Cichlids from Central America
Cichlid Room Companion

Cichlids from Central America

A book study of Central American cichlids
Author: Konings, Ad, 1989
ISBN: 0-86622-700-8

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by Juan Miguel Artigas Azas, 27-May-1996.

This book on Central American Cichlids by Ad Konings it is one of the most complete and thoughtful written to date. The large format 21.5 x 28.0 cm book contains more than 550 color photographs by several authors, printed in very good quality paper and process. The most interesting part of this book is perhaps the Central American cichlids evolution theory by Ad Konings based on feeding specializations found among them. Based on available literature Ad designed a possible scenery of evolution of the species that gives something to think about. The book is accompanied with ranges for many species as well as an atlas section included by T.F.H.

On points to improve for future editions are some misidentifications of species given in the Atlas as well as sharpening of some of the cichlids ranges.


Map of Central America, 1
Cichlids in Central America, 7
Central American Cichlids in the Aquarium, 11
Feeding specializations in Central American Cichlids, 31
Breeding Central American Cichlids, 31
Representative Central American Cichlids, 89
The ancient continents, 168
Evolution on Central American Cichlids, 169
Illustrated atlas, 176
Checklist of Central American Cichlids, 218
Bibliography, 221