Visited by more than a quarter of a million divers each year, the Red Sea is home to many of the world’s most popular dive sites. With no coral bleaching and little pollution, there is both abundant coral growth and fantastic underwater visibility. This beautifully photographed guide covers all the species of underwater life in the Red Sea region that you are likely to encounter while diving or snorkeling. It includes descriptions and photos of more than 1,200 species—fishes, turtles, whales, dolphins, invertebrates and corals, nudibranchs and marine plants—with information on range, behavior, and habitat, a quick-find map of good dive sites, and hundreds of clear color photos taken in natural surroundings.
Red Sea to Gulf of Aden, South Oman
Author: Ewald Lieske,Robert F. Myers,Klaus E. Fiedler
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Discusses what coral reefs are, what makes them unique, where they are found, what plants and animals make up their food webs, and what impact humans have on these fragile ecosystems.
A Guide to Tropical Marine Life
Author: Brandon Cole,Scott W. Michael
Publisher: Firefly Books Limited
This is a handy guide to all fishes that are likely to be observed by anybody visiting or diving on the coral reefs of the Indo-Pacific and the western Atlantic Oceans to a depth of sixty meters. Accessible to amateur marine life enthusiasts, this book is the first comprehensive guide of its kind. It enables the reader quickly to identify 2,074 species of fish and includes over 2,500 color illustrations depicting the major forms of each species--male, female, immature, or geographical varieties. Here coral reef is used broadly to include areas adjacent to reefs where corals may occur, such as harbors, bays, and rocky tidepools as well as reef-associated habitats such as seagrass beds, sandy expanses, and open rocky bottoms. The text begins with a valuable introduction to such topics as the coral reef environment, habitats, ecology, social interactions, conservation, and dangerous marine fishes. Of particular interest is a section offering pointers on identifying fish. The text proceeds according to region, depicting each species and its varieties, and offering information on its geographic range and where on the coral reef itself the fish may be found. Important identification characteristics are highlighted on every color plate.
Caribbean, Indian Ocean, and Pacific Ocean : Including the Red Sea
Author: Ewald Lieske,Robert F. Myers
Category: Coral reef fishes
Author: John E. Randall
Publisher: International Specialized Book Service Incorporated
A new and updated edition of this popular title. Visitors are astonished at the profusion of marine life that exists in this biodiversity hot-spot, which encompasses Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Sudan, Eritrea, Djibouti and Yemen. This concise, easy-to-follow field guide to 250 species of fish, corals and marine invertebrates is an essential companion for anyone interested in this fascinating underwater world, from the casual snorkeller to the most experienced diver. It includes stunning colour photographs of each species, as well as concise and informative text and at-a-glance symbols summarising habitat, diet and behaviour. A visual key to fish families at the start of the book aids the quick location and identification of species.
Author: Peter Harrison,Alex Misiewicz
Publisher: Bloomsbury Wildlife
Category: Coral reef ecology
Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Arabian Peninsula (Oman, UAE, Bahrain)
Author: Helmut Debelius
Category: Coral reef animals
This field guide covers 1,192 species. The best guide to the fishes of this region available.
a comprehensive guide to the coral reef fishes of Micronesia
Author: Robert F. Myers
This volume presents a fully illustrated field guide for the identification of the sharks and rays most relevant to the fisheries of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden. An extensive literature review and two field surveys in the region were carried out for the preparation of this document. A total of 49 sharks and 45 batoids reliably reported for the region are listed and those common in the fisheries or likely to be found through fisheries operations are fully treated. The guide includes sections on technical terms and measurements for sharks and batoids, and fully illustrated keys to those orders and families that occur in the region. Color plates for a large number of the species are included.
Author: Ramón Bonfil,Mohamed Abdallah
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Category: Business & Economics
"Species accounts are headed by the English common name, the scientific name, the author or authors who described the fish, and the date of the description. This is followed by a concise list of the characteristics needed to identify the species, the total length it attains, its distribution, habitat, and in summary form what may be known of its biology. More than 600 references are given for those seeking more information on individual species. The introduction contains a two-page color spread of the main external features of fishes. An extensive glossary of scientific terms precedes the index.".
New Caledonia to Tahiti and the Pitcairn Islands
Author: John E. Randall
Illustrated with colour underwater photographs, this reference work covers over 1000 species of fish. The fish are divided into family sections based on the traditional system of phylogeny, and each family is introduced with information on food habits, reproduction and distribution.
Author: John E. Randall,Gerald R. Allen,Roger C. Steene
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
A Comprehensive Guide to the Identification and Care of Tropical Marine Invertebrates
Author: Julian Sprung,J. Charles Delbeek
Publisher: Two Little Fishies Incorporated
This book provides a guide to some of the many commercial fish of the Eritrean Red Sea and the marine environment they inhabit. This guide is designed as a working tool for fishery workers, investors and a general reader who is interested in identifying some of the many different fish species of the Eritrean Red Sea. This book will play a part in the wise and sustainable exploitation of the fishery’s resources of the country and hence contribute to global, regional and local conservation of the fishery resources. A total of 221 species belonging to 63 families from crustaceans, cephalopods, cartilaginous and bony fishes (including ornamental fishes) are described and illustrated with their color pictures. This book is based on many years of research data collected in the Eritrean fisheries database.
Author: Amanuel Ghebremichael,Semere Haile
Publisher: Apex Pub Limited
The new edition includes 2,000 species with 2,500 photographs of fishes in their natural habitat. The user-friendly guide groups species in 20 color-coded identification groups based on similar physical or behavioral characteristics. Multiple photographs for many species show variations in color and markings, life cycle phases and gender. Accompanying species accounts include common and scientific names, family, size, visual descriptions, geographical ranges and distinctive characteristics, making the visual identification of a particular species easier than ever before.
Author: Gerald Allen,Ned DeLoach,Paul Humann,Roger Steene
Publisher: New World Publications
Identifies the tropical marine fish living off the coast of North America
Of the Caribbean, the Gulf of Mexico, Florida, the Bahamas, and Bermuda
Author: C. Lavett Smith,National Audubon Society
With more than 500 species described and more than 400 illustrations, this guide provides quick and easy visual identification of fishes, mollusks, sponges, shrimps, lobsters, crabs, and much more of the fauna found on the coral reefs of the Caribbean and Florida.
Caribbean and Florida
Author: Eugene Herbert Kaplan,Roger Tory Peterson,Susan L. Kaplan
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
This book is the first comprehensive coverage of Red Sea fisheries to inform researchers and decision makers. The Red Sea is a geologically young sea, but also an area with the oldest record of human sea food exploitation. Examining the fisheries of the Red Sea has become extremely important to understand the ecosystem and the direct human impact of fishing on Red Sea ecosystems. This volume gives extensive data on different fisheries sectors identified and described for each country bordering the Red Sea. Furthermore, its catch and specific composition is also described over the period 1950 to 2010. Combined with the ecosystem model this useful information can uniquely help managing fisheries and ecosystems of the Red Sea.
Author: Dawit Tesfamichael,Daniel Pauly
The definitive guide to reef life off the eastern coast of southern Africa, it covers all the fishes, corals, nudibranchs and invertebrates you are likely to see.
Southern Africa's East and South Coasts
Author: Dennis King,Valda Fraser
Publisher: Random House Struik