Clayton South: CSIRO Publishing, 2016. Quarto, laminated boards, colour photographs, illustrations, line drawings, maps.
Australian waters are home to the highest diversity of cephalopods (squid, cuttlefish and octopus) found anywhere in the world. Highly significant ecologically, they are both top-level predators and prey for numerous vertebrates, including fishes, seals, cetaceans and seabirds. This new guide provides comprehensive coverage of 226 species, which represent over a quarter of the world's cephalopod fauna. With an emphasis on identification, this book includes keys, species descriptions, full-colour illustrations and distribution maps, as well as a summary of the biology and behaviour of cephalopods and fisheries information. This is an invaluable tool for researchers and fisheries experts as well as amateur naturalists, fishers and divers.
Price: $280.00 AU