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Offshore cichlids of Lake Malawi

An account on unsual cichlids not seen before
Author: Turner, George, 1996
Offshore cichlids of Lake Malawi

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Description

This book, the first ever guide to the cichlid fishes of the offshore waters of Lake Malawi, shows that this habitat harbors a great diversity of little-known cichlid species. Aquarists will be fascinated by the wealth of previously-unknown brilliantly-colored and bizarrely-shaped species. Information on distinguishing features, color, size, distribution and abundance, commercial importance, diet, reproduction, and taxonomy are given for 199 species, 79 of which are presently undescribed.

Information on distinguishing features, colour, size, distribution and abundance, commercial importance, diet, reproduction, and taxonomy are given for 199 species, 79 of which are presently undescribed. 186 colour and 44 black and white photographs illustrate all species. Also included are figures showing the main distinguishing features of the fish, maps, a glossary of technical terms, a full bibliography and brief discussion of the evolution, ecology and conservation of these fishes.

Content

Introduction, 7
Methods, 10
Habitats, fish communities and their exploitation, 12
Introduction to the cichlid species, 20
Tilapiines, 27
Mbuna, 32
Ncheni and ndunduma, 38
Utaka, 66
Lethrinops and allied genera, 76
Aulonocara and Alticorpus, 100
Placidochromis hennydaviesae complex, 113
Miscellaneous barred species, 119
Buccochromis, 129
Mylochromis and other oblique-striped species, 133
Otopharynx and other spotted species, 152
Protomelas and other horizontally-striped species, 190
Nimbochromis and other blotched species, 202
Discussion, 209
Glossary, 221
References, 231
Index, 236

Size

9.1 x 6.2 x 0.8 inches. 186 colour and 44 black and white photographs illustrate all species.