Reef Fish Identification: Tropical Pacific

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New World Publications, 2003 - Nature - 457 pages
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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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Another Great Fish ID Book

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The quality of the photos and description of the fish is excellent. The first few pages tell the reader how the book and fish are organized into groups. There is also a series of diagrams to give the reader a vocabulary to describe a fish themselves. Read full review

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Before we found Kuiter’s 7 Tonozuka’s Indonesian Reef Fishes book, this Reef Fish Identification Tropical Pacific by Allen et al was our favourite. It is very comprehensive, and unlike many other ... Read full review

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Dr. Gerald Allen served as Senior Curator of Fishes at the Western Australian Museum from 1974-1998 and is now a consultant with Conservation International. He has resided in Perth, Australia the last 30 years.

Roger Steene

Paul Humann is the author of handy aquatic books including Reef Coral Identification: Florida Caribbean Bahamas Including Marine Plants and Coastal Fish Identification: California to Alaska. Complete with full-color photographs, the books fully identify each fish, with details including size, distinctive features, habitat, and reaction to divers. Intelligently cross-referenced, these books enable the user to find specific information in a variety of ways, including by color and shape. Paul Humann spent many years as a successful lawyer in Wichita, Kans. He began photographing marine life in 1964 and was fortunate enough to have several pictures published. He left his practice in 1972 to pursue his dream. He bought a live-aboard diving cruiser and studied aquatic life for several years. He has studied and written extensively about marine life and his work has appeared in numerous publications.

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