Edited by Clive D Roberts, Andrew L Stewart and Carl D Struthers
4 Hardback volumes in a slip case | 2008 pages | 2015
The most comprehensive reference to the fishes of New Zealand ever published – definitive and completely illustrated.
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 four cased, easy-to-navigate volumes. Comprising thorough and accessible descriptions of each of the 1250+ species found in New Zealand waters, this unique title introduces many newly discovered and identified specimens, and over 140 species new to science. 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.