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A Field Guide to Coastal Fishes: From Maine to Texas

Field / Identification Guide

By: Val Kells and Kent Carpenter

448 pages, 1085 col & 192 b/w illus, 1 map

Johns Hopkins University Press

Paperback | Mar 2011 | #189735 | ISBN-13: 9780801898389
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About this book

This is a comprehensive, up-to-date and accurate identification guide to the more than 1,000 nearshore and offshore fishes that live in brackish and marine waters from Maine to Texas.

Key features of the book include more than 1,000 full-colour illustrations, set side-by-side with descriptions of each fish, details about the biology of each species, and habitat, distribution, and size information.

Customer Reviews:

Great Updated Book on Coastal Fishes
by Marcia Haigh in USA
I was one of the first to buy this book. Best book I have ever read on fishes. Every detail of every fish described perfectly. A must read book for everone interested in fishing.


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Val Kells is a marine science illustrator whose clients include publishers, designers, museums, nature centers, and aquariums. Her work has appeared in over 30 public aquariums and museums and numerous publications. Kent Carpenter is a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Old Dominion University. He is author and editor of numerous publications, including the multivolume FAO Species Identification Guide for Fishery Purposes.

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