Anton Lamboj

Ichthyologist, researcher and aquarist

Born in 1956 in Baden, Austria
BAP Expert Anton Lamboj

Anton Lamboj is an ichthyologist, associated scientist and lecturer at the University of Vienna.

He is also a passioned aquarist, and in both fields – science and aquaristic – his main interest is focused on cichlid fishes from Western Africa.

Anton’s scientific work combines morphological and anatomical methods, as well as ethological studies and molecular methods. In the last years his main focus became the conservation biology of riverine cichlids from this particular region.

A second interest are anabantoid fishes from Asia, many species in this group are also underlying more and more the environmental pressure. Anton made numerous field trips in Africa, Southeast Asia, Australia, North, Central and South America to study and to collect fish in the natural environment, to understand ecological and conservational needs of the aquatic inhabitants.

Anton Lamboj published more than 450 papers (academic and aquaristic) in eleven languages, including six books and contributions to about 40 other books. He is honorary member of several aquarium organizations, e.g., the Austrian Federation of Aquarium and Terrarium Clubs (ÖVVÖ) or the French Cichlid Association (AFC) and other. Today Anton  is promoting several ex-situ conservation programs, in cooperation with public aquariums as well as with private groups, federation and clubs of aquarists.

Expert in the following geographical regions:
  • South America
  • Central America
  • North America
  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Southeast Asia
Expert in the following fish groups:
  • Perciformes (Cichlidae), Cyprinodontiformes, Anabantiformes