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Fish & Fisheries Series

Tilapias: Biology and Exploitation

Editors: Beveridge, M.C.M, McAndrew, B. (Eds.)

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Referred to in the Bible, pictured on the wall-friezes of ancient Egyptian tombs, and a subject of fascination for generations of scientists, the tilapias (Cichlidae: Tilapiini) have featured in the diet and culture of humankind for thousands of years. The present century has seen their spread from Africa throughout the tropics and sub-tropics, largely for food and fisheries purposes.
This book attempts to pull together our knowledge of this important group - their biology and fisheries and aquaculture - in a single volume, something that has not been done comprehensively for nearly two decades. A succession of chapters by acknowledged authorities covers evolution, phylogenetic relationships and biogeography, reproductive biology, mating systems and parental care, diet, feeding and digestive physiology, environmental physiology and energetics, the role of tilapias in ecosystems, population dynamics and management, genetics, seed production, nutrition, farming, economics and marketing. The book is aimed at biologists, fisheries scientists, aquaculturists, and all interested in aquatic ecology.

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`Given the importance of tilapias globally to ecosystems and human food production, this book is a highly recommended addition to the library of any researcher working with this species.'
The quarterly review of Biology, 76

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Tilapias: Biology and Exploitation
Editors
  • M.C.M Beveridge
  • B. McAndrew
Series Title
Fish & Fisheries Series
Series Volume
25
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Kluwer Academic Publishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-4008-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-4008-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-412-80090-0
Softcover ISBN
978-0-7923-6391-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 508
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