National Audubon Society Field Guide to Tropical Marine Fishes of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, Florida, the Bahamas and Bermuda

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The most comprehensive field guide available to the tropical fishes of the Caribbean Sea, the Gulf of Mexico, Florida, the Bahamas, and Bermuda. 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 ...
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Overview

The most comprehensive field guide available to the tropical fishes of the Caribbean Sea, the Gulf of Mexico, Florida, the Bahamas, and Bermuda. 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.

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Focusing on the marine fishes of the tropical waters of the western Atlantic, this guide covers approximately 1,200 species, with some 400 color photographs arranged by body shapes and keyed to full text descriptions. Also provides brief coverage of another 800 species. Pocket sized 4x7.5<"> with durable plastic cover. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780679446019
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/28/1997
  • Pages: 720
  • Sales rank: 194,883
  • Product dimensions: 4.12 (w) x 7.72 (h) x 1.04 (d)

Meet the Author

The author, C. Lavett Smith, is Curator Emeritus, Department of Ichthyology at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.
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  • Posted June 19, 2012

    Satisfaction as always with NAS

    Bought this book to add to my National Audubon Society collection. Quality photographs as always make identification of the species simple. Pictures then direct you to the back of the book to learn of species habits, habitats, and more.

    Took this book to Mexico where most of the fish seen along the Mayan Riviera were identified. Will continue to purchase NAS books.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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