caught by Kevin Choula, at Camp Slayer, Baghdad, August 2005 and released alive.

 
Price: 54.95 GBP
 
 
Centrarchid Fishes, Diversity, Biology, and Conservation, Cooke, Steven & David P. Philipp (editors)
37 Cooke, Steven & David P. Philipp (editors) Centrarchid Fishes, Diversity, Biology, and Conservation
1405133422 / 9781405133425 New
 
2009. 26cm. Pp.560. Hardbound.

Comprehensive coverage of all major aspects of this ecologically and commercially important group of fishes. Coverage includes diversity, ecomorphology, phylogeny and genetics, hybridization, reproduction, early life history and recruitment, feeding and growth, ecology, migrations, bioenergetics, physiology, diseases, aquaculture, fisheries management and conservation.

Centrarchid fishes, the freshwater sunfishes, comprise 34 known species endemic to North America.

 
Price: 192.00 GBP
 
 
Peixes Aploqueilóideos da Mata Atlântica Brasileira: história, diversidade e conservação / Aplocheiloid Fishes of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest: history, diversity and conservation, Costa, W.J.E.M
38 Costa, W.J.E.M Peixes Aploqueilóideos da Mata Atlântica Brasileira: história, diversidade e conservação / Aplocheiloid Fishes of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest: history, diversity and conservation
8574270296 / 9788574270296 New
 
2009. 24cm. Pp.172. 3 BW & 40 colour photos, keys. Paperback.

Aplocheiloid Fishes of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest deals with the 38 endemic species. Text in Portuguese and English

 
Price: 29.95 GBP
 
 
Danios and Devarios, Cottle, P. W
39 Cottle, P. W Danios and Devarios
0956720609 / 9780956720603 Sold out
 
2010, updated 2012. 24cm. Pp.150. Most species illustrated by full colour photos (approx. 70), 7 line drawings and a number of habitat photos. Hardbound, signed by author.

The text book for the Danionins for the next 20 to 30 years.

Covers the genera Danios, Devarios, Danionella, Microdevario, Betadevario, Microrasbora, Chela, Laubuca, Esomus, Sundadanio and Paedocypris and includes many of the the Danionins that are available in the aquatic hobby which have yet to be described (these are known under various common names such as ‘Himalayan yellow fin Devario’ and ‘Danio sp Hikari’ and are familiar to aquarists). Foreward by Sven Kullander and the chapter ‘The Scientific Study of Danionins' contributed by Ralf Britz. Includes information on the aquarium care and breeding and one specific chapter dealing with the breeding of Danionella translucida. Essential reference.

Updated edition : Since this book was published in December 2010 there have been a number of additions.

Devario annandalei was inadvertently missed out from the original manuscript and is now included, along with photographs of Devario acrostomus and Devario kakheinensis.

The account for Devario neilgherrensis is updated with a new page and picture.

A new species, Danio kysonensis is added although real information is sparse.

There are now no less than seven species of Sundadanio described and reference to these is included.

All of the above additions and amendments have been incorporated into this copy.

Sold out.

 
Price: 0.00 GBP
 
 
Ictiología - Aspectos fundamentales. La vida de los peces Sudamericanos, Cousseau, Maria Berta ; John M. Astarloa Diaz, Nidia Fabre & Daniel Figueroa
40 Cousseau, Maria Berta ; John M. Astarloa Diaz, Nidia Fabre & Daniel Figueroa Ictiología - Aspectos fundamentales. La vida de los peces Sudamericanos
9871371411 / 9789871371419 New
 
2010. 26cm. Pp.665. 240 photos & figures. Hardbound.

Ictiología is a modern and comprehensive textbook of ichthyology providing an overview of recent ichthyological reasearch in South America, particularly Argentina.

The distribution of fish in inland aquatic environments is not uniform, the fish fauna of South America is very diverse with three major drainage basins on the continent. The way of life of the freshwater fishes of South America, particularly Argentina, and its relationship to the environment are treated by the authors, taking into account the actions exerted by the man on aquatic ecosystems (pollution, dams and the introduction of species) and their associated fish fauna. Useful reference is paid to the early life stages of bony fishes (their eggs and larvae) which are extremely vulnerable to environmental threats.

A standard reference for both students and professionals. Spanish text, Latin nomenclature.

500 copies only.

 
Price: 128.00 GBP
 
 
Biology of Perch, Couture, Patrice & Greg Pyle
41 Couture, Patrice & Greg Pyle Biology of Perch
1498730329 / 9781498730327 New
 
2015. 26cm. Pp.350. 24 colour photos, 52 figures. Hardbound.

The genus Perca includes only three species of fish, but they are ubiquitous and abundant in freshwater and brackish environments of the northern hemisphere, from North America to Europe and Asia. These species are important both ecologically and economically. In Biology of Perch, world-renowned specialists review and update the biology of these fish.

The book opens with a review of the genetic makeup of this complex assemblage from early post-glacial dispersion to the colonization of new habitats. The influences of geomorphological and biological factors on the dispersal of yellow perch (Perca flavescens) are explored.

Two case studies exploit unique historical databases to follow population dynamics of yellow perch and European perch (P. fluviatilis) and to demonstrate how fisheries and habitat management can drastically influence the fate of fish populations. Three other chapters are dedicated to the general reproductive physiology, parasitology, and behavior of Perca species. The third species, the Balkhash perch (P. schrenkii), is a rare and threatened species of the Balkans, and a chapter is dedicated to its biology.

The book ends with a review of the use of Perca species around the world as sentinels of ecological integrity and biomonitors in ecotoxicological studies.

 
Price: 94.00 GBP
 
 
Freshwater Fisheries Ecology, Craig, John F
42 Craig, John F Freshwater Fisheries Ecology
1118394429 / 9781118394427 New
 
2015. 26cm. Pp.888. Colour photos, figures, tables. Hardbound.

Freshwater Fisheries Ecology is truly a landmark publication, containing contributions from over 100 experts and defines what we have globally, what we are going to lose and have to mitigate for, and what, given the right tools, we can save. To estimate potential production, the dynamics of freshwater ecosystems (rivers, lakes and estuaries) need to be understood. These dynamics are diverse as are the earth's freshwater fisheries resources (from boreal to tropical regions), and these influence how fisheries are both utilized and abused.

Three main types of fisheries are described within the book: artisanal, commercial and recreational, and the tools which have evolved for fisheries governance and management, including assessment methods, are described.

This book also covers in detail fisheries development, providing information on improving fisheries through environmental and habitat evaluation, enhancement and rehabilitation, aquaculture, genetically modified fishes and sustainability, and thoroughly reviews the negative impacts on fisheries including excessive harvesting, climate change, toxicology, impoundments, barriers and abstractions, non-native species and eutrophication. Finally, key areas of future research are outlined.

Inland fisheries are vital for the livelihoods and food resources of humans worldwide but their importance is underestimated, probably because large numbers of small, local operators are involved.

 
Price: 79.50 GBP
 
 
Check-List of the Freshwater Fishes of Africa, Vols.1-4 [CLOFFA 1-4], Daget,J. and others (editors)
43 Daget,J. and others (editors) Check-List of the Freshwater Fishes of Africa, Vols.1-4 [CLOFFA 1-4]
New
 
1984-1991. 4 volumes. 22cm. Pp.2000. Wrappers.

Check-List of the Freshwater Fishes of Africa, the complete set to date.

 
Price: 85.00 GBP
 
 
Check-List of the Freshwater Fishes of Africa. Vol.IV. [CLOFFA 4]. Perciformes - Cichlidae, Daget,J. and others (editors)
44 Daget,J. and others (editors) Check-List of the Freshwater Fishes of Africa. Vol.IV. [CLOFFA 4]. Perciformes - Cichlidae
9073242037 / 9789073242036 As new
 
1991. 22cm. Pp.xii,740. Indexed. Wrappers.

CLOFFA 4, Cichlidae

143 genera, 870 species, 3000 references. Essential reference.

 
Price: 30.00 GBP
 
 
The Status and Distribution of Freshwater Biodiversity in Southern Africa, Darwall, Will ; K. Smith, D. Tweddle & P. Skelton
45 Darwall, Will ; K. Smith, D. Tweddle & P. Skelton The Status and Distribution of Freshwater Biodiversity in Southern Africa
2831711266 / 9782831711263 New
 
2009. 28cm. Pp.118. Binding : ebook.

Biodiversity within inland water ecosystems in southern Africa is highly diverse and of great importance to livelihoods and economies, however, development activities are not always compatible with the conservation of this diversity and it is poorly represented in the development planning process. One of the main reasons is a lack of readily available information on the status and distribution of inland water taxa.

In response to this need for information, the IUCN Species Programme, in collaboration with the South Africa Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity (SAIAB) and the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) conducted a regional assessment of 1,279 taxa of freshwater fishes, molluscs, odonates, crabs, and selected families of aquatic plants from across southern Africa, resulting in this book, The Status and Distribution of Freshwater Biodiversity in Southern Africa.

In the process of the study, which is based on the collation and analysis of existing information, regional experts from five of these countries were trained in biodiversity assessment methods, including application of the IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria and species mapping using GIS software. Distribution ranges have been mapped for the majority of species so providing an important tool for application to the conservation and development planning processes.

ebook, 10.3MB ; system requirements Acrobat 7 or above, Windows XP or above.

 
Price: 17.00 GBP
 
 
The Status and Distribution of Freshwater Biodiversity in Eastern Africa, Darwall, Will ; K. Smith, T. Lowe & J.-C. Vié
46 Darwall, Will ; K. Smith, T. Lowe & J.-C. Vié The Status and Distribution of Freshwater Biodiversity in Eastern Africa
283170863X / 9782831708638 New
 
2005. 28cm. pp.viii, 36. Colour photos, figures, maps. Binding : ebook.

Assessment of over 1,600 taxa of freshwater fishes, molluscs, odonates and crabs from Burundi, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.

ebook, 1.40MB ; system requirements Acrobat 7 or above, Windows XP or above.

 
Price: 17.00 GBP
 
 
The Diversity of Life in African Freshwaters : Underwater, Under Threat. An Analysis of the Status and Distribution of Freshwater Species Throughout Mainland Africa, Darwall, Will ; K.G. Smith, D.J. Allen, D. J., R.A. Holland, I.J. Harrison & E.G.E. Brooks
47 Darwall, Will ; K.G. Smith, D.J. Allen, D. J., R.A. Holland, I.J. Harrison & E.G.E. Brooks The Diversity of Life in African Freshwaters : Underwater, Under Threat. An Analysis of the Status and Distribution of Freshwater Species Throughout Mainland Africa
2831713455 / 9782831713458 New
 
2011. 28cm. Pp.viii,347. Binding : ebook / PDF, 8.46MB ; system requirements Acrobat 7 or above, Windows XP or above.

The Diversity of Life in African Freshwaters is an assessment of the status (according to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species) and distribution of all described species of freshwater fishes, molluscs, odonates, crabs, and selected families of aquatic plants from across mainland continental Africa. A total of 4,989 species were assessed, with species information compiled for each of 7,079 river or lake sub-catchments. the most up-to-date information on the distributions and conservation status of species in all inland water ecosystems across mainland continental Africa and the reasons behind their declining status.

 
Price: 28.00 GBP
 
 
The Bionomics of Certain Air-Breathing Fishes of India, Together with an Account of the Development of their Air-Breathing Organs, Das, B. K
48 Das, B. K The Bionomics of Certain Air-Breathing Fishes of India, Together with an Account of the Development of their Air-Breathing Organs
As new
 
1927. 30cm. Pp.36. 9 plates, 3 figures. Wrappers.

The Bionomics of Certain Air-Breathing Fishes of India, fine original copy

 
Price: 35.00 GBP
 
 
The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Fishes, Day, F
49 Day, F The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Fishes
Antiquarian
 
Taylor and Francis, 1889. 2 volumes. 26cm. Pp.xviii, 548 ; xiv, 509. Text figures. Original cloth, gilt, good set.

The scarce original issue.

 
Price: 295.00 GBP
 
 
A Systematic Revision of the African Schilbeidae (Teleostei, Siluriformes), with an annotated bibliography, de Vos, L
50 de Vos, L A Systematic Revision of the African Schilbeidae (Teleostei, Siluriformes), with an annotated bibliography
New
 
1995. 28cm. Pp.450. 229 figures & maps, 70 tables, folding map, 747 item bibliography. Wrappers.

A Systematic Revision of the African Schilbeidae is a seminal work redescribing all the valid species of these African catfishes.

 
Price: 35.00 GBP
 
 
Les Poissons du parc National de la Ruvubu (Burundi), de Vos, L
51 de Vos, L Les Poissons du parc National de la Ruvubu (Burundi)
New
 
1991. 25cm. Pp.25. 35 figures & map. Paperback.

Les Poissons du parc National de la Ruvubu / Fishes of the Ruvubu National Park, French text.

 
Price: 23.00 GBP
 
 
L'ichtyofaune du bassin de la Malagarasi (systeme de la Tanganyika), de Vos, L; L. Seegers et al
52 de Vos, L; L. Seegers et al L'ichtyofaune du bassin de la Malagarasi (systeme de la Tanganyika)
9075894341 / 9789075894349 New
 
Contained in Ann. Mus. R. Afr. Cent. (Zool.), Vol.285, Miscellanea 1. 2001. 28cm. Pp.117-135. 3 tables, 1 figure, 2 maps, appended are 10 colour photos of biotopes and 39 colour photos of fishes, bibliography. Paperback.

L'ichtyofaune du bassin de la Malagarasi comprises 108 species, about 15% appear to be endemic. French text.

The entire volume is 152 pages with 216 figures and 55 colour photos.

 
Price: 36.00 GBP
 
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