Coastal Fishes of Southern Africa

A guide to over 400 species of the fishes along the coast of southern Africa, this work features over 600 original paintings showing changes with growth and sexual differences in colour of many of the fishes.

Coastal Fishes of Southern Africa

Author: Phillip C. Heemstra

Publisher: NISC (PTY) LTD

ISBN: 9781920033019

Page: 488

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A guide to over 400 species of the fishes along the coast of southern Africa, this work features over 600 original paintings showing changes with growth and sexual differences in colour of many of the fishes. The species accounts include descriptions and other information for identification and comparison of similar species.

Coastal Fishes of Oman

(J. Hoover) Arabian Sea-Gulf of Oman fishes, such as the cardinalfish
Cheilodipterus persicus, range into the Arabian Gulf as well, and some will no
doubt be found on the coast of Yemen, Somalia, or Pakistan; southern Africa (the
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Coastal Fishes of Oman

Author: John E. Randall

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824818081

Page: 439

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The Sultanate of Oman, at the southeastern corner of the Arabian Peninsula, borders on three different bodies of Ocean: the Arabian Sea, the Gulf of Oman and the Arabian Gulf. This beautifully illustrated book is the first to bring the diverse inshore fish fauna of Oman under one cover. Recent fieldwork by the author and colleagues has increased the number of known shore fishes (defined as those occurring in less than 200 metres) to 930, all of which are treated in this volume. A surprising 52 new species of inshore fishes of Oman (four of which required new generic names) were collected during the recent fieldwork; these had to be described in scientific papers to make the names available for this book. All of the species are illustrated, mostly in colour. The family and species accounts are written to be understood by the layman (a glossary and diagrams are provided to explain scientific terms), but with enough detail and references to serve the needs of professional biologists. Coastal Fishes of Oman will promote appreciation of the unique fish fauna of Oman, provide a much-needed inventory of this invaluable resource, and form the basis for future fisheries management.

Biology Ecology and Culture of Grey Mullets Mugilidae

The pharyngobranchial organ of mugilid fishes; its structure, variability, ontogeny,
possible function and taxonomic utility. ... J. Fish Biol. 71: 76–97. Heemstra, P.C.
and E. Heemstra. 2004. Coastal fishes of southern Africa. NISC, Grahamstown ...

Biology  Ecology and Culture of Grey Mullets  Mugilidae

Author: Donatella Crosetti

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482252139

Page: 539

View: 150

Mullets (grey mullets) are a family (Mugilidae) and order of ray-finned fish found in temperate and tropical waters worldwide. There are approximately 80 species of mullet; these fish have been considered an important food source in Mediterranean Europe since Roman times. This book provides a long overdue update on the biology and ecology of mullets and features comprehensive coverage of the key features of the Mugilidae family, such as recent DNA evidence and morphological data that challenge the traditional taxonomy.

The Reef Guide

The definitive guide to reef life off the eastern coast of southern Africa, it covers all the fishes, corals, nudibranchs and invertebrates you are likely to see.

The Reef Guide

Author: Dennis King

Publisher: Random House Struik

ISBN: 9781775840183

Page: 360

View: 741

The definitive guide to reef life off the eastern coast of southern Africa, it covers all the fishes, corals, nudibranchs and invertebrates you are likely to see.

The Coastal Guide of South Africa

In this way you might choose to use the coast more sensitively and responsibly
and help others to do the same. ... In recent years there has been a reduction in
the size and number of fish caught in coastal waters partly due to the increase in
 ...

The Coastal Guide of South Africa

Author: Jacana Media

Publisher: Jacana Media

ISBN: 9781770092488

Page: 130

View: 506

On an extraordinary journey along South Africa’s coastline, this definitive guidebook explores the beauties and hidden secrets of the country’s natural heritage. Stretching for almost 2,000 miles, the country’s southern shoreline contains distinct climates that accommodate an enormously rich and diverse array of birds, mammals, reptiles, marine life, and plants. The west coast plays host to cold, nutrient-rich waters, kelp forests, and low-growing, succulent scrub along the dunes, while on the east and north coasts conditions are more tropical with higher rainfall, warmer waters, greater marine diversity, and tall, dense forests. This handbook outlines the coastline’s biodiversity from dune to ocean, developed in order to offer beach enthusiasts, vacationers, and recreational anglers a simple way to identify the plants and animals most commonly seen or caught along the coast. In addition to background information on tides and habitats, guidelines are also included for The Southern African Sustainable Seafood Initiative, a consumer guide to making sustainable choices. Detailed and thorough, this overview will create a deeper appreciation of what can be found on this rich and beautiful landscape.

Status and Future of Large Marine Ecosystems of the Indian Ocean

The coastal ocean off the east coast of South Africa. Trans. Roy. Soc. S. Afr. 46:
215-229. van der Elst, R.P. 1979. Changes in populations of estuarine
associated sport fish in Natal. S. Afr. J. Sci. 75:566. Wallace, J.H. 1975. The
estuarine fishes ...

Status and Future of Large Marine Ecosystems of the Indian Ocean

Author: Ezekiel Okemwa

Publisher: IUCN

ISBN: 9782831702551

Page: 201

View: 530

This report signals a new approach to ocean monitoring and management that lays a solid base using the principles of ecology and sustainable development while transcending traditional geopolitical and disciplinary divisions. LMEs are relatively large regions, often including the territorial waters of more than one nation, thus making coordination of monitoring and management highly desirable.

A Review of the World Resources of Mesopelagic Fish

Eighteen hauls near the African coast gave about 3 g / m2 while 19 hauls in
offshore areas gave nearly 1 g / m2 ... estimates The fisheries carried out suggest
that mesopelagic fish may be abundant along the southern African coast , and
the ...

A Review of the World Resources of Mesopelagic Fish

Author: J. Gjøsaeter

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9789251009246

Page: 151

View: 151

A fish species can be called mesopelagic if it spends the day in the mesopelagic zone. The mesopelagic zone has been defined in different ways based on depth, temperature and light regimes. For the present purpose, depth seems to be the best criterion and mesopelagic fish can thus be defined as species generally spending the day at depths between approximately 200 and 1 000 m. Generally they perform a diel migration, coming to the upper 200 m or even to the surface during the night. The present report briefly reviews the systematics ecology and life history of important groups of mesopelagic fish. Further, some methods used for abundance estimation of these fish are described and discussed. The bulk of the report reviews the present knowledge of abundance and species composition of mesopelagic fish in each of the FAO statistical areas. Although the data in most cases are few, an attempt has been made to give tentative estimates of the biomass and production in the various areas. When available, information on the life history of the most important species in each area is also given.

Freshwater Fishes of South Carolina

The group once was more widely distributed , and fossils are known from
localities that are now in North America , South America , Europe , Africa , and
India . It is primarily a freshwater group , but some species are common in coastal
brackish ...

Freshwater Fishes of South Carolina

Author: Rudolf G. Arndt

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 9781570036804

Page: 430

View: 259

From mudminnows and sunfishes to lampreys and sturgeons, the guide describes more than one hundred fifty species of freshwater and coastal estuarine fishes that spend all or major portions of their lives in the fresh waters of South Carolina. For each species the authors provide diagnostic characteristics including size, markings, similar species, and sexual dimorphism as well as information on biology, habitat, and distribution. Color photographs and detailed distribution maps accompany each description. --from publisher description.