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1 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
2 Coad, Brian W Fishes of Afghanistan, An Annotated Check-List
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
3 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



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