The Coastal Fishes of the Western Indian Ocean will be officially launched online at the Annual Smith Memorial Lecture
TIME: 18h00 SOUTH AFRICAN STANDARD TIME
DATE: 29 SEPTEMBER 2022
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ALL LINKS WILL GO LIVE DURING THE EVENT
|Coastal Fishes of the Western Indian Ocean follows the fine tradition of producing multi-authored, illustrated volumes on fish diversity pioneered by Margaret Smith and Phil Heemstra with Smiths’ Sea Fishes. It is the culmination of the work of more than 100 authors, photographers and illustrators from 20 countries, over many years. The book is divided into five volumes and its primary purpose is to aid in identifying about 3 500 species of fishes that occur in the coastal waters (to about 200 m) of the Western Indian Ocean (WIO). The latter covers the Red Sea, Persian/Arabian Gulf, to Kanyakumari, India, in the east; west to Cape Point, South Africa; and south to St Paul and Amsterdam Islands at 38° S.
A full map of the Western Indian Ocean region as covered by the book can be found here.
Further localised maps of the Arabian Peninsula, Southern Africa and nearby islands, can be found here.
A useful Volume Guide to locate the correct volume for a particular family can be found here. The guide contains both scientific and common family names.