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Marine Fishes of Florida

The most comprehensive book about Florida's marine fishes ever produced, Marine Fishes of Florida includes hundreds of photographs and descriptions of species you'll encounter—plus many that are rare—when diving, snorkeling, kayaking, or fishing. Coverage includes both the Atlantic and Gulf coastline, from habitats near the shore to deeper waters. Fishes found in coastal rivers and other brackish waters are fully represented, as are offshore species that venture into Florida's waters often enough to be called "occasional visitors."

David B. Snyder and George H. Burgess intertwine personal observations with results from research studies to provide accurate—often surprising—details. The result is a set of beautifully succinct identification descriptions coupled with information about each species' natural history.

From the largest sharks to the smallest cryptic gobies, from homely toadfishes to the spectacularly colored reef fishes, this book is certain to help you better understand the fish you've seen or hooked.

Features of Marine Fishes of Florida include

Color photographs by leading marine photographers
Differentiation of adult and juvenile forms
Coverage of 133 fish families and hundreds of species
Size and geographical range data
Natural history and conservation notes
Explanations of geologic history and current habitats

About the Authors

David B. Snyder is a senior scientist with CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. His photographs of fishes have appeared in numerous field guides and technical and popular publications. George H. Burgess is the coordinator of museum operations and the director of the Florida Program for Shark Research at the University of Florida’s Florida Museum of Natural History. He is the coauthor of Sharks: The Animal Answer Guide.

Reviews

"The most comprehensive book about Florida’s marine fishes ever produced, Marine Fishes of Florida includes hundreds of photographs and descriptions of species you’ll encounter—plus many that are rare—when diving, snorkeling, kayaking, or fishing."

- ECO Magazine

"... Fascinating for anyone wishing to learn about these fascinating animals. Libraries in the southeast United States, and any institution, including colleges and universities, with patrons interested in the lives of fish will find the reasonably priced volume worth having."

- American Reference Books Annual

"Recommended."

- Choice

"I applaud the authors for the their considerable effort and creativity in compiling this book devoted exclusively to marine fishes of Florida. The photos and detail presented in this book are both entertaining and informative... I think this book will be a great addition to the library of any biologist, fisher, diver or student, and I strongly recommend this book to anyone wishing to expand their knowledge of Florida fishes."

- Environmental Biology of Fishes

"It is an engaging and informative introduction to the diversity of fishes off the Florida coast and more broadly could be used in a school setting to illustrate how marine ecosystems and species diversity are influenced by the physical elements of the environment and in particular geology and ocean currents."

- Johns Hopkins University Press
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