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Ad Konings

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Ad Konings, born in The Netherlands, is the author of numerous books and articles on the subject of cichlids, including major works on the species of Lake Malawi, Lake Tanganyika and Lake Victoria in Africa.

He is the owner of Cichlid Press, El Paso, Texas.

Books authored and/or produced:

1. Cichliden van de wereld. Co-editor and contributor of the book written by Martin Geerts, Jan ‘t Hooft, Willem Heijns and Ad Konings, and published by the Dutch Cichlid Association (NVC) in1986. 192 pp. (Dutch text). 2. Tanganjikacichliden in hun natuurlijke omgeving. 1987. Published by Verduijn Cichlids. 152 pp. (Dutch text)

3.Tanganyika Cichlids. 1988. Published by Verduijn Cichlids. 272 pp. (English and German text).

4. Malawi Cichlids in their natural habitat. 1989. Published by Verduijn Cichlids. 304 pp. (English, German, and Dutch text).

5. Malawian Cichlid Fishes. The classification of some haplochromine genera by David H. Eccles and Ethelwynn Trewavas. 1989. Editor and layout. Published by Lake Fish Movies.

6. Cichlids from Central America. 1989. Published by Tropical Fish Hobbyist. 224 pp. (English and German text).

7. Ad Konings’ book of Cichlids and all the other fishes of Lake Malawi. 1990. Published by Tropical Fish Hobbyist. 496 pp. (English and German Text).

8. The Cichlids Yearbook, volume 1. 1991. Editor and contributor. Published by Cichlid Press. 96 pp. (English, German, French, and Dutch text).

9. The Cichlids Yearbook, volume 2. 1992. Editor and contributor. Published by Cichlid Press. 96 pp. (English, German, French, and Swedish text).

10. Tanganyika Secrets. 1992. Published by Cichlid Press. 208 pp. (English, German, French, and Swedish text).

11. The Cichlids Yearbook, volume 3. 1993. Editor and contributor. Published by Cichlid Press. 96 pp. (English, German, French, Dutch, and Swedish text).

12. Enjoying Cichlids. 1993. Editor and contributor. Published by Cichlid Press. 240 pp. (English, German, French, Dutch, Swedish, and Italian text).

13. The Cichlids Yearbook, volume 4. 1994. Editor and contributor. Published by Cichlid Press. 96 pp. (English, German, French, Dutch, and Swedish text).

14. The Cichlids Yearbook, volume 5. 1995. Editor and contributor. Published by Cichlid Press. 96 pp. (English, German, French, Dutch, and Swedish text).

15. Malawi Cichlids in their natural habitat, 2nd Edition. 1995. Published by Cichlid Press. 352 pp. (English, German, French, Dutch, and Swedish text).

16. The Cichlids Yearbook, volume 6. 1996. Editor and contributor. Published by Cichlid Press. 96 pp. (English, German, French, and Dutch text).

17. Back to Nature guide Tanganyika Cichlids. 1996. Published by Back to Nature. 128 pp. (English, German, French, Dutch, Swedish, Italian, Greek, and Danish text).

18. Offshore Cichlids of Lake Malawi by George Turner. 1996. Editor and layout. Published by Cichlid Press. 240 pp (English text).

19. Lake Victoria Rock Cichlids by Ole Seehausen. 1996. Layout. Published by Verduijn Cichlids. 304 pp. (English text).

20. Atlas der Malawisee-Cichliden. Volume 1 and volume 2. 1996. Published by BeDe Verlag. 304 and 288 pp. (German text).

21. Back to Nature guide Catfishes by David Sands. 1997. Layout. Published by Back to Nature. 128 pp. (English, German, French, Dutch, Swedish, and Danish text).

22. Back to Nature guide Malawi Cichlids. 1997. Published by Back to Nature. 128 pp. (English, German, French, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, and Finnish text).

23. Back to Nature guide Discus by Dick Au. 1998. Layout. Published by Back to Nature. 128 pp. (English, German, French, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, and Portuguese text).

24. Tanganyika Cichlids in their natural habitat. 1998. Published by Cichlid Press. 272 pp. (English, German, and French text).

25. South American Eartheaters by Thomas Weidner, 2000. Editor and layout. Published by Cichlid Press. 336 pp. (English and German text).

26. Back to Nature Aquarium guide by Kjell Fohrman. 2001. Layout. Published by Back to Nature. 196 pp. (English, German, French, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, and Hungarian text).

27. Malawi Cichlid in their natural habitat. 3rd Edition. 2001. 352 pp. Published by Cichlid Press (English, German, French, Swedish, and Dutch text).

28. The Cichlids of Lake Malawi CD-ROM. 2002. Program for searching fish names and locality names; >5000 photos.

29. Cuadernos de investigacion de la UCA: The midas cichlid species complex in two Nicaraguan lakes. 2002. Description of three new species by Jay Stauffer, Ken McKaye and others. Published by Cichlid Press. 47pp. (English and Spanish text).

30. Enjoying Cichlids. 2002. Second edition of this best-selling book in English, French, German, Swedish, Dutch, and Polish.

31. Back to Nature guide Malawi Cichlids. 2nd edition 2003. Published by Back to Nature. 208 pp. (English, French, German, Swedish, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, and Polish.).

32. The cichlid diversity of Lake Malawi/Nyasa/Niassa: identification, distribution and taxonomy. 2004. Edited by Jos Snoeks. Layout. Various authors dealing with a number of cichlid genera of Lake Malawi with descriptions of about 40 new species. Produced by Cichlid Press for Worldbank.

33. Celebrating Cichlids of lakes Malawi and Tanganyika. 2005. Large format coffee table book with dust jacket. 176 pp. Published by Cichlid Press (English and Swedish).