·Author: Dr. Warren E. Burgess, Dr. Herbert R. Axelrod, and Raymond E. Hunziker Here is a new edition of a marine fish book – a truly beautiful and immensely colorful book – that satisfies the long-existing need for a comprehensive identification guide to marine fishes. This book shows in full color not only the popular aquarium fishes but also the oddballs and rarities, the large seaquarium-type fishes, both warmwater and coldwater fishes as well as both foreign and domestic fishes. In short, this book has it all and has it in a format that will provide maximum utility to its readers: the fishes are grouped by family in phylogenetic order – sharks and rays first, puffers and boxfishes last.
The photos were taken predominantly by world-class fish photographers. Most photos are 8 to the page, but some of the most beautiful of marine fishes are represented in full-page, full-color splendor. Not only does this book supply photos provided with the most up-to-date scientific names, but almost all of the captions indicate the family, range size, and optimum aquarium conditions as well. Also included in this book are family by family write-ups on the aquarium care of these fishes.