A photographic identification guide to the reef fishes of Seychelles aimed at divers, snorkelers, scientists, students and general fish enthusiasts. To date, nearly 900 species of fish have been recorded from coral reefs and their associated habitats within Seychelles Exclusive Economic Zone. With over 550 species and almost 700 photographs all captured in situ, Reef Fishes of the Seychelles represents the most comprehensive field guide to the reef fishes of Seychelles currently available. The general introduction discusses Seychelles' geography and coral reefs, followed by the taxonomy, classification and nomenclature of the species, fish diversity in Seychelles, endemic and endangered fishes, and fish anatomy. The species descriptions cover identifying features, size, biology and distribution.
Christophe Mason-Parker has been fascinated by the marine environment for as long as he can remember. He has worked on several conservation projects from Southeast Asia to the Caribbean and is now living in Seychelles where he runs Global Vision International's volunteer- based, marine and terrestrial conservation expeditions.
Dr Ryan Daly is a qualified Scuba diver. Following years of fieldwork, he became Research Director for the Save Our Seas Foundation - D'Arros Research Centre in Seychelles where he initiated the study that lead to this book.
Clare Keating Daly is a qualified Scuba instructor, who became Program Director of the SOS Foundation.
Guy Stevens is the Chief Executive and Co-Founder of the Manta Trust, a charity dedicated to the conservation of manta rays, with collaborative projects in over 25 countries