Groupers of the World: A Field and Market Guide

Matthew T. Craig, Yvonne J. Sadovy de Mitcheson, Phillip C. Heemstra

February 8, 2012 by CRC Press
Reference - 424 Pages
ISBN 9781466506022 - CAT# K14602


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  • Includes approximately 175 detailed line drawings of each species and more than 350 color photographs depicting the living fish in their natural habitat as well as dead specimens, mostly photographed in markets
  • Shows distinctive color differences between adults and juveniles, as well as regional color variations
  • Provides clear descriptions to allow for reliable identification of any of the species, even by those unfamiliar with groupers
  • Contains more than 150 individual color maps and descriptions summarize the known distribution of each of the groupers
  • Serves as a valuable entry point for further research with almost 1000 references


Detailed but easy-to-use, this volume is a guide to the more than 160 recognized species of these mostly large, colorful tropical reef fishes, also known as rockcod. With outstanding color photographs, the book presents up-to-date biological, ecological, and population information for each species. The text is an indispensable publication for fisheries scientists and managers as well as divers, anglers, and those with a general interest in reef fishes.