Reef Fish Identification: Tropical Pacific
Finally, a comprehensive fish identification guide covering the fish-rich reefs of the Pacific. 2,500 underwater photographs of 2,000 species from four of the best marine life authors/photographers in the business. Their collaboration makes it possible for underwater naturalists to identify fishes from Thailand to Tahiti with a single, compact, easy-to-use, no-nonsense reference. 108 fish families are presented in one of 20 Identification groups based on a family's related visual or behavioural characteristics, such as Large Oval / Colourful or Sand/Burrow Dwellers. Likewise, every effort has been made to group similar appearing species together.
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Africa aggregations anal fins Angelfishes areas Asian Pacific bands Barrier Reef bars black spot Blennies blotches blue bluish body bright Butterflyfishes Caledonia Cardinalfishes coastal reefs color coral Damselfishes dark brown dorsal fin East edge elongate extends Female Fiji form groups form small groups French Polynesia front gill cover Gobies Gobiidae ID gray green Hawaii head Indo-Asian Pacific Indo-Pacific Indo-West Pacific Indonesia Japan to Australia Labridae ID lagoon and outer lagoon and seaward light lines Localized lower Male margin markings Micronesia narrow numerous orange pairs Palau pale Papua New Guinea Parrotfishes patch Philippines Pomacentridae ID rear rear body rear dorsal Red Sea reddish rows S.W. Japan Samoa sand Sand and rubble scale seaward reefs shades sheltered side Silvery Similar SIZE snout Solitary or form species spine spots on head stripe tail base upper Usually West Pacific white spots whitish Wrasses yellow yellowish