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Malawi cichlids in their natural habitat (3rd edition)

Based on more than 900 hours of underwater observations all over Lake Malawi including 1,400+ pictures
Auteur: Konings, Ad, 2001
Malawi cichlids in their natural habitat (3rd edition)


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Description

This third, revised, edition of the definitive study of Lake Malawi cichlids discusses and illustrates more species than any previous publication. Basing his study on more than 900 hours of underwater observations all over the lake, the author characterizes the species by their habitat preference, distribution, and coloration. More than 1400 excellent photographs - many never published before - illustrate the cichlid fauna of the entire lake. Almost all of these photographs were taken in the lake and show the fishes in their natural habitat.

Contenu


  • Introduction, 7

  • The lake, 10

  • The cichlids, a species flock, 14

  • Malawian cichlid taxonomy, 23

  • The wave-washed upper rocky habitat, 26

  • The sediment-free rocky habitat, 47

  • The sediment-rich rocky habitat, 122

  • The intermediate habitat, 151

  • The shallow intermediate habitat, 214

  • Shallow sediment-rich bays, 222

  • The sandy habitat, 242

  • The open water, 306

  • References, 342

  • Index, 346