- Hardcover: 144 pages
- Publisher: Columbia University Press (Aug. 22 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 023110832X
- ISBN-13: 978-0231108324
- Product Dimensions: 18.4 x 1.9 x 26.7 cm
- Shipping Weight: 576 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #4,329,872 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Catfish Connection: Ecology, Migration, and Conservation of Amazon Predators Hardcover – Aug 15 1997
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A ground-breaking analysis of the life history of the large catfishes of the Amazon basin. -- Richard P. Vari National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
From the Back Cover
In The Catfish Connection, two leading scientists offer a groundbreaking ecological view of the Amazon as seen through some of its most curious and widespread animals: the large predatory catfish that dominate the river channels and estuary.
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The very interesting fact is the migratory patterns of the different species along different rivers. The general pattern is to reproduce in headwaters, then they travel to the estuary region where they grow and then migrate back to headwaters to feed, grow more (ever larger, 200 pounds or more) and finally reproduce. The study reflects part of the concern over large hydroelectric dams that could interrupt this cycle.
I recommend this book for anyone interested in the finer aspects of Amazon conservation. Though academic, it is readable for the novice as well.