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Fishes of the Brazilian Coast

Flora / Fauna
By: Alfredo Carvalho-Filho(Author)
424 pages, colour photos
Publisher: Literare Books
Fishes of the Brazilian Coast
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  • Fishes of the Brazilian Coast ISBN: 9786559226504 Paperback Jan 2023 In stock
Price: £140.00
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Language: English

Published simultaneously with the 4th edition of this work in Portuguese, this book is completely reformulated and updated. The author fills a fundamental gap in the knowledge of fish worldwide. This is the first large-scale work that allows the identification of more than 1,000 species of coastal marine fish along the Brazilian coast, from the Guianas to Argentina.

This work results from six decades of research efforts inside and outside water, visiting museums, fishing boats, reefs, libraries, rocky shores, aquaria, oceanic islands, mangroves, and beaches. It has benefited from fruitful discussions, stories, experiences, and opinions from scientists, and fishermen around the coast of Brazil and overseas in the Americas, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia.

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Alfredo Carvalho-Filho, known as “Alfie” in the scientific world of fish, is a successful ichthyologist and publicist. Having graduated in Biology and Marketing, he worked for 55 years in the marketing, commercialization and new business departments of Jovem Pan Radio Network, Record TV Network, SBT TV Network, Band TV Network, Silvio Santos Group and SportPromotion Sports Marketing. Besides being a communication professional, he is also a lecturer, editor, independent diver with 2000 hours of diving under his belt, and author of the most important book on marine fish in Brazil, Peixes, Costa Brasileira, the first edition published in 1992.

He has more than 200 publications to his name, including articles, scientific papers, book chapters and 15 descriptions of new species of marine fish, in addition to 3 other books: Grandes Peixes Oceânicos da Costa Brasileira (2020), Peixes Teleósteos da Costa Norte do Brasil (2021, awarded the prize for the best book in Natural and Mathematical Sciences from the Brazilian Association of University Publishers), and Peixes Recifais Brasileiros (Brazilian Reef Fishes, in press).

Flora / Fauna
By: Alfredo Carvalho-Filho(Author)
424 pages, colour photos
Publisher: Literare Books
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"Fishes of the Brazilian Coast is an unusual book, as it targets amateur fishermen and people attracted to our rich fish fauna, as well as professional ichthyologists."
– Prof. Ivan Sazima, Professor emeritus, Museu de Diversidade Biológica, Universidade Estadual de Campinas

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