Tanganyika Cichlids In Their Natural Habitat
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Tanganyika Cichlids In Their Natural Habitat

A Compendium on Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Author: Konings, Ad, 1998

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by Juan Miguel Artigas Azas, 15-Sep-1998.

In this completely new treatment of the cichlids of Lake Tanganyika, more than 200 different species are characterized by their distribution, coloration, and habitat preferences. More than 920 photographs (the majority never published before) illustrate the cichlids from the entire lake; 683 photos (75%!) were taken underwater and show the cichlids at their best: in their natural habitat.


Preface, 7
The lake and its cichlids, 10
Taxonomy and phylogeny, 18
The surge habitat, 26
The shallow precipitous rocky habitat, 46
The deep rocky habitat, 111
The depth, 127

The open water, 139
The intermediate habitat, 162
Empty shells, 202
The sand, 223
Shallow sediment-rich habitat, 243
Muddy bottoms, 255
References, 266
Index, 270