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Guide for coral reef fish (1 Viewer)

michalb

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Poland
Hi, I'm thinking about buying a guide to help identify and name at least some of underwater wildlife that can (still) be seen on coral reefs. Though not bird-related, I'm sure I'll find some valuable recommendations from the bibliophiles here :)

My short web research pointed me to "Coral Reef Fishes" by Lieske & George (Coral Reef Fishes: Indo-Pacific and Caribbean). Is this a good choice? I find it very convenient that it covers reefs all over the world, as for the moment my regions of interest are mainly SE Asia (Philippines, Indonesia) and the Caribbean, but visiting e.g. the Mascarene Islands is also in plans. Or maybe the range covered is too big and it would be better to get guides for separate regions? Same as there are not many guides to "birds of the tropics" for example :)

As the title says, I'd be mostly interested in fishes identification, but any extras about crustaceans, molluscs and other coral reef marine life would be a nice bonus.

Thanks for any recommendations!
 

Andy Adcock

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Cyprus
As a popular dive destination, the Red Sea is very well covered and so is the Mediterranean.




Plenty of guides for Asia and Australasia too.............


 
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michalb

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Poland
Thanks Andy. Are there any particular ones to recommend? I guess the one I linked to in the opening post is decent too? The worldwide coverage does appeal to me :)
 

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Andy Adcock

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Thanks Andy. Are there any particular ones to recommend? I guess the one I linked to in the opening post is decent too? The worldwide coverage does appeal to me :)
I'd usually but the latest edition of any book or the newest publication on any area. The book you link seems more than fine but check for newer editions before to buy.

If you go to a place where they dive, check out the local dive shops, they will often sell these guides.
 
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michalb

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Poland
Thanks to both of you for the remarks. The Caribbean one looks nice, though not the destination of my nearest travels, but of course I do plan to return to that region too.
 

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