The most comprehensive field guide available to tropical marine fishes--a must-have for any enthusiast's suitcase or home library--from the go-to reference source for over 18 million nature lovers.
Featuring a durable vinyl binding, hundreds of brilliant, full-color photographic identification pictures arranged for quick access, 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 beauty of 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, each 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 family 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.
The author, Elbert L. Little, was Chief Dendrologist of the U.S. Forest Service. After retiring, he served as a Research Associate in the Department of Botany, U.S. National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution.