Fishes of the Gulf of Mexico
Texas, Louisiana, and Adjacent Waters, Second Edition
Natural History
6.125 x 9.25, 416 pp.
547 color photos., 2 b&w photos., 126 b&w line art., Map., Gloss.
Pub Date: 02/01/1998
W. L. Moody Jr. Natural History Series
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Fishes of the Gulf of Mexico

Texas, Louisiana, and Adjacent Waters, Second Edition

By H. Dickson Hoese and Richard H. Moore

Revised in both format and content, this new edition of the standard Fishes of the Gulf of Mexico is based on two decades' research and greater attention to deepwater habitats. The authors have revamped the taxonomic nomenclature for more than forty species and included new photos and information obtained from dives around reefs and new offshore oil structures. Other habitat conditions have changed because of severe freezes, hurricanes, intensive fishing, and government regulations on fishing. The continued accumulation of data from sport anglers and commercial fisheries is also reflected in this new volume.

What Readers Are Saying:

"Well written, illustrated, and produced, this thorough volume should be of interest and value to commercial and sport fishermen, biologists, and others interested in the marine life of the northwestern Gulf." --Marine Fisheries Review

“A marked improvement on the works previously available." --Copeia

“Profusely illustrated including numerous underwater pictures . . . a very valuable reference work." --Choice

“Very readable by specialists and laymen alike." --ARBA

“Adds a new dimension to our information base on marine shelf fishes. . . . Gulf coast naturalists, whether professional, amateur, or student will welcome this contribution, and they would do well to place their confidence in it." --Northeast Gulf Science

“Other books on fishes of the northern Gulf of Mexico have been published, but . . . none matches the scope, accuracy, utility, and attractiveness of this new book." --Louisiana History

"Beautiful underwater photography by Farley Sonnier guarantees that Fishes of the Gulf of Mexico will go to Texas beaches many, many times this summer." --Texas TALD

“A handsome book that will prove to be a bargain for any fisherman or scientist or anyone else interested in the subject." --Fort Worth Star-Telegram

“This field guide had been the main reference work for identifying and classifying the fishes of the Gulf of Mexico for twenty years. This new edition of the work is extensively revised and expanded in both format and content. . . .” --Biological Abstracts/RRM

“This book is essential for anyone working with marine fishes from the Mexican border to Key West.” --Copeia


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