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Reef and shore fishes of the South Pacific; New Caledonia to Tahiti and the Pitcairn Islands.


Reef and shore fishes of the South Pacific; New Caledonia New Caledonia, Fr. Nouvelle Calédonie, internally self-governing territory of France (2005 est. pop. 216,000), land area 7,241 sq mi (18,760 sq km), South Pacific, c.700 mi (1,130 km) E of Australia.  to Tahiti and the Pitcairn Islands “Pitcairn” redirects here. For other places named Pitcairn, see Pitcairn (disambiguation).
The Pitcairn Islands (Pitkern: Pitkern Ailen), officially named the Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie, and Oeno Islands

Randall, John E.

U. of Hawai'i Pr.


707 pages




Compiled for divers and those fishing in the region, this comprehensive reference describes the many thousands of fish species of the shore area (to a depth of 200 meters) of the islands of Oceania (below the equator to 27 degrees South, and excluding Easter Island Easter Island, Span. Isla de Pascua, Polynesian Rapa Nui, remote island (1992 pop. 2,770), 66 sq mi (171 sq km), in the South Pacific, c.2,200 mi (3,540 km) W of Chile, to which it belongs. , the Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu). Superb color photos depict most species in their habitats; some are of preserved specimens. A description of the genus precedes description of each species, including a note of the original publication and author responsible for identification. The author is the senior ichthyologist ich·thy·ol·o·gy  
The branch of zoology that deals with the study of fishes.

 at Bishop Museum in Honolulu and a world authority with an extensive publication record, including a similar guide to the fishes of the Great Barrier Reef Great Barrier Reef, largest complex of coral reef in the world, c.1,250 mi (2,000 km) long, in the Coral Sea, forming a natural breakwater for the coast of Queensland, NE Australia.  and Coral Sea. Subsidies have made it possible to sell this great reference for a third of what a standard list price might have been.

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