The fishes of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers

  • K. E. Banister
Part of the Monographiae Biologicae book series (MOBI, volume 38)


The inhabitants of the Fertile Crescent have been involved with the fishes of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers for over 4000 years. The oldest-known fishponds were built in temples by the Sumerians and, before long, many of the settlements throughout the region had their own fishponds. In view of the long-established interest in fishes in this part of the world, it comes as a surprise to realize that our present-day knowledge of the fish fauna and its zoogeographical affinities is extremely scanty.


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