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Tanganyika Cichlids In Their Natural Habitat

A Compendium on Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Author: Konings, Ad, 1998
Tanganyika Cichlids In Their Natural Habitat


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Review

by Juan Miguel Artigas Azas, 15-Sep-1998.

In this completely new treatment of the cichlids of Lake Tanganyika, more than 200 different species are characterized by their distribution, coloration, and habitat preferences. More than 920 photographs (the majority never published before) illustrate the cichlids from the entire lake; 683 photos (75%!) were taken underwater and show the cichlids at their best: in their natural habitat.

Content


  1. Preface, 7

  2. The lake and its cichlids, 10

  3. Taxonomy and phylogeny, 18

  4. The surge habitat, 26

  5. The shallow precipitous rocky habitat, 46

  6. The deep rocky habitat, 111

  7. The depth, 127


  • The open water, 139

  • The intermediate habitat, 162

  • Empty shells, 202

  • The sand, 223

  • Shallow sediment-rich habitat, 243

  • Muddy bottoms, 255

  • References, 266

  • Index, 270

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