By R. H. Lowe-McConnell
Tropical fish current the very best examples of the way new species evolve and the way advanced ecological groups are maintained. Their examine has generated very important new principles at the roles of ecology and behavior within the evolution of species and groups. This booklet brings jointly for the 1st time the result of broadly scattered learn on fish in tropical rivers, lakes and seas, learn that has been motivated via the sumptuous possibilities to monitor the behaviour of fish of their common 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 provides a few freshwater reports drawn from the African, South American, Asian and New Guinea tropics. exact 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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