Search the Bibliography
The bibliography contains 3545 entries covering all aspects of the biology of subterranean fishes and allied subjects of relevance.
This web site is effectively the second edition of my book on the subterranean fishes of the world (Proudlove 2006). It follows very much the same structure and content and its main aim is to provide an always-up-to-date checklist of the cave and groundwater fishes of the world and detailed species accounts for all species. A fully searchable bibliography of 3450+ entries is also provided. A secondary aim is to provide checklists for the interstitial fishes and for troglomorphic fishes from non-subterranean habitats, and species accounts when time allows these to be prepared. One or two other lists and/or notes may appear if I find them of interest and relevance. Each species account has a Metadata link which takes you to a page describing the methods used, the notation and various other essential guides to using the site effectively.
There are currently 238 species of cave and groundwater fishes, 35 species of interstitial fishes and 42 species with troglomorphic features from non-subterranean habitats (total 315 species).
As of May 2018 the searchable bibliography is jointly authored by Graham Proudlove and William R. Elliott.
Important note: It will take me while to get all of the species accounts fully populated. If you are interested in a particular species let me know and I'll prioritise it.
Comments, corrections, additions etc. to me at g.proudlove[at]manchester.ac.uk
V1.0 Friday 13 July 2018
All species now have at least one reference. For those with only one it is the original description.
Trichomycterus rosablanca from Colombia
Trichomycterus donascimientoi from Colombia (both species published in Biota Colombiana 19(1), June 2018)
Trichomycterus undescribed species Colombia (Cesar Castellanos-Morales pers. comm. June 2018).
- Checklist of cave and groundwater fishes
- Checklist of interstitial fishes
- Checklist of troglomorphic fishes from non-subterranean habitats
- Coexisting species of cave and groundwater fishes
- Non-stygobitic fishes in caves and other subterranean habitats
- A history of investigations and significant landmarks in the study of subterranean fishes
- A Consideration of Fishless Karsts
- Acknowledgements and credits