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Contributions to the Knowledge of the Cichlid Fishes of the Genus Aulonocara of Lake Malawi (East-Africa), Klausewitz, W. (editor)
79 Klausewitz, W. (editor) Contributions to the Knowledge of the Cichlid Fishes of the Genus Aulonocara of Lake Malawi (East-Africa)
3510611705 / 9783510611706 New
 
1987. 30cm. Pp.139, 8 colour photo-plates, 2 plates of chromosomes, 70 figures & maps, 34 tables. Paperback.

Contributions to the Knowledge of the Cichlid Fishes of the Genus Aulonocara presents 5 papers revising the genus, describing 6 new species with information and analysis of their phylogeny and ecology.

 
Price: 35.00 GBP
 
 
Atlas der Malawisee Cichliden Band 3, Konings, Ad
80 Konings, Ad Atlas der Malawisee Cichliden Band 3
3898600858 / 9783898600859 New
 
2009. 32cm. Pp.240. 1200 colour photos. Hardbound.

Atlas der Malawisee Cichliden Band 3 presents the current and uptodate nomenclature of the cichlids of Lake Malawi from Alticorpus macrocleithrum nigriventer to Tyranochromis, with detailed descriptions and illustrations of new species & varieties.

Provides a comprehensive description and overview of these very popular lake fishes. 1100 colour photographs mostly living fishes in their natural habitat; the perfect overview of the genera, species and varieties of Malawi cichlids. German text. Volumes 1 & 2 are not available.

 
Price: 49.95 GBP
 
 
Celebrating Cichlids from Lakes Malawi and Tanganyika, Konings, Ad
81 Konings, Ad Celebrating Cichlids from Lakes Malawi and Tanganyika
1932892028 / 9781932892024 New
 
2005. 30cm. Pp.176. 400 colour photos. Hardbound.

Each cichlid has an interesting story to tell; Celebrating Cichlids from Lakes Malawi and Tanganyika shows a collection of cichlid fishes that were caught in the act - the act of their behaviour, the act of displaying their splendour - all demonstrating that they are celebrated segments of the rich tapestry of life in the magical lakes of Africa.

 
Price: 49.95 GBP
 
 
Malawi Cichlids in their Natural Habitat, 5th edition, Konings, Ad
82 Konings, Ad Malawi Cichlids in their Natural Habitat, 5th edition
1932892230 / 9781932892239 New
 
Fifth (revised) edn., 2016. 28cm. Pp.432. 1760 photos (mostly colour). Hardbound.

Malawi Cichlids in their Natural Habitat, 5th edition. The fifth, revised, edition of the definitive study of Lake Malawi cichlids.

No lake in the world contains such a diversified and distinctive community of cichlid fishes as Lake Malawi. The total number of cichlid species in the lake is now estimated at about 1000, which is about 200 more than all the freshwater fish species of the North American Continent combined! And there is every indication that still more remain to be discovered.

This fifth, revised, edition of the definitive study of Lake Malawi cichlids discusses and illustrates more species than any previous publication. Basing his study on more than 1700 hours of underwater observations all over the lake, the author characterizes the species by their habitat preference, distribution, feeding and breeding behaviour, and colouration. More than 1750 excellent photographs illustrate the cichlid fauna of the entire lake. Almost all of these photographs were taken in the lake and show the fishes in their natural habitat.

Over the years Malawi cichlids, which are among the most colourful freshwater fishes known, have become very popular among aquarists as they are easy to maintain and breed in captivity. And in recent years an ever-increasing number of aquarists, interested in the natural environment of their fishes, have been inspired to visit Malawi and observe the cichlids in the lake itself. Only those who have done so can truly understand the exhilaration and feeling of fulfillment this entails, but this book offers everyone a unique opportunity to share a little of that enjoyment.

 
Price: 58.50 GBP
 
 
Tanganyika Cichlids in their Natural Habitat, 3rd edition, Konings, Ad
83 Konings, Ad Tanganyika Cichlids in their Natural Habitat, 3rd edition
1932892184 / 9781932892185 New
 
Third (revised) edn., 2015. 29cm. Pp.408. 1760 photos (mostly colour).Hard bound.

For more than a century the cichlids of Lake Tanganyika have been a focus of scientific attention, and many interesting facts regarding fish behaviour have been learned from study of this complex fish community. During the last five decades almost all of the 219 known species have become available in the aquarium hobby, and most of them have proved to be excellent aquarium residents, allowing aquarists to make a considerable contribution to our knowledge of these fishes through observations in captivity.

This third, revised, edition of the definitive study of Lake Tanganyika cichlids discusses and illustrates more species than any previous publication. Basing his study on more than 750 hours of underwater observations all over the lake, the author characterizes the species by their habitat preferences, distribution, feeding and breeding behavior, and colouration.

The more than 1200 photos illustrate all known Tanganyika cichlids, and the majority were taken in the lake, portraying the fish in their natural habitat. The wealth of information on the natural environment this book contains will render it increasingly possible to maintain each species in the most natural way, allowing it to behave as if it were in the lake. Only by thus duplicating their normal environment can we expect to be treated to the natural behaviour of these beautiful and interesting fishes.

 
Price: 65.99 GBP
 
 
The Cichlids of the Lake Malawi National Park, Konings, Ad
84 Konings, Ad The Cichlids of the Lake Malawi National Park
978932892222 New
 
2015. 24cm. Pp.288. 650 colour photos. Softbound.

The Cichlids of the Lake Malawi National Park provides detailed profiles for 218 cichlid species each represented by photographs of both male and female fish for easy recognition. Detailed characters are given to distinguish between the various forms that look alike. Almost all the photos were taken in the lake, and the information given is based on the author’s observation, over a period of more than 30 year, of these cichlids in their natural habitat.

 
Price: 29.95 GBP
 
 
Tropheus in their Natural Habitat, Konings, Ad
85 Konings, Ad Tropheus in their Natural Habitat
1932892125 / 9781932892123 New
 
2013. 25cm. Pp.160. 300 colour photos. Hardbound.

Cichlids of the genus Tropheus have fascinated aquarists since they were first exported from Lake Tanganyika in the late 1950s. It may have been their "unconventional" shape, or the fact that females brood their offspring to a relatively large size inside their mouths, that initially appealed to hobbyists. They are still some of the most popular cichlids kept in aquaria.

Over the years much has been said about their incredible diversity of colouration, with almost any new area collected in the Lake resulting in new variants, and the emphasis in the aquarium literature has almost always been on the number of variants, morphs, or species that exist in the lake.

Behaviourists have, however, discovered that Tropheus species exhibit unique breeding behaviour not recorded from any other group of cichlids. Their behaviour in the wild is ruled by ecological factors that cannot realistically be duplicated in the aquarium, and for this reason these fish behave rather differently in captivity.

The information in Tropheus in their Natural Habitat is based on observations in the wild and almost all photographs were taken in the lake and show the fishes in their natural habitat.

Contents: Introduction, Lake Tanganyika, Maps, The Genus, The Species, Geographical Variation, Territory, Feeding, Breeding, Classification, In the Aquarium, References, Index.

 
Price: 42.95 GBP
 
 
Conspectus cobitidum : An Inventory of the Loaches of the World (Teleostei: Cypriniformes: Cobitoidei), Kottelat, Maurice
86 Kottelat, Maurice Conspectus cobitidum : An Inventory of the Loaches of the World (Teleostei: Cypriniformes: Cobitoidei)
New
 
2012. 30cm. Pp.199. 175 colour photos, a few BW photos & colour and BW figures. Softbound.

The taxonomy and nomenclature of the fishes of the superfamily Cobitoidea (suborder Cobitoidei minus Catostomidae) are reviewed. Original descriptions of all 1499 recorded species-group names and 185 genus-group names were checked for correct spelling, types and bibliographic references. The bibliography includes about 1010 titles. 1043 valid species in 111 valid genera are recognised.

 
Price: 116.50 GBP
 
 
Fishes of Laos, Revised edition, Kottelat, Maurice
87 Kottelat, Maurice Fishes of Laos, Revised edition
9789559114253 New
 
2017. 28cm. Pp.358. Colour photos. Hardbound.

Handbook for the identification of the fishes of Laos. All species known from Laotian waters to date are illustrated by colour photographs. Data on the known distributions and habitats are included, as well as indications on synonyms and previous misidentifications.

Revised edition, in preparation, no price or date for publication are available yet, likely due 2017.

The first edition, as illustrated, is out of print.

 
Price: 0.00 GBP
 
 
Freshwater Fishes of Northern Vietnam, Kottelat, Maurice
88 Kottelat, Maurice Freshwater Fishes of Northern Vietnam
New
 
2001. 28cm. Pp.170. 161 colour photos, keys. Paperback.

A preliminary check-list of the fishes known or expected to occur in northern Vietnam with comments on systematics and nomenclature.

268 native species are recorded from the freshwaters of Vietnam (from the Ca River basin northwards) and immediately adjacent waters in China and Laos. The systematic status and nomenclature of all species have been reevaluated. Compared to the last synthesis of the fishes known from the same area, 20 (10 %) of the 203 formerly recognised species are invalid, 85 (42 %) additional species are recognised, and the names of 150 (74 %) of the then-known species are shown to be incorrect (either because of misidentifications, or for various nomenclatural reasons). The fish fauna of the Chinese Provinces of Yunnan, Guangxi, Guangdong, and Hainan has been compared with the Vietnamese fish fauna where relevant in an attempt to make the nomenclatures used in the two countries compatible and in agreement with the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature.

 
Price: 93.00 GBP
 
 
The Fishes of the Inland Waters of Southeast Asia : A Catalogue and core Bibliography of the Fishes known to occur in Freshwaters, Mangroves and Estuaries, Kottelat, Maurice
89 Kottelat, Maurice The Fishes of the Inland Waters of Southeast Asia : A Catalogue and core Bibliography of the Fishes known to occur in Freshwaters, Mangroves and Estuaries
2839913445 / 9782839913447 New
 
2013. 28cm. Pp.667. Map, bibliography of 4700 titles. Softbound.

Presents the state of the art of the knowledge of the diversity of freshwater fishes of Southeast Asia dealing with the taxonomy and nomenclature of 3108 valid and named native fish species found between the Irrawaddy and Red River drainages, the small coastal drainages between the Red River and Hainan, the whole Indochinese Peninsula, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Indonesia (excluding Papua Province, Waigeo, Aru), and the Philippines.

 
Price: 116.50 GBP
 
 
Phylogeny and Species Diversity of the South and Southeast Asian Cyprinid Genus Danio Hamilton (Teleostei, Cyprinidae), Kullander, Fang Fang
90 Kullander, Fang Fang Phylogeny and Species Diversity of the South and Southeast Asian Cyprinid Genus Danio Hamilton (Teleostei, Cyprinidae)
New
 
2001. 26cm. Pp.162. Numerous figures. Paperback.

Detailed review of the genera Danio and Devario, 7 published papers, plus one unpublished manuscript, a combination of papers representing the author's published doctoral dissertation.

A genuinely scarce publication on the Cyprinid genus Danio, this work was never printed commercially.

 
Price: 125.00 GBP
 
 
Cichlid Fishes of the Amazon River Drainage of Peru, Kullander, Sven
91 Kullander, Sven Cichlid Fishes of the Amazon River Drainage of Peru
9186510045 / 9789186510046 Clean secondhand
 
1986. 24cm. Pp.431. 38 plates, 161 figures and maps. Paperback.

Cichlid Fishes of the Amazon River Drainage of Peru, Ro McConnell's copy.

 
Price: 71.00 GBP
 
 
The Cichlids of Surinam (Teleostei: Labroidei), Kullander, Sven &  H. Nijssen
92 Kullander, Sven & H. Nijssen The Cichlids of Surinam (Teleostei: Labroidei)
9004090770 / 9789004090774 New
 
1989. 24cm. Pp.xxxii,256. 135 photos, figures and maps, keys to species. Softbound.

The Cichlids of Surinam comprises a key to the cichlids of Surinam with diagnoses of the genera.

The species are extensively described and illustrated, their distribution is discussed and mapped. Six new species and three new genera are described.

 
Price: 118.00 GBP
 
 
The Cichlids of Surinam (Teleostei: Labroidei), Kullander, Sven & H. Nijssen
93 Kullander, Sven & H. Nijssen The Cichlids of Surinam (Teleostei: Labroidei)
9004090770 / 9789004090774 Clean secondhand
 
1989. 24cm. Pp.xxxii,256. 135 photos, figures and maps, keys to species. Softbound, small stamp to title page, clean secondhand.

R.H. Lowe-MConnell's review copy, a few pages of manuscript notes tipped in.

 
Price: 79.00 GBP
 
 
The Cichlid Fishes of Western Africa, Lamboj, Anton
94 Lamboj, Anton The Cichlid Fishes of Western Africa
392881933X / 9783928819336 New
 
26cm. Pp.256. 622 colour photos. Hardbound.

The Cichlid Fishes of Western Africa covers every cichlid species from western Africa ; those from West and Central Africa (from Senegal to the Congo), are discussed, as are species from the most northern and southwestern drainages. In addition to the better-known and commonly kept species, several rarely featured and undescribed varieties are included. Three chapters discuss general systematics, natural habits and care of cichlids from western Africa but the book’s main focus is the description of every species; most are illustrated with good quality photographs.

Information on the identification, distribution, ecology and breeding biology, as well as keeping and breeding in aquaria, are presented for each species where known.

The superb photography, combined with the individual descriptions, aid the determination of nearly every species. The book is the most comprehensive and up-to-date resource currently available to scientists and aquarists interested in the cichlids of western Africa. Published price GBP£56.00.

Hundreds sold.

 
Price: 18.95 GBP
 
 
Rays of the World, Last, Peter ; William White, Marcelo de Carvalho, Bernard Séret, Matthias Stehmann & Gavin Naylor (editors)
95 Last, Peter ; William White, Marcelo de Carvalho, Bernard Séret, Matthias Stehmann & Gavin Naylor (editors) Rays of the World
1501705326 / 9781501705328 New
 
2016. 26cm. Pp.[x], 790. Colour illustrations, maps, glossary, checklist, key to families, bibliography, scientific and common name indices. Hardbound.

The first illustrated guide to over 630 known species of freshwater and marine rays found on the planet.

Rays are among the largest fishes and evolved from shark-like ancestors nearly 200 million years ago. They share with sharks many life history traits: all species are carnivores or scavengers; all reproduce by internal fertilisation; and all have similar morphological and anatomical characteristics, such as skeletons built of cartilage. Rays of the World is the first complete pictorial atlas of the world’s ray fauna and includes information on many species only recently discovered by scientists while undertaking research for the book. It includes all 26 families and 633 valid named species of rays, but additional undescribed species exist for many groups.

Rays of the World features a unique collection of paintings of all living species by Australian natural history artist Lindsay Marshall. This comprehensive overview of the world’s rays summarises information such as general identifying features and distributional information about these iconic, but surprisingly poorly known, fishes. It will enable readers to gain a better understanding of the rich diversity of rays and promote wider public interest in the group.

 
Price: 99.99 GBP
 
 
Sturgeons and Paddlefish of North America, Le Breton, G.T.O., F.W.H.Beamish & R.S.McKinley (editors)
96 Le Breton, G.T.O., F.W.H.Beamish & R.S.McKinley (editors) Sturgeons and Paddlefish of North America
1402028326 / 9781402028328 New
 
2004. 26cm. Pp.x,323. Hardbound.

Modern North American sturgeons and paddlefish are the result of 100 million years of evolution. Once an integral part of aboriginal culture, their numbers were decimated by overfishing and habitat destruction during the past two centuries.

Sturgeons and Paddlefish of North America details the extensive science aimed at helping these remarkable species recover from the brink of extinction, and describes the historical, biological, and ecological importance of North American sturgeon and paddlefish.

The text is enhanced by photographs and detailed line drawings. This comprehensive volume will be an invaluable resource for researchers, educators, and consultants, in academic and government settings, who work to further scientific understanding of these fishes. No other single compilation has documented current information in such detail.

 
Price: 170.00 GBP
 
 
The World of Caviar, LeGoff, Oliver
97 LeGoff, Oliver The World of Caviar
0785810846 / 9780785810841 Clean secondhand
 
1999. 30cm. Pp.143. Colour photos & figures. Hardbound.

Useful introductory, general and photographic reference to the sturgeon species, their economic and social history and uses.

 
Price: 15.00 GBP
 
 
Les Poissons des eaux Continentales Africaines, Diversite, Ecologie et Utilisation par l'Homme, Leveque, C. & D. Paugy (editors)
98 Leveque, C. & D. Paugy (editors) Les Poissons des eaux Continentales Africaines, Diversite, Ecologie et Utilisation par l'Homme
2709915898 / 9782709915892 New
 
2006. 24cm. Pp.564. 8 colour plates including 20 colour photos, 161 figures & maps. Paperback.

Les Poissons des eaux Continentales Africaines is a synthesis of multiple research activities on African freshwater fishes covering the diversity of environments, origins and ecology, biology and evolution, population richness and structure, the impacts of human activities on fish species and ichthyological populations, and a study of local fishing methods and fish farming. French text.
 
Price: 64.00 GBP
 
 
Labyrinthfische, Linke, Horst
99 Linke, Horst Labyrinthfische
3897452049 / 9783897452046 New
 
2013. 26cm. Pp.352. 616 colour photos. Softbound.

The first comprehensive book on the subject. Very well illustrated. German text.

Schon lange gab es kein umfassendes, alle Arten und sehr viele Zuchtformen der Labyrinthfische vorstellendes Standardwerk. Der Altmeister der Bettas, Makropoden und Guramis Horst Linke hat all seine Erfahrungen in dieses opulent ausgestattete Buch eingebracht. Hunderte von Arten hat er erfolgreich gepflegt und gezüchtet, in unzähligen Reisen sehr viele Biotope besucht und analysiert. Nur er konnte dieses Buch verfassen und mit seinen zauberhaften Farbaufnahmen ausstatten. Zu jeder Art gibt es komprimiert und detailliert Angaben über Vorkommen, Pflege und Zucht. Die sehr beliebten Bettas werden mit den neuesten, spektakulären Zuchtformen besonders ausführlich vorgestellt.

 
Price: 49.95 GBP
 
 
Brown Trout: Biology, Ecology and Management, Lobón-Cerviá, Javier
100 Lobón-Cerviá, Javier Brown Trout: Biology, Ecology and Management
1119268311 / 9781119268314 New
 
2017. 26cm. Pp.450. Hardbound.

This book summarizes the important aspects of brown trout’s biology and ecology. It includes several chapters focused on the impact caused by the species and on potential management strategies to, first, maintain numerous damaged populations within their natural distributional range and, second, ameliorate its impacts on exotic environments. Authors from all over the world involved in their study and management offer reviews and case studies that provide insight into theory and practice.

Brown Trout: Biology, Ecology and Management will provide scientists, researchers and experts in salmonids with attempts to uncover the exit from the complex maze of controversies and challenges associated with this species.

 
Price: 180.00 GBP
 
 
ANSP Special Catfish Volume, Lundburg, John (editor)
101 Lundburg, John (editor) ANSP Special Catfish Volume
0910006660 / 9780910006668 New
 
2008. 26cm. Pp.234. Plates, figures. Paperback.

ANSP Special Catfish Volume : 13 papers on the taxonomy and systematics of catfishes from Africa, Asia and South America including descriptions of one new tribe, one new genus and thirteen new species, and phylogenetic studies of the families Mochokidae and Amblycipitidae.

 
Price: 53.00 GBP
 
 
Keys to the Freshwater Fish of Britain and Ireland, with Notes on their Distribution and Ecology, Maitland, P.S
102 Maitland, P.S Keys to the Freshwater Fish of Britain and Ireland, with Notes on their Distribution and Ecology
0900386711 / 9780900386718 New
 
2004. 25cm. Pp.248. 48 colour photos, figures, maps. Paperback.

Revised edition, enlarged and updated. Fifty-seven species are recognised in a checklist for Britain and Ireland, several new.

Additionally, Sterlet, Siberian Sturgeon, Grass Carp, Channel Catfish and Brown Bullhead are also included in the keys to species (though not illustrated) because they may be encountered in fresh and estuarine waters within the British Isles.

All species in the checklist are illustrated by line drawings accompanying the relevant key couplets. Accurate identification is assisted by additional text in a new section summarising important external features of each species, their general body size, habitat, reproduction, food, distribution, and use for angling and fisheries.

In addition to the keys for identifying 23 families and 62 species of adult fish, keys to family level are also provided for identifying the eggs and post-larval stages, and the scales of adult fish; the scales are illustrated with photographs and line drawings emphasising the most important diagnostic features.

 
Price: 34.75 GBP
 
 
Freshwater Fishes of the British Isles, Maitland, P.S. & R.N. Campbell
103 Maitland, P.S. & R.N. Campbell Freshwater Fishes of the British Isles
0007308507 / 9780007308507 New
 
(1992), 2009 reprint. 26cm. Pp.368. 21 colour photos, 2 colour plates, 150 b/w illustrations. Hardbound.

An in-depth look at the 55 species of fish that inhabit the fresh waters of Britain and Ireland. These include famous members of the salmon family, such as the Atlantic Salmon and the Brown Trout, and the obscure whitefish, species of which are confined to just a few lakes.

Freshwater Fishes of the British Isles gives a comprehensive overview of the life cycle of fish, as well as details on diet, behaviour and ecology. The book also contains the most up to date identification key to both the families and individual species of fish, allowing every species of freshwater fish to be conclusively identified.

As well as detailed descriptions of each family, there are also seven chapters on more general subjects, including fish conservation and the future of the fish fauna in Britain.

 
Price: 65.00 GBP
 
 
Atlas of Larvae and Juveniles of Freshwater Fishes of Russia, Makeyeva, Alla P ; D.S. Pavlov & D.A. Pavlov
104 Makeyeva, Alla P ; D.S. Pavlov & D.A. Pavlov Atlas of Larvae and Juveniles of Freshwater Fishes of Russia
5873177147 / 9785873177141 New
 
2011. 30cm. Pp.383. Hardbound. In Russian.

Atlas of Larvae and Juveniles of Freshwater Fishes of Russia - The Atlas is the second edition of the monograph “Freshwater Ichthyoplankton of Russia (Atlas)”, Moscow University, 1998. The illustrations of prelarvae (free embryos), larvae, and juveniles of 175 fish species are included. Brief characteristics of reproductive biology are given for each family and species. The illustrations are accompanied by morphological characteristics. A short review on the reproduction of fishes and development of the young is presented. Of use to ichthyologists, zoologists and fish breeders interested in the freshwater fishes of the largest country in the world. Regretably the first author, Alla P. Makeyeva, passed away in August 2011, before seeing the work published. Text in Russian. Table of contents available on request.

АТЛАС МОЛОДИ ПРЕСНОВОДНЫХ РЫБ РОССИИ - Атлас является вторым изданием монографии «Ихтиопланктон пресных вод России (Атлас)» (М: МГУ, 1998), в которое включены иллюстрации, предличинок, личинок и ювенильных особей 175 видов костных рыб и миног. Даны краткие характеристики биологии размножения для каждого семейства и вида. Иллюстрации сопровождаются морфологическими характеристиками. Приведён краткий обзор литературы по размножению рыб и развитию молоди. Для ихтиологов, зоологов, экологов, рыбоводов, студентов и аспирантов университетов и ВУЗов, а также широкого круга любителей природы.

Already out of print, we have one (1) copy in stock.

 
Price: 95.00 GBP
 
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