Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea
University of Hawaii Press, 1997 - Nature - 557 pages
This is a long-overdue revision and expansion of what has become a classic book in marine literature. This lavishly illustrated volume provides exhaustive coverage of more than 90 percent of the region's reef fishes. Every species is thoroughly illustrated, including photographs of the juvenile, female and male in species that vary in appearance during their development. Besides the wide array of underwater and diagnostic laboratory photographs, the book also contains seven plates painted by the talented natural-history artist Roger Swainston. With an additional 32 pages and 90 photos (covering 60 new species in all), this revised and expanded edition will enable even a beginning layman to identify most of the region's reef fishes. Divers, anglers, underwater naturalists and professional biologists are equally catered to.
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External Features of Fishes
Anglerfishes or Frogfishes Antennariidae
Crouchers or Orbicular Velvetfishes Caracanthidae
Dotty backs and Eel Blennies Pseudochromidae
Sand Tilefishes Malacanthidae
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adults Africa and Red anal fins anal rays anteriorly Attains Australia band Barrier Reef base of caudal blackish Bleeker blotches blue spots bluish broad caudal fin caudal fin rounded caudal fin slightly caudal peduncle cheek colour Cuvier depth range dorsal and anal dorsal fin Dorsal rays Dorsal rays XII dorsal spine dusky East Africa edge elongate fishes genus gill opening gill rakers GOBY grey head and body head length Indo-Pacific interorbital Islands juveniles lateral line lateral-line scales lobe longitudinal scale series lower jaw membrane mouth narrow opercle orange outer reef pair pale pectoral fins pectoral rays pectoral rays 14 pectoral rays 16-18 pelvic fins pelvic rays pink Plate portion of dorsal posterior posteriorly predorsal scales ral rays Reaches Red Sea reddish ridge Samoa scale rows sharks silvery snout soft rays species standard length stripes terminal males toral rays usually Valenciennes vertical Western Pacific whitish WRASSE yellowish