Twenty years in the making, The Fishes of New Zealand is a big, scholarly work that will also have huge public appeal for everyone who is passionate about fishing or just curious about the natural world.--Alison Ballance
Clive Roberts, Andrew Stewart and Carl Struthers have done an extraordinary job in collating so much material ... a Christmas gift that will last a lifetime.--Tim Pankhurst
Whether you live in Australia or New Zealand, for insights into the species you’d like to catch, or to feed your fascination for the marine world and its diverse plethora of fish species, this is a fish reference without equal. Featuring four hard-cover volumes presented in a beautiful slipcase, this amazing masterwork really is a pleasure to behold.--BlueWater magazine
Ideal for the home or the bach, The Fishes of New Zealand will never again leave you wondering what fish it was you caught ... Highly recommended and a must for all fishers, divers, spearfishers, and marine enthusiasts.--Daryl Crimp "The Fishing Paper "
Open any page in The Fishes of New Zealand and you'll likely be charmed by the name and picture of the fish you encounter. Some will be old favourites, but many will be strange denizens of the deep.--Alison Ballance "NZ Listener "
The Fishes of New Zealand is a testament to taxonomy and systematics ... The Royal Society of New Zealand has just published a report on "National Taxonomic Collections in New Zealand," and it raises concerns about the lack of funding for nationally significant natural history collections and the lack of skilled taxonomists. This book is the public face of that enormous yet under-recognised scientific effort.--Alison Ballance "NZ Listener "
It's an important book and a tribute to the museum [Te Papa]...--Alison Ballance "NZ Listener "
One of the most comprehensive reference books available to all kiwis. A credit to those involved and a must buy for anyone interested in the fishes around our coastline.--Graham Carter "Fishing and Outdoors "
If you have the slightest interest in what is hiding under the surface of the New Zealand ocean, lakes and rivers, this is the book for you ... Until today, there hasn’t been one definite go-to-place where you could find an answer. The books are organized so you have an easy access to find what you need. If you’re not on the hunt for answers, nothing better than browsing through the pages on a rainy day and discover all the incredible fish that live so close by, that we are yet to meet.--Milan Radonich
The fish ID book to end all fish ID books ... this work is the ultimate assembly of current knowledge of New Zealand fishes and is easily accessible to the educated layman ... I thought I knew a bit about our fishes, but a leaf through the volumes quickly convinced me I had only ever scratched the very surface of the subject ... A phenomenal effort!--Sam Mossman "New Zealand Fishing News "
Explore, discover and identify every known species of New Zealand fish in this encyclopaedic and beautifully illustrated guide.
The Fishes of New Zealand represents the culmination of decades of collecting and taxonomic research by scientists based at New Zealand’s national museum, Te Papa, in collaboration with specialists worldwide. It reveals the history, diversity, and biogeography of the region’s rich freshwater and ocean life across New Zealand’s vast aquatic environments.
Comprising thorough and accessible descriptions of each of the more than 1250 species found in New Zealand waters, this essential four-volume book introduces many newly discovered and identified specimens, and over 140 species new to the area. Each species features diagnostic, taxonomic, distribution and biological detail, accompanied by richly produced photographs, maps, and illustrations.
This landmark publication is an indispensable reference for researchers, conservationists, professional and recreational fishers, and anyone interested in the unique aquatic biodiversity of Aotearoa New Zealand.
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