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Bleher's Discus Volume 1, Bleher, Heiko
53 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
54 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Chapter 6 features a previously unpublished manuscript by Eduard Schmidt-Focke (1913-1998), to whom the book is dedicated posthumously.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50 countries are included, with details of their set-ups, methods, secrets, and tricks - the vast majority hitherto unpublished anywhere in the world.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
 
 
55 Boeseman, M On a Small Collection of Surinam Fishes

Offprint Zool. Med., 1954. 25cm. Pp.8. Offprint, inscribed 'Compliments of the Author', R.H.Lowe-McConnell's copy, signed, a little creased.
 
Price: 9.75 GBP
 
 
Biology of Fishes, third edition, Bone, Q. & R.H. Moore
56 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
 
 
Morphology, Phylogeny and Taxonomy of Osteolepiform Fish, Borgen, Ulf J. & Hans A. Nakrem (editors)
57 Borgen, Ulf J. & Hans A. Nakrem (editors) Morphology, Phylogeny and Taxonomy of Osteolepiform Fish
1119286433 / 9781119286431 New
 
2016. 30cm. Pp.520. Softbound.

Extensive table of contents available on request.

 
Price: 139.00 GBP
 
 
Biology of the Spotted Seatrout, Bortone, S.A. (editor)
58 Bortone, S.A. (editor) Biology of the Spotted Seatrout
0849311292 / 9780849311291 New
 
2002. 24cm. Pp.328. Hardback.

The spotted seatrout is an important species not only for fisheries, but as an integral part of many estuarine ecosystems. As one of the few fishes that live its entire life within an estuarine system, the species has tremendous potential as a monitor for estuarine conditions.

Biology of the Spotted Seatrout presents an up-to-date summary of what is known about the basic biology of this important species. The book serves as a model of a biological summary directed toward determining which of the life history parameters will most aptly serve as bioindicators to meet overall environmental management needs.

 
Price: 160.00 GBP
 
 
Poissons recueillis dans la Region du Bas-Congo par M. le Dr. W.J.Ansorge - with - Poissons recuellis au Congo Belge per l'expedition du Dr. C. Christy, Boulenger, G. A
59 Boulenger, G. A Poissons recueillis dans la Region du Bas-Congo par M. le Dr. W.J.Ansorge - with - Poissons recuellis au Congo Belge per l'expedition du Dr. C. Christy
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1912-1920. 2 volumes. 37cm. Pp.66. 8 plates (5 folding). Original wrappers.

Two important papers on Congo fishes with fine engraved plates.

Sold
 
Price: 0.00 GBP
 
 
On the Morphology of the Skull in the Paraguayan Lepidosiren, and in other Dipnoids, Bridge, T. W
60 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
 
 
Fish Cognition and Behavior, 2nd Edition, Brown, Cullum, Kevin Laland & Jens Krause
61 Brown, Cullum, Kevin Laland & Jens Krause Fish Cognition and Behavior, 2nd Edition
144433221X / 9781444332216 New
 
2011. 26cm. Pp.472. Hardbound.

In the second edition of Fish Cognition and Behavior an international team of experts have been brought together to explore all major areas of fish learning, including : foraging skills, predator recognition, social organisation and learning, welfare and pain.

Three new chapters covering fish personality, lateralisation, and fish cognition and fish welfare, have been added to this fully revised and expanded second edition.

 
Price: 144.00 GBP
 
 
Biologie des poissons d'eau douce européens (2° Édition), Bruslé, Jacques & Jean-Pierre Quignard
62 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)
63 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
64 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
 
 
Marine Ornamental Species Aquaculture, Calado, Ricardo ; Ike Olivotto, Miquel Planas Oliver & G. Joan Holt (editors)
65 Calado, Ricardo ; Ike Olivotto, Miquel Planas Oliver & G. Joan Holt (editors) Marine Ornamental Species Aquaculture
0470673907 / 9780470673904 New
 
2017. 26cm. Pp.712. Colour photos, figures. Hardbound.

Collects into a single work the most up-to-date information currently available on the aquaculture of marine ornamental species. Includes the contributions of more than 50 leading scientists and experts on different topics relevant for the aquaculture of the most emblematic groups of organisms traded for reef aquariums. From clownfish, to angelfish, tangs and seahorses, as well as corals, anemones, shrimps, giant clams and several other reef organisms, all issues related with the husbandry, breeding, and trade are addressed, with explanatory schemes and illustrations being used to help in understanding the most complex topics addressed.

Marine Ornamental Species Aquaculture is a key reference for scientists and academics in research institutes and universities, public and private aquaria, as well as for hobbyists. Entrepreneurs will also find this book an important resource, as the culture of marine ornamental species is analyzed from a business oriented perspective, highlighting the risks and opportunities of commercial scale aquaculture of marine ornamentals.

 
Price: 160.00 GBP
 
 
Migratory Fishes of South America, Carolsfeld, Joachim; Brian Harvey, Carmen Ross & Anton Baer (editors)
66 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
 
 
Sharks and Their Relatives II: Biodiversity, Adaptive Physiology, and Conservation, Carrier, J.C., J.A.Musick & M.R. Heithaus (editors)
67 Carrier, J.C., J.A.Musick & M.R. Heithaus (editors) Sharks and Their Relatives II: Biodiversity, Adaptive Physiology, and Conservation
1420080474 / 9781420080476 New
 
2010. 26cm. Pp.736. Hardbound.

Since the award-winning first volume, The Biology of Sharks and Their Relatives, published in 2004, the field has witnessed tremendous developments in research, rapid advances in technology, and the emergence of new investigators beginning to explore issues of biodiversity, distribution, physiology, and ecology in ways that eluded more traditional studies.

As an entirely new companion volume, Sharks and Their Relatives II: Biodiversity, Adaptive Physiology, and Conservation brings you up to speed on these significant changes, specifically examining how elasmobranch fishes – the sharks, skates, rays, and chimaeras – successfully survive in a wide range of habitats.

With contributions from an international group of investigators, this multidisciplinary volume begins by examining elasmobranch biodiversity patterns and their integrated sensory systems. It then explores the physiological adaptations – from unique sensory modalities to compensatory mechanisms for physiological and environmental stress – that make these animals particularly well suited for the range of habitats where they are found, in both oceanic and freshwater realms.

The book then considers the human interactions and anthropogenic effects on worldwide elasmobranch populations and the potential extinction risks posed by increasing threats from changes in habitat, changes in water chemistry, and growing commercial exploitation. This text truly is unrivaled in terms of coverage and readability, and it is a must-have reference for marine biologists, fishery scientists, oceanographers, and also marine, zoo, and aquarium veterinarians.

 
Price: 75.99 GBP
 
 
Biology of Sharks and Their Relatives, Second Edition, Carrier, John C; John A. Musick & Michael R. Heithaus (editors)
68 Carrier, John C; John A. Musick & Michael R. Heithaus (editors) Biology of Sharks and Their Relatives, Second Edition
1439839247 / 9781439839249 New
 
2012. 28cm. Pp.624. Hardbound.

Following the groundbreaking original exploration of the fundamental elements of the taxonomy and interrelationships of sharks, skates, rays, and chimera (Biology of Sharks and Their Relatives, 2004), this second edition presents significant advances in the development and application of new molecular techniques, laboratory devices, and field instruments. Offering a well-rounded picture for advanced students, and far above competitors in scope and research, the numerous papers contained within the volume hold a wealth of data on the current status of chondrichthyan research and provide the basis and springboard for original research.

Key contents for Biology of Sharks and Their Relatives, Second Edition : Adds a new chapter on the Phylogeny of Recent Elasmobranchs ; Updates the chapter on reproduction with a look at the latest molecular techniques and approaches ; Expands the chapter on genetics to include data on natal homing grounds, philopatry, sex-based dispersal, and other, as yet unpublished, applications of forensic genetics ; Introduces revisions to the taxonomy of the Chondrichhyes ; Includes an eight page, full-colour insert.

 
Price: 75.99 GBP
 
 
FAO Species Catalogues. FAO Fisheries Synopsis No. 125, Vols 1 to 18, CD-ROM
69 CD-ROM FAO Species Catalogues. FAO Fisheries Synopsis No. 125, Vols 1 to 18
9251055971 / 9789251055977 New
 
2006. CD-ROM. FAO Species Catalogues. FAO Fisheries Synopsis No. 125, Vols 1 to 18 contains the electronic version of the collection of the FAO Species Catalogue published during the period 1980-99, which appeared as FAO Fisheries Synopsis No. 125, Volumes 1-18. Catalogues are worldwide, annotated and illustrated inventories of species for each of the world's major commercial groups of fishery resources. They are comprehensive reviews of current knowledge on species of aquatic organisms of present and potential economic interest. Species catalogues include general information on the groups and information by species including scientific nomenclature, international and local names, diagnostic features, geographical distribution, biology, fisheries and relevant literature. The catalogues included are : Sharks of the World, Vols.1 & 2 (first edition); Shrimps and Prawns of the World; Gadiform Fishes; Sea Turtles; Nemipterid Fishes; Marine Lobsters (first edition); Sillaginid Fishes; Snake Mackerels and Cutlassfishes; Groupers; Scombrids; Cephalopods (first edition); Billfishes; Snappers; Clupeoid Fishes Vols.1 & 2; Fusilier Fishes; Emperor Breams and Large-Eye Breams; Pearl Perches; and Ophidiiform Fishes. Many of these are out of print in bookform. Navigation between and within volumes is facilitated through the use of bookmarks. Adobe®Reader® required.

 
Price: 22.95 GBP
 
 
Guía FAO para la identificación de especies para los fines de la pesca. Pacífico Centro-Oriental. Volúmenes 1-3, CD-ROM
70 CD-ROM Guía FAO para la identificación de especies para los fines de la pesca. Pacífico Centro-Oriental. Volúmenes 1-3
9253056282 / 9789253056286 New
 
2006. CD-ROM.

Este CD-ROM, Guía FAO para la identificación de especies para los fines de la pesca. Pacífico Centro-Oriental. Volúmenes 1-3, contiene la Guía FAO para la identificación de especies para los fines de la pesca correspondiente al Pacífico Centro-Oriental, publicada en tres volúmenes en 1995. La publicación describe las especies de interés para la pesca de los grupos mayores de recursos marinos y de aguas salobres explotados en la región. Se describen los principales grupos taxonómicos, incluyendo claves de identificación ilustradas. La descripción de las especies contiene: nombre científico, sinónimos usuales, nombres comunes FAO en tres lenguas, diagnosis, ilustraciones, tallas, hábitat y biología, distribución geográfica acompañada de un mapa, y pesca y utilización. Se incluyen también listas de especies de interés marginal para la pesca. Se facilita la navegación dentro y entre volúmenes mediante un índice activo. Se requiere Adobe®Reader®.

Limited stock

 
Price: 22.95 GBP
 
 
Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Atlantic, (The) Volumes 1-3, CD-ROM, CD-ROM
71 CD-ROM Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Atlantic, (The) Volumes 1-3, CD-ROM
9251060401 / 9789251060407 New
 
2008. This CD-Rom contains the electronic version of the three volumes of the FAO species identification guide for fishery purposes: The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Atlantic, covering FAO Fishing Area 31.

The marine resource groups included are the bivalves, gastropods, cephalopods, stomatopods, shrimps, lobsters, crabs, hagfishes, sharks, batoid fishes, chimaeras, bony fishes, sea turtles and marine mammals.

Limited stock

 
Price: 23.50 GBP
 
 
Aqualog Asian Arowana, Chen, D. (editor)
72 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
73 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
 
 
Poissons Communs de Tunisie, Chouba, L; N. Zamouri-Langar & M.S. Romdhane
74 Chouba, L; N. Zamouri-Langar & M.S. Romdhane Poissons Communs de Tunisie
9973908098 New
 
1996. 23cm. Pp.255; 28. 104 colour plates, 21 figures, 7 maps, 2 tables. Paperback.

Poissons Communs de Tunisie is a diagnostic guide to 104 species of bony fishes found in the coastal waters and littoral lagoons of Tunisia, with their local names in Arabic, commercial names in French and scientific names in Latin.

For each species, a description, notes on distribution and way of life, feeding, breeding, methods of fishing and dates of best marketing are given. Also provides a checklist of the bethnic flora and fauna, climatic observations, and details of fishing equipment and techniques. French text, summary in Arabic.

 
Price: 39.95 GBP
 
 
Fishes of Afghanistan, Coad, Brian W
75 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
76 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
77 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
 
 
Success Factors for Fish Larval Production, Conceicao, Luis E.C. & Amos Tandler
78 Conceicao, Luis E.C. & Amos Tandler Success Factors for Fish Larval Production
1119072166 / 9781119072164 New
 
2017. 28cm. Pp.500. Colour photos & figures, tables, bibliography. Hardbound.

This important new book reviews our current understanding of larval biology, including how external (environmental and nutritional) and internal (molecular/ developmental/ physiological/ behavioral/ genetic) factors interact in defining the phenotype and quality of fish larvae and juveniles.

The detailed coverage within Success Factors for Fish Larval Production includes broodstock genetics and husbandry, water quality, larval nutrition and feeding, growth physiology, health, metamorphosis, underlying molecular mechanisms for development, larval behaviour and environmental conditions.

The book also discusses the research needs and the available tools to:

• improve egg quality and larval production via broodstock management and nutrition
• control the phenotype of juveniles and table-size fish via manipulations of the conditions of larval rearing (phenotypic plasticity);
• reduce high mortality in fish larvae
• control the growth rate independent of a larval batch
• overcome the limited digestive capacity in first feeding larvae
• optimize diet composition, formulation and technology
• minimize skeletal abnormalities
• improve disease and stress resistance in fish larvae.

Success Factors for Fish Larval Production also reviews research and commercially applicable larval quality indicators and predictors, including their integration into IT-based prediction matrices.

This book will be of great use and interest to fish biologists, developmental biologists, physiologists and zoologists. All those working in fish aquaculture facilities and hatcheries will find much of great interest and commercial use within this book. All libraries in universities and research establishments where biological sciences, aquaculture and fisheries are studied and taught should have copies of this book on their shelves.

Essential reference.

 
Price: 180.00 GBP
 
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