Reef Fish Identification: Tropical Pacific

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New World Publications, 2015 - Nature - 475 pages
Disk-shaped/Colorful -- Large ovals -- Small ovals: Damselfishes -- Sloping heads/Tapered bodies -- Silvery -- Slender schoolers/Colorful -- Heavy bodies/Large lips -- Swim with pectoral fins: Parrotfishes -- Swim with pectoral fins: Wrasses -- Reddish/Big eyes -- Cardinalfishes -- Cryptic crevice dwellers -- Elongate sand et burrow dwellers -- Small, elongate bottom dwellers: Gobies -- Small, elongate bottom dwellers: Blennies -- Odd-shaped bottom dwellers -- Odd-shaped swimmers -- Pipefishes et seahorses -- Eels -- Sharks et rays.

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About the author (2015)

Roger Steene is an Australian living in Cairns on the Great Barrier Reef and has been an active underwater photographer since 1964. A chance meeting with ichthyologist Dr. Gerry Allen led to participation in numerous scientific expeditions in the Indo-Pacific that changed his interests from a casual observer to a willing student and assistant. Steene became a research associate of both the Australian Museum in Sydney and the Western Australian Museum in Perth. He published his first book in 1979 and has authored or co-authored 12 since. Some of his previous titles distributed internationally were: Coral Reefs - Nature's Richest Realm, Coral Seas and Oceanic Wilderness. 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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