Penguin Books, September 2020. 832 pages, paperback, colour illustrations throughout. Weight is 3 kg.
A fascinating overview of the extraordinary diversity of Australia’s marine and freshwater fishes, illustrated with Roger Swainston’s breathtaking artwork.
This book provides a fascinating overview of the extraordinary diversity of Australia’s marine and freshwater fishes.
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.
About the Author
Roger Swainston is one of the foremost marine-life artists in the world, with more than 25 years of artistic and scientific endeavour. His paintings are renowned around the world for their accuracy and vibrancy.After training as a zoologist at the University of Western Australia, Swainston spent several years in the Department of Ichthyology at the Western Australian Museum, working on the taxonomy of fishes and the re-cataloguing of the museum’s extensive collection of specimens.