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Book ID:  041429
ROBERTS, Tyson R.

The Freshwater Fishes of Western Borneo (Kalimantan Barat, Indonesia). 1989. (Mem.Cal.Acad. of Sc., no. 14). 138 figs. XII, 210 p. Lex8vo. Cloth.
This monographs on the freshwater fishes of western Borneo or Kalimantan Barat, Indonesia, is based on the extensive collections made during the author's ichthyological survey of the Kapuas River basin in 1976, as well as on material from earlier collections deposited in European museums. The ichthyofauna includes about 290 species belonging to 120 genera annd 40 families. The introduction includes general remarks on the freshwater ichthyofauna of western Borneo and its geographical distribution, a brief historical sketch of East Indian ichthyology, with particular reference to freshwater fishes of western Borneo, an essay on reproductive biology of freshwater fishes in western Borneo and a detailed description of collecting localities of the 1976 Kapuas survey. The systematic account includes a brief introductory statemeent for each family, formal synonymies for almost all included genera annd species, identification keys for some groups, comparative morphological and meristic data for many groups, detailed information on food habits and reproductive biology for some species, and geographical distribution for all species for which reliable information is available . The monograph is extensively illustrated with black-and-white photographs and line drawings. The literature cited provides a nearly complete bibliography for systematic study of Bornean freshwater fishes to the end of 1984.
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