Expanded and updated to include an additional 44 species, this is a handy guide to those fishes that are likely to be observed by anybody visiting or diving on the coral reefs of the Caribbean, the Indian Ocean, and the Pacific to a depth of sixty meters. Accessible to amateur marine life enthusiasts, this book is the first comprehensive guide of its kind. It enables the reader to quickly identify 2,118 species of fish and includes over 2,500 color illustrations depicting the major forms of each species--male, female, immature, or geographical varieties. The text proceeds according to region, depicting each species and its varieties, and offering information on its geographic range and where on the coral reef itself the fish may be found. Important identification characteristics are highlighted on every color plate.
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If you're a scuba-diving or tropical-fish enthusiast, you'll want this well-illustrated, comprehensive guide to the reef fishes of the Caribbean, the Indian Ocean, and the Pacific, where creatures with lime skeletons form giant underwater structures. No coral reef is quite like the next, but most abound in life. Ewald Lieske and Robert Myers catalog 2,074 fish species, each with a color plate, description, and notes on range and ecology. Bigeyes, snooks, stargazers, sweetlips: the names are a song, and this compendium makes a wonderful symphony. ENDFrom the Inside Flap:
"I have used this book for identifying fishes I have seen underwater. It is one of the best for this purpose since it is handy and comprehensive, containing all likely coral reef fishes in the Caribbean and Indo-Pacific. Most other books contain only a subset. In addition, this guide provides clues for quick and proper identification."--Rainer Froese, Senior Scientist, International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management (ICLARM), Philippines
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Descrizione libro Princeton University Press. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: New. 0691004811 Trade paperback copy, book is in new condition. Codice libro della libreria SKU1024226
Descrizione libro Princeton Univ Pr, 1998. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0691004811
Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, 1998. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110691004811