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Recommendations for A Complete Guide to the Freshwater Fishes of Southern Africa
Author: Paul Skelton
Cape Town, 2001
Softcover, 14x21 cm, 395 pages, throughout colour illustrations
Die Süßwasserfische des südlichen Afrika sind in diesem bewährten und zur Zeit einzigen verfügbaren Handbuch beschrieben und illustriert.
This most recent edition of A Complete Guide to the Freshwater Fishes of Southern Africa, an in-depth introduction to the natural history of freshwater fishes in the region, offers detailed species accounts, each with a full-colour illustration, distribution map and symbols indicating size and conservation status.
A concise description covers identifying features, biology and ecology, conservation status and uses of each species.
The only guide to African freshwater fishes, this book is of value and interest to all aquarists, anglers, convervationists, biologists and naturalists, amateur and otherwise. It fills a large gap in the natural history literature of Southern Africa.
How to use this book:
This book is a guide to all the currently known freshwater fish species from southern Africa. All the freshwater species and a selection of prominent or more commonly encountered estuarine and marine species in freshwaters are described and illustrated.
The aim is to provide a source of basic biological information and the means to recognise and identify southern African freshwater fishes.
About the author:
Professor Paul Skelton is the leading scientific authority on freshwater fishes in southern Africa, a field in which he has worked professionally for 30 years.
He is presently the managing director of the JLB Smith Institute of Ichthyology in Grahamstown, South Africa. He has served as curator of freshwater fishes at both the Albany Museum (1972-1983) and the JLB Smith Institute (1984-1995).