FISHES OF LAOS. Maurice Kottelat. 2001. WHT Publications (Pte) Ltd., Colombo, Sri Lanka. ISBN 955-9114-25-5. 198 p. 105 Swiss Francs [approx. $60] (hardcover), available only from the author at: Route de la Baroche 12, Case Postale 57, CH-2952 Coronal, Switzerland.—Laos is a landlocked country, drained primarily by left bank tributaries of the middle Mekong River along with several rivers that originate in the Laotian highlands and flow through Vietnam on their way to the Gulf of Tonkin. Because of its location, Laos has a fish fauna that is nearly exclusively fresh water in origin, supplemented by species of predominantly marine families that are restricted to freshwater and a few euryhaline species that traverse the Mekong delta and Cambodian portion of that river.

This book, apparently the first attempt to compile a comprehensive listing of the fishes of Laos, is composed of two parts. The first part, entitled “how to...

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