Corals of Australia and the Indo-Pacific

Author: John Edward Norwood Veron

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780824815042

Category: Nature

Page: 644

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This gorgeous reference was originally published in 1986 (North Ryde, NSW, Australia: Angus & Robertson) and received the Australian National Awards Whitley Medal for Best Natural History book in 1988. It provides a means of identifying some 1,000 species of coral in all areas of Oceania and Southea

Corals

Indo-Pacific Field Guide

Author: Harry Erhardt,Daniel Knop

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Corals

Page: 305

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Reef Fishes of the Indo-Pacific

Author: Matthias Bergbauer,Manuela Kirschner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781909612310

Category: Coral reef fishes

Page: 352

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The Indo-Pacific region is the dream destination for all SCUBA divers and snorkellers. The coral reefs in this region are bursting with marine life and are home to more animal species than any other diving spot in the world - more than 40 per cent of all coral reef fishes known worldwide. Added to this, the waters are crystal-clear, giving the best chance of viewing the underwater stars. Top-quality, close-up photographs of each species (in some cases including juvenile or sub-adult variants) are accompanied by detailed information listing identifying features, size, biology and distribution. The introductory section focuses on specific types of behaviour, such as mimicry, cleaning stations and the symbiotic relationships between various species. The species descriptions that follow are grouped in three chapters on fishes, invertebrates, and reptiles and sea mammals. Covering Mauritius, Seychelles, the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Australia, Micronesia, Melanesia and Polynesia and describing over 800 species, this book is an invaluable identification guide.

Corals in Space and Time

The Biogeography and Evolution of the Scleractinia

Author: John Edward Norwood Veron

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801482632

Category: Nature

Page: 321

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As concerns about global climate change and the loss of biodiversity have mounted, attention has focused on the destruction of tropical rain forests and depletion of the ozone layer. But recently scientists have identified another seriously endangered ecosystem: coral reefs. In Corals in Space and Time, J.E.N. Veron provides a richly detailed study of corals that will inform investigations into these fragile ecosystems. Drawing on over twenty years of research, Veron brings together extensive field observations about the taxonomy, biogeography, paleontology, and biology of corals. After introducing coral taxonomy and biogeography and relevant aspects of coral biology for the nonspecialist, he provides an interpretation of the fossil record and paleoclimates, an analysis of modern coral distribution, and a discussion of the evolutionary nature and origins and species. Revealing a sharp conflict between empirical observations about the geographical variation within the species and current explanations of the evolution of species, Veron introduces a non-Darwinian theory of coral evolution. he proposes that the evolution of coral species is driven not primarily by natural selection, but by constantly shifting patterns fo ocean circulation, which produce changing variations of genetic connectivity. This mechanism of speciation and hybridization has far-reaching consequences for the study of all types of corals and potentially many other groups of organisms. J.E.N. Veron is Senior Principle Research Scientist at the Australian Institute of Marine Science.

A Reef in Time

The Great Barrier Reef from Beginning to End

Author: John Edward Norwood Veron

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674026797

Category: Nature

Page: 289

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Like many coral specialists fifteen years ago, Veron thought Australia's Great Barrier Reef was impervious to climate change. Then he saw for himself the devastation that elevated sea temperatures can inflict on corals.

Coral Reef Fishes

Caribbean, Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean Including the Red Sea

Author: Ewald Lieske,Robert Myers

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 400

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This guide includes all fishes that are likely to be observed by people visiting or diving on the coral reefs of the Indo-Pacific - including the Red Sea - and Western Atlantic oceans to a depth of 60m. 2074 species are listed, with each major form included, whether male, female, immature or a geographical variety. Identification characteristics are highlighted, with the text covering where the species is likely to be found on a reef and where it is found in the world, with an introduction to the habitat and how to identify fish in the wild.

Coral Reef Fishes

Dynamics and Diversity in a Complex Ecosystem

Author: Peter F. Sale

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 9780123736093

Category: Science

Page: 549

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Coral Reef Fishes is the successor of The Ecology of Fishes on Coral Reefs. This new edition includes provocative reviews covering the major areas of reef fish ecology. Concerns about the future health of coral reefs, and recognition that reefs and their fishes are economically important components of the coastal oceans of many tropical nations, have led to enormous growth in research directed at reef fishes. This book is much more than a simple revision of the earlier volume; it is a companion that supports and extends the earlier work. The included syntheses provides readers with the current highlights in this exciting science. * An up-to-date review of key research areas in reef fish ecology, with a bibliography including hundreds of citations, most from the last decade * Authoritative and provocative chapters written to suggest future research priorities * Includes discussions of regulation of fish populations, dispersal or site fidelity of larval reef fishes, sensory and motor capabilities of reef fish larvae, and complexities of management of reef species and communities

Coral Reef Animals of the Indo-Pacific

Animal Life from Africa to Hawaii Exclusive of the Vertebrates

Author: Terrence Gosliner,David W. Behrens,Gary C. Williams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Coral reef animals

Page: 314

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Scientific field guide is profusely illustrated with colour photos. for divers, aquarists, biologists; includes ecological interactions and scientific data.

Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea

Author: John E. Randall,Gerald R. Allen,Roger C. Steene

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824818951

Category: Nature

Page: 557

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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.

Reef Fishes of the East Indies

Author: Gerald R. Allen,Mark V. Erdmann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780987260000

Category: Nature

Page: 3

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Reef Fishes of the East Indies is an essential reference for biologists, naturalists, and scuba divers. This is the only reference that covers every known reef fish from the East Indian region. The book has been written to engender an appreciation of the regions amazing biodiversity and the urgent need to conserve it for the benefit of future generations.

The Larvae of Indo-Pacific Coastal Fishes

An Identification Guide to Marine Fish Larvae

Author: Jeffrey Martin Leis,Brooke M. Carson-Ewart

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004115774

Category: Science

Page: 850

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The second volume in the Fauna Malesiana book series gives an extensive overview of the larval development of 124 families of fishes, many of them of importance for both fishery and from ecological perspectives. The families that are described originate from the center of global marine biodiversity: the tropical Indo-Pacific Oceans, a region rich in coral reefs, as well as mangrove, estuarine, and coastal shelf habitats. The identification guide not only documents the ontogeny of these fishes but also provides the means to identify these extraordinarily diverse larvae to the level of family. The book offers a wealth of instructive and detailed figures and illustrations (219 plates, each consisting of approximately 4 figures) for enabling the identification of these families and their larval specialization.

Tropical Pacific Invertebrates

A Field Guide to the Marine Invertebrates Occurring in Tropical Pacific Coral Reefs, Seagrass Beds and Mangroves

Author: Patrick Lynn Colin,Charles Arneson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Coral reef animals

Page: 296

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Reef Fish Identification

Tropical Pacific

Author: Gerald Allen,Ned DeLoach,Paul Humann,Roger Steene

Publisher: New World Publications

ISBN: 9781878348609

Category: Nature

Page: 502

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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.