For most species, the book has a double-page spread for each species, with a series of images and drawings showing all the key features, and the text presenting information on size, colour, diagnostic features, similar species, distribution and life history, commercial and recreational fishing, and human consumption. The introductory chapters and glossary provide invaluable background knowledge and information.

Most of the photographs in the book have been taken by Pisces Conservation staff, showing actual specimens as they are likely to be encountered, rather than an idealised image.

Click to preview Chapter11 – Codfishes

You can also download a PDF copy of the sample chapter here: Chapter 11 (Note – the images in the book are considerably higher quality than the low-resolution PDF here).

The species are arranged into chapters featuring one or several families; the larger chapters each have a key to distinguish individual species. The full chapter list is:

  1. Hagfish & lampreys
  2. Sharks
  3. Angel sharks, rays & skates
  4. Sturgeons
  5. Eels
  6. Herrings
  7. Smelts
  8. Salmon & trout
  9. Lightfish & dragonfish
  10. Opahs
  11. Codfishes
  12. Anglerfish
  13. Mullets
  14. Silversides
  15. Needlefish
  16. Dories
  17. Sticklebacks, pipefish & seahorses
  18. Sea scorpions, gurnards & seasnails
  19. Gobies
  20. Sandeels
  21. Wrasses
  22. Breams
  23. Bass & sea perches
  24. Jacks, scads & pomfrets
  25. Drums, red mullets & bandfish
  26. Arctic blennies, wolf-fish, eelpouts & butterfish
  27. Dragonets, blennies & weevers
  28. Mackerels & tunnies
  29. Blackfish & boarfish
  30. Clingfishes
  31. Flatfish
  32. Sunfish & triggerfish

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