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The first complete field guide to the
fishes of Australia’a southern half –
now in a revised edition.
entries are grouped in families in the
internationally accepted scientific
order. Families are arranged so that
those with closely related features
follow on from one another, making
Length measurements for adults are
given along with general text
highlighting, diagnostic features,
interesting aspects of the species and
habitat. Every species account is
accompanied by one or more colour
photographs, nearly all of which show
the fishes in their natural habitat, and a
distribution map. All these features
enable positive identification of over
700 species. This marvellous volume
will also appeal to fish biologists,
divers, naturalists, commercial and
recreational fishermen, and anyone with
an appreciation for these ancient
About the Authors
Dr Barry Hutchins is a marine biologist at the Western Australian Museum, specialising in the classification, distribution and evolution of the fishes inhabiting Australia's southern seas. He has published over 90 scientific and popular articles on the Australian fish fauna, including four field guides. Since 1981 he has served on the Records Authority of the Australian Anglers Association as chief scientific advisor.
Roger Anthony Swainston is an Australian painter. Naturalist and zoologist, he is one of the most recognized artists of the underwater world. He was raised in the Western Australian outback surrounded by wildlife. The unique Australian flora and fauna fascinated and inspired him from an early age and he has drawn and painted it since childhood. In the late 70's he travelled and worked around the north coast of Australia on fishing trawlers.
Essential for any one who wants to know what lives on & off the coast of the cooler half of Australia. Roger Swainston is a legend. He just nails every fish. This will be your "fish book" for years to come.
The best fish identification book for Southern Australia
The ideal fish reference book for anyone near the sea. Perfect for SCUBA divers, fishermen and women, snorkelers, marine aquarium enthusiasts.
Many hundreds of clear accurate pictures of almost every fish you could find and aditional information including size, colour variations, habits, habitat, diet, distribution and edibility.
Wonga Park Melbourne AU
For anyone involved with the sea and it's related activities, such as snorkelling , diving or fishing, this is a brilliant reference for identifying that elusive fish.
Sea Fishes of Southern Australia Revised Edition
ISBN: 9781921878817 ISBN-10: 1921878819 Series: ROCKPOOL PUBLISHING Audience:
Number Of Pages: 180 Published: 1st September 1986 Publisher: Rockpool Publishing Country of Publication: AU Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 16.5
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Type: Revised