By Lothar Seegers
Even if within the 70s and 80s it was once the «Dark Continent» of Africa which always supplied new and gorgeous killifishes by no means ahead of noticeable, when you consider that then it has turn into more and more obvious that South the US is usually domestic to killifishes that are on no account not as good as their outdated global cousins when it comes to attention-grabbing behaviour and color. within the previous couple of years not just new species, but additionally a number of new genera, were found there.
At current a complete of 36 diversified genera are identified from the hot international, in place of «only» 22 at the different aspect of the Atlantic. The latter have already been lined comprehensively within the AQUALOG volumes of «Old international Killies». the yank killifishes also are terribly diversified in shape, as might be fairly obvious from this newest quantity. This e-book is the 1st within the complete historical past of the aquarium pastime - and ichthyology - to supply this sort of complete and entire review of the recent global killifishes utilizing color pictures. this is applicable to the North American species in addition to these of the South American continent. an entire review of the genus Cyprinodon is supplied, even together with a few varieties which are now extinct.
As good because the aforementioned Cyprinodon, the species of the genera Cynolebias, Pterolebias, Rivulus, and Simpsonichthys, in addition to the Fundulus species of North the US, are focal issues of this quantity, which, despite the fact that, additionally contains the representatives of the numerous different smaller genera.
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