This is an invaluable reference book for
the great variety of fishes found in the world's seas. As such, it is of value
to all fish enthusiasts be they biogeographers and ichthyologists, divers and
aquarists or fishermen, by Rudie H Kuiter and Helmut Debelius.
This book sets a benchmark for the identification of over 4,200 species of fish. It provides the greatest possible coverage and
primarily aims to assist people interested in marine fishes and their scientific names or classification. The photographs are carefully sized to clearly identify the fish.
This World Atlas includes both tropical and temperate fishes that are found
around inshore coral and rocky reefs, as well as pelagics that visit these
waters. Most of the species occur on shallow reefs in tropical seas, with the
greatest species diversity in the Southeast Asian regions.
The larger families of fishes are introduced by a general summary of their
distribution and habitat, the number of species in the family, notable facts
on their behaviour and aquarium suitability. The smaller families are
introduced in combined family groups. Sharks and rays that comprise numerous
orders or families with just one, two or a few species are treated as single
large groups. In the case of very large families like wrasses, damsels and
gobies, separate introductions may be dedicated to each distinctive sub-family.
Some 4,200 species are included
With more than 6,000 photographs of marine fishes
Hardback, 720 pages, 21 x 28 cms
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The Ikan series of dive guides and marine life books are a fantastic range by the well renowned author Helmut Debelius and associated writers. All of the books in the series are well written and presented with laminated hardbacks.