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Aqualog has published the 2nd edition of its famous "All L Numbers" book. Most of the L Numbers are illustrated in one, or more, clear photographs. However, Aqualog was not able to secure photographs of all the fish and some are illustrated in black and white drawings.
Under each photograph is the L Number, suspected genus, provenience information, estimated maximum size, and a series of symbols like those used in the first edition. Each symbol reflects a generality about aquarium care such as temperature, pH, lighting, etc. Strangely, keys for the symbols appear in the front of the book in German, French, Russian, Dutch, and Spanish but not English. There are also a number of described and identified loricariids illustrated throughout the book.
Many of the mistakes contained in the 1st edition are rectified. For example L 32a is no longer an African catfish. In fact there is no longer an L 32a. The book also still suffers, though to a lesser degree, from many of the same issues that plagued the 1st edition. This often leaves Aqualog in the position of having to use photographs that "look like" the original L Number, but are not always the same fish.
For example, one of the photographs of L is actually L Chaetostoma pearsei , but the other two photographs of L are of two different species. The provenience information has fewer inaccuracies than the 1st edition but still some significant errors.
Thankfully, the 2nd edition also retired the Aqualog invented "L Numbers" with a letter modifier e. L 27a, L 27b, L 27c. Perhaps the most exciting part of the book is the "Annotated Checklist" that appears in the front of the book. This section provides a little bit of additional information on each L and LDA number and is very useful. Unfortunately this useful information is not included with the actual species profiles and was published in a very, very small font that makes it difficult to read.
This leaves the reader constantly trying to hold a place in the book while flipping to the front to find additional information on an L Number. The Annotated Checklist is in both German and English.
The Aqualog book is certainly broader containing about triple the number of photographs the DATZ book has and more information on each individual fish. The DATZ book contains full length articles that cover housing, feeding, and breeding information not contained in Aqualog and its information tends to be more accurate.
The Aqualog book is well bound and should hold up to years of frequent use. Aqualog, like DATZ, also choose the follow the "DATZ Thirteen" genera despite the fact that some of these genera were invalidated by the scientific community before the Aqualog book was published. This taxonmical tug-of-war will not have a great impact on the majority of users of this book who will enjoy leafing through page after page of great l-number pictures. Has this page been useful?
Aqualog Loricariidae: All L-numbers: Alle L-Welse. All L-Numbers
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Aqualog Loricariidae: All L-numbers
With this completely revised edition of one of the most successful aquarium fish books of the last decade, a new important chapter in the history of the aquarium hobby has been written. All important information and care instructions are given under the photos with international symbols. The explanation of the symbols is given in 10 different languages inside the book. Sucker-mouth catfishes scientific name: Loricariidae are given an L or LDA number if they are imported for the aquarium hobby but cannot be unequivocally assigned to any described species.
Loricariidae alle L-nummern / All L-numbers
All important information and care instructions are given under the photos with international symbols. The explanation of the symbols is given in 10 different languages inside the book. Sucker-mouth catfishes scientific name: Loricariidae are given an L or LDA number if they are imported for the aquarium hobby but cannot be unequivocally assigned to any described species. Due to the immense individual variation in coloration and body-shape of the particular species it is often difficult to identify them. Thus more than 1. This book is accepted worldwide as reference work for dealers, breeders and all aquarists who enjoy keeping these wonderful fishes. Read more Read less Amazon International Store International products have separate terms, are sold from abroad and may differ from local products, including fit, age ratings, and language of product, labeling or instructions.