A Photographic Guide to Sea Fishes of Southern Africa, by Dennis King and Rudy van der Elst

A Photographic Guide to Sea Fishes of Southern Africa, by Dennis King and Rudy van der Elst.

A Photographic Guide to Sea Fishes of Southern Africa, by Dennis King and Rudy van der Elst.

In A Photographic Guide to Sea Fishes of Southern Africa Dennis King and Rudy van der Elst introduce the most common marine fishes in a compact, easy-to-use guide format.

Dennis King  Rudy van der Elst  

This book has been designed to serve as a companion for anglers, divers and anyone with an interest in marine life. It is intended to be an identification guide as well as a source of natural history and related information. The species have been arranged in a phylogenetic sequence, with the more primitive fishes towards the front and the more evolved species towards the back of the book. Each entry comprises a synopsis of the biological features and unique behaviours of that species, with the most significant distinguishing characteristics set in italics. The scientific and most widely used common names are given, as well as the approximate maximum total length that can be attained, and disc width in the case of stingrays. For those species taken by fishers, an estimated maximum weight is also given. A distribution map is included to highlight the most likely areas where the species may be found. This distribution is an approximation, as fish sometimes move beyond their normal range, depending on local conditions. The maps also draw distinction between inshore species and those that occur over wider continental shelf and ocean areas. Although technical terms have been kept to a minimum, some are unavoidable. The glossary will be helpful in this regard, as well as the anatomical sketches of a bony fish and a shark-like species. Obviously not all southern African fish species are included - so that in some cases the species described serves as a proxy for the family of fishes concerned. For example, out of 25 butterfly fish species found in the region, 10 are described here - enough to provide insight into the entire family of butterfly fishes.

Example: Pike Congers - Muraenesocidae

Muraenesox bagio: 180 cm / 11.6kg. Elongate, scaleless body tapers to a thin tail. A coppery lustre extends down each flank and there are no obvious markings. Has single dorsal and anal fins. Small pelvic fins occur behind each small gill opening. Powerful canines, with a single central row in the upper palate; the teeth lock into cavities in opposite jaws. This aggressive predator can deliver a nasty bite. Matures at 100 cm. Common and wide-ranging, found in estuaries and muddy offshore banks to depths of 75 m, often scavenging on dead fish. Fine eating, often caught by anglers.

Index to A Photographic Guide to Sea Fishes of Southern Africa:

Albacore132
Cutlassfish-128
Goldsaddle 110
Anchovy, Glassnose 24
Daga 80
Saddleback 109
Anemonefish, Nose-Dageraad 58
Hottentot 64
stripe 106
Damba 72
Jack 99
Twobar106
Damsel, Onespot 107
Janbruin 63
Angelfish, Emperor 84
Dane 61
Jobfish, Green 50
Semicircle 84
Domino 108
Smalltooth 50
Tiger 83
Duckbill 18
John Dory 30
Anglerfish, Painted 26
Dutoiti 43
Jumping Bean 83
Baardman, Slender 82
Eagle Ray, Spotted 17
Kaakap 50
Bannerfish,
Eel-catfish, Striped 25
Karanteen 66
Coachman 89
Elf 100
Kawakawa129
Longfin 89
Emperor, Bigeye 71
Kingfish, Bigeye 94
Barenose, Bluelined 71
Blackspot 70
Blacktip 93
Barracuda, Great 119
Blue 70
IBluefin 94
Pickhandle119]
Spangled 70
1Coastal 92
Bass, Brindle 41
Englishman 57
Giant 93
Cave 69
False 57
Golden 95
Cuckoo 90
Fantail 16
Yellowspotted 92
Potato 41
Fingerfin, Natal 103
Klipfish, Highfin 122
Batfish, Longfin 74
Twotone 103
Rippled 123
Bigeye, Crescent-tail 44
Firefish, Common
Knifejaw, Cape 90
Blacktail 65
Devil 34
Natal 90
Blenny, Maned 122
Flagtail, Barred 36
Kob, Dusky 80
Mimic 121
Flathead, Bartail 35
Longtooth 81
Rippled 121
Flounder, Peacock 134
Silver 80
Blue Pete 108
Tropical 134
Snapper 81
Bonefish 19
Flutemouth, Smooth 31
Squaretail 81
Boxy 138
Flying Fish 28
Leervis 97
Bream, Bronze 64
Fusileer, Yellowstriped
Lizardfish, Variegated 24
Brusher 62
54
Maasbanker 99
Bullray 18
Galjoen 72
Mackerel, Chub 130
Butterflyfish, Belted 89
Banded 72
Horse 99
Brownburnie 85
Garrick 97
King 131
Doublesash 86
Geelbek 82
Queen 131
Halfmoon 86
Glassy, Slender 36
Magumba 23
Longnose 88
Goatfish,Banddot78
Malacanthus, Blue 79
Maypole 87
Indian 77
Manta 18
Raccoon 86
Longbarbel 78
Marlin, Black 133
Teardrop 87
Rosy 78
Milkfish 20
Threadfin 85
Yellowfin 77
Mirrorfish, Indian 91
Vagabond 88
Goby, Fire 124
Moony, Cape 75
Cardinal, Short-tooth 44
Tank 123
Silver 75
Carpenter 55
Goldie, Sea 37
Moorish Idol 127
Chocolate Dip 107
Grunter, Grey 47
Moray, Floral 21
Chub, Blue 73I
Javelin 48
Geometric 22
Clinid, Highfin122
Saddle 48i
Honeycomb 22
Rippled 123
Spotted 47
Mudhopper, African 124
Cobia 101
Striped 49
Mullet,Flathead118
Concertina Fish 75
Guitarfish, Greyspot 14
Grey 118
Conger, Pike 21
Gullyshark, Spotted 12
Southern 117
Coris,Clown112
Gurnard, Bluefin 35
Needlefish, Banded 27
Couta 131
Halfbeak, Spotted 28
Yellowfin 27
Cowfish, Longhorn 138
Hawkfish, Freckled 102
Parrotfish,
Cuckoo Bass, Cape 90
Spotted 102
Blue Humphead 116
Natal 90I
Hogfish, Dianas 110|
Bluebarred 116Ember 117
Sargassumfish 26
Red 59
Perch 63
Sawfish 13
White 67
Piggy 49
Scad, Indian 99
Stingray, Honeycomb 15
Pilchard 23
Shrimp 91
Sharpnose (Brown) 15
Pineapplefish 30
Scotsman 60
Stinker 73
Pipefish, Double-ended
Sea-catfish, Black 25
Stonebream 73
32
Seahorse, Knysna 32
Stonefish 33
Poenskop 62
Sergeant, Fourbar104
False 33
Pompano, African 98
Scissortail 104
Strepie 66
Largespot 98
Spot 105
Stumpnose, Cape 68
Porcupinefish,
Sergeant Major 105
Natal 68
Shortspine137
Seventyfour 60
Red 59
Pouter, Longspine 76
Shad 100
White 69
Smallscale 76
Shark, Blacktail Reef 7
Surgeon, Banded 126
Prodigal Son, 101
Blacktip 8
Convict 126
Puffer, Evileye 139
Dusky 8
Double-band 126
Pursemouth,
Great White 11
Eyestripe 125
Longspine 76
Oceanic Whitetip 9
Painted 125
Smallscale 76
Pyjama 13
Pencilled 125
Queenfish,
Raggedtooth 11
Powderblue 125
Largemouth 96
Scalloped
Tarpon,Oxeye 20
Needlescale 96
Hammerhead 10
Thornfish 43
Talang 96
Tiger 9
Threadfin, Indian 91
Rabbitfish, Bluespotted
Whale 6
Striped 118
120
Whitetip Reef 10
Tjor-tjor, Red 61
Ray, Diamond 16
Zambezi 7
Toby, Model 169
Marbled Electric 14
Zebra 6
Tonguesole,
Razorbelly 23
Shrimpfish 34
Fourlined 135
Razorfish 34
Sillago, Silver 79
Fringelip 135
Remora, Shark 101
Silverfish 55
Triggerfish, Bridled 136
Ribbontail,
Silyerside, Hardyhead
Clown 136
Bluespotted 17
27
Picasso 137
Round 16
Slinger56
Trumpetfish 31
Ringwrasse, Pastel 113
Smelt 79
Tuna, Eastern Little 129
Riverbream 63
Smoothhound 12
Longfin 132
Rockcod, Catface 39
Snapper, Blood 54
Skipjack 130
Coral 38
Bluestriped 52
Yellowfin 132
Halfmoon 40
Dory 52
Unicornfish, Bluespine
Marbled Coral 42
Emperor 53
127
Peacock 37
Humphead 54
Wahoo 129
Redbarred 40
Mangrove 51
Wrasse, Bird 112
Swallowtail 38
River 51
Bluestreak Cleaner
Yellowbelly 39
Speckled 53
114
Rockskipper, Rippled
Twinspot 51
Checkerboard 113
Snoek 128
Cigar 111
Roman 58
Soapfish, Sixstripe 42
Crescent Tail 115
Rubberlip, Dusky 45
Soldier 56
Dianas 110
Lemon 46
Blotcheye 29
Goldbar114
Sailfin 45
Soldierbream, King 55
Goldsaddle 110
Whitebarred 46
Sole, Blackhand 134
Humphead 111
Runner, Rainbow 95
East Coast 135
Natal 109
Sailfish133
Spadefish 74
Saddleback 109
Sandperch, Smallscale
Spinecheek, Silverflash
Surge 115
Yellowtail 97
Sandshark, Greyspot 14
Springer 19
Zebra 65
Santer 56
Squirrelfish, Sable 29
Sardine 23
Steenbras, Sand 67

This is a excerpt fro the guide: A Photographic Guide to Sea Fishes of Southern Africa, by Dennis King and Rudy van der Elst.

Title: A Photographic Guide to Sea Fishes of Southern Africa
Authors: Dennis King; Rudy van der Elst
Struik Publishers
Cape Town, South Africa 2006
ISBN 1-77007-345-0
ISBN-13: 9781770073456
Paperback, 10x19 cm, 144 pages, throughout colour photos

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