Lecture: Ichthyofauna of the Rio Jandiatuba

Moulton Village Hall, Moulton, Newmarket, Suffolk , CB8 8SP

Doors open at 9am

£5 (includes free membership to EACG)

In this one hour talk Chris Englezou will share his experiences navigating the wild and untouched jungles along the Rio Jandiatuba, an extremely undulating whitewater tributary of the Amazon in Western Brasil. With ever-encroaching threats from illegal gold-mining, deforestation for agriculture and logging, the remaining pristine waters of the Jandiatuba may not have much time left and for some habitats and species it already appears too late. Through the duration of this lecture Chris will show many of the wonderful aquatic treasures to be found along this life-blood vein supplying precious water for many known and uncontacted indigenous people and demonstrate how the habitats must remain intact and untouched in order for their survival.


Chris is an aquatic researcher and naturalist primarily interested in freshwater teleosts, crustacea and macrophytes. A specialist in fish nutrition, his background includes the establishment of his own business where he develops specially formulated feeds for ornamental & farmed fish and other aquatic species closely based on their natural diets. His personal research includes the freshwater and coastal habitats on the island of Cyprus and the ecological impacts of unsustainable practices occurring in the Amazon and Orinoco basins; he is also an avid collector and cultivator of rare and endangered rainforest plants.