by Tsing Mui on October 3, 2011 at 6:49 am
This book features three main parts: a general introduction to the fish, including a historical synopsis with an overview of the Banggai Archipelago; a comprehensive treatment of the species’ natural history (including distribution, morphology, reproduction, embryology, ecology, genetics, systematics and evolution); and an account of the conservation of the species, along with descriptions of its fishery, attempts to protect it under CITES, and introduction programs. An appendix offers additional information on captive breeding, juvenile mortality reduction, and common diseases.
Authored by Dr. Alejandro Vagelli, the world’s leading authority on the Banggai cardinalfish, Pterapogon kauderni, and one of the first to successfully breed the species in captivity. He teaches marine biology, ichthyology, and marine conservation at Rutgers University.
For more details, visit www.wiley.com.