Coastal Fishes of New Zealand

by Malcolm Francis

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'Coastal Fishes of New Zealand' provides a comprehensive, informative and up-at-date identification guide to the fishes likely to be encountered by New Zealand divers and fishers. Illustrated with 340 superb colour photographs of live fish in their natural habitats, this book includes all of New Zealand's common reef fishes, and also many of those that live in other habitats. Using the latest research, marine scientist Malcolm Francis provides a wealth of information about identifying features, geographical distribution, habitat and size for 267 species of fish. Other interesting biological features, such as feeding, growth, spawning and behaviour are also discussed. If you were to have one book on the abundant fish life found around our coasts, this is the one to own.

About the Author

Malcolm Francis has spent more than 50 years scuba diving and exploring the seas around New Zealand and the South Pacific Ocean. He was Principal Scientist for Inshore and Pelagic Fisheries at the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research until his retirement in 2020. He has authored four previous editions of 'Coastal Fishes of New Zealand', co-authored 'Sharks and Rays of New Zealand', and was the co-editor of the Montana Book Awards finalist 'The Living Reef: The Ecology of New Zealand's Rocky Reefs'

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