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By R. H. Lowe-McConnell

Tropical fish current the very best examples of ways new species evolve and the way advanced ecological groups are maintained. Their research has generated vital new principles at the roles of ecology and behavior within the evolution of species and groups. This ebook brings jointly for the 1st time the result of broadly scattered examine on fish in tropical rivers, lakes and seas, examine that has been encouraged by means of the sumptuous possibilities to monitor the behaviour of fish of their ordinary habitats within the transparent hot waters. The publication opens with an summary of the ecology of tropical freshwater and marine environments and their linked fish faunas, after which offers a couple of freshwater reports drawn from the African, South American, Asian and New Guinea tropics. specified attention is given to the recent man-made lakes that have supplied large-scale experiments at the switch of riverine fish groups to lacustrine ones, and to the good lakes of East Africa for examples of modern species evolution.

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