Identifies the tropical marine fish living off the coast of North America
The most comprehensive book about Florida’s marine fishes ever produced, Marine Fishes of Florida includes hundreds of photographs and descriptions of species you’ll encounter—plus many that are rare—when diving, snorkeling, kayaking, or fishing. Coverage includes both the Atlantic and Gulf coastline, from habitats near the shore to deeper waters. Fishes found in coastal rivers and other brackish waters are fully represented, as are offshore species that venture into Florida’s waters often enough to be called "occasional visitors." David B. Snyder and George H. Burgess intertwine personal observations with results from research studies to provide accurate—often surprising—details. The result is a set of beautifully succinct identification descriptions coupled with information about each species’ natural history. From the largest sharks to the smallest cryptic gobies, from homely toadfishes to the spectacularly colored reef fishes, this book is certain to help you better understand the fish you’ve seen or hooked. Features of Marine Fishes of Florida include · Color photographs by leading marine photographers· Differentiation of adult and juvenile forms· Coverage of 133 fish families and hundreds of species· Size and geographical range data· Natural history and conservation notes· Explanations of geologic history and current habitats
This book is an identification guide to fishes in Florida's fresh waters with outstanding color photographs and dot distribution maps for each species.
This book is a must for recreational and commercial fishermen as well as anyone who loves the outdoors! With detailed information on 207 species of saltwater fish along with superb illustrations and excellent diagnostics for fish identification, this guide will be enjoyed by anyone who fishes or likes fish. The serious fisherman will be pleased to find essential information on each species� habitat, identification, typical size, and food value.
Situated at the convergence of the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico, Cuba's coastal waters are home to one of the most diverse fish faunas in the Western Hemisphere. However, until now, information in English about Cuban marine fishes and their habitats has been limited. This comprehensive guide to the region's fishes fills that void.
Identifies over one thousand species
These attractive, pocket-sized guides for fish watchers have been carefully written by Goodson and profusely illustrated in striking water colors by Phillip Weisgerber. Although designed for divers, fishers, aquarists and other nonprofessionals, these little books will undoubtedly find their way on to the shelves of many ichthyologists who will value them as quick references and for providing life-like, color renditions of many fish species found in American coastal waters. -- Copeia Goodson' s guidebook is designed for the fishwatcher-- whether skin or scuba diver, fisherman, aquarist, schoolchild or casual tourist exploring the shore-- who seeks to know more about our marine life. -- Palos Verdes Peninsula News
A layman's guide to identifying and understanding the marine life while scuba diving.
This book is a unique guide to tell you when, where, and how to catch more than 35 varieties of sport fishes.
Belize is home to well-developed coral atolls and many inland lagoons, streams and rivers. As such, many species of fish thrive in its waters and here, 118 species are recorded with taxonomic keys and descriptions. A discussion of the region's geology and distribution of species are also included.
With more than 6000 photographs of marine fishes this book sets a new benchmark for their identification. It provides the greatest possible coverage and is aimed primarily to assist people interested in marine fishes and their scientific names or classification. Presented here are the fishes one is likely to see when diving or snorkeling in the sea, as well as those that are traded in the aquarium industry. This World Atlas includes both tropical and temperate fishes. Depending on the size and popularity of the groups or families, introductions to these provide general information, distribution and habitat, number of species, interesting facts on behavior and aquarium suitability. In the case of very large families like wrasses, damsels or gobies, separate introductions may be dedicated to each distinctive group or subfamily. The greatest possible number of photographs is used on a page, but in sizes that clearly identify the fish. Variable species may be illustrated with more than one picture. In all, included are some 4,200 species. This is an invaluable reference book for the great variety of marine fishes found in the world's seas. As such it addresses all fish enthusiasts - divers, snorkelers, fish watchers, fisherman, reef surveyors, aquarists, ichthyologists and bio-geographers.
This field guide illustrates all the fish, corals, invertebrates and plants you are most likely to encounter in less than 15 feet of water in the Caribbean. Humann's photographs are excellent for identification purposes -- and the handy size makes it perfect to take along in the boat or to the beach.
Features a guide for over a thousand fish species that live along the American shores of the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico, with each fish's description including its biology, habitat, distribution, and size.
Agile, sleek, and precise, sharks display many qualities we can admire and appreciate. These marvels of evolution have adapted to thrive in every major aquatic realm on the planet, from frigid Arctic waters through temperate but stormy seas and on into the tropics. However, few places on Earth are home to the amazing diversity of shark species that beautify the shallow waters of Florida and the Bahamas. In this first-ever book dedicated to the sharks of this region, biologist Jeffrey C. Carrier reveals the captivating lives of these large marine predators and describes how they have survived for over 400 million years. Guiding readers through basic biology, key attributes, and identification tips, the book explores what makes sharks such successful apex predators. Carrier explains fascinating phenomena, including the reason for the bizarre shape of the hammerhead, how a bull shark is able to swim hundreds of miles up freshwater rivers, what lies behind sharks’ remarkable capability to learn and remember, and why many scientists believe that they are equipped with the most sophisticated sensory systems in the animal kingdom. With the stunning full-color underwater photography of Andy Murch, Jillian Morris, and Duncan Brake, Sharks of the Shallows brings boaters, fishers, divers, and shark lovers directly alongside these unfairly maligned creatures. And not a moment too soon! Sharks are experiencing stresses unlike any in their long history, and are struggling to survive in a changing ocean. They will continue to grace our coastlines only if we care enough to understand them.
The Early Life History (ELH) of marine fishes in Fishing Area 31, which includes the western central North Atlantic, Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico, has remained incomplete over the years. This certainly wasnot because of any lack of interest, but rather because of the lack of a comprehensive merging of studies that would provide us with a broad understanding, as well as identify gaps in the literature. Early Stages of Atlantic Fishes: An Identification Guide for the Western Central North Atlantic fills the void in an exceptionally thorough fashion. Inside you will find contributions from more than 70 international experts, edited by one of the world’s most respected fishery scientists. This is the definitive reference covering the ELH of those fishes found in that part of the Atlantic, which stretches across the territorial waters of more than 40 countries. This two-volume masterwork covers the eggs, larvae, and juveniles of all families known to inhabit this area. It brings together published information of merit, plus original research results providing information designed to identify these ELH stages generally collected by plankton nets. Chapters in the volume are devoted to every one of the 214 families. Each includes a brief synopsis of the family, early life-stage identification, meristic data tables, and significant accounts of lower taxa, with one page giving detailed information and the facing page devoted to illustrations.

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