Coastal Fishes of Southern Africa

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NISC (PTY) LTD, 2004 - Marine fishes - 488 pages
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This up-to-date guide to over 400 species of the fascinating fishes along the coast of southern Africa and features over 600 original paintings showing changes with growth and sexual differences in colour of many of the fishes. The species accounts include useful descriptions and other information enabling easy identification and comparison of similar species. The book is intended to assist in learning more about the biology and ecology of southern African marine fishes. A perfect companion to exploring the rich diversity of southern African shores. was co-editor (with Margaret Smith) of the comprehensive Smiths' Sea Fishes. As Phil and Elaine are scientific divers, they have done several fish survey expeditions together and work as an effective team in the field as well as in the laboratory.
  

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
3
Bony Fish Anatomy Fish Shape Size
9
Fish Biology
17
People and the Sea
34
Subclass Elasmobranchii Sharks Batoids
43
Subclass Holocephali Elephantfish Chimaeras
89
Subclass Actinopterygii Rayfin Fishes
98
GLOSSARY ABBREVIATIONS
459
REFERENCES AND RECOMMENDED READING
468
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