Tunas and billfishes of the world.

Tunas and billfishes of the world. Bruce Collette, John Graves.
Tunas and billfishes of the world.

Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019. Quarto, laminated boards, colour illustrations, maps.

Tunas and billfishes are peak predators of the oceans. In this book Collette, a leading marine ichthyologist and conservationist, and Graves, an expert on the biology, fisheries, and management of tunas and billfishes, focus on three families of fishes: Scombridae, the mackerels and tunas; Istiophoridae, sailfish and marlins; and Xiphiidae, the Swordfish. Over the course of 61 in-depth species accounts, Collette and Graves describe what each species looks like and where it lives include detailed summaries of the fishes' biology'size, food, habitat, reproduction, and early life history offer current information about fisheries interests and conservation status provide up-to-date evaluations of the threat status for each species. Accompanied by full-color, scientifically accurate illustrations by renowned illustrator Val Kells, along with range maps for each species, this spectacular volume is the essential book on these majestic inhabitants of the sea.

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