There are 80 types of surgeonfishes in the world. Most species are found on coral reefs in tropic seas; twenty four occur in the Hawaiian Islands. This book illustrates all 80 species, many with color photographs of the juveniles as well. Over 300 color photographs along with descriptions of characteristics, distribution, habitat, ecology, reproduction and growth make this the most comprehensive guide to surgeonfishes available.

Author: John E. Randall