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Ecology of Australian Freshwater FishesArtist/Author: Humphries, Paul, Keith Walker (Editors)
This edited volume reviews our past and present understanding of the ecology of Australian freshwater fishes. It compares patterns and processes in Australia with those on other continents, discusses the local relevance of ecological models from the northern hemisphere and considers how best to manage our species and their habitats in the face of current and future threats. In view of these challenges, the need for redress is urgent.
The chapters are written by some of our foremost researchers and managers, developing themes that underpin our knowledge of the ecology, conservation and management of fish and fish habitats. For each theme, the authors formulate a synthesis of what is known, consider the need for new perspectives and identify gaps and opportunities for research, monitoring and management. The themes have an Australian context but draw upon ideas and principles developed by fish biologists in other parts of the world.
The science of freshwater fish ecology in Australia has grown rapidly from its roots in natural history and taxonomy. This book offers an introduction for students, researchers and managers, one that the authors hope will carry Australian fish biology and resource management to new levels of understanding.
Field Guide to Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-East AsiaArtist/Author: Allen, Gerald R.
This phenomenally successful guide to the wealth and variety of fish in Australia’s tropical waters — including the Great Barrier Reef — and South-East Asia has been further updated and expanded. The book has sold more than 25,000 copies in its previous editions, and is an invaluable reference for divers and anglers, to both scientists and the lay person; to everyone with an interest in our remarkable tropical fish. Full colour illustrations by leading Australian marine artists, Roger Swainton and Jill Ruse, make identification easy. The author has also included an edibility guide.
Includes detailed full colour images of some 1,600 fish in 107 beautiful plates.
Victoria’s Galaxiid FishesArtist/Author: Kuiter, Rudie H
Galaxiid fishes are of Gondwana origin and well represented in Victoria. All known members are described and illustrated with multiple images, including many apparently new species. With nearly all natural habitats destroyed and predatory trout recklessly introduced, many species are critically endangered and surviving in headwaters of river basins as highly localised small populations in forested habitats. This book serves to make people aware of these special fishes living in our forests.
A Photographic Guide to Sea Fishes of AustraliaArtist/Author: Kuiter, Rudie H.
This compact and easy-to-use format is the ideal pocket-size travelling companion. It has an authoritative text describing key identification features. Full-colour photographs illustrating each of the 222 species. Thumbnail outlines of each family group enabling quick identification.
Tropical Marine Fishes of Australia: A Guide for Waters from the Abrolhos Islands to Lord Howe IslandsArtist/Author: Stuart-Smith, Rick, Graham Edgar, Andrew Green, Ian Shaw
This indispensible field guide the most comprehensive of its kind covers nearly 1,100 fish species from the tropical seas around Australia. Each has a photo and concise written account. The book summarises information on marine fishes living in tropical and subtropical Australian seas, including the Great Barrier Reef, Coral Sea, Ningaloo Reef, Lord Howe and Norfolk Islands.
The guide includes photographs in their natural habitats of all species likely to be observed by divers. Information presented includes results of surveys at over 1,500 sites undertaken by divers participating in the Reef Life Survey, and by the authors while cataloguing reef fish faunas around Australia and the wider Indo-Pacific region.
Most species have wide distributions across the tropical Indo-Pacific, many occurring from the Red Sea and Africa in the west to French Polynesia in the east and Japan in the north. The book will be a ‘must-have’ for divers, underwater naturalists and people going fishing in sites across this large area.
Reef Fishes: Treasures of the Great Barrier ReefArtist/Author: Brayshaw, Michelle
An illustrated guide to the most commonly encountered reef fishes of the Great Barrier Reef of Australia. Also includes a small section covering other commonly encountered reef life. This book highlights the roles fish play in this tropical coral ecosystem. A lovely keepsake for snorkelers and naturalists visiting the area.
A Pictorial Guide to Victoria’s Freshwater FishesArtist/Author: Kuiter, Rudie H.
A pictorial guide that includes all the known freshwater species of Victoria, including many of the recently recognised species of Galaxidae, some probably now extinct. Quick-guide with small images are presented instead of keys to the families and the genera containing multiple species. Native fishes have a description, distribution map and are illustrated with multiple images. Exotic fishes are included, but with limited text, depending on their importance, and mainly with images.
Freshwater Fishes of the Greater Brisbane RegionArtist/Author: Cutmore, Scott and Dr Kevin Warburton.
Contains 34 species of fish found in the rivers, dams and streams of the Greater Brisbane Region. Each species description includes a full-colour photograph and concise information on key features, habitat and distribution. Also included is a pull out visual branching key to aid identification.
Marine Fishes: A Wild Australia GuideArtist/Author: Ayling, Tony and Steve Parish.
From the unusual mating systems of weedfish that give birth to live young, to the man-killing reputation of the awe-inspiring Great Barracuda, Australian marine fish cover a spectacular and diverse range of sizes, shapes and colours. A quarter of the world’s marine fish are found in Australian waters.
This Wild Australia Guide provides a simple but amazingly informative introduction to the common marine fish that inhabit our near-shore waters. Their lives are bursting with interesting facts for you to discover.
Using superb photographs and comprehensive text, this practical field guide gives readers an insight into the fascinating world of Australian marine fish.
Swainston’s Fishes of Australia: The Complete Illustrated GuideArtist/Author: Swainston, Roger.
This title is currently out of stock. REPRINT UNDER CONSIDERATION, NO DUE DATE. Roger Swainston’s breathtaking artwork provides a fascinating overview of the extraordinary diversity of Australia’s marine and freshwater fishes. Here, more than 1500 remarkable illustrations portray every family of fishes ever recorded from Australian waters. The names of all known species are listed alongside detailed information on the taxonomy and biology of each family.
Freshwater fishes of the Fly River Papua New Guinea.Artist/Author: Allen, Gerald R., Andrew W. Storey and Marskon Yarrao.
The Fly River is home to more than 100 species of freshwater fishes, many of which are found nowhere else. In depth coverage is provided for every species inhabiting this fascinating biotope. This concise volume is lavishly illustrated throughout and packed with valuable biological information. Local indigenous names are also provided for most species.
Desert Fishing Lessons: Adventures in Australia’s RiversArtist/Author: Kerezsy, Adam.
In this book, Kerezsy takes us on a rollicking journey through our arid-zone waterways and introduces us to the tough-as-nails animals that live in them; he shows us that we have much to learn from our healthy desert rivers, presents a compelling case to preserve them, and, using them as his guide, he outlines ways in which we can prevent further degradation of the Murray-Darling.