Book title: Reef Fishes & Corals East Coast of South Africa
Author: Dennis King
Cape Town, South Africa 1996
Softcover, 15x21 cm, 128 pages, throughout colour photos
This colourful guide contains concise information on 234 reef fish and 36 coral species found along the KwaZulu-Natal and southern Mozambique coasts, with matching high quality photographs to aid quick identification. The book is aimed at the fast-growing community of sport scuba divers, snorkellers and rock pool enthusiasts, but its simple and easy-to-use format and attractive high quality underwater photographs will appeal also to the fisherman and anyone who loves the sea.
The aim of this book is to provide scuba divers and snorkellers with a compact, basic guide to the identification of the more common reef fishes and corals found in the area from Protea Banks off the coast of southern KwaZulu-Natal to Inhaca Island off the coast of southern Mozambique.
The emphasis on fishes and corals is because they represent the most prominent animals observed by divers on most tropical and subtropical reefs. As corals are often neglected in books of this nature, it was considered necessary to include such an identification guide to introduce under-water enthusiasts to the fascinating but complex world of corals.
Map: East Coast of Southern Africa
How to use this book
External features of fishes
Identification groups and pictorial guide to families
Suggested further reading
Index to scientific names
Index to Afrikaans names
Index to common names