Seashore Life of Florida and the Caribbean
Authoritative identification guide by a noted expert illustrates and defines common marine invertebrates and plants of the Atlantic region — from Bermuda and the Bahamas to the West Indies and the Gulf of Mexico. Invertebrates classified by phyla and subcategorized by class, order, family; detailed species description accompanies each entry. Includes color insert.
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