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Ecological Studies in Tropical Fish Communities

Series: Cambridge Tropical Biology Series

By: RH Lowe-McConnell

300 pages, Illus, tabs, maps

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Mar 1987 | #2234 | ISBN: 0521280648
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About this book

Brings together widely scattered research on fish in tropical rivers, lakes and seas.

...will surely be regarded as a definitive work on the ecology of fish communities in much of the tropics. BioScience "The impressive geographical breadth of field experience on which Lowe-McConnell draws...and the subtle biological insights her experience provides for the reader, make the book highly recommended reading for all vertebrate ecologists and required reading for fish ecologists in particular. Ecology


Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; Part I: Introduction: 1. Introduction; Part II. Freshwater Studies: 2. The African fish fauna; 3. Man-made lakes; 4. Lacustrine fish communities in the Great lakes of eastern Africa; 5. Speciation: the African Great lakes as laboratories of evolution; 6. The Neotropical fish fauna; 7. Far Eastern freshwater fish faunas and their distributions; Part III. Marine Fish Studies: 8. Underwater observations: coral reef fishes; 9. Demersal fish studies; 10. Pelagic fishes; Part IV. Syntheses: 11. Responses of fishes to conditions in tropical waters; 12. Trophic interrelationships; 13. Diversity: its maintenance and evolution; 14. The exploitation and conservation of tropical fish stocks; Appendix; References; Index.

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