Fishes of the Okavango Delta and Chobe River

Mike Bruton

Handy guide to freshwater fishes of the Okavango Delta and Chobe River. Information on the delta and 96 species, giving ID pointers, color illustrations and hints for anglers.
Date Published :
July 2018
Publisher :
Penguin Random House South Africa
Illustration :
color illustrations + some photos + one map
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781775845058
Pages : 120
Dimensions : 8.25 X 5.75 inches
Stock Status : In stock


A handy, pocket-sized guide to freshwater fishes of the Okavango Delta and Chobe River. The book offers background information on the delta system, its origins and ecology as well as on traditional fishing methods in this region. Each of the 96 species entries describes the fish, giving its key ID points, and its habits, and is accompanied by a color illustration. The book concludes with information on fish habitats, feeding and breeding info, survival tactics and hints for anglers.

About The Author

Mike Bruton knew both JLB and Margaret Smith (and many of the other characters in this story) and succeeded Margaret as Director of then-JLB Smith Institute of Ichthyology. He draws on his experience as a scientist and informal science educator to bring to life the story of how the Smiths overcame overwhelming odds, and survived many life-threatening dangers, in order to achieve their ambitious goals. He has recently published his autobiography, When I was a Fish – Tales of an Ichthyologist, as well as two books on the coelacanth: The Annotated Old Fourlegs – The Updated Story of the Coelacanth and, for younger readers, The Amazing Coelacanth. He lives in Cape Town with his wife, Carolynn.

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