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Tilapias: Biology and Exploitation

Series: Fish & Fisheries Series Volume: 25

Edited By: MCM Beveridge and BJ McAndrew

505 pages, B/w illus, figs, tabs

Kluwer Academic Publishers

Hardback | Dec 2000 | #117960 | ISBN: 041280090X
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NHBS Price: £237.50 $291/€267 approx

About this book

Referred to in the Bible, pictured on the wall-friezes of ancient Egyptian tombs, and a subject of fascination for generations of scientists, the tilapias (Cichlidae: Tilapiini) have featured in the diet and culture of humankind for thousands of years. The present century has seen their spread from Africa throughout the tropics and sub-tropics, largely for food and fisheries purposes.This book attempts to pull together our knowledge of this important group - their biology and fisheries and aquaculture - in a single volume, something that has not been done comprehensively for nearly two decades. A succession of chapters by acknowledged authorities covers evolution, phylogenetic relationships and biogeography, reproductive biology, mating systems and parental care, diet, feeding and digestive physiology, environmental physiology and energetics, the role of tilapias in ecosystems, population dynamics and management, genetics, seed production, nutrition, farming, economics and marketing. The book is aimed at biologists, fisheries scientists, aquaculturists, and all interested in aquatic ecology.

'Given the importance of tilapias globally to ecosystems and human food production, this book is a highly recommended addition to the library of any researcher working with this species.' The quarterly review of Biology, 76


Preface. 1. Evolution, phylogenetic relationships and biogeography; B.M. McAndrew. 2. Reproductive biology, mating systems and parental care; G.A. Turner, R.F. Robinson. 3. Diet, feeding and digestive physiology; M.C.M. Beveridge, D.J. Baird. 4. Environmental physiology and energetics; L.G. Ross. 5. The role of tilapias in ecosystems; R.H. Lowe-McConnell. 6. Population dynamics and management; K. Lorenzen. 7. Genetics for the management and improvement of cultured stocks; D. Penman, B.J. McAndrew. 8. Strategies for seed production; D.C. Little, G. Hulata. 9. Nutritional requirements; K. Jauncey. 10. Semi-intensive pond aquaculture; C. Kwei Lin, et al. 11. Production in intensive and recycle systems; J.F. Muir, et al. 12. Economics and Marketing; J.A. Young, J.F. Muir.

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