The Fresh-Water Fishes of North Borneo (latest 2002 Edition, with revised chapter).

By: INGER, Robert F. & Chin Phui Kong

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Hardback edition. Illustrated, pp 268, [78], a very good copy in dustwrapper. [The supplementary chapter has been revised since the 1990 reprint, and now contains 78 pages rather than 47. Includes new species, illustrations, records of distribution, photographs, local names etc. North Borneo (now Sabah) is situated at the northern tip of Borneo Island (the third largest island in the world), it lies between 5° and 7° north of the Equator. It covers an area of 73,711 sq. km. (29,388 sq. miles) or about 10% of Borneo’s total area of 286,699 sq. miles, yet it has nearly 40% of the fresh-water fish species now known from Borneo. One hundred and sixty eight species of fresh-water fishes are described in this book; among them 62 species are endemic to Borneo and 29 species are endemic to North Borneo. The most interesting groups of the endemic fishes are the clinging-fishes, which are found in the mountain streams, especially in the Kinabalu Park, which comprise Gastromyzon (8 species), Glaniopsis (4 species), Protomyzon (4 species) and Neogastromyzon (1 species). The Giant Goramy or Ikan Kului, Osphronemus laticlavius, is perhaps the most spectacular fresh-water fish endemic to Sabah, which has found its way to the lucrative global ornamental fish trade in recent years.

Title: The Fresh-Water Fishes of North Borneo (latest 2002 Edition, with revised chapter).

Author Name: INGER, Robert F. & Chin Phui Kong

Categories: Fishes,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Kota Kinabalu, 2002

ISBN Number: 9838120707

ISBN Number 13: 9789838120708

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 003450

Keywords: FISHES. MALAYSIA. INDONESIA. SABAH.