Search the Bibliography
The bibliography contains 4051 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 4000+ 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 255 species of cave and groundwater fishes, 36 species of interstitial fishes and 45 species with troglomorphic features from non-subterranean habitats (total 336 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 edited Thursday 26th March 2020
Trichomycterus spectrum from Colombia
Bibarba wenliuensis described, first species for the new Decade.
The bibliography of published works on subterranean fishes, started in 1979, has passed 4000 entries
The Sixth Astyanax International Meeting was held 17-20 March 2019. All meeting abstracts are now in the bibliography. To find all of them use Menu/Search the bibliography: Reference type = Conference paper, Year = 2019, Keyword = Astyanax International Meeting, Search type = Any word.
There are several new books and papers that are relevant:
Subterranean ecology edited by Moldovan, Kováč and Halse (2018)
The biology of caves and other subterranean habitats (Second edition) by Culver and Pipan (2019)
And an important book and paper on potential food supply for subterranean organisms:
Microbial life of cave systems edited by Engel (2015)
The various fish lists now have all species in a genus together after excellent work by my System Administrator Gary Douthwaite.
- Checklist of cave and groundwater fishes
- Fishes removed from the list 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