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Featuring a durable vinyl binding, hundreds of brilliant, full-color photographic identification pictures arranged for quick get admission to, and definitive text, the National Audubon Society Field Guide to Tropical Marine Fishes is an essential reference guide for any ocean lover. All 417 photographs are in full color, capturing the natural great thing about the fishes on coral reefs and other habitats of tropical marine waters. The species photographs are keyed to full text descriptions of more than 400 species, every with its own range map. The text also includes brief coverage of nearly 800 additional species. Detailed endpaper maps, precise black-and-white drawings, and an illustrated circle of relatives key supplement this authoritative and visually stunning resource.
The National Audubon Society Field Guides group species according to taxonomy and shape. Helpful thumb-tab silhouette keys make identification quick and easy.
Covering tropical marine fishes of the Caribbean, the Gulf of Mexico, Florida, the Bahamas, and Bermuda, this field guide by C. Lavett Smith (curator emeritus, Department of Ichthyology, American Museum of Natural History in New York) sets the tropical-fish standard. There are 417 in point of fact magnificent color photographs evincing the glories of the coral reefs and full-text descriptions for more than 400 species, every with its own range map. In addition, the guide includes maps of the regions, more than 100 fish anatomy illustrations, and close to 800 more brief species descriptions. Easy to use and keep in mind, lightweight, and sturdily constructed for commute, the field guide is a brilliant boon for one’s snorkeling or scuba-diving vacations. –Stephanie Gold
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