Mol, Jan H. A
Title The Freshwater Fishes of Suriname
9004210741 / 9789004210745
Inventory number 979339
2012. 25cm. Colour photos, maps. Softbound.
The Freshwater Fishes of Suriname, softbound.
Suriname has a rich inland ichthyofauna, currently some 480 known fresh- and brackish-water species, that is related to the most diverse freshwater fish fauna, that of the Amazon River.
Specialist interest in the freshwater fishes of Suriname extends back over two centuries. Suriname is the site of origin of the oldest extant preserved specimens of South American fishes, and 19 Surinamese fish species were described and figured by Linnaeus.
This book provides an introduction to the freshwater fish fauna of Suriname, and includes identification keys, photographs of the species (several of which are endemic) and descriptions of their habitats.
9789004210745. Freshwater Fishes of Suriname