Reef Creature Identification

Reef Creature Identification Author Paul Humann
ISBN-10 1878348442
Year 2010
Pages 497
Language en
Publisher New World Publications Incorporated
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"A comprehensive field guide for identifying 1600 marine invertebrates from the tropical Pacific, with more than 2000 photographs taken in their natural habitat ... includes Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Micronesia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, French Polynesia and beyond"--P. [4] of cover.

Reef Fish Identification

Reef Fish Identification Author Gerald Allen
ISBN-10 1878348604
Year 2015-09-15
Pages 502
Language en
Publisher New World Publications
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The new edition includes 2,000 species with 2,500 photographs of fishes in their natural habitat. The user-friendly guide groups species in 20 color-coded identification groups based on similar physical or behavioral characteristics. Multiple photographs for many species show variations in color and markings, life cycle phases and gender. Accompanying species accounts include common and scientific names, family, size, visual descriptions, geographical ranges and distinctive characteristics, making the visual identification of a particular species easier than ever before.

Reef Fish Identification Florida Caribbean Bahamas 4th Edition

Reef Fish Identification   Florida Caribbean Bahamas   4th Edition Author Paul Humann
ISBN-10 1878348574
Year 2014-06-15
Pages 537
Language en
Publisher New World Publications
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With the advent of genetic testing there has been a revival in marine taxonomy. The 25th Anniversary 4th Edition reflects the many recent changes including 89 new fish species and more than 200 additional photographs. The field guide now includes 683 species documented in more than 1000 underwater photographs, representing a significant update to the 2002 3rd edition. The most comprehensive and beautiful visual ID reference published for the region features an easy-to-use quick reference format. Reef Fish Identification Florida Caribbean Bahamas first appeared in 1989 and has since revolutionized fishwatching. The first edition had 288 pages and 345 color photographs. The success of our first publication launched a series of marine life identification books for the Galapagos Islands, the West Coast of the United States, the Gulf of California to Panama and the Tropical Pacific.

Nudibranchs and Sea Slugs Identification

Nudibranchs and Sea Slugs Identification Author Terrence M. Gosliner
ISBN-10 1878348590
Year 2015-09-15
Pages 408
Language en
Publisher New World Publications
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The most comprehensive guide to the tropical Indo-Pacific nudibranchs and sea slugs available. Provides up-to-date identifications of nearly 2,000 species, including illustrations and descriptions of distinctive characteristics, size and geophraphic distribution. Range covers from South Africa to Easter Island and from southern Japan to northern Australia.

Reef Fishes of the Indo Pacific

Reef Fishes of the Indo Pacific Author Matthias Bergbauer
ISBN-10 1909612316
Year 2014-09-25
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher
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The Indo-Pacific region is the dream destination for all SCUBA divers and snorkellers. The coral reefs in this region are bursting with marine life and are home to more animal species than any other diving spot in the world - more than 40 per cent of all coral reef fishes known worldwide. Added to this, the waters are crystal-clear, giving the best chance of viewing the underwater stars. Top-quality, close-up photographs of each species (in some cases including juvenile or sub-adult variants) are accompanied by detailed information listing identifying features, size, biology and distribution. The introductory section focuses on specific types of behaviour, such as mimicry, cleaning stations and the symbiotic relationships between various species. The species descriptions that follow are grouped in three chapters on fishes, invertebrates, and reptiles and sea mammals. Covering Mauritius, Seychelles, the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Australia, Micronesia, Melanesia and Polynesia and describing over 800 species, this book is an invaluable identification guide.

Nudibranch Behavior

Nudibranch Behavior Author David W. Behrens
ISBN-10 1878348418
Year 2005-01-01
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher New World Publications Incorporated
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Nudibranchs are among the most beautiful creatures on the reef, with colours and shapes that dazzle and delight. Unlike fish that may disappear before our eyes in a flash, the showy nudibranch glides slowly along the substrate, allowing us the time to savour this extraordinary sight. With their shell-less unprotected, bodies how do they survive in seas filled with hungry mouths? How do these sightless creatures navigate the reefs to find food and mates? What and how do they eat? How do they reproduce? What special relationships have they developed with other reef inhabitants? These and many more questions are answered in this informative and lavishly illustrated book. You will never look at nudibranchs the same way again.

Reef and Shore Fishes of the South Pacific

Reef and Shore Fishes of the South Pacific Author John E. Randall
ISBN-10 0824826981
Year 2005
Pages 707
Language en
Publisher
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"Species accounts are headed by the English common name, the scientific name, the author or authors who described the fish, and the date of the description. This is followed by a concise list of the characteristics needed to identify the species, the total length it attains, its distribution, habitat, and in summary form what may be known of its biology. More than 600 references are given for those seeking more information on individual species. The introduction contains a two-page color spread of the main external features of fishes. An extensive glossary of scientific terms precedes the index.".

Coral Reef Animals of the Indo Pacific

Coral Reef Animals of the Indo Pacific Author Terrence Gosliner
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822023451891
Year 1996
Pages 314
Language en
Publisher
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Scientific field guide is profusely illustrated with colour photos. for divers, aquarists, biologists; includes ecological interactions and scientific data.

Coral Reef Fishes

Coral Reef Fishes Author Ewald Lieske
ISBN-10 0007111118
Year 2001
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Trafalgar Square
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Over 2,100 species are illustrated in all their major forms: male, female, immature or geographical varieties. The test covers the important identification points, where the species is likely to be found on a reef and where it is found in the world, with an introduction to the habitat and how to identify fish in the wild. Important identification characteristics are also highlighted on every plate. This is the first book that enables divers and snorkellers to identify the inhabitants of coral reefs - wherever they are in the world.

Diving in Southeast Asia

Diving in Southeast Asia Author David Espinosa
ISBN-10 9781462918393
Year 2016-11-15
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Tuttle Publishing
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Well–travelled divers all acknowledge that the best diving in the world is found in the warm waters of tropical Asia. No other region on earth presents such a rich variety of marine life, and none can boast as many different types of dive sites: tiny, isolated atolls, World War II wrecks draped in beautiful soft corals, shallow, bommie–filled fringing reefs and pinnacles, all swarming with fish and vibrant color. Diving in Southeast Asia is a comprehensive diving guide covering Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand. It presents in great detail the very best dive sites in the tropical western Pacific. Our seasoned diver–authors have an aggregate half–century of experience exploring these waters, and each site receives thorough coverage, including detailed maps, color photos, and a full description of access, conditions, and facilities. This Southeast Asia diving guide features: Practicalities: Detailed travel information for every budget, including accommodations, transportation, prices, seasons, and dive operators. Information: Local history, diving lore, site conditions, and more than 50 maps. Photography: More than 100 color photographs by top photographers.

A Guide to and Checklist for the Decapoda of Namibia South Africa and Mozambique Volume 3

A Guide to  and Checklist for  the Decapoda of Namibia  South Africa and Mozambique  Volume 3 Author W. D. Emmerson
ISBN-10 9781443896122
Year 2017-06-20
Pages 720
Language en
Publisher Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Decapods are a culmination of nearly 600 million years of Crustacean evolution, during which time they have radiated into a variety of superfamilies, families, genera and species which occupy a variety of niches from fresh mountain streams to the abysses of the oceans. This book will fill a gap in the current literature on southern African decapods. Since Barnard published his Descriptive Catalogue of South African Decapod Crustacea in 1950, there have been numerous additions and name changes. This publication updates the taxonomy, and includes ecological and fisheries information. In addition, Kensley’s (1981) distributional checklist for the region has been updated and includes large numbers of new species and records for the region, bringing the total number of decapod to over 1000 species. Although not exhaustive, 262 species are featured, some of which are beautiful, some have commercial or artisinal value, both for consumption and the aquarium, and some have important ecological functions, while others are rare or interesting. For each species there is a photograph, synonymies, common names, a description, ecological information and name derivation (etymology). All the decapod families found in South Africa are described, some new, along with chapters on decapod research history in southern Africa, commercial and artisinal food value of decapods, biodiversity and future research direction. The book is arranged systematically, as taxonomy is based on phylogeny, starting with the earliest forms and progressing to the most derived and advanced forms, and will serve to stimulate interest and future research into southern Africa’s rich decapod biodiversity, especially at a time when biodiversity itself is threatened by global warming, coral bleaching and habitat loss. It will appeal to people interested in Decapoda, including academics, scholars, students, fishermen, aquarists, aquaculturists, recreational snorkel and SCUBA divers, as well as those interested in conservation, biodiversity, management and governance.