The most comprehensive and beautifully illustrated guide to the coastal fishes of Bermuda, Bahamas, and the Caribbean Sea.
Capturing the remarkable diversity of fishes from estuaries, mangrove nurseries, coralline and rocky reefs to well offshore, this fully illustrated guide to the subtropical coast of Bermuda, the tropical waters of the Bahamas, and the entire Caribbean Sea is the most comprehensive guide of its kind. The combined work of award-winning marine science illustrator Val Kells and distinguished ichthyologists Luiz A. Rocha and Carole C. Baldwin, A Field Guide to Coastal Fishes of Bermuda, Bahamas, and the Caribbean Sea is the region's newest and most thorough fish identification guide available.
Whether you are an angler, scuba diver, snorkeler, traveler, naturalist, student, teacher, or researcher, you'll find both common and rare fishes to identify – each illustrated in lifelike detail. The book's coverage extends from inshore brackish waters to depths of about 200 meters.
Key features include:
- Over 1,470 illustrations of adults, juveniles, and other colour variants
- Descriptions of 161 fish families and around 1,300 species
- Concise details about the features, range, and biology of each species
This guide is your go-to reference for fish identification on your boat, in your travel case, or on your bookshelf.
Val Kells (Kill Devil Hills, NC) is an award-winning marine science illustrator. She is the co-author and illustrator of A Field Guide to Coastal Fishes: From Maine to Texas and A Field Guide to Coastal Fishes: From Alaska to California. Luiz A. Rocha (Greenbrae, CA) is a curator and Follett Chair of Ichthyology at the California Academy of Sciences and the coauthor of A Field Guide to Coastal Fishes: From Alaska to California. Carole C. Baldwin (Arlington, VA) is a curator and chair of vertebrate zoology at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History. She is the co-author of One Fish, Two Fish, Crawfish, Bluefish: The Smithsonian Sustainable Seafood Cookbook.
"This title is a must-have for anyone with an interest in the coastal fishes of the region."
– The Birdbooker Report
"The best field guide to the region and the only one containing all of the newly described species and current taxonomy. Combining Kells' outstanding illustrations with the expertise of both Baldwin and Rocha, who have spent decades studying the fishes of this region, this is an excellent book for amateur enthusiasts, anglers, teachers, aquarium hobbyists, and scientists."
– James L. Van Tassell, American Museum of Natural History, coeditor of The Biology of Gobies
"A Field Guide to Coastal Fishes complements the authors' previous texts, making this book the ideal companion for those whose travel includes the wide geographic range that the text covers. The writing style is accessible to all readers. This book will have value for many years to come."
– Jeffrey C. Carrier, Albion College, author of Sharks of the Shallows: Coastal Species in Florida and the Bahamas