The Catfishes of Africa

The Catfishes of Africa
The Catfishes of Africa

African catfishes are a particularly diverse group of fishes. However, only a few of them have gained a permanent place in the aquarium hobby, a major reason being that they are only inadequately known and have to date been imported only in limited numbers.
This book should at least alleviate the first of these problems and demonstrate just how varied and interesting African catfishes are. And perhaps then they will be imported more frequently.
This book is, as far as is known, the first to present an overview of the entire African catfish group, and many of the photos illustrate the species in question for the very first time. By no means all African catfishes are known to science either, while others may be known but are not yet described. In addition it has only recently become apparent what interesting behavior is displayed by numerous catfish species; and it was in fact aquarists who, for example, discovered the remarkable reproductive behavior of the cuckoo catfish and mouth brooding in several other Tanganyika catfishes. This is an area where serious aquarists have a role to play and can break new ground. And perhaps this book can be of assistance there too.
This book is the most complete and up-to-date work available. All known African Catfishes are illustrated with over 460 color photos, 370 drawings, 160 maps, and 604 pages it is the ultimate encyclopedia on African Catfishes. It is of great help to scientists and hobbyists alike.

Author : Dr. Lothar Seegers
ISBN : 3936027838
Format : Hardcover
Pages : 604
Published : July 2008 

$ 250.00
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